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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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American Crime
ABC
Thursdays
10 PM ET

The Americans
FX
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Big Time in Hollywood, FL
Comedy Central
Wednesdays
10:30 PM ET

The Good Wife
CBS
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
Saturdays
11 PM ET

Louie
FX
Thursdays
10:30 PM ET

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

Mad Men
AMC
Sundays
10 PM ET

Nurse Jackie
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET

VEEP
HBO
Sundays
10:30 PM ET
 
 
2015
Apr
15
 
 
We’ve arrived at that point – another penultimate episode for another season of another excellent TV drama. This time it’s The Americans – and this time, it features the return of a long-missing, long-missed character: Margo Martindale as Soviet handler Claudia.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
15
 
 
Alex Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson have their filmmaking dreams back on track, even if it is a very bumpy railroad. And tonight, the scheme they employ to help them advance their dreams is a risky visit to Cuba. That is, to Cuba Gooding Jr., playing a very antic version of himself.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
14
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Paul Feig, creator of Freaks and Geeks, wrote the original pilot script for this new Yahoo series about a decade ago, for NBC. They never produced it, but Feig – whose TV habits as a kid included not only Lost in Space, but even such ultra-obscure space-age comedies as Quark – always had a soft spot for his sci-fi comedy idea, and recently revived and rewrote it for Yahoo. And Yahoo: The entire Season 1 is available now by finding and watching Yahoo Screen. The stars
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
13
 
 
I don’t know what to call this show’s return after a brief hiatus, because it already came back at midseason after one break. Is this the mid-midseason? The pre-summer season? The fall of the house of Fox? Whatever it is, Gotham is back tonight – and according to the previews, Jim Gordon is returning with a vengeance.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
12
 
 
Last week’s episode ended with an accusation of voter fraud against Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and her camp – one that, if it sticks, could jeopardize not only Alicia’s newly acquired status as State’s Attorney, but drag down her husband, the Governor. And there are other accusations of misconduct in this week’s episode as well – ones that don’t bode well for the future of Kalinda (Archie Panjabi), whose doctored email evidence was found and submitted i
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
12
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Season 7, this show’s final season, begins tonight with Jackie (Edie Falco) having to climb out from her deepest hole yet: she’s arrested, out of a job, and seemingly without friends. But she’s more than proven her resourcefulness over the years, so you know she’ll be back, working at the hospital again somehow. (And I know it, too, because I’ve previewed the episode.)
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
12
 
 
Part 2 of 6. In last week’s premiere of this meticulously filmed and slyly adapted miniseries version of Hilary Mantel’s novels about intrigue in and around the court of King Henry VIII, we barely saw the king at all. The central figure in this drama, and the reason it seems so fresh a take on the subject, is the usually maligned Thomas Cromwell, the royal advisor played by British stage actor Mark Rylance. Tonight, though, King Henry VIII, played by Homeland star Damian Lewis, gets
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
12
 
 
Last week’s midseason return, a beginning of the end for this final cluster of Mad Men episodes, began by dropping hints and defying expectations – with the faces that were seen, the faces that weren’t (at least for now), and, on most men but Don Draper, the faces with silly-looking moustaches, such as John Slattery’s Roger Sterling. Still, most of the midseason premiere episode set the scene for things to come – and tonight, we get to see some of those very things.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
12
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The news broke recently that Veep series creator Armando Iannucci has left the series after four seasons – replaced by David Mandel, who worked with series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Seinfeld, and also was an executive producer, writer and director on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Here’s hoping the transition will be a smooth one, because the first Season 4 episodes, beginning with tonight’s premiere showing Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer settling in as President o
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
11
 
 
BBC America has made it trickier to ascertain precisely which installment of this show will air each Saturday – conflicting information makes it tough to pin down for the moment. But I think, and I hope, that tonight’s two-parter will begin with another appearance by Dame Judi Dench, who always is so entertaining when she visits Norton. And based on an advance clip, she is again tonight (I hope tonight), reacting with a swoon to Norton’s cheekily displayed photo of a butt tatto
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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