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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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Country Music
PBS
Check Local Listings 

The Deuce
HBO
Mondays
9 PM ET 

Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik
Comedy Central
Fridays
11 PM ET 

The I-Land
Netflix
Streaming

Last Week Tonight
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET 

Lodge 49
AMC
Mondays
10 PM ET

Mr. Mercedes
Audience Network
Tuesdays
10 PM ET 

On Becoming God in Central Florida
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET   

The Righteous Gemstones
HBO
Sundays
10 PM ET  

Unbelievable
Netflix
Streaming
 
 
2019
Sep
15
 
 
DOCUMENTARY SERIES PREMIERE: With his multipart series Jazz, Ken Burns and company made a case for the originality and development of a quintessentially American musical genre. That was 18 years ago. And now, even more confident, accomplished and focused, Burns and his team turn their attention to Country Music, which has roots and tendrils that stretch to even more places in America’s history and emotional memory. Longtime Burns collaborator Dayton Duncan is the writer
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
15
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: I like it when like-minded, and similarly talented, artists get together to talk craft. I liked it, for example, when David Steinberg talked one-on-one with fellow comedians on his talk show Inside Comedy. And now here comes Paul Shaffer, the musical Zelig who ran the bands for both David Letterman’s talk shows and the early Saturday Night Live, not to mention a bunch of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, talking music one-on-one with a series of mu
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
15
 
 
The power play in play in tonight’s episode is so ruthless and obvious, and the stakes so high, that calling it a power play minimizes its nastiness. This is no game, and no one is playing.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
15
 
 
At the climax of last week’s episode, Kirsten Dunst’s Krystal finally discovered the way to get on an equal footing with her FAM home-merchandise-salesman boss Cody, and make him accept her as an equal partner: She slapped him a few times, grabbed him by the neck, dropped him to his knees, and had her way with him in a manner that certainly wasn’t an established part of the FAM system. As a result, this week their teamwork is working on a higher level, and they both get invited
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
15
 
 
Tonight, the topics from last week will include the most recent debate among Democratic hopefuls for the 2020 presidential race. There are other topics, too, but that one, for John Oliver, would be more than enough…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
13
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This series, based on a true story, has enticing talent both in front of and behind the camera. It’s the story of a young girl who claims to be the victim of an assault, but the lack of physical proof and other evidence leads her to be dismissed by authorities – until years later, when a team of investigators links her case to similar assaults on single women elsewhere. The initial victim, Marie, is played by Kaitlyn Dever, whom Justified fans will remember
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
13
 
 
Michael Moore returns to Maher’s show tonight – and these two old friends usually goad each other into saying or doing something quite memorable. Like when, in 2004, Maher and Moore dropped to their knees to beg Ralph Nader not to run for President as an independent candidate again and siphon votes from the Democrats (pictured). They failed, Nader ran, George W. Bush beat John Kerry that November, and the rest is history. And today is history, too. You just wait…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
13
 
 
I like this show, and its host, enough to keep recommending it. It reminds me a bit of David Steinberg’s recent interview series with fellow comedians, but Jeselnik is less interested in process, which is fascinating, than in anything that strikes his fancy, which is equally fascinating. Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik may have the look of Charlie Rose, but has more of the conversational feel of Howard Stern. And with these first episodes of Good Talk populated by Jesel
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
12
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new Netflix limited series has a clever title – taking Apple’s ubiquitous iprefix, which already has given us such resonant TV series names as iZombie, and using it for a high-tech, computer-generated artificial environment equivalent of a deserted island. Or i-Land, get it? Sure, okay. But this story, which introduces us to 10 people who wake up on the same deserted isle with no memories, and have to work their way though a threatening,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
10
 
 
The actual season premiere of this series was last week’s preview episode, setting up the season, but I consider tonight’s assembled-on-deadline program the actual season premiere of Inside the NFL, when the studio team works its way through the week’s issues, the biggest games, and, as always, the unsurpassed footage from the NFL Films crews. And no, I’m not expecting a lot of highlights footage of the Miami Dolphins. Not this week. And realistically, not this
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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The Crown: Season One Box Set

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