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Oct 11, 2016

On this week's episode of Parenting Roundabout's entertainment-themed Round 2, Catherine and Terri chat about Dancing With the Stars, the Lin-Manuel Miranda-hosted episode Saturday Night Live, the end of the first season of Sports Night, and the latest episode in our West Wing watch. Here's your road map:

00:31 Dancing With the Stars Monday night's episode was the dreaded Most Memorable Year, so there was maximum mawkishness and tear-jerking. And, oh yeah, some dancing too. Nobody going home, though, since last week's dances went toward last week's elimination. A week of suspense before going home for something you did the week before is back, baby! (Mentioned: Terra Jole and Miley Cyrus, Annie Barrett's blog and live chat.)

11:27 #SNLLinManuel — This week's Saturday Night Live got huge ratings, ostensibly because viewers wanted to see what the show would do with the latest Trump outrage, but at least in part, we gotta think, because folks like Terri and Catherine who haven't watched the show in years had to turn in to watch Lin-Manuel Miranda. And he totally made it worth waiting with the mute button on through all the political skits. (Mentioned: Alex Lacamoire's Twitter feed)

15:22 Sports Night — We finished the first season with the episodes "Ten Wickets," "Napoleon's Battle Plan," and "What Kind of Day Has It Been." Gordon's gone! Isaac's back! We don't yet know about the dating plan! All is right in the Sports Night world!

23:19 The West Wing — Keeping pace with West Wing Weekly, we watched the second episode of Season 2, "The Midterms." Kind of a lull after the spectacular season opener, but Ainsley Hayes is coming next week to rev things up.

For next week's episode, we'll be watching the Sports Night episodes "Special Powers," "When Something Wicked This Way Comes," "Cliff Gardner," and "Louise Revisited" (watch along on, as well as Dancing With the Stars and The West Wing season 2 episode "In This White House."