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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...



A Black Lady Sketch Show
HBO
Fridays
11 PM ET

City on a Hill
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET 

Last Week Tonight
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET 

Lodge 49
AMC
Mondays
10 PM ET 

Mindhunter
Netflix
Streaming 

Orange is the New Black
Netflix
Streaming 

Pennyworth
Epix
Sundays
9 PM ET 

Preacher
AMC
Sundays
9/10 PM ET 

The Righteous Gemstones
HBO
Sundays
10 PM ET 

Sherman's Showcase
IFC
Wednesdays
10 PM ET
 
 
2019
Jul
1
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Sarah Jessica Parker, in her post-Sex and the City HBO series, returns for Season 3, as her character and her ex, played by Thomas Haden Church, get on with their respective, now diverging lives. And as we rejoin them, his life now includes even more room for his new love, played by former Ugly Betty player Becki Newton, who this season of Divorce is promoted to series regular. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
30
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new summer series from Fox brings Fred Savage, the star of ABC’s The Wonder Years (and, much more recently, Fox’s underappreciated The Grinder), back to prime-time TV, as the host of an after-show talk show, celebrating and deconstructing the show televised just before it – a.k.a. Talking Dead after The Walking Dead on AMC. Savage is the host of What Just Happened?, a show that reacts to the events on that
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
25
 
 
Tonight’s installment of Drunk History tells, in inebriated form, the story of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s relocation to the United States, when they claimed New York City as their home – and were almost deported by J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon and a resentful U.S. government. The real John and Yoko Ono Lennon are shown here; tune in tonight to learn who plays them, in this televised, inebriated ballad of John and Yoko.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
19
 
 
A new episode of The Handmaid’s Tale appears on Hulu today – and Serena, each week this season, has revealed herself as a little bit less redeemable. It’s a trend that you shouldn’t expect to be overturned this week.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
14
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new crime series – and that’s hardly its only genre description, since its tone and content are so weird – is from Nicholas Winding Refn, who takes for apparent inspiration pieces from David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino, but removes all the music and most of the quirky characters. The pace is so deliberately slow, it makes Michelangelo Antonioni’s movies seem like they’re on fast-forward, and Refn, the Danish filmmaker who also directed The Neon
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
12
 
 
This season of Archer, called Archer: 1999, has our comatose hero dreaming about, and placing himself and his spy colleagues in imagined versions of, all manner of sci-fi movie tropes. This week’s, called “The Leftovers,” is about a mysterious alien creature discovered on board, who morphs into an increasingly dangerous – and, in this case, ravenous – deadly monster. And in Archer’s imagined scenario, guess who happen to be the titular leftovers?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
5
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Season 5 of Black Mirror is only three episodes long – but that was true of Season 1, and look how well that turned out. All three of these new editions are impressive, one is astounding, and every one is better than anything CBS has yet served up with its Twilight Zone reboot. Black Mirror is the modern spiritual and creative descendent of Rod Serling’s classic anthology series, yet Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have made this series their
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
2
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: With podcasts and now this new FX series, The New York Times has explored ways to extend its reach and footprint, while telling stories – or telling stories about the way it gathers its stories – in new media platforms. Each episode of The Weekly focuses on one story, and one reporter or group of reporters, starting with tonight’s premiere.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
31
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: Oh, my, what a total treat this is. Thirteen years after ending abruptly and prematurely, HBO’s Deadwood returns – with a telemovie sequel that serves as a perfect end to one of TV’s most perfect series. The acting is fabulous, and Milch’s script is a triumph. For my full review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, listen to today’s show or visit, later this afternoon, the Fresh Air website. (The Friday program I host also makes room for replay
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
17
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Between Season 1 of this series, which premiered in 2016, and Season 2, which Amazon presents in a six-pack of superb TV today, a lot has happened. For one thing, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the writer and star of both this television series and the play on which it is based, has become an internationally acclaimed success, thanks to her more recent TV creation, BBC America’s brilliant Killing Eve. This one-two punch of flawless, adventurous TV writing may well be the most audac
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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