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THURSDAY
APRIL 26
2018

BIANCULLI’S BEST BETS

 

CBS, 8:00 p.m. ET

Tonight’s episode has Sheldon taking the boys to Las Vegas with a plan to raise money quickly, by using his prowess at mathematics to win at the gambling tables. Wow. Why didn’t anyone think of that before? Meanwhile, back at home, the ladies have their own plan that’s fraught with potential drama and disappointment: they take Amy shopping for a wedding dress.

 
  
 
 

ABC, 10:00 p.m. ET

SEASON PREMIERE: This CIA spy series returns for Season 3 with quite a time jump between narratives. Tonight’s episode begins three years after last season’s finale ended, with Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) living a secluded existence in Italy – until she’s found by her colleagues and recruited for an urgent new mission.

 
  
 
 

FX, 10:00 p.m. ET

This week’s new episode is called “North of the Border,” and its promo contains rumors of a pajama party. But it also contains images of a Confederate flag, so who knows what the pajama party’s sheets might be earmarked for use as…

 
  
 
 
 
 
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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...



Archer
FXX
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Atlanta
FX
Thursdays
10 PM ET

Barry
HBO
Sundays
10:30 PM ET

Brockmire
IFC
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

The Circus
Showtime
Sundays
8 PM ET

The Handmaid's Tale
Hulu
Streaming

Killing Eve
BBC America
Sundays
8 PM ET

Legion
FX
Tuesdays
10 PM ET

Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
Fridays
10 PM ET


Westworld
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET
 
 

VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

Les Crustaceans – SNL returned to musical satire last night (Saturday, April 15), with this operetta based on a man (Pete Davidson) who dares to order the lobster at a diner. You know, ‘cause it’s a diner. And no one ever orders orders the seafood. The lobster (Kenan Thompson) shellfishly laments his fate in the style of Les Miserables–Eric Gould

 
 

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Good news TVWW readers: David’s book, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available in paperback for under $13. Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and Bianculli's has to do with quality television: what it is and how it got that way." The Washington Post adds, The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era... interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points. Bianculli has written a highly readable history."
 
 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
 
 
TV WWorth Buying
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The Handmaid's Tale: Season One

This 2017 Hulu series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian tale garnered multiple awards including eight Emmys, which also set it apart as the first streaming series to win Outstanding Drama Series. Starring Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) as an unwilling captive forced into child-bearing servitude, the series is an acclaimed cautionary tale of theocracy and militarism coming to political power. Handmaid’s Tale second season is scheduled for this summer. The DVD box set is available here for $25 and available here for Prime Video streaming. –Eric Gould

 
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