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Binge Alert! The Best TV Shows To Watch Right Now

Iain Armitage, Reagan Revord, Annie Potts, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, and Zoe Perry of Young Sheldon.

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A curated collection of some of our favorite CBS, CBS All Access, SHOWTIME, The CW, and Pop TV shows that we're escaping to during quarantine and time stuck at home.

By Marc Berman

Naturally, we are limited at present interacting as we continue to practice social distancing and sheltering-in-place. But when all else fails, there is one constant: television.

What follows are a potpourri of options—comedies, dramas, and psychological thrillers—that will both entertain you and help forget about your troubles. All are available for binging, and all are worth either becoming acquainted with, catching up with, or simply revisiting. So sit back, relax, and let us entertain you.

Young Sheldon (CBS, CBS All Access)

Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, and Raegan Revord on TV show Young Sheldon.

Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, and Raegan Revord in Young Sheldon.

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Young or adult, you have to love TV's oddest character, Sheldon Cooper. So, a binge with Iain Armitage as the young prodigy on Young Sheldon will offer some comical insight into the early upbringing of the older eccentric Sheldon (Jim Parsons) on The Big Bang Theory.

Stream the Season 3 finale and full episodes of Young Sheldon on CBS All Access.

The Neighborhood (CBS, CBS All Access)

Cedric the Entertainer, Beth Behrs, Max Greenfield, and  Tichina Arnold on TV show The Neighborhood.

Cedric the Entertainer, Beth Behrs, Max Greenfield, and Tichina Arnold in The Neighborhood.

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Opposites attract is the underlining theme of now sophomore sitcom, The Neighborhood. With Max Greenfield's affable and often naïve Dave Johnson the perfect comical foil to Cedric the Entertainer as his more street savvy (and grumpy) neighbor Calvin Butler. Coupled with sensible wives Tina (Tichina Arnold) and Gemma (Beth Behrs), and their TV offspring, it is never a dull moment in this culturally diversified Los Angeles neighborhood.

Watch The Neighborhood on Mondays at 8/7c on CBS and stream on CBS All Access.

Mom (CBS, CBS All Access)

Anna Faris, Allison Janney, and Kirsten Johnston on TV show Mom.

Anna Faris, Allison Janney, and Kirsten Johnston in Mom.

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Once upon a time, Anna Faris as Christy Plunkett was the young mother of two, including a pregnant teenage daughter, and a recovering alcoholic trying to make peace with Allison Janey as her dysfunctional mother Bonnie. Today, the pair have mended fences (well…almost), but it was no easy road to travel, which is well worth a visit.

Stream full episodes of Mom on CBS All Access.

Shameless (SHOWTIME)

The cast of Shameless leaning against a metal fence.

Steve Howey as Kevin Ball, Shanola Hampton as Veronica Fisher, Kate Miner as Tami Tamietti, Jeremy Allen White as Lip Gallagher, William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Emma Kenney as Debbie Gallagher, ChristianI Isaiah as Liam Gallagher, Ethan Cutkosky as Carl Gallagher, Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher and Noel Fisher as Mickey Milkovich in Shameless.

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If you think your life is, well, not all that wonderful at the moment, let's check in with the Gallaghers, led by boozing and irresponsible father Frank (William H. Macy). After Frank is left alone by his drug-addicted wife Monica (Annabelle Apsion) to raise their children, the clan of six—Fiona (Emmy Rossum), "Lip" (Jeremy Allen White), Ian (Cameron Monaghan), Debbie (Emma Kenney), Carl (Ethan Cutkowsky), and Liam, who when we first meet is still in diapers—face the trials and tribulations of life on their own.

Shameless will return for Season 11 on SHOWTIME. Catch up on Seasons 1-10 on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.

Arrow, Batwoman, Black Lightning, D.C’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl (The CW)

Ruby Rose as Batwoman on The CW TV series.

Ruby Rose as Batwoman in Season 1 of The CW series Batwoman.

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Let's face it … we can all use a superhero at this very moment. And this mixture of DC Comics crime fighters and superheroes is just the variety we need to offer hope and empowerment.

