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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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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
May
6
 
 
Comedian Chris Gethard’s one-man Off-Broadway show, Career Suicide, is a standup comedy routine in which he gets up close and personal – with himself, and his battle with depression, and even his thoughts of suicide. It’s about as raw a topic as you can choose – and Gethard talks the talk with enough empathy, humor and insight to make it a program you shouldn’t miss, and won’t soon forget.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
5
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The Season 2 premiere of this multiple-perspective, multiple-storyline sci-fi series picks up where Season 1 left off – but also serves as a reset of course, to re-establish the story and characters and give new viewers a way in. Since Season 1 is available in its entirety on Netflix already, that’s hardly a requirement – but with a narrative this convoluted, it is a bit helpful. Eight characters are connected, telepathically and in other ways, and a giant cong
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
2
 
 
No matter how smart you thought the young Einstein, played by Johnny Flynn, was in last week’s premiere episode of Genius: Albert Einstein, tonight he’s smarter. Because he’s older, even when he’s not played by Geoffrey Rush. And besides – even when it comes to the intelligence of Albert Einstein, all things are relative…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
30
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Last night, W. Kamau Bell was on CNN, not only commenting on the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as it was barely underway, but also promoting the return of his weekly CNN comedy series, which returns tonight. Add it to your Sunday political wrap-ups, along with Showtime’s The Circus and, though it’s on hiatus this week, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s Season 3 for Sharon and Ron, the very unlikely couple played by Sharon Horgan and Ron Delaney on this sharp-witted Amazon comedy series. When they started as a “couple,” they were a weekend hookup that went a different way after she became pregnant. Now, to begin the new season, they now have two kids, and these new episodes will include infidelity, addiction, unemployment, and more. And supporting player Carrie Fisher, who finished filming this season of
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Justin Simien’s 2014 movie of the same name is the inspiration for this new Netflix spinoff, and claims him as an executive producer, and occasional writer and director, as well. The narration is provided by Giancarlo Esposito, who’s moonlighting from duties as the returning Gus Fring on AMC’s Better Call Saul. But here, he’s only heard, not seen, as each installment of Dear White People focuses mostly on a different core character. Central to the opening
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
23
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: For Season 4 of this series, the startup known as Pied Piper has become a victim of its own success – and the individual team members who created the company have to decide whether to stay on, sell out, or both.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
22
 
 
The way this AMC Western is structured, we follow the character of Eli through two different time frames. Eli as the family patriarch, played by Pierce Brosnan, is shown in 1915, dealing with inventions and interlopers in the “modern” era. And Eli as a young boy, captured then raised by Comanches, is shown tonight in 1849, facing a very daunting survival test.  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
22
 
 
SNEAK PREVIEW: Caroline Dhavernas stars in this new Lifetime series, which premieres officially tomorrow but is slipped onto the schedule tonight as a special sneak preview. She plays a woman who’s sort of a superhero with an alter ego, only her goal is not to save lives, but to take them. By day, she saves live as an ER doctor. By night, she and a sidekick go out on missions to help terminally ill people commit assisted suicide.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
22
 
 
Katherine Kelly continues to star as Miss Quill, head of the Coal Hill School – which, it’s worth noting, was part of the plot of the very first episode of Doctor Who. And that was back in 1963.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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
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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