What To Watch: 09/16/2019

There’s a new name in late night, and she’s the first attempt at a YouTube to network talk crossover. Ken Burns’ dive into the music of the heartland treads into the Great Depression and into WWII.

A Little Late With Lilly Singh [NBC, 1:35a]
Has there been a female network late night host since Dinah Shore before any of our editors were even born. OK, it’s in the Late Late slot, but YouTube star Singh gets her shot at mainstream fame (or can we not call YouTube non-mainstream at this point).

Country Music [PBS, 8p]
Nashville becomes the heart of the industry and America falls in love with Roy Acuff in the series’ examination of country music through 1945.

The Deuce [HBO, 9p]
Lori is asked to be more compliant after she sticks up for herself on set. Frankie takes his amateur porn biz to the next level. The 80s were just as challenging as the 70s on this excellent show.



  • Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah! If you’re in the mood for watching amateurs dance, your card is full tonight, as the 28th season of Dancing With The Stars opens on ABC with celebrities this round including James Van Der Beek and Lamar Odom, as well as a person who probably ought to be in jail. Meanwhile, on Fox, So You Think You Can Dance? crowns its champion from the four remaining dancers.
  • NBC gives an overview of its 2019-20 schedule with its 2019 NBC Primetime Preview Show tonight.
  • The latest Acorn TV find from over the sea is Taken Down, an Irish thriller starring Ripper Street‘s Lynn Rafferty as Detective Jen Rooney who is tapped to solve the murder of a young Nigerian girl.
  • Things are still a mess for the marooned sailors of AMC’s The Terror, and now they have to deal with old stories, and presumably flashbacks.
  • AMC also unveils a new episode of Lodge 49, which we keep thinking we need to watch, although we’re not sure if the synopsis which talks of some sort of “Mystic Chords of Memory” makes us more or less excited to check it out.
  • Over half a century after we found out (or, for most of us, our ancestors) they were The Brady Bunch, the six actors who played the children go the reality makeover route for A Very Brady Renovation on HGTV.

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