Watch Batwoman Sundays at 8/7c on The CW. Stream new episodes free Mondays only on The CW.

Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)

The cast of Schitt's Creek: Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Dan Levy.

Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose, Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose, Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose, and Dan Levy as David Rose in Schitt's Creek.

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Sadly, April 7th on Pop TV marked the final episode of the Emmy-nominated comedy Schitt's Creek. But with an episode inventory of six seasons to enjoy, now is the time to revisit the clan named Rose – Johnny Levy (Eugene Levy), Moira (Catherine O'Hara), David (Dan Levy,) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) – as they comically rebuild their lives in the quirky town of Schitt's Creek after losing all their money.

All seasons of Schitts Creek available to stream on Pop Now.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS All Access)

Scott Caan and Alex O'Loughlin rding horses in Hawaii.

Scott Caan as Danny "Danno" Williams and Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett

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Starring Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan, CBS' hit H50 reboot just wrapped it's final 10th season and streams full episodes on CBS All Access. Coupled with the original Hawaii Five-0, starring Jack Lord from 1968 to 1980 and also available on CBS All Access, equals an astounding 22 years of TV crime solving!

For fans of either, or both, now is the time to see that crime does not pay in this picturesque tropical setting.

Stream full episodes of H50 and Hawaii Five-0 classic on CBS All Access.

MacGyver (CBS, CBS All Access)

Actor Lucas Till looking down from a roof.

Lucas Till as Angus "Mac" MacGyver in CBS' reboot of TV series MacGyver.

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Once upon a time, a young Richard Dean Anderson portrayed Angus "Mac" MacGyver, a secret agent for a fictional United States government agency where he used his extraordinary talent for problem solving and his extensive knowledge of science to save lives in the classic TV series MacGyver. Now, we have Lucas Till in the title role, who for four seasons to-date continues in the action-adventure tradition in CBS' MacGyver reboot.

Stream full episodes of MacGyver and the classic MacGyver on CBS All Access.

Homeland (SHOWTIME)

Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin of Homeland.

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison and Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson in Homeland.

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The winner of six Emmy Awards (including Outstanding Drama Series), spy thriller Homeland offered edge-of-your-seat drama for eight seasons. Initially, the focus was on Damian Lewis as Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody and Claire Danes as bipolar CIA officer Carrie Mathison. When Lewis' Brody leaves at the end of season three, the action shifts to Mathison and Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, Carrie's mentor.

The entire series of Homeland is available to stream on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.

The Good Fight and The Good Wife (CBS All Access)

The cast of The Good Fight TV show.

Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn, Michael Boatman as Julius Cain, Nyambi Nyambi as Jay Dipersia, Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, Audra McDonald as Liz Reddick, Delroy Lindo as Adrian Boseman, Zach Grenier as David Lee, and Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold in The Good Fight.

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Emmy Award-winning legal drama The Good Wife, starring Juliana Margulies and Christine Baranski, was a staple on CBS for seven seasons. Now, Baranski plus returning cast member Cush Jumbo and newcomers Delroy Lindo and Audra McDonald, are front and center in CBS All Access spin-off The Good Fight for more quality dramatic storytelling.

Stream The Good Fight exclusively on CBS All Access.

Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)

Actors Sir Patrick Stewart and Alison Pill in Star Trek: Picard.

Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard and Alison Pill as Agnes Jurati in Star Trek: Picard.

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For fans of Star Trek, one season, to-date, of the latest entry, Star Trek: Picard, and two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, offer binging opportunities. Then there is Star Trek: Short Treks, a series of 10 to 15 minute long short stories that offer further insight into the themes and characters from the Star Trek universe on CBS All Access.

But, if it is the "evergreen" entries you seek, CBS All Access offers seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series and spin-offs Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Star Trek: The Animated Series. Beam me up, Scotty!

Star Trek: Picard and other series in the Star Trek universe stream exclusively on CBS All Access.

One Day At A Time (Pop TV)

\u200bThe cast of Pop TV series One Day At A Day.

The cast of Pop TV series One Day At A Day.

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Now on Pop TV, this reimagined version of the classic Norman Lear sitcom One Day At A Time is feel good TV.

