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

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

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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.

I-bu-fucking-profen.

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