TVWW Update 092516 -- The good news continues, TVWW readers — David is still up and around and tending to light duties. We’re expecting a TVWW hello from him soon, over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, the return of daily “Best Bets” is still up in the air for now, so here is our abbreviated rundown for the upcoming week.
Unless you’ve been camping in Nunavut for the last 18 months, you’re aware that the first presidential debate is on for Monday night, 9 p.m. ET on the major networks and cable news channels, and you can join in with the approximately 100 million expected viewers to see the political fireworks. If you’re looking for similar-styled mayhem, you can flip over to the Sundance Channel, which is running Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior two times, back-to-back during the debate.
Backtracking to tonight (Sunday, September 25), one of TVWW’s guilty pleasures, Family Guy, returns for its 15th season at 9 p.m., ET on Fox, and Fear the Walking Dead also continues, same time on AMC. David Hinckley says farewell to Charles Osgood and sets up his final appearance today on Sunday Morning here, and also has an inside look at Sunday’s season’s finale of Starz’ Power, here. Also, Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown returns to CNN at 9 p.m. to talk hotdogs with President Obama in Hanoi.
For Tuesday (September 27), we expect all the cable news channels to be analyzing the aftermath and campaign spins from Monday night. Frontline will also run its usual down-the-middle reportage about both candidates on PBS, 9 p.m., ET. (Check local listings.) NBC’s This is Us will air its second episode and another TVWW guilty pleasure, Drunk History, will return for its fourth season with its inebriated interpretation of historical events on Comedy Central, 10 p.m., ET. AMC’s Atlanta also continues on FX at 10 p.m., ET.
If you’re western-minded, Kevin Costner’s 2003 epic tale of 19th-century land conflicts, Open Range, airs on AMC, 7 p.m. ET, on Wednesday night (September 28). IFC’s Documentary Now! also has a new mockumentary installment, “Parker Gail’s Location is Everything” featuring the fictional monologist of the same name, same night, at 10 p.m. ET.
TCM is rerunning Alec Baldwin’s interview with the late Gene Wilder on Role Model, Thursday night, 8 p.m., ET and Pamela Adlon’s Better Things continues on FX, same time.
To wrap the week, we will be checking out another episode of the series adaptation of The Exorcist on Fox, at 9 p.m. ET, and Real Time with Bill Maher, airs at its usual time at 10 p.m., ET on HBO.
Thanks for your patience and many more for continuing to follow TVWW while David is away. —TVWW