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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

Anne With
An E

Netflix
Streaming

Better Call Saul
AMC
Mondays
10 PM ET

Fargo
FX
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

I Love Dick
Amazon Prime
Streaming

The Handmaid's Tale
Hulu
Streaming

iZombie
CW
Tuesdays
9 PM ET

Last Week Tonight
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

Master of None
Netflix
Streaming

VEEP
HBO
Sundays
10:30 PM ET
 
 
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
19
 
 
The film noir coma dream by Archer (J. Jon Benjamin) continues, with Archer and all his colleagues trapped in an alternate reality with different settings and identities. Hey, wait a second… except for the film noir part, isn’t that exactly what’s going on right now on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Except that on that show, the hero isn’t driving around with a beautiful redhead and a dead body.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
14
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This series, formerly on the now defunct Pivot network, returns for Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video. Richard Dormer returns as the star of this series, and for the new season, Fortitude adds Dennis Quaid as a new, big-name co-star. It’s essentially a murder mystery set in a remote town in Norway, with a lot of character exploration to boot. And a lot of frozen scenery, just as in Fargo. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
14
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This Netflix original series is a fully authorized remake of the 1988 low-budget cult hit, in which Joel Hodgson, then Mike Nelson, played futuristic space travelers forced by evil scientists to watch bad old movies – space travelers who maintained their sanity by heckling those films as they watched, with help from the equally vocal and sarcastic robots constructed for that very purpose: Crow, Tom Servo, and Gypsy. That often hilarious series, bounced around to several TV
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
14
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The first season of Chelsea Handler’s wide-ranging, planet-hopping talk show on Netflix got much better as it went along, and for Season 2, which begins tonight, there’s even more change in store – and all the changes sound positive. Instead of last year’s thrice-weekly 30-minute format, the new Chelsea, beginning tonight, switches to a once-a-week, 60-minute show. This gives the hostess less work per week, but more time to delve into her topics, and just
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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
 TOP TVWW SPECIAL DEAL$
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 Follows, 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 Anne, who is full of blundering charm and courage. Available at Amazon. –Eric Gould