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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
5
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Frankie Shaw is not only the creator and writer and director of this new Showtime series, but she’s its star as well. And since SMILF (the S stands for Single; for the rest, you’re on your own) is about a single mom trying to make it in a rather judgmental and tough world, it could almost be seen as a spiritual sequel to Lena Dunham’s Girls. Except that the support system for Shaw’s Bridgette Bird is less expansive, and supportive: Her inner circle includ
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
5
 
 
Until John Oliver stops making me laugh and think at the same time, I’ll keep pointing out whenever he has a new episode of Last Week Tonight on HBO. So get used to it, because I don’t suspect either of us is stopping soon. Not so long as he keeps pulling out such stunts as seagull puppets...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
3
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Earlier this year, a new adaptation of a vintage Margaret Atwood novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, became the first streaming service TV production to win the Emmy as Outstanding Drama Series. Now comes another streaming-TV adaptation from another vintage Atwood novel, and Alias Grace, too, is sure to garner attention and praise. Sarah Gadon stars in this period story, based on actual events, about a woman accused and convicted of murder in the 1840s, who more than a decade late
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
2
 
 
The good place, which actually is a bad place, is becoming a dangerous place, as Janet, the heavenly humanoid that helps create and maintain the place’s illusions, continues to self-destruct. Which, in turn, leads to some destruction all around her. And this week, Janet is on an emotional rebound after a “breakup,” which leads to lots of things breaking up – or threatening to. And that includes, apparently, the entire good place/bad place.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
27
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Season 1 of Stranger Things sort of sneaked up on everyone, becoming a pop-culture cult hit on the basis of its Eighties nostalgia and its classic horror-story sensibilities. Season 2, at least in the four episodes on which I’ve binged this morning, holds up the tradition and the energy, introducing some new characters (played by Sean Astin and Paul Reiser, whose resumes are hints to one reason they were cast) and introducing new mysteries that are part jigsaw puzzles, par
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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