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TV Guide Magazine July 9, 2018

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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ask matt

Is time up for the cast of Timeless?@TVGMMattRoushAmerica’s top TV critic Matt Roush answers your burning questionsI’m very disappointed that NBC has canceled Timeless—again! do you think it’s possible they will green-light a two-hour wrap-up movie? I hope that NBC and Sony Pictures Television can work out the economics so there’s a silver lining to all of this and that NBC will #endTimelessRight! —ChrisMATT ROUSH: The second season was already something of a miracle, revived after nBC initially canceled the series. underperforming in a new Sunday timeslot sealed its fate, but hope springs eternal, and there are reports that NBC and the Sony studio are negotiating for a TV-movie finale to wrap up the storyline. (If those talks fall through, maybe Sony could pony up and produce this for its…

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stuff we love

STAND-UP COMEDY EDITION!RYAN HAMILTON: HAPPY FACEAvailable on NetflixIdaho native Ryan Hamilton is an absolute delight to watch in his first-ever special. Part John Mulaney, part Brian Regan—and part potatoes, probably—he is the wholesome, hysterical friend I always wished I had. His sharp wit and self-deprecating charm pair perfectly with innocent topics like hot-air ballooning and snail mail. This is the type of stand-up performance you’ll go back to again and again—and trust me, I do. —Molly Baxter, Editorial InternRICHARD PRYOR: LIVE IN CONCERTAvailable on NetflixThe revolutionary Richard Pryor mined his personal demons to become the king of freewheeling, soul-baring stand-up, and every comic since has sought to reach the mark he hit with this entertaining 1979 special. A peerless mimic and creator of characters, Pryor is a brutally honest raconteur,…

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our dream emmy nominees

GAME OF THRONESONE DAY AT A TIMETHE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISELTHE EMMYS GET knocked, sometimes rightfully so, for the habit of repeatedly nominating the same shows and stars. That’s the nature of the medium, and why wouldn’t you want to reward continued excellence? But each year new contenders emerge, and underdogs previously snubbed yearn to get noticed. So while we await the July 12 announcement of this year’s nominees, here are some of our recent—and sometimes longtime—favorites that we’d love to see get the Emmy nod.DRAMA SERIESNot so much a dream as an inevitability, this category will likely be dominated by two past and very deserving winners: HBO’s spectacular Game of Thrones, which sat out last year, and Hulu’s harrowingly relevant The Handmaid’s Tale, which swept the 2017 awards circuit. No…

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the conners return…without roseanne

ABC’s about-face leaves Barr (center, with Gilbert and Goodman) out of the pictureTALK ABOUT HAVING some ’splaining to do: On June 21, ABC announced that a spinoff of Roseanne—which had been canceled weeks prior—would premiere this fall with 10 episodes. Missing from the family couch will be Roseanne Barr, whose racist May 28 tweet brought an end to the revived hit. (And hit it was: After March’s premiere drew 18 million viewers, ABC fast-tracked another season.) According to the network, The Conners (working title) follows patriarch Dan (John Goodman), sister-in-law Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) and kids Darlene (co–executive producer Sara Gilbert), Becky (Lecy Goranson) and D.J. (Michael Fishman) and “will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”Barr, who will have zero financial…

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better call saul

THERE’S LOTS COOKING on Better Call Saul in Season 4. When last we left hardened former cop Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), he was indebted to soft-spoken—but deadly—restaurateur/drug dealer Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito, far left, with Banks), who helped him clean stolen cartel money. When the drama returns (Monday, August 6, 9/8c, AMC), Mike “finds getting his toes wet in the Gus Fring world is not so easy,” executive producer Peter Gould says. Bad for Mike, but good for viewers anxious to see the Breaking Bad prequel inch closer to its successor. “You [see] how Gus builds his empire and what piece Mike plays in that,” Gould says. Still, warns Banks, “If you hire Mike for his expertise, he will deliver—but don’t push him around.” Hear that, Gus?TOP: ADAM ROSE/ABC/GETTYIMAGES. BOTTOM:…

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Watch with your pets!DogTVIf you have pups, there’s a good chance you leave the tube on to keep them company when you’re out. The Humane Society has teamed up with new streaming service DogTV to offer 24/7 content designed to be an audio and visual treat for canines. And at $9.99 a month, it’s cheaper than a pet sitter! (dogtv.com, available on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Android and iOS)Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing ThingsSaturdays, 9/8c, Nat Geo WildWith a title like this, you get what you signed up for, and that’s laughs from both the subjects and the host. “The best way to describe Animals Doing Things is that there are animals and they are doing things,” cracks funnyman Mandel. The July 21 season finale again finds him providing…