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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
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America in Color
Smithsonian
Sundays
8 PM ET

Broadchurch
BBC America
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
TBS
Wednesdays
10:30 PM

Game of Thrones
HBO
Sundays
9PM ET

The Great British Baking Show
PBS
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Nineties
CNN
Sundays
9 PM ET

Orphan Black
BBC America
Saturdays
10 PM ET

P.O.V.
PBS
Mondays
9 PM ET
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Power
Starz!
Sundays
9 PM ET

Will
TNT
Mondays
9 PM ET
 
 
2017
Jun
2
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Will Arnett returns with Season 2 of his often downbeat series, about a former alcoholic named Chip who, as he struggles to get his life together, may be losing his grip on the “former” part. This season, things start out even more bleak for poor Chip, which wouldn’t have seemed possible at the end of last year. But here we go…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s Season 3 for Bloodline – and in this episode, the normally reliable character, played by Kyle Chandler, goes off the rails. Or, at least, goes off the road, after a car accident that can best be described as unusual. It involves an alligator…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
23
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: First three episodes of Season 3, the new season, are available today, as Casual embarks on yet another run of 13 episodes about an unusual, but not twisted, sort of sibling living arrangement. Tommy Dewey plays a single man whose sister, played by Michaela Watkins, is newly divorced – and with a teenaged daughter (played by Tara Lynne Barr) to raise, she decides to cohabit with her bachelor brother. It’s a Casual living arrangement that leaves plenty of room fo
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
19
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Season 3 of this very funny, impressively multi-layered character comedy launches today, with Ellie Kemper continuing to persist, and in most cases evolve, as former cult captive Ellie Kemper. Last year’s cliffhanger had the charismatic but criminal leader of that cult, played by Jon Hamm, threatening to resurface with plans for a new marriage. Ellie’s not the targeted intended bride, though – because she already was forcibly “married” to him back w
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
12
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Jill Soloway of Transparent brings another intentionally and creatively provocative TV series to Amazon. This one takes the 1997 novel by Chris Kraus, told through a series of letters written by an infatuated yet infuriated artistic woman to a self-centered yet charismatic intellectual figure named Dick, and turns it into a playful comedy-drama, with Kathryn Hahn as the central protagonist, and Kevin Bacon as the embodiment of the self-satisfied artist, running an arts program i
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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

 
 
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Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season One

IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012-16) was a respectable heir to the late ’70s PBS Fernwood 2 Night legacy of talk show satire — generally improvised by its host Scott Auckerman and his celebrity guests. Aukerman, a veteran of Bob Odenkirk’s Mr. Show and co-creator of Between Two Ferns, carries the ultra-droll torch here, tongue firmly in cheek, sans laugh-track. Comedy Bang! Bang! also helped launch the career of sidekick and musical conductor Reggie Watts, now leading the house band for The Late Show with James Corden. A bargain at Amazon, under $7. –Eric Gould

 
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