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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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The Divide
WeTV
Wednesdays
9 PM ET

Drunk History
Comedy Central
Tuesdays
10 PM ET

Happy Valley
Netflix
Streaming

The Honorable Woman
Sundance
Thursdays
10 PM ET

The Knick
Cinemax
Fridays
10 PM ET

Manhattan
WGN America
Sundays
10 PM ET

Moyers & Company
PBS
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POV
PBS
Mondays
10 PM ET
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Ray Donovan
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Strain
FX
Sundays
10 PM ET
 
 
2014
Aug
24
 
 
Right after True Blood ends tonight, you can flip from HBO to FX and compare the cable vampire drama of today to the one of tomorrow – because The Strain, indeed, represents the next generation. It may not be bloodier, and it’s certainly not sexier, but it sure is scarier.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
24
 
 
One show not to forget about tonight: This WGN America drama, which gets more intense and interesting every week as the show’s clock is ticking, like a bomb timer, while the scientists in this show battle internally to produce the best design for an atomic bomb.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
24
 
 
Another show not to forget about tonight: Oliver’s show will conclude its summer run next month – and he’s really carved out his own territory and solidified his singularly intriguing approach. While most comic performers and writers adopt the “Less is more” attitude, going for a fast one-liner or two and moving to the next topic, Oliver has gone the less traveled “More is more” route – and probes his selected story of the week from so many angles,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
23
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: I’ve seen only the first two episodes of this new series – certainly not nearly enough to figure out what’s going on, much less whether this series is worth watching in the long run. My first impression is a reluctant no – partly because most of the early performances are as overdone as the violence. Mira Sorvino doesn’t even get enough of a chance to be judged fairly in the early episodes, but others do – and even the youngest players seem mi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
22
 
 
This episode, the third in the series, ramps the show up to a higher level, as Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) confronts a former love who now seeks his professional help. Jennifer Ferrin plays a woman from his past who asks him to operate on her, for a type of particularly risky and grisly reconstructive surgery. What was state of the art in 1900 is almost too painful to contemplate and witness now – and watching the recovery period is no less dramatic and disturbing than the prospect of the op
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
21
 
 
The designers always are charged with some challenging task on this fashion competition series, but tonight it’s personal: The contestants have to design clothing for the show’s host, Heidi Klum, to wear at a red-carpet event.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
20
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Here’s a new Netflix Original series, produced by the BBC, that arrives today with a lot less fanfare than the usual Netflix offering – but it’s well worth seeking out and sampling. Shown in the U.K. earlier this year, the six-episode drama series stars Sarah Lancashire as Catherine Cawood, a uniformed police sergeant in a small valley town in Yorkshire. It may be setting expectations too high to compare Happy Valley to Helen Mirren’s groundbreaking role
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
20
 
 
CBS is doubling down, or at least doubling up, on this Halle Berry sci-fi series tonight, by presenting two episodes back to back. That’s usually less a show of confidence than a desire to burn off the remaining episodes before the fall season begins in earnest – and that could well be the case here as well.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
19
 
 
Tonight’s new episode is set on my long-time stomping grounds: Philadelphia. And in an installment that also makes room for Stephen Merchant and David Cross, it also presents the story of Benedict Arnold and his personal Lady Macbeth, Peggy Shippen – a scheming duo played, quite amusingly, by Chris Parnell and Winona Ryder (pictured).
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
18
 
 
This is the second of three final episodes of the long-running Poirot series, starring David Suchet as Agatha Christie’s stuffy, fussy Belgian detective. And like the first and third, it’s available, for now, only on the Acorn.TV website, whereas the other mysteries in the show’s 13-season run always have been shown in the U.S. on PBS. Tonight’s story has Hercule starting off by failing to both catch a killer and protect someone from harm, and falling into a deep depressi
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
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