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



Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
CW
Fridays
8 PM ET

Curb Your Enthusiasm
HBO
Sundays
10 PM ET

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
BBC America
Saturdays
9 PM ET

The Girlfriend Experience
Starz
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Graham Norton Show
BBC America
Saturdays
10 PM ET

Marvel's The Punisher
Netflix
Streaming

Mr. Robot
USA
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Saturday Night Live
NBC
Saturdays
11:29 PM

This Is Us
NBC
Tuesdays
9 PM ET

The Walking Dead
AMC
Sundays
9 PM ET
 
 
2017
Nov
15
 
 
On Sunday, I wrote that I was looking forward to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver just to see how Oliver would react to the week’s notably volatile headlines. Tonight, I’m writing the same thing about Samantha Bee. Her take on Roy Moore’s senatorial bid in Alabama, in particular, given the allegations piling up against him, ought to be… memorable.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
14
 
 
As current ABC sitcoms go, Modern Family may own Halloween, but The Middle has just as firm a hold on Thanksgiving. This Midwestern family has grown a lot over the years – the kids, physically as well as emotionally – and gathering them around the holiday table has both measured and showcased those annual growth spurts. And then, of course, there are the visiting relatives… Except this year, the Hecks are the visitors, taking a holiday road trip to visit Frankie’s sister
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
14
 
 
According to NBC, tonight’s This Is Us is the first of three special episodes about “the big three.” And if you don’t know what – or, more accurately, who – the “big three” are, then you haven’t bee watching. But if you have, you’ll be ready, as one of the trio of siblings is invited back to high school to receive a tribute.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
14
 
 
Last week, I identified that night’s episode as the finale of the Cult story line of American Horror Story. Then I tuned in to watch the ending, and boy, was I surprised. Not by the ending, but by the realization that it wasn’t the ending. Sorry. For some reason, I was convinced Cult would conclude after 10 episodes. Nope. It’s still going – and tonight, the new episode is called “Great Again.”
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
14
 
 
Last week’s series premiere of this Depression-era drama, a more modern Western about farmers, strikebreakers, and roving gunmen (and gunwomen), was memorably violent, surprising, and populated with mysterious and intriguing characters. Is Damnation worth a second look? Given the premiere’s execution, and its title – hell, yes.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
13
 
 
The “new” mutants in this collection of fugitives and refugees are still learning about, and training to use, their powers. The “veteran” mutants, meanwhile, are scrambling to protect the newbies, to rescue fellow mutants that have been captured already, and to prepare for the war that the X-Men have warned them is coming. And also in hiding, with their newly “outed” powerfully gifted teens, are two “normal” parents. Although, as The Gifted demonst
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
12
 
 
After this week? I can’t wait for John Oliver to hold court on this election, and the most recent scandals.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
10
 
 
I’ll repeat the same thing I said last week: the more of these installments are shown, the more its point is made that there are way too many mass shootings in the U.S. This week’s documentary is about the 2012 mass shooting in the Wisconsin town of Oak Creek, where the target was a Sikh temple and the people praying within.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
7
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This eight-part miniseries, based on the book by Martha Radditz, takes a Rashomon approach to a 2004 battle in Iraq, when a U.S. Army platoon suddenly found itself surrounded by well-armed insurgents in a fight for control of the Sadr City section of Baghdad. Each largely fictionalized episode is shown from the point of view of a different individual, whether a soldier, an Iraqi, or a loved one back in Fort Hood. Jason Ritter and Kate Bosworth star. For full reviews, see Ed
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
5
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Last season, this Steven Soderbergh TV series about a highly paid escort offering her clients the illusion of emotional closeness – a so-called “girlfriend experience” -- was focused on one character, played by Riley Keough, who pretty much enjoyed her work, though not always the clients or circumstances. This season, the one-hour show tells two stories in each installment, focusing on two different women. And though Soderbergh remains the executive producer, t
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This Day in TV History

 
 
TV WWorth Buying
TOP TVWW SPECIAL DEAL$$
The Dana Carvey Show

The new Hulu documentary about SNL veteran Dana Carvey’s failed 1996 ABC sketch comedy show is now available. Too Funny to Fail recounts how the iconoclastic series, cancelled after seven episodes, got off to a horrendous start with advertisers, after a sketch with Carvey as then-President Bill Clinton, eager to demonstrate his compassion, suckled a baby, puppies and a kitten simultaneously from canine-like array of prosthetic nipples. Carvey’s edgier side turned out to be somewhat ill-suited for prime time, and the show lost six million viewers before the premiere episode ended. The show is now considered a milestone however for it’s now A-list stable of performers and writers: Louis CK, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and Robert Smigel. Includes the final unaired eighth episode and deleted scenes. On sale at Amazon for $18. –Eric Gould