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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.)

TV WE'RE WATCHING

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



Baroness Von Sketch Show
IFC
Thursdays
10:30 PM ET

Black Mirror
Netflix
Streaming

The Chi
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET

The Good Place
NBC
Thursdays
8:30 PM ET

Mosaic
HBO
Nightly
Jan. 22-26

8 PM ET

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
Amazon Prime
Streaming

Portlandia
IFC
Thursdays
10 PM ET

Planet Earth: Blue Planet II
BBC America
Saturdays
9 PM ET

Somebody Feed Phil
Netflix
Streaming

Victoria on Masterpiece
PBS
Sundays
9 PM ET
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2018
Jan
20
 
 
DOCUMENTARY MINISERIES PREMIERE: You can tell when something really, truly special shows up on TV, because this site’s TVWW contributors, coming at it from various angles, are all over it. And that’s the case with this newest Planet Earth nature documentary series, Blue Planet II, narrated by the peerless David Attenborough. So read, please, the full and enthusiastic reports by David Hinckley’s All Along the Watchtower and Alex Strachan’s TV That Matters. But trust me, to
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
20
 
 
As this day began, at midnight Saturday, the American government stopped operating – but Saturday Night Live is still at it, and will present a new episode tonight, opening, no doubt, with the government shutdown and other news. Jessica Chastain is the week’s guest host, with Troye Sivan as the musical guest.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
19
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Season 4 begins with Grace and Frankie (Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin) separated by distance, and trying to maintain their friendship long-distance. Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen, as their exes, are still around, even though Waterston just co-starred in another Netflix series, last year’s great new Western, Godless. And this year, as Frankie pursues the artists’ life in Santa Fe, Grace eventually gets a new roommate, played by Lisa Kudrow, who joins Grace and Frankie this
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
19
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Bill Maher returns for the start of Season 16 on HBO, and arrives, on live TV, just two hours before the threat of a scheduled government shutdown. Welcome back, Bill. Anything interesting happen while you were on break?  His guests tonight are set to include Michael Wolff (pictured), author of the Trump campaign and administration expose Fire and Fury – and that’s just his opening guest. Others include Andrew Sullivan and Larry Wilmore, so there’s no way
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
18
 
 
In tonight’s new episode, Raj dates a beautiful blonde named Nell, played by Beth Behrs from 2 Broke Girls, and all seems to be going well. Except she’s got a jealous husband, who’s played by the always entertaining Walton Goggins, who was even more menacing on FX’s Justified.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
18
 
 
Tonight’s new episode takes our heroes – Eleanor, Tahani, Chidi and Jason, with their android-ish companion Janet – to a new place. They’ve left the Good Place, which was a fake Good Place engineered and designed by Ted Danson’s Michael, and sought temporary refuge in the actual, foreboding Bad Place, which they, and we, will be seeing for the first time. This means the adoption of cover identities, which is why tonight’s episode is titled “Rhonda, Diana
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
18
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Portlandia begins its final season tonight, with the start of Season 8. Many familiar faces, all played by the same dynamic duo, will be making their farewell appearances as the season proceeds… so enjoy, and take the time each week to say aloha to Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, and all their twisted and funny alter egos.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
17
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new 10-episode comedy series goes where one classic workplace sitcom, The Office, has gone before. But this one promises to be even darker. Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, two of the show’s creators (director Pat Bishop is the other), star as unhappy, overworked, underappreciated office drones. Just asking: Are there any other kind?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
17
 
 
Can the Bee make sense of this week’s headline-grabbing S-word? C D B. D B S A B Z B…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
16
 
 
Everything about this prime-time game show screamed “hit” before it arrived, and nothing since then has slowed or deterred that momentum and prediction. With Ellen DeGeneres at its center, interacting with frighteningly animated contestants and relying on bigger-budget versions of some of her daytime show’s popular goofy games, Ellen’s Game of Games couldn’t miss. And it hasn’t.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
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Trumbo

Actor Kirk Douglas was recently honored at the Golden Globes and was again applauded for his role in ending the Hollywood Blacklist, hiring then-exiled screenwriter Dalton Trumbo — one of many accused communist-aligned Hollywood writers — to write the screenplay for SpartacusThis 2007 documentary recounts Trumbo’s fall as one of the most renowned writers of his day to spending the next ten years sending scripts from Mexico under pseudonyms. Joan Allen, Liam Neeson and David Strathaim contribute readings and help paint a riveting portrait of a writer committed to his principles and art under the most enormous pressure imaginable. At Amazon for $14. (The 2015 feature about Trumbo starring Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is here, for $10.–Eric Gould