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What to watch on TV this week: 30 for 30, Conan, and more

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series
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Cord cutters, your great hope has arrived. Stop plugging your ears around the water cooler and averting your eyes from your Twitter feed as the rest of the world discusses the best shows on TV and start getting back in the conversation with Sling TV. Dish’s service is the solution to all of the problems that going without cable presents and lets you experience today’s best shows, streamed live to the device of your choice, for just $20. So with all that content, what are you going to watch? We have some suggestions for you.

30 for 30 Series

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ESPN spends most of its time covering current sports, keeping up with the latest scores and news from around all of the major leagues. It’s enough to fill every day with plenty of headlines and recaps, but it’s also given the company a huge collection of archive footage and access to amazing stories as they develop. Some of those stories deserve more air time than they’ve received to help people fully understand some of the most amazing moments in sports history. That’s where 30 for 30 comes in.

The documentary series started by Bill Simmons calls upon some of the finest film makers around to tell the stories that deserve to be told from the world of sports. You don’t even have to be interested in sports to find these films engaging and entertaining. They are pieces of storytelling that deal with the human condition with sports as the background.

Adventure Time

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It may appear on the kid-leaning Cartoon Network, but Adventure Time is a show with no age limit. Anyone can enjoy the adventures of Finn and Jake in the Land of Ooo. The work of creator Pendleton Ward, Adventure Time has a cast of characters as colorful as the world itself, with the likes of Princess Bubblegum, the Ice King, and Marceline the Vampire Queen. Every episode is a romp through a new part of the ever-expanding world, and you’ll want to see all of it.


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When Conan O’Brien made the move to TBS, there was excitement and worry about how the transition would go. Now closing in on the fifth full season of his late-night show Conan, the comedian and talk show host is just as funny as ever. The show is filled with all of the signature Conan bits, from ridiculous characters to his always hilarious remote segments, plus he always has a great guest or band stopping by the show. Every night is something new but it always lives up to TBS’ motto “Very funny.”

Bizarre Foods

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America is a melting pot of culture and influences but some foods never catch on inside its borders. The rest of the world is eating exotic, interesting, and sometimes just plain weird dishes that those stateside would never dream of touching. Andrew Zimmern is bringing those cultural delicacies to your screen on Bizarre Foods. Spend the day watching someone eat the things you never would; Everything from pig testicles to duck eggs to dried tree lizards. It’ll either make you hungry or make you never want to eat again.

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series

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When Robert Rodriguez launched his El Rey channel, fans of the unique director immediately looked forward to revisiting some of the worlds he built for the big screen. From Dusk till Dawn: The Series picks up in the world of the supernatural to further explore the background of vampire culture and the surrounding Aztec and Mayan mythologies that shape the store. Maintaining the horror vibe of the film, it follows the Gecko brothers as they’re pursued by the law and run into all sorts of characters and creatures.

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The end of January marks the premiere of one of the most anticipated TV shows of the year, Masters of the Air. The Apple TV+ war series follows the 100th Bomb Group, a group of courageous pilots in the Air Force who came to be known as the "Bloody Hundredth" during World War II. The series features an ensemble cast of rising stars, including Austin Butler, Callum Turner, and Barry Keoghan.

If it connects with critics and fans, Masters of the Air could become one of the next great television shows. If you're looking for more war shows, the three series listed below should be next on your must-watch lists. Two shows are companion pieces to Masters of the Air, while the third is based on a famous satirical novel from the 1960s.
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With an all-in-one streaming package, you can truly ditch the cord and traditional cable subscriptions while still retaining access to live TV along with some meaty streaming goodness. If that's your plan, there sure are a lot of options, but if you're also after one of the best values in the streaming world, then Sling TV should be high on your list. Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ are great for binging shows and movies, but if you want live TV such as sports and news, then you need Sling. These packages are more expensive than standalone streaming apps like Netflix, however, Sling TV is still one of the best live TV streaming services. If you don't want to empty your bank account paying for a bunch of channels you'll never use, Sling is the way to go. What better way to test the waters than with a Sling TV free trial? We've got everything you need to know about it right here.
Is there a Sling TV free trial?

Sometimes. It's not a satisfying answer, but it's always changing. Just go to the and scroll down until you see their listed plans. Though the offers rotate frequently, you will see something like this:

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If you're thinking of cutting the cable cord, it's never been a better time, and networking and streaming giants are falling all over themselves to provide the best alternatives for live TV streaming. From Hulu with Live TV to Sling TV to YouTube TV, there are a number of ways to watch televised events live or catch up on your favorite network shows without paying for cable. Each of these services has its own price tag and list of special features to stand out from one another. However, differentiating between them as a consumer can feel overwhelming. We’ve done our best to simplify the shopping process for you and explain the best live TV streaming services available today.
Hulu with Live TV

Price: $70 per month for Hulu Live TV (Ads), ESPN+ (Ads), and Disney+ (Ads); ad-free from $75 per month
Included major networks: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CW
Supported devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Mac, Nintendo Switch, select Roku and Roku TV models, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Echo Show, Xbox consoles, and web browsers
Number of simultaneous streams: two at home; Unlimited Screens add-on ($10) allows for unlimited at home and three on mobile.
Who it's for: Hulu users looking to upgrade to livestreaming TV -- and just about everyone else.
Where you can watch: U.S. only

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