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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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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
CW
Fridays
9 PM ET

Counterpart
Starz
Sundays
9 PM ET

Escape From Dannemora
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET

The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
Fridays
11 PM ET

The Great American Baking Show
ABC
Thursdays
9 PM ET

Mars
NatGeo
Mondays
9 PM ET

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Amazon Prime Video
Streaming

Ray Donovan
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET

Room 104
HBO
Fridays
11:30 PM ET

Saturday Night Live
NBC
Saturdays
11:29 PM ET
 
 
2018
Nov
18
 
 
Every week Oliver is reviewing the previous week, I’ll be there. So here we are again…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
16
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Chuck Lorre, co-creator and overseer of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, foregoes the studio audience and multi-camera approach to present this eight-episode comedy series about two very old friends – emphasis on the old. Michael Douglas, 74, is veteran Hollywood acting coach Sandy Kominsky, and Alan Arkin, 84, is his sarcastic and honest agent, Norman Newlander. They meet for lunch and drinks at Musso & Frank’s, where their waiter is even older, and get through
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
15
 
 
Tonight’s new episode is titled “The Coma and the Oxford Comma.” I note it with particular glee, because my children once ridiculed me for drilling them at dinner about “the penultimate comma,” until one of them encountered it (and understood it) during an opening-day lecture at law school.  So there are reasons, after all, to be grateful for parents’ advice, information, and bad jokes. (Can you find the Oxford comma in that previous sentence?)
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
14
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: All 10 episodes of this first season of YouTube’s newest series, presented on its YouTube Premium’s Red service, are presented today. It’s a sci-fi series, starring Harry Potter players Tom Felton and Natalia Tena as two people with troubled pasts who sign up as space travelers on a lengthy voyage to a new world. En route, many of their fellow passengers perish or vanish while in scientifically induced hibernation – and when the survivors awake in space,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
14
 
 
SEASON FINALE: It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine… because this latest season of American Horror Story has had fun reaching back into its own past, and pulling characters and plot points from past seasons of AHS, while simultaneously telling a futuristic tale about the coming of the Antichrist and the end of everything. Except that with some witches from the Coven season showing up to plot against the evil archangel, the final days are not yet set in stone &nda
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
13
 
 
SPECIAL PREMIERE: This brand-new Netflix offering is described as a music special, but don’t believe it. Oh, it’s got music, and it’s special, all right – but it’s much more than a musical concert. This new TV program by Loudon Wainwright III is a one-man show – part comedy, part drama, part multimedia art project, peppered with songs and salted with generations of memories and insights. I’ve long been a fan of Wainwright’s wry, deft mix of dry hum
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
12
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Is there life on Mars? Well, in the cliffhanger to last season’s National Geographic series – an unusual combination of nonfiction interviews with experts and a scripted dramatization of what a manned mission to the red planet might entail – there was a discovery of life on Mars. The scripted, fictional part of this show, that is. And tonight, that story, and that mission, continues, as do the real-life questions and considerations discussed by the people inter
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
9
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Series creators Mark and Jay Duplass are back with another season of this wide-ranging anthology series, whose common thread is a particular room in a particular, somewhat seedy motel. Except for flashbacks, everything takes place in that titular Room 104, and each time an episode (or the door) opens, you never know quite what you’re about to witness. Which is a large part of the fun here. Two new episodes are shown each Friday by HBO, starting tonight.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
8
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: Increasingly, more and more cable and network services are presenting streaming sister sites, which require monthly fees to watch – and as these services stack up, it takes more and more persuasion, and at least one really, really good TV show, to entice people to sample that service and add it to their viewing list (and monthly bill). In my opinion, today the Sundance Now streaming service does just that, by presenting a new four-part imported British miniseries calle
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Nov
2
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Based on a scripted podcast from 2016 starring Catherine Keener and Oscar Isaac, this new TV series is overseen and directed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Ismael, and stars Julia Roberts and Stephan James, with supporting parts for Bobby Cannavale, Sissy Spacek, Shea Whigham and Jeremy Allen White. Homecoming is the name of a mysterious therapy institute for returning soldiers from Afghanistan and elsewhere, with Roberts playing a therapist and James one of her patients. But in a fut
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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