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TV Guide Magazine

October 26, 2020

TV Guide Magazine tells you what’s worth watching. With its unparalleled access and authority, it's the only publication devoted exclusively to television. It includes celebrity interviews, in-depth previews, sneak peeks and authoritative reviews from critic Matt Roush.

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STAR POWER Thank you, thank you, thank you for featuring Michael Weatherly on your cover [“Returning Favorites,” October 12 issue]. Michael is a tremendous actor, and CBS’s Bull is going very well. Please don’t let him be a stranger on the cover of your magazine. —Carol REALITY LOVEI just watched Show-time’s Love Fraud, and Carla the bounty hunter deserves her own show. —Anita COMIC RELIEF While I will miss seeing Julia Butters as Anna-Kat Otto on ABC’s American Housewife, Giselle Eisenberg is a great choice for the role [the Life in Pieces actress took over the part in September]. After reading through the “Returning Favorites” issue, I can’t begin to tell you how painfully obvious it is that the new shows are sorely lacking. Thank God for returning favorites whenever they return.…

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america’s top tv critic matt roush answers your burning questions

I have never seen Fargo, but this season with Chris Rock looks very interesting. Do I need to watch the previous installments to know what’s going on, or does it start with a new storyline each season? —Michele MATT ROUSH: First, follow your instincts and do not miss this season. (You can catch up on FX’s website or on demand, or watch this and all past seasons on FX on Hulu.) Thankfully, Fargo is an anthology series, meaning every season starts fresh, with a new set of actors and (usually) characters in different locales and time settings. Even though the series occasionally makes a nod to other seasons, each stands alone and can be watched without knowing anything about what aired previously. What connects the various chapters is a distinctive style…

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america’s most watched 25 top shows

Watched Live 1 Sunday Night Football: Vikings vs. Seahawks NBC 15.1 2 Thursday Night Football: Buccaneers vs. Bears Fox 14.7 3 The NFL on CBS (Monday): Patriots vs. Chiefs CBS 14.6 4 60 Minutes CBS 12.0 5 Vice Presidential Debate ABC 9.8 6 NBA Finals (Game 5) ABC 8.9 7 NBA Finals (Game 6) ABC 8.3 The L.A. Lakers beat the Miami Heat to win their 17th title. But with games shifted from spring to fall, the Finals viewership dropped from a 2019 average of 15.1 million to 7.5 million. 8 NBA Finals (Game 4) ABC 7.5 9 Vice Presidential Debate NBC 6.8 10 NBC News: Joe Biden Town Hall NBC 6.7 11 NBA Finals, Post-Game (Sunday) ABC 6.3 12 The Masked Singer Fox 6.0 13 Dancing With the Stars ABC 5.9 14 60 Minutes Presents CBS 5.5 15 Vice Presidential Debate CBS 5.4 16 NCIS CBS…

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game of thrones spinoff: what we know

The prequel is taking flight! House of the Dragon, HBO’s follow-up to the megahit Game of Thrones, has cast its first actor: Paddy Considine (The Third Day) stars as Viserys Targaryen. Here’s intel on the hugely anticipated series: IT’S BASED ON GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S 2018 NOVEL FIRE & BLOOD Set 300 years before the events of Thrones, the tome tells the tale of House Targaryen—yes, Queen Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke, left) dragon-riding ancestors! THE KING COULD BE IN DANGER Wise, peace-loving Viserys Targaryen—not to be confused with his namesake, Dany’s cruel brother—is chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed his grandfather, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal, a gathering of lords. Viserys is a benevolent and honorable man (shades of Thrones’ ill-fated Ned Stark—we’re scared for him already!). PLENTY OF THRONES…

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what’s next for masterpiece

PBS’S MASTERPIECE CELEBRATES 50 years with a November 29 retrospective special featuring clips from some of its most popular British hits, like sweeping period pieces and addictive, character-driven dramas such as The Jewel in the Crown and Downton Abbey. And with a slate of returning favorites (Grantchester!) and highly anticipated new offerings (Magpie Murders!), the next era starts strong. Executive producer Susanne Simpson, about to complete her first year in Masterpiece’s top post, previews 2021. What are you most looking forward to? We’re probably most excited about All Creatures Great and Small [premiering January 10 and featuring the late Diana Rigg in her last role], which is a new adaptation based on the James Herriot books about a young veterinarian [in 1930s Yorkshire]. It’s very heartwarming, community-based, softly romantic. It’s a great show…

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series scoop

GGG GIGG Blue Bloods alum Amy Carlson and former Lost star Terry O’Quinn are joining CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted in recurring roles. She’ll play a bounty hunter; he’s Jess’ (Julian McMahon) gambling addict dad. Kate Mulgrew is boldly going to the Nickelodeon animated series Star Trek: Prodigy. She’ll reprise her Star Trek: Voyager role, Capt. Kathryn Janeway, on the show, due next year. Mother-daughter duo Andie Mac-Dowell and Margaret Qualley will costar in the Netflix drama Maid, based on the memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. Qualley plays a single mom working to make ends meet, and MacDowell is her eccentric parent. Shawshank Redemption star Morgan Freeman will host and executive produce History’s six-episode Great Escapes With Morgan Freeman, featuring infamous jail breaks. GGGGGGGG Despite being picked up for Season…