new and noteworthy tv: 2/12-2/18

I’m leaning away from the Olympics in hopes that I’ll get a little way through my backlog or at least my to do list, but we’ll see.

  • Olympics (NBC+) – Let the games continue.
  • The Bachelor Winter Games (ABC) Series Premiere, Tuesday – I don’t even know about this franchise but here’s another outing.
  • The Close (SundNow) Series Premiere, Wednesday – Created and performed by two deaf is said to bring a new perspective to familiar stories.
  • Everything Sucks! (Net) Series Premiere, Friday – A new 90s set show looks at the mix of a/v and drama in a high school in Oregon is getting some good buzz.
  • Mozart in the Jungle (Am) Season Premiere, Friday – Based on some reccos I’ve recently upped this on my list of shows to sample.
  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Net) Series Premiere, Sunday – A weekly comedy show looking at news and pop culture.

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new and noteworthy tv: 2/5-2/11

This always brings up the question for me as to how much Olympics I want to watch, sometimes if I dabble too little I don’t have enough context to care, but I just don’t have the time to dedicate the following I might want, but with most shows taking a little hiatus maybe I do.

  • Olympics (NBC+) – We start the week off on Monday with a preview of the games featuring stories of the people that at this point they think we should watch, with prime time coverage kicking off on Thursday with the opening ceremony on Friday, check your local and extended channel listings for your faves, let the games begin!
  • Queer Eye (Net) Wednesday – We’re getting another round with a new Fab 5 and intrigued to see if this still captures the fun of the first.
  • Here & Now (HBO) Sunday, 9pm – Holy Hunter and Tim Robbins head up the family at the center of this new Alan Ball dramedy and sounds like it has some good ingredients but initially isn’t quite there yet.

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new and noteworthy tv: 1/29-2/4

Not a ton coming in which is good because the backlog is getting deep.

  • State of the Union (Various) Tuesday, 6pm – Public address.
  • A.P. Bio (NBC) Thursday, 9:30 – Glenn Howerton stars in a role of failed philosophy scholar as rogue teacher.
  • Absentia (Am) Friday – The woman from Castle is now an FBI agent missing for 6 years to return to her life moved on without her and to become a suspect in new murders.
  • Altered Carbon (Net) Friday – Based on the cyberpunk noir futuristic novel
  • Kitten Bowl (Hall)/Puppy Bowl (AnPl)/Super Bowl (NBC) Sunday, 9am, 3pm – Something for everyone and the note here is This is Us holds the post slot so give your DVRs significant padding, though I’m about to break up with this show.

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new and noteworthy tv: 1/22-1/28

I’m getting ready to do my best tv of 2017 and knowing that I can’t watch everything people love wondering what I’m missing and could cram in. And the new stuff keeps coming…

  • Mosaic (HBO) Series Premiere, Monday, 8pm – This drama is first shown via the Mosaic app as a sort of choose your own adventure then hits as a six-part linear miniseries about a disappearance of a woman, Sharon Stone, and two men in her life.
  • The Alienist (TNT) Series Premiere, Monday, 9pm – Based on the book a look at late 1800s murder investigation with Dakota Fanning, I’m already over these previews.
  • Baskets (Fx) Season Premiere, Tuesday, 10pm – This charming, kooky show returns.
  • Bellevue (WGN) Series Premiere, Tuesday, 10pm – Anna Paquin stars as a detective looking into a disappearance that may be linked to a murder 20 years ago.
  • Prison Playbook (Net) Series Premiere, Wednesday – This Korean show had an about to be major league baseball player landing in prison and navigating that world.
  • Let’s Get Physical (POP) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 8:30pm – In this comedy a man inherits the family gym and must compete against another gym.
  • Waco (Para) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 10pm – This six-part series looks at the events leading up to the standoff.
  • Breathe (Am) Series Premiere, Friday – This Indian psychological drama follows a Mumbai cop tracking seemingly unrelated deaths.
  • Britannia (Am) Series Premiere, Friday – 43AD the Roman Imperial Army heads to conquer Britannia.
  • One Day at a Time (Net) Season Premiere, Friday – This revisit to the series actually worked well for a fun and thoughtful comedy.
  • Australian Open (ESPN) Saturday/Sunday, 12:30am – Who will take the first major of the year?
  • Grammy Awards (CBS) Sunday, 7:30pm – A little song, a little award.

