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The Show To Watch This Week: ‘Better Things’, ‘Flack’, ‘Leaving Neverland’ & ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ Reviewed

[WATCH] TV Review: 'Leaving Neverland' 'Better

As in all too many things, not all weeks of the show you have to watch are created equal, as this week makes very clear – and my review video above reveals.

With the politically star-studded debut of brand-strong Desus & Mero’s new Showtime series tonight and the seemingly hostless Academy Awards on Sunday on ABC, the competition is certainly fierce.

In fact, the schedule is fierce too, with the Ann Paquin-starring Flack premiering tonight on Pop just as former Viceland duo Desus and Kid Mero sit down with fellow Bronx native Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

In the six-episode Flack, written by Oliver Lansley, guest starring Bradley Whitford and produced by Paquin and fellow True Blood alum and spouse Stephen Moyer, she plays a fast thinking American publicist (aka flack) living in London, who is great at her job but not so much with her personal life.

With all the hoopla around the Oscars this year and how long the ceremony will be, ABC’s Lauren Cohan- and Scott Foley-led Whiskey Cavalier is set to preview right after cinema’s big night finally ends on February 24. After that, Whiskey Cavalier is set to be rebroadcast in its regular Wednesday spot starting on February 27.

The Big 4 big-budget and internationally set mission-of-the-week finds the ex-The Walking Dead star and the former Scandal regular tossed together as a hardened CIA officer and a heartbroken FBI agent leading a secret team of inter-agency world savers that includes Ana Ortiz, Tyler James Williams and Vir Das.

There is more a sense of loss than of saviors in HBO’s March 3 debuting Leaving Neverland documentary.

The Dan Reed-directed film about sex abuse allegations against Michael Jackson has been bathed in controversy and even death threats since it was announced earlier this year that the two-parter would be screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Hit today by a $100 million and injunction-seeking lawsuit by the estate of the pop icon, the premium cabler is insisting again that the show will go on.

Better Things is certainly going on with the February 28 launch of its third season on FX. Back for the first time since fall 2017, the Emmy-nominated and Peabody-winning series sees star and co-creator Pamela Adlon also behind the camera directing every episode and co-writing or solo penning series that also stars Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward and Celia Imrie.

So, besides the live and undoubtedly long Oscars, what’s the show you have to see this week? You’ll have to watch my review in the video above to discover who gets the trophy.

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