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TV Guide Magazine October 12, 2020

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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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United States
TV Guide Magazine, LLC
26 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

I wonder what name TV historians will give to the era of television that starts with the year 2020. We’ve had Golden Ages, Platinum Ages, Second and Third Golden Ages—and, of course, Peak TV. A new age is definitely occurring now. Right in the middle of the streaming wars upheaval, the pandemic struck, and as a result, we’ve been dealing with delayed shows, pushed schedules and a very late fall TV season. Many of the new series that the broadcast networks were planning to premiere in the fall will now air in 2021. And looking even further into the future, the traditional start of the fall season could move permanently to the beginning of the calendar year. After months of tumult and change, our mission to give readers the best…

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

Stumptown is canceled? This was one of the shows I was most looking forward to. I think we’ve all accepted that many of our favorite shows are not going to be back on a traditional timeline, so what’s the difference if, as was reported as one of the factors, the show might not return until April? Is it any wonder the networks have trouble keeping viewers? Here’s hoping another network or platform of any kind picks it up. —Debbie MATT ROUSH: This is especially disappointing because ABC had renewed the drama, one of last season’s few standouts, after its first year, only to reverse course. Whether logistical, economic or creative reasons contributed to this unhappy decision, the fact is that Stumptown wasn’t the breakout hit ABC had hoped. And while it…

2 min.
curb your enthusiasm

NO ONE MAKES us cringe (and laugh) quite like Larry David on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. In the acclaimed comedy, which premiered October 15, 2000, the Seinfeld cocreator plays a semi-fictionalized “Larry David,” a curmudgeon whose ill-timed gaffes, petty grievances, oddball hang-ups and constant kvetching leave viewers and his onscreen wife, Cheryl (Cheryl Hines), squirming and cracking up. The cast is signed up to film an upcoming 11th season, and the full series is available to stream on HBO Max. Here’s a look at some of the most awkwardly funny Curb shenanigans. BIGGEST BLUNDER When Larry, seated courtside at the Staples Center, mistakenly trips and injures Lakers star Shaquille O’Neal in “Shaq” (Season 2, Episode 8), he’s booed by fans and hated by everyone in L.A. But Larry finds unexpected benefits to…

2 min.
america’s most watched 25 top shows

Watched Live 1 Sunday Night Football: Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints NBC 17.8 2 Monday Night Football: New Orleans Saints vs. Las Vegas Raiders ABC 8.0 3 60 Minutes CBS 7.6 4 Football Night in America, Part 3 NBC 6.7 5 America’s Got Talent (Wednesday) NBC 6.6 6 America’s Got Talent (Tuesday) NBC 6.2 7 Dancing With the Stars ABC 6.1 8 The Masked Singer Fox 5.9 The Season 4 premiere of the reality series won the night with viewers age 18–49 (2 million) but was down compared with last fall’s launch, which had 8 million total viewers. 9 America’s Got Talent Finale Preview NBC 5.5 10 Celebrity Family Feud ABC 5.3 11 I Can See Your Voice Fox 4.6 12 The Simpsons Fox 4.4 13 Big Brother (Thursday) CBS 4.2 Big Brother (Wednesday) CBS 4.2 NCIS CBS 4.2 16 Big Brother (Sunday) CBS 4.1 17…

2 min.
creek stars’ next moves

POP TV’S BELOVED sitcom Schitt’s Creek recently swept the Emmys for its final season, nabbing Outstanding Comedy Series as well as trophies for all four of its main actors. And now you don’t have to pay for a Netflix subscription to catch up on the story of the down-on-their-luck Rose family: The show recently started airing in syndication on broadcast channels across the country. What’s next for the award-winning cast? Daniel Levy The comedy’s cocreator and core cast member (as uptight David Rose) recently played a neurotic Los Angeles actor in HBO’s Coastal Elites, a special that was shot in quarantine. This holiday season, look for him opposite Kristen Stewart and Alison Brie in director Clea DuVall’s queer romantic comedy Happiest Season. He’ll also make his mark on TV for years…

1 min.
star wars picard vs. luke

Tomato, tomahto. Whether you’re a Jedi or a Trekker, we can all agree that the Force is strong in Uber Eats’ engaging new advertising campaign. The food-delivery service recruited Star Wars icon Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Star Trek legend Sir Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) for a series of cheeky commercials that feed off the sci-fi universe’s rival fandoms. In one, The Next Generation and Picard’s cricket bat–toting Brit taunts Hamill with “Careful, Daddy’s not here to save you.” Armed with a baseball bat, the actor best known for playing Darth Vader’s son replies, “Oh, I am my daddy…wait, what?” In other spots, Hamill takes jabs at Stewart’s royal title during a game of Connect 4, and Stewart mocks Hamill for crying foul after being bested at air hockey by…