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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

  
   Visit TV We're Watching for these and other shows on
our DVRs right now...


American Gods
Starz!
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Americans
FX
Tuesdays
10 PM ET

Better Call Saul
AMC
Mondays
10 PM ET

Brockmire
IFC
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

The Circus: Inside the Biggest Story on Earth
Showtime
8 PM ET

Fargo
FX
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

iZombie
CW
Tuesdays
9 PM ET

Last Week Tonight
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

Silicon Valley
HBO
Sundays
10 PM ET

The Son
AMC
Saturdays
9 PM ET
 
 
2017
Apr
24
 
 
It’s not often you have documentaries based on a debate question, but tonight’s installment is – and the topic is, Should the Holocaust be off limits to comedians? Whatever your thoughts on the topic, there are at least two reasons not to miss tonight’s The Last Laugh. One is that it includes footage from the never-released, always controversial Jerry Lewis film The Day the Clown Cried (if you don’t know the plot, watch and gasp). The other reason to watch is that i
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
24
 
 
AMC sent out the first two episodes of this season’s Better Call Saul for preview. This is episode three – which means I’m as much in the dark about what will happen next as you are. And I’m probably even more excited to find out, unless you’re as helplessly and fanatically addicted to this series as I am.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
23
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: For Season 4 of this series, the startup known as Pied Piper has become a victim of its own success – and the individual team members who created the company have to decide whether to stay on, sell out, or both.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
23
 
 
I said this last week, and I’ll say it again: Good luck summarizing this week, John Oliver. And he did a great job last week, by the way, explaining in detail the upcoming election in France, and its importance. So expect, tonight, he’ll do that again, only in retrospect.  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
22
 
 
The way this AMC Western is structured, we follow the character of Eli through two different time frames. Eli as the family patriarch, played by Pierce Brosnan, is shown in 1915, dealing with inventions and interlopers in the “modern” era. And Eli as a young boy, captured then raised by Comanches, is shown tonight in 1849, facing a very daunting survival test.  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
22
 
 
SNEAK PREVIEW: Caroline Dhavernas stars in this new Lifetime series, which premieres officially tomorrow but is slipped onto the schedule tonight as a special sneak preview. She plays a woman who’s sort of a superhero with an alter ego, only her goal is not to save lives, but to take them. By day, she saves live as an ER doctor. By night, she and a sidekick go out on missions to help terminally ill people commit assisted suicide.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
22
 
 
Katherine Kelly continues to star as Miss Quill, head of the Coal Hill School – which, it’s worth noting, was part of the plot of the very first episode of Doctor Who. And that was back in 1963.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
22
 
 
I’d call this the best talk show in America – except it’s not in America. It’s imported from England – and imports more genuine moments of both humor and conversation than any of our current home-grown talk shows. Try it; you’ll love it.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
21
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Titus Welliver returns as LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch for Season 3, which takes place 18 months after the events ending Season 2. Conceivably, that gives the emotionally battered detective time to heal, at least emotionally – but apparently, that’s not the direction the show is taking. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
21
 
 
After a week off, Bill Maher returns, with a show devoid of celebrity guests – but filled, instead, with journalists, activists, authors and politicians. Usually, these turn out to be the liveliest, and most informative, shows of all.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
TV WWorth Buying
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Anne of Green Gables: 30th Anniversay Edition [Blu-ray]

Moira Walley-Beckett, veteran of Breaking Bad (she won an Emmy for writing the “Ozymandias” episode) has a new adaptation of the 1908 "Anne of Green Gables" tale premiering in May on Netflix. Entitled Anne With an E, the new series will go deeper and darker into Anne’s back-story. The 1985 mini-series version, starring Megan Fellows, tracked the original children's novel of the spirited and headstrong 11-year-old orphan who finds a new family and rural life on Prince Edward Island. The adaptation received multiple nominations and awards, and perhaps more than any of the numerous AOGG sequels, animations and series, helped make a worldwide audience for the charming Anne, who is full of blundering charm and courage. Available at Amazon. –Eric Gould