Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor | Photo Credits: ABC/Jeff Weddell

There isn’t a ton of new stuff to watch this week, and that might be because Netflix doesn’t want to compete with the news. There’s an election this week, you know? History is being made, and TV, like most of us, is mostly thinking about that this week. Election night coverage is pretty much the only game in town on Tuesday, and probably will be for the rest of the week, too, as votes continue to get counted. But if you’re looking for an escape from politics or you’re just not interested, we have some other recommendations.

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The Good Doctor

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Season 4 premiere Monday at 10/9c on ABC
Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) and the rest of the Good Doctor staff deal with the pandemic in the season premiere of this medical drama. Shaun and his girlfriend Lea’s new relationship will be put to the test, as they have to stay apart in order to protect Lea from getting sick, while the whole hospital picks up the pieces after the shocking death of Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez). 


Election Night Coverage

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Tuesday on take your pick
All of the broadcast networks, the cable news networks, the streaming news services, and even a few cable channels are getting in on Election Night coverage, generally starting at around 8 p.m. ET and going deep into the night. The results probably won’t be decided Tuesday night, due to the high volume of early and absentee votes cast, so if you’re hoping to get some satisfaction from the coverage, sorry. You’re probably gonna have to wait. The most interesting special will probably be Stephen Colbert on Showtime. He did a live Election Night special on Showtime four years ago and it was a disaster, so we’re curious to see how this one goes.


House Hunters International

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