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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...



Anne with an E
Netflix
Streaming  
 

Doctor Who
BBC America
Wednesdays
8 PM ET

Dracula
Netflix
Streaming  

Evil
CBS
Thursdays
10 PM ET

The Good Place
NBC
Thursdays
9 PM ET    

The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
Fridays
11 PM ET 

Kevin Hart: Don't F**k This Up
Netflix
Streaming 

The Outsider
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET 

Ray Donovan
Showtime
Sundays
8 PM ET 

Shameless
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET
 
 
2019
Dec
6
 
 
Abigail Spencer, from Timeless, stars in this new Hulu series, a revenge drama in which she survives a horrible physical and mental attack, then takes methodical steps to target and punish her attackers. It may sound like the plot of an exploitation film, like I Spit On Your Grave – but Reprisal is much higher-minded than that. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower, and for background on the show, see Mike Hughes' Open Mike.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
5
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The concept of this series – taking fairy tales and adapting them as very modern allegorical dramas – was much better than its execution last year. But now, for Season 2, it has a new chance to reboot and readjust. The primary plot threads, this season, borrow from three very familiar stories: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast. That last one puts a gender-reversal spin on it – a spin that looks a lot like a female Ph
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
4
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: Denis Leary returns to TV, playing the patriarch of a dysfunctional family reuniting for the holidays. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Fox has scheduled the three parts of this comedy miniseries awkwardly: It starts tonight, then concludes next Monday and Tuesday. But co-stars include Elizabeth Perkins as his wife and Jay Baruchel as one of their children, so it’s worth seeking out, and sampling. For full reviews, see Ed Bark's Uncle Barky's Bytes, and
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
1
 
 
In tonight’s episode, the title character (played so winningly by Kathryn Hahn) gets distracted by a series of increasingly frank and sexy texts – which may or may not be coming from the former high-schooler who was tormented not so long ago by her bullying son.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
1
 
 
This long-running arts interview program, hosted for about a quarter-century by James Lipton, has moved from Bravo to Ovation, and Lipton, while remaining involved with the show, has turned over on-air duties to a series of guest hosts. Tonight, that guest host is Kelsey Grammer, and his guest is James Burrows, the best TV comedy director of a couple of television generations now. Not only did he direct Grammer in all of Frasier, and Cheers before that, but Burrows other prominent
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
28
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: I don’t have the slightest idea why Apple TV+ didn’t include this spooky new M. Night Shyamalan series when the streaming service launched earlier this month, because it’s better than The Morning Show or anything else the service has offered thus far. Well, actually, that may explain it, because had Servant rolled out with all the other new Apple TV+ shows November 1, it would have eclipsed them all. I don’t have an explanation, though
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
24
 
 
Episodes 5 and 6. Daisy Haggard is showcased in two more Back to Life episode, as this series burns through its Season 1 output in weekly double doses.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
20
 
 
SERIES RETURN: The original Mad about You, starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as the married Buchmans, premiered way, way back in 1992, and won Hunt a passel of Best Comedy Actress Emmys. The series ended in 1999, with a finale episode that took their newborn baby, Mabel, and flash-forwarded 22 years into the future, where a now-grown Mabel, played by Janeane Garofalo, had become a young filmmaker. Now, do a flash-forward in the real world 20 years after that finale. The series M
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
19
 
 
Don’t expect tonight’s episode to be full of happy happy joy joy. Its title comes from one of Leonard Cohen’s saddest songs: “So Long Marianne.”
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
17
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It doesn’t take long for Olivia Colman, who takes the baton from Seasons 1 and 2 star Claire Foy and inherits the starring role of Queen Elizabeth II, to hit the ground running. In fact, she establishes her royal command of the role instantly, in this new Season 3’s opening seconds. Foy was brilliant; Colman, as an elder version of the same complicated leader, is equally convincing and compelling. It may be the best tag-team acting since Robert De Niro and Marlon Bra
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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