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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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2 Dope Queens
HBO
Fridays
11 PM ET

The Circus
Showtime
Sundays
8 PM ET

Crashing
HBO
Sundays
10 PM ET

Drunk History
Comedy Central
Tuesdays
10 PM ET

The Passage
Fox
Mondays
9 PM ET

Pen15
Hulu
Streaming

Planet Earth: Dynasties
BBC America
Saturdays
9 PM ET

Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
Fridays
10 PM ET

True Detective
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET

Victoria on Masterpiece
PBS
Sundays
8 PM ET
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2019
Feb
10
 
 
This week, President Donald Trump delivered a State of the Union address, and an accompanying thinly veiling threat about stopping the investigations into his administration… or else. Immediately afterward, the Democratic House of Representatives launched headlong into a new wave of investigations and committee hearings on several fronts. We appear headed for the second government shutdown of 2019 – and today on The Circus, its crew of correspondents tracks, and tries to make sense
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
10
 
 
Tonight’s new episode has the royal family on the move once again – this time after an assassination attempt. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
10
 
 
MIDSEASON RETURN: This show picks up where it left off, and heads in new directions. One of those new directions follows Negan, who is loose, and on the run, and retracing his own past. For a full review, see David Hinckley’s All Along the Watchtower. 
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
10
 
 
In last week’s episode, in the modern timeline, the two former detective partners and long-estranged friends got together, had a tearful conversation, yet didn’t agree on whether to probe into the cold case that still haunted them both. If they don’t agree soon, this season of True Detective will have nowhere to go, except to live in the past, where lots of things are happening, surprisingly and violently.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
9
 
 
Tonight’s guest host, on this new installment, is Halsey. The musical guest also is Halsey, which means she’s pulling double duty – and following in the footsteps of such SNL host-and-musical-performers as Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Donald Glover, and the first-ever “I’ll-do-both” host/musician, Desi Arnaz. (Technically, the musical guest for that 1976 episode was his son, Desi Arnaz Jr., but the elder
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
8
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle are two of the three co-creators of this comedy series, which looks at life from the perspective of 13-year-old girls just embarking on seventh grade in the year 2000. It’s the same basic framework, with the genders reversed, of when Kevin Arnold and his friend Paul attended the first day of a new school on ABC’s The Wonder Years. Except that series was set in 1968, and the adult Kevin looked back on his life as the unseen narrator of his
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
8
 
 
Quite a lineup: In addition to the week’s three panelists, tonight’s Real Time has Chris Christie scheduled to open the show, and Eric Idle to join it midway through.  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
8
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson are back with four new shows. Fun costumes, fun wigs and hair, for sure, but the most fun is their attitude.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
6
 
 
Back in 1975, the name of Francisco Franco was a running-gag punch line by Chevy Chase on the first year of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live. That was the year Franco died – but this PBS documentary shows how he came to, and held on to, power during his lifetime, ruling Spain from 1939 until his death. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Feb
5
 
 
Tonight’s new Drunk History episode, on “Trail Blazers,” tells one story in particular that I can’t envision how they’ll actually pull it off. It’s a moment in history I teach, and show vintage TV news coverage of, every term in my TV History & Appreciation class at Rowan University: the 1957 crisis at Little Rock, when the governor of Arkansas refused to integrate a high school there, defying the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling by the U.S. Supreme
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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