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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

  
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American Horror Story:
Freak Show
FX
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Call the Midwife: Holiday Special
PBS
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The Good Wife
CBS
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
Saturdays
11 PM ET

Homeland
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET

Jane the Virgin
CW
Mondays
9 PM ET

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

Parenthood
NBC
Thursdays
10 PM ET

The Walking Dead
AMC
Sundays
9 PM ET

Vicious: Holiday Special
PBS
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2014
Dec
20
 
 
Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey are on hand in this new edition, to promote Dumb and Dumber To – but look who else is on hand, as a big bonus. There’s Tamsin Greig, the Episodes actress I absolutely adore – and Jude Law, about whom many women I know feel likewise.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
19
 
 
SERIES FINALE: Last night, Stephen Colbert provided a very fitting farewell to his Colbert Report, gathering dozens of favorite guests on stage for a group sing-along before flying off to immortality on Santa’s sleigh. Tonight, Craig Ferguson ends his 10-year reign as the host of The Late Late Show, CBS’s follow-up to Late Show with David Letterman – and does it by featuring, as his final guest, Letterman’s one-time late-night rival, Jay Leno. Doubtlessly, there’s a
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
18
 
 
SERIES FINALE: Stephen Colbert has been going out not with a whimper, or a bang, but however the hell he wants. Interview Smaug the dragon? Sure, why not? Close out his entire decade-long run as a triumphant talk-show conservative caricature by making room for his friend “Grimmy,” a.k.a. The Grim Reaper? Sure. And I hope, on this final show, they play a game of chess…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
18
 
 
While Stephen Colbert presents his final show tonight, Craig Ferguson mounts his penultimate one. His guest: frequent visitor Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
17
 
 
Part 3 of 3. The 2014: A Space Odyssey continues tonight, but the story, like the voyage, may or may not conclude with the end of tonight’s “final” installment. Not if there’s a sequel…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
17
 
 
How creepy is this? One of the guest stars in tonight’s show is Lily Rabe, reprising her possessed Sister Mary Eunice role from American Horror Story: Asylum. Same role, different story entirely. Which means these two TV worlds exist as one… which suggests that the other seasons of stories might interconnect also.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
15
 
 
This show has done a delightful job of expanding and deepening its plots and its characters, while nevertheless remaining true to the show’s unique flavor and lightness. And Gina Rodriguez, as the title character? No question, the new TV star of the year. Mexican recording star Paulina Rubio guest stars as herself, seen here with series costar Andrea Navedo, who plays Xiomara.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
14
 
 
There’s a general consensus that Homeland is back this season, and the consensus is entirely accurate. If you saw last week’s episode, you probably were as impressed, and involved, as I was by the intensity of the drama and the action. And we’re not through yet, not by a long shot – or by a very close-range shot, for that matter.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
10
 
 
A new installment in this occasional series of TCM specials exploring creative aspects of filmmaking, tonight’s edition features Rob Reiner – maker of Misery, The Princess Bride and This is Spinal Tap! – who explains his long-standing partnership with film editor Robert Leighton.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
7
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Spun off from the series of TNT telemovies starring Noah Wyle as an Indiana Jones type, this new series makes room for Wyle, who’s starring on Falling Skies, to appear when he can and wants, while building stories around an entirely new librarian “staff.” These include the new boss and chief investigator and adventurer, played by Rebecca Romijn, as well as familiar faces Matt Frewer (most recently of Orphan Black), John Larroquette, and returning guest stars Bo
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey [Blu-ray]

TVWW has lots of suggestions for holiday TV gifts this month here, at our annual Holiday Gift Guide. You’ll find a lot options there for all tastes and ages including Cosmosthe reboot of the original Carl Sagan PBS series. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the series brings glorious state-of-the-art CGI to explore all the lessons of the universe. Segments illustrating historical moments in scientific discovery are done in animation by Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy team. With a fresh style, these animated segments are critical to the clarity and success of the series, as is Tyson’s obvious passion for his subject. On sale at Amazon for $35.  –EG