The stellar cast includes Justina Machado as Penelope, Francisca del Carmen Riera Inclán Ruiz Maribona de Alvarez, a United States Army Nurse Corps veteran and mother of Alex and Elena, Todd Grinnell as landlord Pat Schneider, and everyone's favorite, Rita Moreno, as Lydia Margarita del Carmen Inclán Maribona Leyte-Vidal de Riera, Penelope's mother and grandmother of Elena and Alex.

Watch all-new episodes of One Day At A Time Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c on Pop TV and stream via the Pop Now App.

I Love Lucy (CBS All Access)

Lucille Ball in dancer outfit on I Love Lucy.

Funny lady Lucille Ball performing in I Love Lucy.

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Whether she is accidentally getting inebriated on Vitameatavegamin, working in a candy factory, brawling in a wine vat, trying to get into show business, or any of her endless scheming, the timeless appeal of Lucille Ball and her sitcom cohorts—Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley on I Love Lucyoffer an endless array of episodes to enjoy. We all love Lucy! And Ricky, Ethel, and Fred too!

Stream full episodes of I Love Lucy on CBS All Access.

Kidding (SHOWTIME)

Actor Jim Carrey in TV show Kidding.

Jim Carrey as Mr. Pickles in SHOWTIME series Kidding.

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Described as a dark comedy, life isn't always that simple, even for Jim Carrey as a beloved Mr. Rogers-like television children's show host named Mr. Pickles in Kidding. Following the death of one of his sons and an ongoing difficult family life, Mr. Pickles in season two must deal with this absence of his show on-air for the first time in 30 years. After two seasons, there are 20 episodes to binge.

Stream Kidding on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME® apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.

Evil (CBS, CBS All Access)

Actors Aasif Mandvi, Katja Herbers, and Mike Colter in a church.

Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir, Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard, and Mike Colter as David Acosta in Evil.

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Fasten your seatbelts! From The Good Wife and The Good Fight creators Robert and Michelle King, this eerie supernatural thriller follows a skeptical forensics psychologist (Katja Herbers) who teams up with a priest-in-training (Mike Colter) and a contractor (Aasif Mandvi) to investigate the church's backlog of unexplained mysteries. This is like no other TV series—past or present.

Stream full episodes of Evil on CBS All Access.

The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)

Jordan Peele of TV series The Twilight Zone.

Jordan Peele as the Narrator of the CBS All Access series The Twilight Zone.

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The lasting appeal of this cult sci-fi series, which defies explanation in most episodes, often ends with an unexpected twist. And now is your chance to revisit the original and/or binge the first season of Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg's modern re-imagining of the classic anthology before The Twilight Zone returns with new episodes this summer.

Stream The Twilight Zone exclusively on CBS All Access.

Tell Me A Story (CBS All Access)

Danielle Campbell in TV series Tell Me A Story.

Danielle Campbell as Olivia of the CBS All Access series Tell Me A Story.

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Taking the world's most beloved fairytales and reimagining them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller, Season 1 of this serialized drama interweaved The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Hansel and Gretel; and Season 2 reimagined classic tales Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. It is storytelling like you have never seen before!

Stream Tell Me A Story exclusively on CBS All Access.

The Brady Bunch (CBS All Access)

The cast of The Brady Bunch on the beach.

Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Eve Plumb, and Susan Olsen of classic TV show The Brady Bunch.

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Admit it … you wanted to live in that groovy house, complete with the orange and avocado kitchen, those six rambunctious siblings, that wisecracking maid named Alice, and, of course, those two picture perfect parents. And now is your chance to revisit everyone's favorite TV family … The Bradys!

Stream full episodes of The Brady Bunch on CBS All Access.

Cheers and Frasier (CBS All Access)

Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane in Cheers spinoff series Frasier.

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Given the set of circumstances at present, we could all use a place where "everybody knows your name" at your favorite TV bar Cheers. And, as a bonus, there is equally successful spinoff Frasier, headlined by Kelsey Grammer, now as a radio advice show host in his hometown of Seattle.

Stream full episodes of Cheers and Frasier on CBS All Access.

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