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TV Guide Magazine September 17, 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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Fontana as Old Greg; Astin (inset) is New Greg@TVGMMattRoushWhat do you think about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend recasting Greg this season? I doubt this will work. Santino Fontana’s version of Greg was such a major part of the show’s first season and a half, and they wrote him out so well, I don’t see the need for this. Nothing against Skylar Astin, who will probably do a good job, but this seems like an exceedingly weird choice. —JakeMATT ROUSH: Well, Crazy is and always has been an exceedingly weird, yet wonderful, show. And this is one of its wildest leaps yet—not so much recasting the part but reimagining the role so we now see him from the perspective of a very different Rebecca (Rachel Bloom). “It will be kind of a great…

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By JessieNEW EDITIONThe promos for the new CBS series God Friended Me make it look like an updated version of their late-’90s show Early Edition, starring Kyle Chandler, but instead of getting a newspaper, the lead gets “friended” on Facebook. Or is it just me? —RobCOMIC-CON LOVEAs usual, TV GUIDE MAGAZINE has hit it out of the ballpark. I wait with bated breath each year for the Comic-Con issue. I went to four different bookstores to find the one with Arrow on the cover. [Editor’s note: It’s also available at tvinsider.com/comicconmag2018] It was chock-full of info on my favorite shows. Very happy reading! —ElizabethHEY, BANG!We love The Big Bang Theory. Instead of ending it because Jim Parsons wants out, why not send Sheldon off to the Antarctic to study frozen…

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nominees we want to win

(LEFT: HBO. RIGHT: MAARTEN DE BOER)Primetime Emmy Awards Monday, Sept. 17, 8/7c, NBCFIFTH TIME’S THE charm? We certainly hope so for Henry Winkler, who scored acting Emmy nod No. 5 for his role as grandiose acting coach Gene Cousineau on HBO’s Barry. Whether he’s berating student (and hit man) Barry Berkman (Bill Hader) or getting his flirt on with gruff detective Janice Moss (Paula Newsome), Winkler (right and below, with Sarah Goldberg) is one of the best returning favorites of the season. He talks about his current Emmy prospects, as well as his first nomination in 1976 for the breakout role of Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli on Happy Days.Television has been very good to me. My first job was on The Mary Tyler Moore Show [in 1973]; my second was…

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four tv guide magazine staffers on who we want to see take home the gold

KILLING EVE Writing for a Drama, Phoebe Waller-BridgeTHERE WERE TWO genuine success stories last season. The biggest was the revival of Roseanne, which finished as the No. 3 show. The smaller, way-more-fun triumph was the word-of-mouth campaign that made this spy vs. assassin drama a phenomenon. Viewership increased with every episode, which hasn’t happened to a show in 10 years. Waller-Bridge should win not just for writing the complex lady bosses—newly recruited MI6 agent Eve (Sandra Oh, up for lead actress) and psychopath Villanelle (the sadly not-nominated Jodie Comer, far left, with Oh)—but for gleefully subverting plot expectations and never letting us get comfortable with whom we root for. It’s a storytelling rush. —Michael Fell, Editor-in-ChiefYVONNE STRAHOVSKI Supporting Actress (Drama), The Handmaid’s TaleIS SERENA JOY Waterford a villain or a…

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2018 ballot

The CrownDRAMA SERIES○The Americans, FX○The Crown, Netflix○Game of Thrones, HBO○The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu○Stranger Things, Netflix○This Is Us, NBC○Westworld, HBOCOMEDY SERIES○Atlanta, FX○Barry, HBO○black-ish, ABC○Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO○GLOW, Netflix○Silicon Valley, HBO○The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon Prime○The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, NetflixLEAD ACTOR, DRAMA○Jason Bateman, Ozark○Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us○Ed Harris, Westworld○Matthew Rhys, The Americans○Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us○Jeffrey Wright, WestworldLEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA○Claire Foy, The Crown○Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black○Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale○Sandra Oh, Killing Eve○Keri Russell, The Americans○Evan Rachel Wood, WestworldLEAD ACTOR, COMEDY○Anthony Anderson, black-ish○Ted Danson, The Good Place○Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm○Donald Glover, Atlanta○Bill Hader, Barry○William H. Macy, ShamelessThis Is UsLEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY○Pamela Adlon, Better Things○Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel○Allison Janney, Mom○Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish○Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie○Issa Rae, InsecureSUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA○Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones○Peter Dinklage, Game of…

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america’s most watched 25 top shows

FOR THE RECORDPREMIERESI Feel Bad Sept. 19, 10/9c, NBCBattlefish Sept. 21, NetflixThe Good Cop Sept. 21, NetflixManiac Sept. 21, NetflixMagnum P.I. Sept. 24, 9/8c, CBSManifest Sept. 24, 10/9c, NBCFBI Sept. 25, 9/8c, CBSNew Amsterdam Sept. 25, 10/9c, NBCMr Inbetween Sept. 25, 11:30/10:30c, FXSingle Parents Sept. 26, 9:30/8:30c, ABCA Million Little Things Sept. 26, 10/9c, ABCMade in Mexico Sept. 28, NetflixThe Cool Kids Sept. 28, 8:30/7:30c, FoxGod Friended Me Sept. 30, 8:30/7:30c, CBSRel Sept. 30, 9:30/8:30c, FoxFINALESSalvation Sept. 17, 9/8c, CBSElementary Sept. 17, 10/9c, CBSBeat Shazam Sept. 18, 8/7c, FoxLove Connection Sept. 18, 9/8c, FoxCastaways Sept. 18, 10/9c, ABCAmerica’s Got Talent Sept. 19, 8/7c, NBCMasterChef Sept. 19, 8/7c, FoxThe Sinner Sept. 19, 10/9c, USASnowfall Sept. 20, 10/9c, FXKilljoys Sept. 21, 10/9c, SyfyCelebrity Family Feud Sept. 23, 8/7c, ABCThe $100,000 Pyramid Sept.…