Helen Mirren and Al Pacino star in the new HBO film Phil Spector, which was written and directed by David Mamet. Phil Caruso/HBO Films hide caption

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You Can't Trust HBO's 'Phil Spector,' But You Can Enjoy It

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Elisabeth Moss (right) and Thomas Wright star in Jane Campion's new series Top of the Lake. The Sundance Channel hide caption

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Two New TV Dramas Look Below The Surface

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in the new Netflix original series House of Cards, which premieres Feb. 1. Patrick Harbron/Netflix hide caption

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'House Of Cards' Is Built To Last

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Jeannane Goossen and Kevin Bacon star as FBI special agents tracing a network of serial killers in Fox's new crime drama The Following. Fox hide caption

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Kevin Bacon, Seeking A TV 'Following'

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Lena Dunham's series Girls, which follows the lives of a group of young women in New York City, returns to HBO this month. Jessica Miglio/HBO hide caption

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Season Two Brings Changes For 'Girls'

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Social changes, romantic intrigues and financial crises grip the English country estate in the third season of Downton Abbey, starting Sunday on PBS. Shirley MacLaine joins the cast as Cora's wealthy American mother, Martha Levinson. Nick Briggs/ Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for Masterpiece hide caption

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'Downton' Returns With Aristocratic Class And Clash

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The Beatles look out of the Magical Mystery Tour coach skylight, on location in England in September 1967. Apple Films Ltd/Channel Thirteen hide caption

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Behind The Scenes Of The Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour'

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The new five-DVD, one-CD box set The Incredible Mel Brooks is crammed full with comedy gold — and includes Brooks and Carl Reiner (above) doing their iconic skit "The 2,000-Year-Old Man." William Claxton/Demont Photo Management, LLC hide caption

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Boxes Of TV Fun, Old And New, For The Holidays

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A phone call from her former boss, Saul (Mandy Patinkin), delivers Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) back into the action of Homeland's second season. Ronen Akerman/Showtime hide caption

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Fall TV's Returning Series: A Cause To Rejoice

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Mamie Gummer stars as the title character in Emily Owens, M.D., the best new show on broadcast television this fall. Jack Rowand/The CW hide caption

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New Shows Hit Average In Fall TV Lineup

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Fifty years ago, Johnny Carson became the host of The Tonight Show. NBC/Photofest/PBS hide caption

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Johnny Carson Gets The 'Masters' Treatment

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Patrick Stewart co-starred in the BBC series that spanned the history of the Roman empire from Augustus through Claudius. Acorn Media hide caption

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I, David Bianculli, Highly Recommend 'I, Claudius'

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Girls has been compared to Sex and the City. The characters, played by Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham and Zosia Mamet, navigate the ups and downs of life in New York City. HBO hide caption

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Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Navigate New York City Life

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Game of Throne's Peter Dinklage returns to the Lannister kingdom more influential than ever, thanks to a scroll that gives him power by proxy. Paul Schiraldi/Paul Schiraldi Photography hide caption

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'Thrones,' 'Killing' Return ... And Revert To Old Habits

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Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm, celebrates his 40th birthday in the fifth season of Mad Men. Frank Ockenfels/AMC hide caption

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'Mad Men' Returns, Cocky And Confident As Ever

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