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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, March 24. All times are Eastern. 

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Top pick

One Day At A Time (Pop TV, 9:30 p.m., fourth season premiere): “It’s a bit much to describe the premiere, ‘Checking Boxes,’ as a mission statement for the latest iteration of One Day At A Time (which began its life on CBS, and is now airing on a ViacomCBS-owned network). But the show keeps its heart firmly on its sleeve, exploring Elena and Syd’s fears of what their relationship will look like in another year, and a new romance for Alex. As Nora, Raquel Justice is a charming addition to the cast; she wins over the audience as readily as her character wins over Lydia. Penelope’s love life, or lack thereof, is also a primary concern for the show; she may have chosen herself at the end of season three, but she knows being a ‘badass feminist’ and feeling lonely aren’t mutually exclusive.” Read the rest of Danette Chavez’s pre-air review, then join the Alvarez family in their living room tonight.

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Can you binge it?: Yes. The first three delightful seasons are still available on Netflix—though the premiere makes a point of filling new viewers in on all the pertinent details, so you can start from this point and be fine. (Those early seasons are wonderful, though! Check them out!)

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Regular coverage

This Is Us (NBC, 9 p.m.): Fourth-season finale
Council Of Dads (NBC, 10:02 pm): Series premiere drop-in review, special date and time

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Wild card

Hot Ones: The Game Show (TruTV, 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.): Jeff Goldblum’s visit to the Hot Ones table airs tonight on TruTV, after “the sauce proves too hot to handle for one team, resulting in the first-ever TKO.”

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