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new and noteworthy tv: 1/15-1/21

Well I finally finished The Wire! And it was well worth watching, although it does hold the test of time it would have been nice to see some of the technology elements in real time. And now I’m continuing on with Deadwood and the rest of the roundup but starting to eye what missed series to visit next.

  • Australian Open (ESPN2) – First week play.
  • Black Lightening (CW) Series Premiere, Tuesday, 9pm – A superhero is drawn back into his old persona getting some initial good buzz.
  • The Paynes (OWN) Series Premiere, Tuesday, 9pm – A spinoff from Tyler Perry’s House of Payne starts with a road trip to Florida.
  • The Path (Hulu) Season Premiere, Wednesday – This cult show returns.
  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace (Fx) Season Premiere, Wednesday, 10pm – It’s reportedly not another OJ but still worth a look.
  • Corporate (Com) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 10pm – A new comic look work looking at two downtrodden employees of a multinational corporation.
  • Grace & Frankie (Net) Season Premiere, Friday – Though not earth shattering I have still be finding this show amusing.
  • Counterpart (Starz) Series Premiere, Sunday, 8pm – Espionage, intrigue, and government conspiracies oh and a parallel dimension J.K. Simmons
  • SAG Awards (TNT) Sunday, 8pm – Kristen Bell hosts.
  • The Resident (Fox) Series Premiere, Sunday, 10pm – This look from the POV of three different doctors at three different stages looks annoying from the previews but with some good talent I’ll still check it out.

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new and noteworthy tv: 7/17-7/23

A little Wimbledon this weekend has challenged my catch up but I’m still making some progress.

  • Loaded (AMC) Series Premiere, Monday, 10pm – A dramedy where tech entrepreneurs get lots of dough from selling out might be worth a look.
  • Last Chance U (Net) Season Premiere, Friday – Docuseries dives back in to follow a Mississippi junior college program.
  • Ozark (Net) Series Premiere, Friday – Jason Bateman and Laura Linney play a couple who move their family to escape a drug lord, I’ll check them out in anything.
  • Phelps vs Shark (Disc) Sunday, 8pm – I’m not really sure how this works but Michael Phelps is swimming against a shark for Shark Week.
  • Tour de France (NBCSN) Sunday, 7:30am – Wrapping it up on the Champs-Elysees.

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new and noteworthy tv: 7/3-7/9

I just wrapped up GLOW on Netflix, which was quite good but I just didn’t love it as much as I had hoped, for me it took a bit for the more dramatic mix of this half hour show to find its footing. And enjoying some summer fare like Killjoys, Orphan Black, Queen Sugar, Wynonna Earp, Playing House, and Animal Kingdom. Still need to take a pass at Broadchurch and the new Prime Suspect: Tennison.

  • Wimbledon (ESPN) Monday, 4am – The first round of this fortnight begins.
  • Tour de France (NBCSN) Monday, 5am – Apparently I no longer have this on my radar because it started on Saturday, too much tv for me to follow this race but might catch a replay of the preshow on Monday before the regular time race to get the lay of the land.
  • 4th of July Fireworks (NBC) Tuesday, 8pm – In case you don’t want to leave your home but still want to see the sparkle and some performances.
  • Snowfall (Fx) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 10pm – The rise of crack in LA in the 80s has gotten more talk of potential than raves about the start of the series.
  • Pure (Hulu) Series Premiere, Friday – Import of a Canadian drama about a Mennonite pastor battling drug trafficking in his neighborhood.
  • Tour de Pharmacy (HBO) Saturday, 10pm – Andy Samberg’s latest comedic entry is a look back at the drug filled cycling, perhaps an amusing break from today’s actual tour?

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new and noteworthy tv: 6/5-6/11

Not a ton new and noteworthy but there are some fun summer shows that I enjoy returning, while I’m still attending to Fargo and kicking through some streaming shows.

