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TOP 10 TV SHOWS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 1-7, 2018:
1. Sunday Night Football  / NBC / 18,588,000 viewers
2. Thursday Night Football / FOX /13,273,000 viewers
3. The Big Bang Theory / CBS / 12,296,000 viewers
4. NCIS / CBS / 12,132,000 viewers
5. The OT / FOX / 10,745,000 viewers
6. Young Sheldon / CBS / 10,690,000 viewers
7. The Voice / NBC / 10,062,000 viewers
8. The Voice (Tue.) / NBC / 9,396,000 viewers
9. FBI / CBS / 9,374,000 viewers
10. Football Night in America / NBC / 8,967,000 viewers
(From Zap 2 It)





American Music Awards - ABC - Oct. 9 - 8:00 p.m.
How is the American Music Awards different from the Grammys? The AMA is the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where the winners are voted entirely by fans, not people working in the industry. This year's host is the same as last year - Tracee Ellis Ross. Highlights include an all-gospel tribute to Aretha Franklin featuring Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans.

The Alec Baldwin Show – ABC – Oct. 14 – 10:00 p.m.
According to ABC, "The Alec Baldwin Show gives viewers a front-row seat to in-depth, intimate and candid one-on-one conversations as Baldwin, a prolific entertainer and quick-witted conversationalist, sits down with some of the most compelling celebrities and cultural icons of our time. Baldwin’s distinctive interview style and extraordinary ability to draw out never-before-told personal stories, coupled with a newsworthy roster of guests, make for a captivating hour of television." We'll have to see about that.




Manifest
Manifest
NBC has been relentless airing the same previews for the network’s mystery thriller, Manifest over and over again. Yes, we get it. The Montego Air Flight 828 hits some turbulence (or something) and lands safely five and half years later. Now what? They did a similar stunt with the premiere of This is Us presenting a short glimpse of the show without actually explaining any of it. Well, it worked for that series which is now a huge hit and it isn’t out the realm of possibility that history could repeat itself with Manifest. It’s definitely worth checking out. Read More>>>


Magnum P.I.
Total disclosure: of the eight seasons that it was on, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single episode of the original Magnum P.I. What I do know of the show is that it was filmed in Hawaii, the Red Ferrari, Higgins, Tom Selleck’s moustache and the iconic theme song. With the new version that airs tonight, all of the above are there – except for the stache. And Higgins is now a woman. And the theme song is now a ten second sound byte. Anyway…Read More >>>

New Amsterdam
NBC’s New Amsterdam is a medical drama inspired by the memoir of Dr. Eric Manheimer. Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital was written about Dr. Manheimer’s 15 years there. I’ve never read this book, but the doctor must be some kind of saint because NBC’s version of the man is nearly perfect or so it seems. Ryan Eggold, best known for playing Tom Keen is The Blacklist and the spinoff The Blacklist: Redemption, plays Dr. Max Goodwin, New Amsterdam’s newest medical director who most certainly walks on water. Read More >>>


A Million Little Things
While This is Us is a show about family, Million Things is about friendship. Supposedly. I say “supposedly” because some of the characters of this show don’t have a clue of what that means and I guess (or hope) that is the bigger picture for this show. From the constant commercial viewing, one would take away from it that life is too short for weak friendships and that Jon’s suicide is a reminder of such. But before the pilot episode is over, other facts are revealed about this small group’s friendships that will no doubt be tested as the series goes on. Read More >>>


Murphy Brown
The snarky, political loud mouth sitcom, Murphy Brown aired on CBS from 1988 to 1998. Now the show is back but instead of being “re-imagined” or “rebooted,” the new series is considered a revival featuring most of the original cast and creators. And the result? It’s as if they never left the small screen. Oh, a lot of things have changed since the show went off the air. The passing of Robert Pastorelli (Eldin Bernecky) and Pat Corley (Phil). Murphy’s son Avery is all grown up (the first Avery was played by Cyllan Christopher from 1994-1995 and the second was played by Haley Joel Osment from 1997-1998). Murphy herself is retired. Frank has been away from the camera too and “misses being famous.”  Read More >>>


I Feel Bad
I feel bad that NBC’s new sitcom from executive producer Amy Poehler isn’t better. I Feel Bad has a great premise, features a diverse cast and a super likable couple, but it only shines occasionally. Maybe it’s because the show seems like it wants to be a family comedy, a workplace comedy and an edgy comedy all at once. At least the first third is pretty good.The guilt ridden show centers on Emet Sweetzer(Sarayu Blue) who wants to be the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter but like the rest of us, she’s falling short on all accounts.  Read More >>>


God Friended Me
God Friended Me centers on a male character who doesn’t believe in God but is appointed to work for Him in His behalf anyway. In this story though, Miles Finer is the son of a preacher man who grew up in the church and used to have faith in God and then lost it somewhere down the road. Today, his father is celebrating 25 years of serving at Harlem’s Trinity Church and the Reverend Arthur Finer would very much like his son to attend the ceremony, but he and Miles haven’t spoken to each other for some time. Miles’ sister Ali wants the two to make up, but she doesn’t get very far. Read More >>>


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