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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

  


American Horror Story: Cult
FX
Tuesdays
10 PM ET

The Deuce
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET

Episodes
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET

The Guest Book
TBS
Thursdays
10:30 PM ET

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

Manhunt: Unabomber
Discovery
Tuesdays
9 PM ET

Mr. Mercedes
AT&T Audience Network
Wednesdays
8 PM ET

Ray Donovan
Showtime
Sundays
9 PM ET

Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
Fridays
10 PM ET

You're The Worst
FXX
Wednesdays
10 PM ET
 
 
2017
Sep
5
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This sports discussion and highlights series launched in 1977 on HBO, and even though it was handed off to Showtime long ago, has continued its long run (though with lots of on-air personnel changes) for so long, it’s one of cable TV’s most tenured programs. Tonight, in fact, is the Season 39 premiere, setting up the first official NFL games of the new season, which roll out this week.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
5
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This new season of American Horror Story begins on Election Night 2016, with both liberals and conservatives watching televised election returns, with polar opposite reactions, as Donald Trump wins enough votes in the electoral college to ascend to the presidency. Sarah Paulson and Alison Pill – stars of Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The Newsroom, respectively – play a liberal lesbian couple haunted (in some cases literally) in the wake of th
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
5
 
 
Part 7. This is the penultimate episode of this series, and the one in which the FBI finally gets its man – or, at least, its search warrant, to surround and raid the isolated cabin of Ted Kaczynski, the suspected Unabomber.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
3
 
 
SERIES FINALE: The TV event of the night, without question, is the two-hour, two-episode finale of Twin Peaks: The Return. Last week, in hour 16 of this 18-hour revisit by David Lynch and Mark Frost, Kyle MacLachlan’s Dale Cooper finally, finally, showed up, at least mentally. But with two hours to go, Sheryl Lee’s Laura Palmer, the central mystery of the original Twin Peaks series, has yet to appear, except as a vision – and since she appeared with Cooper, in the original seri
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
1
 
 
Written and directed by Dayna Hanson, tonight’s episode of Room 104, called Voyeurs, is the most interesting, and unusual, to date. Starring Dendrie Taylor and Sarah Hay, it’s about a housekeeper who envisions, with an increasingly fervid imagination, the life of the occupant of the room she’s cleaning. It’s a story told entirely in dance – and in time, her solo turn becomes an evocative, emotional duet.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
31
 
 
Here’s something I’ve yet to get an answer to: Why has this charming Greg Garcia anthology series, which manages to tell a continuing story at the same time it presents stand-alone episodes, skipped an installment? The Guest Book, on TBS, jumped from episode four to episode six, and tonight shows “Story seven,” with no announced plans to present the missing episode – the one guest starring Jenna Fischer, as a scientist attempting an innovative, immersive form of &ld
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
28
 
 
We’re getting near the end of the 10-episode first season of this freewheeling dramatization of the early life of William Shakespeare – and right now, to be or not to be renewed, that is the question…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
25
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: For a goofy, spoofy comic-book superhero, the Tick is surprisingly persistent. First there was an animated TV show based on the comic book in 1994, then a very funny live-action version of The Tick, starring Patrick Warburton in the title role, in 2001. And now, on Amazon, comes a new live-action version, in 2017. That’s one TV series version of The Tick per decade, for three consecutive decades. Which begs the question: Huh? Regardless, this version – six episodes o
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
23
 
 
This is the fourth episode of the imported Canadian sketch series, and tonight’s sketches include one in which a police chief makes a killer fashion statement – literally.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
20
 
 
This week’s installment is called Isn’t It Ironic?, and is all about the music of that decade – from the rise of hip hop to the ascendance of Alanis Morissette. Hence the episode’s title.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
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Show Me a Hero

David Simon’s The Deuce is now premiering on HBO, and like his other series built around ensemble casts and urban themes (The Wire, Treme) Show Me a Hero similarly explored inner-city and political collisions. Following a Yonkers city councilman running for mayor (Oscar Isaac) the miniseries portrays the conflict when federally-mandated public housing came to a middle-class white neighborhood. Simon’s strongest suit is when he brings the stakes to the street and everyday characters. Available at Amazon for $15. –Eric Gould