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Michelle Yeoh, left, as Capt. Philippa Georgiou, and Sonequa Martin-Green, as First Officer Michael Burnham, in the first season of “Star Trek: Discovery.”

Between Supreme Court confirmation hearings, buzzy vice-presidential debates, and the prospect of dueling town halls between networks and presidential nominees, live television is a necessary evil in these times. But, blessedly, it’s not our only option. With that in mind, we bring you this multigenre list of shows you can stream right now to take your mind off . . . everything else.

• ‘Schitt’s Creek’ (Netflix)

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