Now that the election of 2016 is finished there is free time to watch something other than politics. "The Crown" and "This Is Us" are among the shows you might have missed.
Hardcore political junkies may be wondering what to watch now that the election is over. So caught up in election coverage, you might have missed the beginning of the new TV season. Here are a few shows worth catching up with:
“This is Us” (9 p.m. Tuesday, NBC): This multi-generational family drama has turned out to be a big hit in its premiere season. Once the show got past the big “reveal” in the pilot episode and settled down to tell the stories of one American family, it has really taken off. The ensemble features Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and newly minted Emmy-winner Sterling K. Brown.
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (10:30 p.m. Monday, TBS): Yes, this comedy/news/talk show has been mostly all about the election since it premiered in February, but just watch how former “Daily Show” correspondent Bee tears into a pop culture icon or news item. She takes no prisoners and is making her mark on the former late night “boys club” of comedy television.
“Designated Survivor” (10 p.m. Wednesday, ABC): Kiefer Sutherland returns to the TV political thriller in this popular new series about a low-level cabinet member who is appointed President after an attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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“The Good Place” (8:30 p.m. Thursday, NBC): Ted Danson (“Cheers”) and Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”) shine in this comedy about an ordinary woman who is mistakenly sent to “the good place” after she dies. It’s executive produced by people involved with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “30 Rock” and “Parks and Recreation,” so if you liked those shows you might like this one.
“The Crown” (Netflix): The latest series waiting for you to binge on is this historical drama from creator Peter Morgan (“Frost/Nixon,” “The Queen”). It centers around a 25-year-old Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) as she faces the prospect of leading the British Empire. Matt Smith, John Lithgow and Jeremy Northam are also featured in the cast.