Kevin Spacey is the star and a producer of the new Netflix series House of Cards, on which David Fincher is a co-producer. Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix hide caption

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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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In Shameless, William H. Macy is the dysfunctional father of six. Cliff Lipson/Cliff Lipson/SHOWTIME hide caption

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Neil Gaiman is also the author of Coraline, American Gods, Anansi Boys,Stardust and M Is for Magic. He was born in Hampshire, England, and now lives near Minneapolis. Darryl James/Getty Images hide caption

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"I was worried about being the mouthpiece for anyone and being politicized personally," Tina Fey says about playing Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. "It ended up being a lot of fun, but it did permanently politicize me in a way." Platon/HGB USA hide caption

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Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin appeared in one of several parodies in one of 30 Rock's live episodes. Dana Edelson/NBC hide caption

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