Where have all the tv shows gone?

So here's something I don't get — why when the Olympics are broadcast on only one network (NBC) have all networks taken a hiatus? It seems reasonable for networks to continue competing for viewers with new episodes of our favorite shows, instead tv has taken February off.

Not everyone is a sport or Olympic fan, and for those of us only passively caring (mostly when it's about which out hottie has won a medal in figure skating), we'd like to watch something on tv. It's not like with the time difference we can even watch most Olympic events live.

But this is a gain for Netflix and the networks that have bothered to keep broadcasting.

Queer Eye (Netflix) — a new set of gay guys dishing out advice to hopeless men (this time they're not all straight).

Here and Now (HBO) — out tv maker Alan Ball has returned to his beloved network with a new show premiering February 11. Featuring Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins, this story of a multi-racial family made up of a husband (Robbins), a wife (Hunter), three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and one biological child. The show will include a trans muslim character and a young gay couple.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) — Oliver is FINALLY returning from a way too long break on February 18. We've missed the wit and insight offered each week, so this is a welcome return.

Altered Carbon (Netflix) — looking to binge on some sci-fi, head to Netflix. More than 300 years in the future, society has been transformed by new technology, leading to human bodies being interchangeable and death no longer being permanent. 

Everything Sucks (Netflix) — 90s nostalgia is now the rage. Set in 1996 in a town called Boring, Oregon, the show follows the high school misfits in the AV and drama clubs as they brave the ups and downs of teenage life.

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