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MONDAY
AUGUST 20
2018

BIANCULLI’S BEST BETS

 

CBS, 8:00 p.m. ET

Tonight CBS presents a special prime-time bonus entry of The Late Late Show with James Corden, offering an expanded edition of the recent, extremely popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment featuring Paul McCartney in his Liverpool road trip down Penny Lane and beyond. For my full story on this segment, and the perhaps surprising British TV history preceding it, see Bianculli’s Blog. It features about an hour’s worth of additional video, including a surprise appearance by Ringo Starr that I promise you won’t soon forget.

 
  
 
 

AMC, 9:00 p.m. ET

Tonight’s episode is called “Something Beautiful” – and it is. Not only does it bring the characters played here by Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks one step closer to their less lawful counterparts in Breaking Bad – but it makes room for yet another familiar face from that show, making an appearance on this prequel series for the first time. The only clue I’ll give you? Said character is singing along to a song by the great Tom Lehrer.

 
  
 
 
 
 
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TV WE'RE WATCHING

  
   Visit our TV We're Watching page for these and other shows on our DVRs right now...



Better Call Saul
AMC
Mondays
9 PM ET

Disenchanted
Netflix
Streaming

Get Shorty
Epix
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Great British Baking Show
PBS
Fridays
9 PM ET

The History of Comedy
CNN
Sundays
10 PM ET

Lodge 49
AMC
Mondays
10 PM ET

Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
Fridays
10 PM ET

The Sinner
USA
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Ultraviolet
Netflix
Streaming

Who Is America
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET
 
 

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