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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 Brink
HBO
Sundays
10:30 PM ET

Deustchland 83
Sundance
Wednesdays
11 PM ET

The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
Saturdays
11 PM ET

Hannibal
NBC
Thursdays
10 PM ET

HUMANS
AMC
Sundays
9 PM ET

Maron
IFC
Thursdays
10 PM ET

Orange is the New Black
Netflix
Streaming

Penny Dreadful
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET

The Seventies
CNN
Thursdays
9 PM ET

True Detective
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET
 
 
2015
Jul
1
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Not necessarily a recommendation. Halle Berry’s futuristic mystery series returns for Season 2, and for those who remained intrigued by the goings-on last season, here it is again. The big change this year is that Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been added as a regular, playing a detective with whom she’s teamed to try and explain a series of puzzling deaths. Watch if you like – but if the subplot about the humanity level of her android son intrigues you, you’re
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
1
 
 
Here’s a new edition of Jerry Seinfeld’s perfect little jewel of an Internet show, and one with particularly timely interest. His guest this week is Trevor Noah, soon to take over as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. How comfortably, and cleverly, does he interact conversationally with Seinfeld? I’d say tune in and see for yourself – except to see this series, you don’t tune in. You click – on the Crackle link for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
30
 
 
Tonight’s new episode has three sketches – including one, in which Amy Schumer goes out on a date and experiences time travel, that’s one of the most clever comic uses of the time-travel gimmick since Back to the Future. And this time, it’s future Amy trying to alter the course of events –and visiting present Amy to do so…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
29
 
 
I sent out a Tweet about this before it started last Friday – every episode of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show since its 1999 premiere, streamed sequentially on the Daily Show website. What I didn’t count on is how addictive they would be from the start – or that Stephen  Colbert would appear in the very first show, and Steve Carell in the opening week. The show, at the start, had a lot of maturing to do: the only media being examined from the start were religious and child
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
28
 
 
Whatever you thought of last week’s premiere of Season 2 of True Detective, please stick with it for tonight’s episode. If you aren’t persuaded by the end of the hour that this is another season and story worth watching, then you’re absolved. But the conclusion of tonight’s episode is what sold me, and why I’m still attempting to sell you. Colin Farrell stars. For my review on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, visit the Fresh Air website. And for a full
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
28
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new AMC series, co-produced by Britain’s Channel 4 (where it premiered earlier this month to the channel’s largest audience in decades), is based on a Swedish series called Real Humans, and imagines a contemporary reality in which artificial intelligence has developed to the point where human-looking, and human-acting, helpers called “synths” can be purchased and dispatched, either for domestic home use or as pleasure units in brothels. The concept,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
28
 
 
SERIES FINALE: Tony Shalhoub’s descent into doctoral unpredictability has been both sad and funny to watch – but what his character has gone through this season is nothing compared to the ups and downs, and uppers and downers, of Edie Falco’s Jackie. Last week, Jackie finally got reinstated as a nurse at the hospital – just in time for this week’s series finale. Edie Falco, on television, has been on three strong, daring cable TV series – Oz, The Sopranos, and
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
28
 
 
SEASON FINALE: This hasn’t been a good season for Salem witch Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), who, this year, lost her bewitched husband, her power and standing in the community, her last name, and even her child, who was abducted by the evil sorceress Countess Marburg (Lucy Lawless), as the centerpiece of a devil-raising ritual. All the spells and scheming have led up to whatever happens tonight – and with at least four witches on the proverbial Salem battleground (the two others ar
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
28
 
 
Of the three new Sunday HBO series – True Detective Season 2, Ballers and The Brink – this is the one that impresses me the most. This second episode deepens our knowledge and understanding of all the primary characters – Tim Robbins’ Secretary of State, Pablo Schreiber’s fighter pilot, and Aasif Mandvi and Jack Black’s guys on the ground in Pakistan. But it also heats up the plot from simmer to boil, with enough surprises and confrontations that behind the cl
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
27
 
 
Tonight’s guests include former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke – both of whom are on Norton’s couch to promote the new movie they’ve made together, Terminator Genisys. Also on hand: Jake Gyllenhaal of Southpaw, British actress and former model Cara Delevingne and British rapper Tinie Tempah.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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