Coronavirus lockdown TV: 5 shows to watch today

To save you the trouble of figuring out what shows to watch, we've compiled this list of five must-watch shows to keep you entertained during this difficult time


                            Coronavirus lockdown TV: 5 shows to watch today
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With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continuing to sweep across the world, it's understandable that people may be getting a bit restless being cooped up at home. Well, at least we still have some good shows on TV and streaming services to look forward to. 

To save you the trouble of figuring out what shows to watch, we have compiled this list of five must-watch shows to keep you entertained during this difficult time. 

'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' Live Special (Broadway.com)

Rosie O'Donnell attends 'Russian Doll' premiere at The Metrograph on January 23, 2019, in New York City (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Netflix)

Rosie O'Donnell and her love of Broadway are both legendary. Throughout its six-season run, 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' was the highlight of daytime television and now Broadway.com will be live-streaming a special one-off revival of the show to raise money for The Actors Fund. 

The special event will see a star-studded list of guests making appearances including Shoshana Bean, Annette Bening, Andrew Burnap, Brandon Victor Dixon, Cynthia Erivo, Jordan Fisher, Christopher Jackson, Patti LuPone, Ali Stroker, Leslie Uggams, Erich Bergen, Sebastian Arcelus, Skylar Astin, Beth Behrs, Nate Berkus, Stephanie J Block, Matthew Broderick, Tituss Burgess, Norbert Leo Butz, Kristin Chenoweth, Gavin Creel, Darren Criss, Gloria Estefan, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Harvey Fierstein, David Foster, Morgan Freeman, Neil Patrick Harris, Megan Hilty, Lorin Latarro, Judith Light, Barry Manilow, Rob McClure, Audra McDonald, Katharine McPhee, Alan Menken, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O'Hara, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lauren Patten, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Randy Rainbow, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, Seth Rudetsky, Miranda Sings, Jordin Sparks, Ben Vereen, Adrienne Warren and James Wesley. 

Catch 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' live on the Broadway.com website at 7 pm ET. The special will also be broadcast live on Broadway.com's YouTube channel. 

'Homeland' (Showtime)

Claire Danes (IMDb)

'Homeland' had a riveting debut in 2011 and a large part of the critical acclaim came in at a time when the television industry was going through a major metamorphosis. Season 8 has hit the ground up and running. Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is pushed into action by her longtime mentor and now the President's National Security Advisor, Saul (Mandy Patkin).

Her mission or task rather is to ensure the Taliban and Afghan head honchos end their ongoing loggerhead scrimmage. Season 4's pivotal characters — Haqqani and Tasneem, the Taliban leader and a Pakistani operative — return as part of these negotiations.

Tune in for Episode 7: 'F****r shot me' this Sunday at 9 pm ET on Showtime.

'The Simpsons' (FOX)

The Simpsons (IMDb)

For the entire run of the acclaimed adult animated show, Maggie Simpson has been a 1-year-old infant. Well, not anymore.  

In Season 31 Episode 17, Maggie goes to preschool, leaving Marge feeling a little lost. The episode will see the Simpsons family matriarch deciding to get a job to pass the time.

When Marge ends up working at an upscale weed dispensary and Homer decides to open his own dispensary that's basically the shadiest operation possible, the couple finds themselves on opposite sides of a business war and hilarity ensues as per usual. 

Catch 'The Simpsons' on FOX at 8 pm ET.

'Batwoman' (The CW)

Ruby Rose (Colin Bentley/The CW)

Ruby Rose's Kate Kane / Batwoman has become pretty popular among fans and so has Batwoman's sister Alice / Elizabeth Kane (Rachel Skarsten). Season 1 Episode 16 will see the two sisters teaming up for a special mission. What is that mission you ask? Breaking into Arkham Asylum, of course. 

Meanwhile, Kate is starting to question her instincts, especially after she took a life for the first time in the show's last episode. To make matters worse, it appears Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson) will be getting some upsetting news in the episode, which is bound to have some consequences for Kate as well, at least indirectly.

'Batwoman' airs at 8 pm ET, exclusively on The CW.

'Supergirl' (The CW)

Chyler Leigh (The CW)

Kara Danvers / Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) may be the star of the show but in Season 5 Episode 16, her sister Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) is going to fly too. After finally giving Alex some time in the spotlight in Episode 15, now the show is all set to present a world where Alex is a superhero like her sister. 

In Episode 16 'Alex in Wonderland', the older Danvers sister will be donning a pair of Obsidian contact lenses to visit a virtual National City where she becomes a superhero in her own right, complete with a new hairstyle and a black-and-blue suit. It also appears she may be a mother in this virtual world, which is a side of her we have never really seen before. 

'Supergirl' airs at 9 pm ET, exclusively on The CW.

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