  • Ink Master (Spike) Season Premiere, Tuesday, 10pm – I’m still unresolved about my no longer getting Spike.
  • King of the Road (Vice) Season Premiere, Wednesday, 9pm – I thought the first season of this was a weird fun combination of skateboarding and stupid scavenger hunt hijinks.
  • Queen of the South (USA) Season Premiere, Thursday, 10pm – I enjoyed the first season of this drug dealing show with a good protagonist and lots of things going bad.
  • Orange is the New Black (Net) Season Premiere, Friday – Picking up where we left off with big trouble in Litchfield prison.
  • Wynonna Earp (Syfy) Season Premiere, Friday 10pm – This was a fun campy fighting the dead sort of show.
  • Orphan Black (BBCA) Season Premiere, Saturday, 10pm – The final season of what has been a great, though sometimes uneven show, excited to return to Sarah, her sisters and their friends and family.
  • Tony Awards (CBS) Sunday, 8pm – And the award goes to…
  • Claws (TNT) Series Premiere, Sunday, 9pm – Things are complicated in this Florida nail salon dramedy.
  • Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (ABC) Sunday, 9pm – Audience votes on one of two entrepreneurs.
  • French Open (NBC) Saturday/Sunday, 6am – Ready for some finals!

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new and noteworthy tv: 5/22-5/28

As things keep wrapping up I’m starting to make a little dent in the backlog.

  • The Bachelorette (ABC) Season Premiere, Monday, 9pm – Rachel Lindsay is your new lady looking for love.
  • Princess Diana/The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke (CBS) Monday, 8/10pm – A look at Diana and then songs in cars.
  • Casual (Hulu) Season Premiere, Tuesday – I’ve heard some good things about dysfunctional family show.
  • Dirty Dancing (ABC) Wednesday, 8pm – Another redo.
  • Beat Shazam /Love Connection (Fox) Series Premiere, Thursday, 8/9pm – Jamie Foxx hosts this name that tune plus technology show, then a return of the tries 3 dates and reports back.
  • Red Nose Day (NBC) Thursday, 10pm – Entertainers fund raise for kids in need.
  • Bloodline (Net) Season Premiere, Friday – I gave up on this after season one since I ended up not caring that much about any of the characters.
  • French Open (NBC) Sunday, 9am – First round play begins.

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new and noteworthy tv: 1/9-1/15

I guess it’s time for me to acknowledge the new year and get started on my year end lists. Until then there’s always more tv!

  • Big Fan (ABC) Monday, 10pm, Series Premiere – The latest game show slant with three superfans competing against a celebrity about trivia, about the celebrity.
  • President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address (Multiple) Tuesday, 6pm – The end of an era.
  • Taboo (Fx) Series Premiere, Tuesday, 10pm – This latest Tom Hardy period piece hasn’t gotten rave reviews but always worth checking out.
  • Jeff & Some Aliens (Com) Series Premiere, Wednesday, 10:30pm – An animated look at a regular dude and some ‘chill’ aliens probably isn’t my cup of tea.
  • Taking the Stage (ABC) Thursday, 9pm – Entertainers gather for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • My Kitchen Rules (Fox) Series Premiere, Thursday 9pm – Celebrity pairs take on dinner parties and of course critique.
  • The Investigator (Net) Series Premiere, Friday – Another look at real life crime, British style.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (Net) Series Premiere, Friday – The movie version of this didn’t get a ton of raves but the series with the always good Neil Patrick Harris is supposed to work on pretty much all levels.
  • Sneaky Pete (Am) Series Premiere, Friday – Cranston and Giovani Ribisi pairing up against each other with a mix of cons and good supporting cast worth a try.
  • Australian Open (ESPN2) – Opening rounds.
  • Victoria (PBS) Series Premiere, Sunday, 9pm – This is supposed to be a soapy take on royalty, though for a non-royal follower between the Crown and the Royals I may be all booked up.
  • The Young Pope (HBO) Series Premiere, Sunday, 9pm – At 47 Jude Law isn’t all that ‘young’ but he’ll play the protagonist trying to make the church great again, worth a look.

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