TV Guide Magazine August 30, 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.

United States
TV Guide Magazine, LLC
26 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

There’s been one thing we could count on over the past year and a half to keep us all connected, no matter how far apart we lived or how separately we worked: TV. It didn’t matter if it was network, cable or streaming. We all wanted to talk about the latest show we fell in love with, or maybe give our friends a heads-up about a series that didn’t quite live up to its hype. TV GUIDE MAGAZINE hasn’t just been a part of those conversations, we’re happy to have started a lot of them, especially with our iconic Fall Preview issue. Every year, as the weather turns a little cooler and we spend more time indoors, we cover the TV landscape to give you inside access and unique insights into…

2 min
ask matt

@TVGMMattRoush Why doesn’t Jeopardy! set more rules regarding the selection of “answers”? Matt Amodio’s strategy of skipping around and starting with the $1,000 or $2,000 clues throws other contestants, and you often end up with a boring rout. Quite honestly, I end up cheering for the other players. —Laurie MATT ROUSH: One fan’s “boring” is another’s “fascinating.” Some may have felt a similar frustration during the long runs of James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings—and Amodio is behind only those two champs in regular-season winnings. (He concluded the latest season with an 18-day streak and $574,801 in winnings, and returns for September 13’s opener.) But this is how legends are born. They play however works best for them, and to set guidelines for which clues they can play and when would violate the…

1 min
your feedback

BOO-YAH Cheers to The CW for airing Wellington Paranormal! This show is a delight. The deadpan delivery of the police officers is priceless. “Is it normal? Is it paranormal?” It is extraordinary. —Aimee SOLO ACTION History’s Alone is far better than any thriller movie. You get suspense and great contestants with expertise and talent. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I wish they could extend a few episodes to further explain how some of their knowledge would help the rest of us. And I’m a 70-year-old female. —Donna CORRECTION In TV GUIDE MAGAZINE’s August 16 issue, we mistakenly left out the clue for 4 Down on our Crossword (page 74). That clue should have been: “Aunt on Sanford and Son.” We apologize for the inconvenience, and happy puzzling! Email us: COMING…

4 min
25 top shows

Smart Watch If you have a half hour, watch this series Jack (Glenn Howerton) is back on A.P. Bio, but in Season 4, the teacher without a syllabus faces new tests, from principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) and his own dad (Evil Dead’s Bruce Campbell). Thursday, Sept.2, Peacock If you have an hour, check out this series The extraordinary Season 54 premiere of 60 Minutes revisits Sept. 11 from the view of NYC firefighters (343 of whom died) and some of the 60-plus children of the lost who’ve since joined up. Sunday, Sept. 12, 7:30/6:30c, CBS If you have a free evening, watch this documentary “I wanna be nasty; I wanna be raw.” Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James covers the rise and fiery fall of the funk master through rare footage and new interviews.…

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family room

Top Picks ANIMATED Monsters at Work (Season finale, Wednesday, Sept. 1, Disney+) The monstrously cute sequel series to the 2001 flick Monsters, Inc. wraps up its first season. Former Scarer Tylor (voiced by Ben Feldman) finally makes it onto the Laugh Floor, but if Mike and Sulley (the original flick’s Billy Crystal and John Goodman return) can’t produce more power, they face getting shut down. Everyone SCI-FI DC’s Stargirl (Tuesdays, 8/7c, The CW) High school heroine Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl (Brec Bassinger, above) has been on a mission to track down the new villains in town, but in the August 31 episode, she first has to deal with the return of two old foes. Teens MOVIE The Goonies (Peacock) This ’80s adventure film is good silly fun as a quirky group of kids go on a treasure hunt…

2 min
connect your phone (or tablet or laptop) to your tv

These days, phones aren’t just for making calls. Smartphones have a wealth of technology, and one of their many uses is for streaming. Even better news: You don’t have to strain your eyes watching video on the small screen of your phone. Instead, you can project that media—like your favorite TV show or a home movie that you want to share—from your smartphone (and tablets and laptop computers too) directly onto your TV. The process is called “screen mirroring” (sometimes “screen casting”). Here’s how. What You Need In addition to the aforementioned tech, you’ll need a compatible smart TV with Wi-Fi or any television with an HDMI port in it (see “Use a Wire”). Most smart TVs have screen mirroring built in, but if not, you can also plug an Apple TV…