Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Nessa Stein in the SundanceTV original series The Honorable Woman. Des Willie/Courtesy of Sundance hide caption

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The threat is both viral and vampire in The Strain, a show about the sudden outbreak of a disease that kills most of its victims — then begins to mutate them into another species entirely. Michael Gibson/FX hide caption

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The Maya Rudolph Show premiered Monday night with guest appearances from Sean Hayes, Fred Armisen and Andy Samberg. Paul Drinkwater/NBC hide caption

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Among Hill Street Blues' many innovations, says David Bianculli, was focusing on a large ensemble cast instead of one or two central stars. Pictured here: Veronica Hamel as Joyce Davenport, Daniel J. Travanti as Capt. Frank Furillo and Robert Prosky as Sgt. Stan Jablonski. David Sutton/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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Mad Men — starring Jon Hamm as Don Draper — returns for its seventh and final season Sunday on AMC. Michael Yarish/AMC hide caption

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Family dramas have always been one of television's most difficult genres to do properly, without getting too sweet, too overwrought, or too predictable — but NBC's Parenthood finds the right balance. Above, Ray Romano as Hank, Mae Whitman as Amber, and Lauren Graham as Sarah. Colleen Hayes/NBC hide caption

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Dolly Wells (left) and Emily Mortimer have been real-life friends since childhood. Now they're co-starring in an inside-showbiz comedy airing on HBO. HBO hide caption

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Lance Gross plays Marcus Finley. Think of him as the show's Jack Bauer. Vivian Zink/NBC hide caption

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Jimmy Fallon took over as host of The Tonight Show on Monday. "I hope I do well," he told the audience. "I hope that you enjoy this." Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon hide caption

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