TV: What We're Watching

TOP 10 TV SHOWS FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 30-NOV. 5, 2017:
1. World Series (Game 7) / FOX  / 28,287,000 viewers
2. World Series (Game 6) / FOX / 22,329,000 viewers
3. 60 Minutes / CBS / 15,93,000 viewers
4. Sunday Night Football / NBC / 14,360,000 viewers
5. The Big Bang Theory / CBS / 14,161,000 viewers
6. Young Sheldon / CBS / 12,831,000 viewers
7. NCIS / CBS / 12,110,000 viewers
8. The Good Doctor / ABC / 10,580,000 viewers
9. Dancing With the Stars / ABC / 9,932,000 viewers
10. Bull / CBS / 9,629,000 viewers
(From Zap 2 It)




American Music Awards - November 19 - 8:00 p.m. - ABC
The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will celebrate 45 years of music live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - November 22 - 8:00 p.m. - ABC
ABC will kick off the holiday season with the classic half-hour animated Peanuts special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However, the dinner he arranges is a disaster when the caterers, Snoopy and Woodstock, prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie’s persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown. The special will be followed by This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers.

Lights! Cameras! Christmas! - November 22 - 10:00 p.m. - ABC
A special edition of ABC News’ 20/20 features actor Peter Billingsley, best known as the character Ralphie in the seasonal hit movie A Christmas Story. This one-hour special will kick off the holiday season by bringing together the stars from classic holiday movies, and featuring behind-the-scenes looks at the most memorable moments from these films.




The Good Doctor
After being promoted heavily by ABC for months now, audiences will get their first look at the new medical drama series, The Good Doctor, to see if it worth the wait. The show is from David Shore who created the FOX hit series, House and Daniel Dae Kim known for his acting work in Lost and the new version of Hawaii Five-O.The new series centers on a young new surgeon, Dr. Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore) who has autism and has been diagnosed with savant syndrome meaning that he is pretty much a walking medical textbook. Read More >>>
Young Sheldon
If you’re not a fan of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, you might be surprised to learn that you might actually become a fan of the show’s prequel spin-off, Young Sheldon. Unlike BBT, Young Sheldon is not filmed on a stage in front of a live audience, the humor is not overly sexual and it not full of a bunch of one liners. Sheldon is also a lot less annoying here. He isn't arrogant, but instead, he's innocent. That doesn’t mean that his family doesn’t have a hard time dealing with a genius who has difficulty with social skills. Read More >>>

The Mayor
After years of creating new comedies based on families, ABC breaks tradition this fall with the addition of The Mayor, which after watching the pilot, it turns out that it is actually another family comedy albeit an nontraditional one. Courtney Rose (Brandon Michael Hall) is a young rapper who lives with his mother Dina (Yvette Nicole Brown) and is tired of waiting to become famous. As a publicity stunt, he runs for mayor for Fort Grey, California against Ed Gunt (David Spade) and to everyone’s surprise, he wins. Why? Mostly because Courtney doesn’t speak like a politician. The trouble is, he also doesn’t have any politcal experience let alone any real work experience. His biggest fan is also his biggest critic: his mother. Just as Courtney is ready to admit that the stunt was just a charade, she convinces him that he has what it takes to make a difference for their city. Read More>>>

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Jason Ritter (son of John Ritter) stars as Kevin Finn, a selfish, clueless and deeply depressed man who most of us would never pick to be the man to save the world. But if you read the Bible, God chose people most of us would have over-looked to lead, and that is something I really like about this new series. Originally called The Gospel According to Kevin, Kevin returns to his childhood home in Texas to live with this longsuffering twin sister Amy (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) and her teenage daughter Reese (Chloe East) to get back on his feet. Wouldn’t you know it, on his very first night there, a meteorite crash lands near their home and everything in Kevin’s life is about to change. It is this event that Kevin first meets Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory) who plays the Della Reese-type angel sent by God to protect him while he goes about his new mission in life – to save the world. Read More>>>