Did you know Americans watch the most TV? Of course we do – with like 300 different networks producing so many original shows it’d literally be impossible to find enough time to watch all of ’em.
But we’re gonna try. According to a study, people in North America watch more TV than anyone else in the world. We watch an average of four hours and three minutes a day, which is WELL above the worldwide average of just under three hours.
The study also found that American TV shows are the most popular worldwide. British shows are second. You can celebrate our achievement with some great new television.
- Friday on Netflix: The series premiere of “Living with Yourself”, which stars Paul Ruddas an overworked husband who’s suddenly competing with himself after a clone of him starts living his life better than he ever did.
- Friday on Netflix: The series premiere of “Unnatural Selection”, a docuseries about the people working on the science of gene editing. (Trailer)
- Friday on Hulu: The premiere of “Looking for Alaska”, an eight-episode limited series about a group of teenagers dealing with an unexpected tragedy. It’s based on a novel by John Green, the guy who wrote “The Fault in Our Stars”. (Trailer)
- Friday on Amazon: The premiere of “Modern Love”, a series of stories that were inspired by the popular “New York Times”column. The cast includes Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, John Slattery, Catherine Keener, and Andy Garcia. (Trailer)
- Friday at 9:00 p.m. on TLC: The 14th season premiere of “Long Island Medium”.
- Friday at 11:00 p.m. on Comedy Central: The eighth season premiere of “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents”.
- Friday at 11:00 p.m. on BBC America: “The Graham Norton Show”. This week’s guests are Bruce Springsteen, Paul Rudd, Robert DeNiro, and James Blunt.
Friday Late-Night Talk Shows:
- “Jimmy Fallon”- Taylor Swift, Chris O’Dowd, and Angel Olsen. (Repeat)
- “Jimmy Kimmel”- Tyler Perry, Sunny Hostin, and Gina Brillon. (Repeat)
- “Stephen Colbert”- Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Wilco. (Repeat)
- “James Corden”- Orlando Bloom, Yvonne Strahovski, and O-Town. (Repeat)
- “Seth Meyers”- Anna Kendrick, Kal Penn, and Edi Patterson. (Repeat)
- “Lilly Singh”- America Ferrera. (Repeat)
As for Daytime Talk Shows: Sara Gilbert is on “Kelly Clarkson”, Helen Mirren is on “Ellen”, Regina King is on “The Talk”, Victoria Beckham is on “The View”, and Michelle Pfeiffer is on “Kelly and Ryan”.
- Saturday at 8:00 p.m. on Lifetime: “Patsy & Loretta”. . . which is a movie about how Patsy Clinebefriended and mentored Loretta Lynn to help her make it in Nashville. It stars Megan Hilty as Patsy and Jessie Mueller as Loretta. (Trailer)
You might remember Megan from the old Katharine McPhee show “Smash”.
- Saturday at 8:00 p.m. on Hallmark: “The Good Witch: Curse from a Rose”.
- Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on NBC: “Sunday Night Football”. The Dallas Cowboyshost the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on AMC: “The Walking Dead”.
- Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Starz: The series premiere of “Leavenworth”. A docu-series from Steven Soderberghabout a platoon leader named Chris Lorance, who got 20 years for ordering his men to open fire on a motorcycle threat in Afghanistan.
- Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO: The series premiere of “The Watchmen”, which stars Regina Kingas Sister Night, a vigilante helping to protect the world from a cult of fanatical Rorschach followers, three decades after the events of the movie.