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TV highlights: ‘Shameless’ and ‘SMILF’ on Showtime

By Bethonie Butler

November 3, 2017 at 3:48 PM

"Shameless" (Showtime at 9) Frank (William H. Macy) and the rest of the Gallagher clan return in Season 8 of this well-reviewed dramedy. (Paul Sarkis/Paul Sarkis/Showtime)

(All times Eastern.)

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (Lifetime at 8) Katharine McPhee and Daniel Gillies star in this movie about Kathleen Durst, who was married to real-estate heir Robert Durst — the subject of HBO's true-crime documentary series "The Jinx" — when she disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 1982.

Saturday Night Live (NBC at 11:30) Larry David hosts. Miley Cyrus is the musical guest.

Sunday listings

Fox News Sunday (Fox at 9 a.m.) House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.).

State of the Union (CNN at 9) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) .

Sunday Morning Futures (Fox News at 10) House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.).

Newsmakers (C-SPAN at 10) Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.).

This Is America & the World (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 7:30 p.m.) Anthony Phillips-Spencer, Trinidad and Tobago's ambassador to the United States.

Premieres

SMILF (Showtime at 10) Frankie Shaw leads this dramedy (which she created, wrote and directed) about a young single mother living in South Boston with her toddler son. Rosie O'Donnell also stars.

Related: [‘SMILF’ is another cable dramedy that has the moves, but not the meaning]

Xscape: Still Kickin It (Bravo at 9) This reality series follows the four original members of the '90s girl group, who have reunited after nearly 20 years apart.

Returning

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo at 8) Season 10.

The Girlfriend Experience (Starz at 9) Season 2 revolves around entirely new stories and characters — one set amid campaign finance in Washington, and the other set in New Mexico.

Related: [Two provocative dramas show how a feminist story need not always be a triumphant one]

Married to Medicine (Bravo at 10) Season 5.

Ride With Norman Reedus (AMC at 11) Season 2.


Bethonie Butler writes about television and pop culture for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2010 as a member of the social media team.

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TV highlights: ‘Shameless’ and ‘SMILF’ on Showtime

By Bethonie Butler

November 3, 2017 at 3:48 PM

"Shameless" (Showtime at 9) Frank (William H. Macy) and the rest of the Gallagher clan return in Season 8 of this well-reviewed dramedy. (Paul Sarkis/Paul Sarkis/Showtime)

(All times Eastern.)

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (Lifetime at 8) Katharine McPhee and Daniel Gillies star in this movie about Kathleen Durst, who was married to real-estate heir Robert Durst — the subject of HBO's true-crime documentary series "The Jinx" — when she disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 1982.

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