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The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be Fosse/Verdon

Tyler Hanes, Michelle Williams
Tyler Hanes, Michelle Williams
Photo: Nicole Rivelli (FX)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, May 21. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Fosse/Verdon (FX, 10 p.m.): Ahem. [Taps music stand with baton.]

Me and Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse and me
We’re ’bout as happy
As artists can be

What do I care if
He’s kind of a dick?
I want a part that’s fucking art
And Roxie Hart should do the trick


We’re sticking together
And ain’t we got fun?
So much together
You’d count us as one

Tell Old Man Worry
To go climb a tree
’Cause I’ve got Bob Fosse
And sure he’s not listening
And yes, narcissistic
And making it weird and
He’s driving me crazy
(Me = Gwen Verdon)
But there’s Jerry Orbach
Before Law & Order
And Chita Rivera
And Kander and Ebb and
I get to wear cool hats
And prob’ly win Tonys
So I’ll tough it out and
I’ll speak from the heart and
When we’re a TV show
On the FX Network
There’ll be an installment
All about Chicago
That stars Michelle Williams
Who might win an Emmy
And so might Joel Fields who
co-wrote this next chapter
And also the show with
the hot Russian parents


Look-a, Bob Fosse
And meeeeeee!

Regular coverage

The 100 (The CW, 9 p.m.)
Fleabag (Amazon, ongoing): Episode five

Wild card

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix, 3:01 a.m.): Pretty straightforward, this one: Wanda Sykes. Comedy special. Netflix.



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