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ShakespeareBonneville-980x475Long before he played the Earl of Grantham on “Downton Abbey,” Hugh Bonneville understudied Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) in a London production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’’ The second season of this series begins with the two actors discussing Shakespeare’s mischievous comedy.“What fools these mortals be,” indeed.10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, on KCTS

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sirensIt’s season two for this comedy from producer Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”). It follows the professional and personal (and more likely than not crude) adventures of three Chicago EMTs (Michael Mosley, Kevin Bigley and Kevin Daniels).

Season premiere, 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, on USA.

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This engaging drama series (based on Elmore Leonard’s novella “Fire in the Hole”) enters its sixth and final season with the promise of a final showdown between Deptuty U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and longtime criminal Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins). This show has featured some great writing and acting in past seasons (R.I.P. Margo Martindale’s Mags Bennett) and will truly be missed. Season premiere, 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, on FX.

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31_archer-web-detail1The characters who populate Adam Reed’s animated comedy are all employees of an international spy agency and are more than a little off the beam. We learned in last week’s Season 6 premiere that the agency has been absorbed by the C.I.A., but that hasn’t put a damper on any of the (hilarious) covert activities. The great voice talent features H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter and Judy Greer.

10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, on FX.

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Parks-And-RecreationThis great comedy joins several other series (including “Cougar Town” and “Glee”) saying goodbye to fans this year. Last season ended with a bit of a troubling “time jump” for Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and the other government employees in small-town Pawnee, Ind. She has a new job with the National Parks Department. Let’s hope this series doesn’t alter any of its zany/heartwarming characters or story lines. Final-season premiere, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, on NBC.

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portlandiaIn Season 5 of this quirky comedy series, things are a little different. Each episode tells a single story centering on two characters. The opener is a hoot, where we flashback to the early ’90s to see how feminist bookstore owners Toni (Carrie Brownstein) and Candace (Fred Armisen) met. Are you ready for “Dynasty”-style intrigue, shoulder pads and (yes!) a dance-off?

Bring on the season premiere, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, on IFC.

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Cougar TownFor the first episode of the final season of this fun comedy, Jules (Courteney Cox) agrees to stop drinking wine (!!) while Grayson (Josh Hopkins) helps Travis (Dan Byrd) prepare for fatherhood.

Season premiere, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, on TBS.

 

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