There are a number of show’s premiering this week, but before we get to those here’s one you might want to binge.
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Damages: (All five seasons available on Hulu) Actresses will tell you how much they covet roles that are complex, morally ambiguous and even dangerous. For five seasons, Glenn Close and Rose Byne had roles like that in the legal drama “Damages.” Close played the brilliant but cutthroat attorney Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), and Byrne was recent law school graduate Ellen Parsons. At first, Ellen was thrilled to be Patty’s latest protégée, even being a bit ruthless to get there. Eventually, though, their relationship shifted. They even became adversaries at various points but always had a respect for each other, knowing they were cut from the same cloth. With important corporate cases with real-life implications, it was high drama of the best kind, and it had some terrific supporting players over the years, including Ted Danson, William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, John Goodman, Ryan Phillippe, Dylan Baker, Janet McTeer and John Hannah.
Ghosted: (8:30 p.m. Sunday on Fox) Created by Tom Gormican (“That Awkward Moment”), the series is something of a comic “X Files” with some “Ghostbusters” tossed in. It pairs a paranormal skeptic (Craig Robinson) with a brilliant true believer (Adam Scott). They work for a secret government agency to investigate such spooky activity in Los Angeles. In the process, they uncover a much larger, world-threatening mystery. PREMIERE.
StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson: (11 p.m. Sunday on Nat Geo) New Season features the astrophysicist’s talks with Stephen Hawking, Stephen Colbert, Jane Goodall, Kevin Smith and Katy Perry. Tonight’s episode is his interview with controversial world-champion cyclist Lance Armstrong.
9JKL: (8:30 Monday on CBS) Actor Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains”) was telling a producer about his living situation and the response was, “sitcom.” So Feuerstein along with his wife Dana Klein created this semi-autobiographical comedy about a man who finds himself living in an apartment adjacent to one occupied by his parents (on one side) and another by his brother, sister-in-law, and their baby (on the other side). The multi-camera comedy co-stars Linda Lavin, David Walton, Liza Lapira, Elliot Gould, and Matt Murray. PREMIERE.
The Halcyon: (10 p.m. Monday on Ovation) From the producers of “Downton Abbey” and “The Crown,” the drama series is set in a bustling and glamorous five-star hotel at the center of London during World War II where it looks at the private lives of London socialites and visiting hotel guests through the dark prism of war.
The Mayor: (9:30 Tuesday on ABC) A young, aspiring rapper runs for the mayor of his hometown as a publicity stunt and wins in this comedy from Jeremy Bronson (“Speechless”). Tony-winning “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs is an executive producer, Brandon Michael Hall is the rapper and Lea Michele plays his aide. PREMIERE.
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: (10 p.m. Tuesday on ABC) Drama stars Jason Ritter as the title role, the latest TV character who is able to talk to celestial beings – a duo played by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. Kevin is a clueless, self-serving man caught in a downward spiral until a messenger from God gives him a mission to save the world. PREMIERE.
Queen Sugar: (10 p.m. Tuesday on OWN) The highly regarded contemporary drama set in Louisiana returns for a second season to continues chronicling the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings
Rillington Place: (Available Thursday on Sundance Now) Three-part British miniseries about a real-life serial killer in London in the 1940s and ’50s stars Tim Roth and Samantha Morton.
Once Upon a Time: (8 p.m. Friday on ABC) The series moves to a new timeslot and gets a major cast shake-up for its seventh season. New cast members include Gabrielle Anwar, Andrew J. West, and Alison Fernandez.
Suburra: (Available Friday on Netflix) The streamer’s first Italian original series is a crime thriller based on a real-life political scandal in that country, and comes from the same production company behind “Gomorrah.”
Superstition: (10 p.m. Friday on Syfy) New horror series from Mario Van Peebles is set in a small, haunted Georgian town.
Spielberg: (8 p.m. Saturday on HBO) One of the most famous filmmakers in the world, Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever in this feature-length documentary. Spielberg talks about his films in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work.
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