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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...



Castle Rock
Hulu
Wednesdays
3 AM ET

The Great British Baking Show
PBS
Fridays
9 PM ET

The History of Comedy
CNN
Sundays
10 PM ET

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
Fridays
10 PM ET

Sharp Objects
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Sinner
USA
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Somebody Feed Phil
Netflix
Streaming

Swedish Dicks
Pop
Thursdays
10 PM ET

Who Is America
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET
 
 
2018
Jul
29
 
 
I’ve refrained from commenting on this new Sacha Baron Cohen series, to this point, because the first two episodes have left me conflicted about my own reactions. As always, I admire Cohen’s inventiveness at getting people to reveal usually hidden parts of themselves by interacting with his often outrageous alter egos. But so far, in Who Is America?, the results have not made me laugh. Indeed, the more successful he is at exposing the prejudices and stupidity of others, my dominant r
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
29
 
 
Whether it’s President Trump’s still-hypothetical border protection, or just a comic recap of recent events from a high and clever vantage point, I want John Oliver on that wall. I need John Oliver on that wall. And tonight, he’s back…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
27
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This women-in-prison series premiered in 2013, when an original series presented by Netflix was an attention-getting rarity. Today, as it presents all of Season 6, Orange Is the New Black has a tougher time getting noticed, partly because Netflix now averages about a half dozen premieres or season premieres each week. But Orange, starring Taylor Schilling, is one of the granddaddies (or grandmommies) of Netflix originals, and has begun laying the groundwork for a series finale i
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
27
 
 
If this were The Great Simpsons Baking Show, tonight’s focus would be “D’oh!” But it’s British, so it’s Dough! – specifically, sweet dough. And since that’s the theme of tonight’s episode, you might even say it’s the program’s… raisin d’etre. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Perhaps because it premiered in the U.S. on the Pop network, this Swedish-U.S. co-production completely eluded me when it surfaced last year. But here it is for Season 2, with 10 new episodes of a dark comedy series co-created by and starring Peter Stormare. (Think the woodchipper from the original Fargo movie.) Stormare plays one of two unlicensed Swedish private eyes trying to find, and solve, cases in Los Angeles, and supporting players and recurring co-stars include such sur
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
25
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: The name of Stephen King, attached to this new series, lends some anticipation, as does the name of executive producer J.J. Abrams. And the premise is indeed a winner: the mythical town of Castle Rock, one of the most familiar New England locations from many King stories, is the setting and mood-setter for a season-long anthology series, with one extended narrative told each season. Think of it as FX’s Fargo, with the inspiration being the novels and stories of King rather
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
24
 
 
Tonight’s continuation of the 10 [INSERT PLURAL NOUN HERE] That Changed America series of PBS specials looks at Modern Marvels – which includes the Holland Tunnel, which I use a lot, and the Hoover Dam, which I don’t. But I remain impressed. Dam. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
24
 
 
This new episode, about “Halloween,” widens its scope to include segments and stories on the Salem Witch trials and Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Bram Stoker’s title character in Dracula.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
23
 
 
We’re getting into the last lap for this series, at least for Season 1 – and tonight, in an episode called “Woman Down,” not only is Plum (Joy Nash) finding the strength and motive to stand firm against some male oppressors, but so is magazine editor Kitty, played to narcissistic perfection by Julianna Margulies (pictured).
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
22
 
 
TCM continues and concludes its salute to composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein tonight, honoring the 100th anniversary of his birth, and each day of the salute has been even more exciting than the one before it. Friday we got some of the films for which Bernstein composed the music, including the classic West Side Story. Yesterday we got a sampling of episodes, from the first and tenth seasons, of CBS’s New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts, which suckered me in for an al
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
TV WWorth Buying
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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

 
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