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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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The Americans
FX
Tuesdays
10 PM ET

Bates Motel
A&E
Mondays
9 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
12
 
 
In tonight’s episode, Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) turns 21, and throws himself what he considers a fittingly big bash. It’s worth noting, if only for the fact that, given recent headlines about Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly, this may be the only part of the Fox Empire these days that’s in any mood to celebrate.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
10
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This Season 3 start of Angie Tribeca returns Rashida Jones to the deadpan role of dedicated detective Angie Tribeca, who’s surrounded by clues yet, like her colleagues, perpetually clueless. Angie Tribeca is guilty of serving up the most groan-inducing puns and outrageous sight gags since the days of Police Squad! and the classic Mel Brooks TV sitcoms, including Get Smart. And that’s meant not as a complaint, but as the highest of compliments. There aren’t many
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
31
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: Robert Redford, Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, and Jesse Plemons star in this challenging new film, which posits, and dramatizes,  a thought-provoking hypothetical: What if proof were discovered of an actual afterlife? How would people respond? And, given that information, would they wait for their natural deaths to see for themselves? If you’re dying to know the answers to those questions, this is for you…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
29
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new series, set in London in the late 1700s, tells of a scrappy, social-climbing madam, played by Samantha Morton, whose two daughters represent different strata on the 18th century flesh-trade scale. One is played by Jessica Brown-Findlay (pictured), who recently played Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey. The premiere episode sets up two competing houses of ill repute and a lot of political, sexual and financial intrigue – similar to the dynamics laid out, so to speak, in H
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
17
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Acorn TV presents the first season – four episodes – of a new legal series, from Ireland, starring Neil Morrissey and Amy Huberman (pictured). For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
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The Birthday Boys: Season One

Bob Odenkirk has returned as everyone’s fave crook lawyer for the third season of Better Call Saul. But before his spin as Jimmy McGill, (who would take the name of Saul Goodman for Breaking Bad) he had a career in sketch comedy, even penning the “Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker” sketch for Chris Farley on Saturday Night Live. Odenkirk’s long resume includes four seasons on HBO in the ’90s in Mr. Show with David Cross, and in 2013-14 he starred in this sketch comedy show, The Birthday Boys, for IFC. Odenkirk and crew delve here into the thinking man’s absurdist style of humor, recalling the best of Monty Python, Kids in the Hall and The Ben Stiller Show. On sale at Amazon for $14. – Eric Gould