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What’s On TV? – Sunday (02/16/2020) – ‘Slow Burn’ on Epix Explores Newly-Relevant Watergate Scandal

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There’s no shortage of new shows airing tonight, with network and premium cable programming featuring plenty of series and season premieres. From fledgling subscription service Epix to venerable network stalwart Fox, there’s something for everyone.


“Slow Burn” (Epix)


Based on the popular podcast of the same name from Slate, “Slow Burn” is a thoughtful, intricately developed exploration of modern political history. It turns its attention first to Watergate, the political scandal that resulted in, among other things, the resignation of President Nixon. Its investigative savvy combined with a topic that could not be more relevant to today’s political environment makes it a must-watch show.


“Outlander” (Starz) at 8:00 PM EST

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Returning for its fifth season, the hit Starz show “Outlander” is poised to bring viewers more time-traveling hijinks and bodice-ripping romance. This season sees our heroes making a home for themselves in 18th century North Carolina, although they’re hardly the typical family, and drama is surely just around the corner. Although the series is still within the scope of the popular book series by Diana Gabaldon that it’s based on, the showrunners have diverged from the source material at enough key moments to keep even the most devout fans on the edge of their seats.

“Duncanville” (Fox) at 8:30 PM EST

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Every year, Fox’s Sunday animation block desperately tries to recreate the success of their most popular shows, “The Simpsons” and “Bob’s Burgers,” with varying degrees of success. This latest outing is another family comedy, about a fifteen-year-old boy and his bizarre exploits. Although in many ways it seems to borrow liberally from other Fox animated comedies, the show is intriguing almost in spite of itself because of the talent involved: Amy Poehler voices both lead character Duncan and his mother Anne, alongside Ty Burrell, Riki Lindhorne, and Rashida Jones.


“The Wind” (Showtime 2) at 8:30 PM EST

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If you like your horror slow-burning and historical, “The Wind” is made just for you. It tells the story of a frontierswoman alone in a Great Plains cabin during the 1800s, and it builds its narrative around the concept of prairie madness. People aren’t meant to be so isolated from society, while at the same time coping with adverse weather conditions: it does funny things to the mind. “The Wind” is directed by Emma Tammi in her feature film debut, and it’s clear from the empathy it has for its heroine that it’s a uniquely feminine horror film.


Looking for something else to watch? Check out more of the lineup below!

  • “American Idol” (ABC) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Washington” (History) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “God Friended Me” (CBS) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “The Simpsons” (Fox) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “A Very British Romance with Lucy Worsley” (PBS) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Batwoman” (CW) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Doctor Who” (BBC America) at 8:00 PM EST
  • “Duncanville” (Fox) at 8:30 PM EST
  • “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Sanditon” (PBS) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “The Outsider” (HBO) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Homeland” (Showtime) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Supergirl” (CW) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Wrong Man” (Starz) at 9:05 PM EST
  • “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (NBC) at 9:00 PM EST
  • “Family Guy” (Fox) at 9:30 PM EST
  • “Kidding” (Showtime) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Avenue 5” (HBO) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Good Girls” (NBC) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty” (CNN) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Vienna Blood” (PBS) at 10:00 PM EST
  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO) at 10:30 PM EST
  • “Last Week Tonight” (HBO) at 11:10 PM EST

What are you watching tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

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