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Welcome to TV We're Watching (yes, another TVWW!), a handy, but by no means comprehensive list of weekly shows we enjoy watching – and that are in rotation right now. And on our DVRs. (Check out the full list -- not all shows are featured in the thumbnails. –TVWW.)

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



Big Little Lies
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET

City on a Hill
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET  

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Netflix
Streaming 

Harlots
Hulu
Streaming

iZombie
CW
Thursdays
8 PM ET  

Jett
Cinemax
Mondays
10 PM ET 

Legion
FX
Fridays
10 PM ET 

The Loudest Voice
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET 

Sweetbitter
Starz
Sundays
9 PM ET  

Years and Years
HBO
Mondays
9 PM ET 
 
 
2019
Jul
19
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Now in its second season on Netflix, moved (or rescued) from Sony’s Crackle, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee continues to be the perfect little TV talk show. It’s a brilliantly reductive idea – the title says it all, though sometimes they eat meals and this season even take a ride on vintage Italian motor scooters – and Seinfeld does it perfectly. He spends enough money to make it look sharp in the photography and editing
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
19
 
 
“How are these two related?” is the question asked tonight, as the S.H.I.E.L.D. squad tries to piece together two connected mysteries. One is why the renegade world-destroyer Sarge looks and sounds exactly like their former leader Coulson – and the other mystery is why one of their squad members shot and killed Sarge in cold blood at the end of last week’s episode, yet has no memory of doing so.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
19
 
 
Things get worse for Carla Gugino’s Jett tonight. But hey – I could have written that every week so far…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
18
 
 
Tonight’s episode is called “Killer Queen,” and has Liv (Rose McIver) absorbing the brains and personality of a murdered drag queen. Makeup and wardrobe are appropriately fabulous.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
15
 
 
This is episode four of Russell T. Davies’ amazingly inventive look into our possible near future – and because this miniseries already premiered in its native England, we know to tread lightly tonight. Previous episodes have focused as much on the political and the technology as anything else, but tonight it all gets very personal. Imagine if This Is Us didn’t have flashbacks, but instead had flash-forwards, yet still had you invested greatly in the lives of its cent
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
15
 
 
FX and series creator Noah Hawley have taken to describing episodes in this final season of Legion in much the same cryptic, concise manner in which David Lynch described his revival series of Twin Peaks, with single-phrase capsule descriptions that revealed virtually nothing. FX’s summary for tonight’s new Legion episode is: “Time is preyed upon.” And that’s it. Well, I’ve seen the episode in advance, and… FX and Hawley ar
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
14
 
 
Last week, this new CNN arts documentary series launched by looking at movies of the 1980s. Tonight’s episode focuses on, and is titled, “The Nineties,” and comes from the same executive production team – Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog – that delivered so beautifully with its decades-focused CNN series from The Sixties to The 2000s. (I’m in the leadoff installments, devoted to TV, in each decade series, but that’s not why I
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
14
 
 
“At the end of the day we are still family,” Meryl Streep’s Mary Louise tells her late son’s wife, Nicole Kidman’s Celeste. Coldly and with understandable wariness, Celeste responds, “We are not family, Mary Louise.” And so it goes, as the mother-in-law gets closer to the truth about what happened to her husband. And behind the scenes, stories of discord have surfaced regarding the creative family behind Big Little Lies, with Season 2 director
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
14
 
 
In this week’s episode, things get trickier for Kevin Bacon’s Jackie and Aldis Hodge’s DeCourcy, as reporter Michaela Freda, played by Samantha Soule, crosses their path to ask some very pointed and uncomfortable questions.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
14
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: For Season 2 of this series, set in a trendy restaurant in New York, the protagonist (Ella Purnell as Tess) is less a newly arrived babe in the big city woods, and more an increasingly savvy fledgling restaurant opportunist, eager to learn things and make her move. With a very stern boss, the world she’s inhabiting is a bit like a Gordon Ramsey scripted drama, with Tess as the harassed contestant most likely to succeed.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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It’s the royal wedding season after all, so grab your top hat or fascinator and join in this popular Netflix original chronicling the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from her ascension to the throne at the age of 25 to modern times. With her reign at 66 years and counting, there’s a lot of territory to cover, and four seasons are planned. On sale at Amazon for $17. Remember, no smiling and wave only with the wrist. –Eric Gould