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TV Guide Magazine June 21, 2021

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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TV Guide Magazine, LLC
26 Issues

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LEGAL DRAMA My husband and I were extremely disappointed that CBS’s All Rise and ABC’s Rebel were canceled. They were both about bright, strong women finding the right way to figure out legal issues in totally different ways. The women who played the main roles were great and the storylines strong. What a shame! —Anne NO QUESTION All the guest hosts of Jeopardy! have done a good job, but there is something special about Mayim Bialik. She is poised, confident, obviously smart without flaunting it and seems delighted to be on set. She gets my vote! —Jan KUDOS CORNER Bon appétit to Worst Cooks in America on Food Network, possibly the most hilarious series on TV. The winning combination of disgraceful cooking, closet stand-up comedians and deft editing, graphics and sound effects is fall-off-the-couch funny.…

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ask matt

@TVGMMattRoush I am a senior and a Vietnam veteran. The season finale of CBS’s SEAL Team was very emotional and touching for me and I am sure for other veterans. I am severely disappointed about the show’s renewal only being on Paramount+ after a few episodes in the fall. Moving it to streaming means reducing access for many seniors and veterans who are on a fixed income and not as tech-savvy. —Bill MATT ROUSH: Variations on this heartfelt lament have dominated my mailbag since CBS announced the decision. SEAL Team is one of several “on the bubble” shows this year that might have been canceled outright if not for the option to migrate to streaming. This was probably the most disheartening move, because SEAL Team (unlike the spooky and bizarre Evil, which…

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first look

Stories and settings change every season on TBS’s time-hopping comedy anthology series Miracle Workers. For Season 3 (Tuesday, July 13, 10:30/9:30c), stars Steve Buscemi and Daniel Radcliffe (above) pardner up to cross the Oregon Trail in the Old West, circa 1844. Idealistic reverend Ezekiel Brown (Radcliffe) and cocky bandit Benny the Teen (Buscemi) lead an epic wagon train journey to give their town a new start. The going gets rough: “They face everything from river crossings to snake oil salesmen to shoot-outs,” note showrunners Dan Mirk and Robert Padnick. Let’s hope no one dies of dysentery! —Emily Aslanian The Show We’re Talking About in the Office In the wake of HBO Max’s Friends reunion, the time seems ideal for more nostalgia comfort food, and Reunion Road Trip (E!) is as warm and…

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first look at the best new fall shows

On the Case LAW & ORDER: FOR THE DEFENSE (NBC) What can we say about Dick Wolf’s ageless Law & Order franchise: The mothership’s first spinoff, Special Victims Unit, TV’s longest-running live-action series, has been renewed for Seasons 23 and 24. Newbie Organized Crime, featuring the return of Christopher Meloni’s Elliot Stabler, opened big and remained a hit with fans—thanks in part to the crossovers bringing together beloved cops Stabler and Benson (Mariska Hargitay), which will continue in Season 2. For the Defense completes Wolf’s Thursday night sweep. WHY WE’RE EXCITED Across six Law & Order series, spanning 30 years, defense attorneys have largely been supporting players—foils and enemies. This still-tobe-cast drama set at a criminal defense firm puts them under the microscope. For Wolf, who’s tapped CSI veteran Carol Mendelsohn as showrunner,…

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true to life

Truth isn’t just stranger than fiction. It’s also the perfect starting point for these series. In the sudsy Lee Daniels drama Our Kind of People (Fox), set in a Martha’s Vineyard enclave that’s become a real-life playground for the Black elite, Yaya DaCosta (Chicago Med) plays a new arrival who threatens the old guard. Impeachment: American Crime Story (September 7, FX), the next chapter in Ryan Murphy’s ripped-from-the-headlines anthology series, tackles the Bill Clinton scandal, with Edie Falco and Clive Owen as the First Couple, Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky and the ubiquitous Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp. Marga be working for a cleaning service. Qualley’s own mother, Andie MacDowell, costars. And muscles, music and murder plots take center stage in Curse of the Chippendales (Discov ery+), a juicy four-part…

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dial up the tension

In the mood for edge-of-yourseat fare? Keep an eye out for new visits to two classic suspenseful series, plus some deadly scourges that are all too real. Last we saw Dexter (Showtime), the killer’s killer had faked his own death and gone lumberjacking. Eight years later, Michael C. Hall returns and goes gunning for a new bad guy (Clancy Brown, Billions). Equally anticipated is David Chase’s Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of New ark (September 24, HBO Max), set in the 1960s and ’70s with James Gandolfini’s son, Michael, as a young Tony Soprano. In Dopesick (Hulu), Michael Keaton leads an unflinching look at the epidemic of opioid addiction. And anthology series The Hot Zone: Anthrax (November 28, National Geographic) focuses on the deadly letters sent to public figures…