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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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The Americans
FX
Wedensdays
10 PM ET

Game of Thrones
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET

Inside Amy Schumer
Comedy Central
Thursdays
10 PM ET

 Last Week Tonight
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

 Maron
IFC
Wednesdays
9 PM ET

Orphan Black
BBC America
Thursdays
10 PM ET

 Penny Dreadful
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET

 Silicon
 Valley
HBO
Sundays
10 PM ET

 United Shades of America
CNN
Sundays
10 PM ET

 Veep
HBO
Sundays
10:30 PM ET
 
 
2016
May
25
 
 
Elizabeth does what she needs to do in this week’s episode – but what she needs to do definitely will have lasting ramifications, and very close to home.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
24
 
 
This week’s Frontline is a journalistic collaboration with NPR. Together, they look at the economic opportunists, and in some case vultures, who descend upon an area after a natural disaster. Using Hurricane Sandy as a case in point, Business of Disaster follows the money: what was promised, what was delivered, and who profited. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
24
 
 
MINISERIES CONCLUSION: Part 6. The deception has carried to this point, but not for much longer: Tom Hiddleston’s “hotel manager” is closer than ever before, to both completing his mission against Hugh Laurie’s arms dealer and falling deeply in love with his target’s mistress. But the woman’s life is in danger now, which, in this tense concluding hour, makes her the same as everyone else.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
23
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Live Finale, Part 1. Tonight is the day, or night, of reckoning for the remaining four contestants: Laith Al-Saadi, Hannah Huston, Alisan Porter, and Adam Wakefield. Tonight they perform, but only one of them will emerge, eventually, as the season’s winner. My guess: It’ll be either Al-Saadi or Porter. They both have an abundance of talent, and Al-Saadi is an impressive musician as well but Porter has the more compelling backstory, which counts with viewers. Porter als
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
23
 
 
SEASON FINALE: This is the Season 2 finale for Gotham, and it finds a lot of the inmates who have been experimented on by Hugo Strange discovering a way to escape not only his clutches, but the facility where they’ve been imprisoned. And that includes the recently resurrected Fish Mooney, played by Jada Pinkett Smith.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
22
 
 
Last week, 60 Minutes presented a tribute to long-time correspondent Morley Safer, which he was able to watch and enjoy: “It’s been a wonderful run,” he wrote afterward, in what would be his last missive on Twitter. Safer died Thursday at age 84, after presenting 919 stories on 60 Minutes since joining that show is 1970. Before that, his most famous story, his “Zippo report” from Vietnam in 1965, almost singlehandedly turned Vietnam into “the living-room war.&
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
22
 
 
Tonight’s episode is called “The Door,” and includes, according to the on-air promo, a new character or two, as well as a new confrontation and a potential new alliance.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
22
 
 
Now here’s a show that’s fun, and scary and disturbing, in all the right ways. And this season it’s added both Dracula and Dr. Jekyll into its gothic mix. Eva Green stars – and should get an Emmy nomination for how compelling she is here.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
19
 
 
I wouldn’t have thought it necessary, much less possible, for Tatiana Maslany to concoct and embody yet another distinct clone identity – but her Crystal, with all her blondeness, fashion sense and overall cluelessness, has become an instant hit, and not only with me. And tonight, she figures prominently once again.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
19
 
 
The basis of one of tonight’s scheduled skits suggests that Amy Schumer may be a closely watching fan of Cinemax’s The Knick: It’s a skit in which she has her arm sewn to her face.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There’s no precise date for the Season 2 return of AMC’s sci-fi import HUMANS yet, but we eagerly await. One of the legitimate worth-watching hits of 2015, HUMANS is science fiction in premise only. While it envisions the day-to-day dilemmas of humanoid servants among us, the series is in every other way an engaging drama of freedom and morality. Some of the “Synthetics,” as the robots are called, may have been secretly programmed to gain actual human consciousness. HUMANS squarely confronts the idea of drones spawned as neo-slave labor, and as their masters, our arrogance, guilt — and new idleness. On sale at Amazon. —Eric Gould