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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...



Cake
FXX
Wednesdays
10:30 PM ET 

The Circus
Showtime
Sundays
8 PM ET 

The Deuce
HBO
Mondays
9 PM ET 

Evil
CBS
Thursdays
10 PM ET 

The Good Place
NBC
Thursdays
9 PM ET 

Last Week Tonight
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET 

On Becoming God in Central Florida
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET 

Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
Fridays
10 PM ET   

This is Us
NBC
Tuesdays
9 PM ET 

The Unicorn
CBS
Thursdays
8:30 PM ET 
 
 
2019
Sep
27
 
 
Before a new season – Norton’s 26th! – begins next week, Norton and BBC America present this fast-moving retrospective of the season just past. Expect to laugh. A lot.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
26
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: In a just and fair awards-show world, Walton Goggins would have won at least two or three Emmys by now, all for his superlative work on FX drama series: as a supporting actor for portraying Shane Vendrell on The Shield and Boyd Crowder on Justified, and as a guest actor for his recurring role as transgendered Venus Van Dam on Sons of Anarchy. He’s also co-starred in HBO comedies, The Righteous Gemstones andVice Principals, but I
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: One of broadcast TV’s best and most inventive series begins its fourth and final season tonight – and once again, the new season brings with it a new set of rules, constructs and realities… For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
26
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Robert and Michelle King, creators of The Good Wife and The Good Fight, present this new series, which takes the dynamic of The X-Files – a skeptical female, a more open-minded male, investigating mysterious cases of seemingly paranormal activity – and asks moral and religious questions while having fun with long-established tropes. The demons we meet here are smart-mouthed and spooky. The villains, too. Katya Herbers and Mike Colter sta
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
25
 
 
CONCLUSION. This is Episode 8, the concluding chapter of Ken Burns’ newest documentary epic. He and writer Dayton Duncan have opted to end their series in the year 1996, so it doesn’t cover the most recent 23 years of country music history. But its historical perspective does linger just long enough to present the start of the final chapter of Johnny Cash’s amazing artistic journey – when, in 1994, he teamed with producer Rick Rubin for American Recordings, the
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
25
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Cobie Smulders, who has successfully negotiated both the silly romantic comedy of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and the action-movie requirements of the Marvel Avengers franchise, stars in this new drama series. It’s based on a graphic novel, and set in Portland, and presents Smulders as Dex, a war veteran with a past, a drinking problem, and some apparent PTSD – like an ABC version of Netflix’s Marvel heroine from another illustrated
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
25
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s astounding, really, but this is the Season 23 opener for South Park. And it’s still dancing on the edges of controversy and current events: Tonight’s episode is titled “Mexican Joker,” and has ice coming to the small South Park community of Colorado. No, wait – that wouldn’t be unusual. ICE. It’s not frozen weather, it’s immigration patrol – as in ICE.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
25
 
 
I didn’t like last week’s season premiere much: This new story, 1984, seems like little more than an excuse to wallow in the slasher genre of the Eighties. But there is more going on here: the serial killer who has come to terrorize the summer camp is the so-called Night Stalker, played by Zach Villa (pictured). He was an actual serial killer in 1984-85 (real name Richard Ramirez), and the character also has appeared, as a ghost, in American Horror Story: Hotel. M
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
25
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new series from FXX is a sort of Short Attention Span Theater – or, if you prefer, a self-contained, self-programmed alternative to YouTube. Some of the short pieces that are slices of Cake are animated. Others are live action. But all are very brief, so if you don’t like one, stick around. As with Robot Chicken,something even stranger is just around the bend…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
22
 
 
This week, the guest is former Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash member Graham Nash. In the past, Nash has hosted his own radio and TV shows about music, so he’s very at ease talking about the subject. And, as a conversationalist as well as a musician, he plays well with others – including, in this case, Paul Shaffer, who gets Nash to explain the development of “Teach Your Children” and other classic songs.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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