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1tvwestworld_tzrThis new sci-fi drama series — a new version of Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie — has been promised for a long, long, time. What has arrived is a dark, brooding meditation on artificial intelligence and reality, set in the town of Sweetwater, an adults-only, Wild West-themed amusement park. Jeffrey Wright plays a programmer concerned with recent strange behavior by the park’s “hosts”; Evan Rachel Wood is rancher’s daughter Dolores; Anthony Hopkins does his creepy best as the park’s founder; and be on the look out for the Man in Black (Ed Harris). Creepy and thought-provoking. Series premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, on HBO.

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d51f3cd8cbf6b4920e78df5f2b5a4750This adaptation of the 2010 film begins with a 17-year-old (Finn Cole) moving in with his extended family only to discover that they are more than a little involved in criminal activity. Ellen Barkin is the steely matriarch, while Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson and Jake Weary play her sons. The premiere is a well-assembled glimpse into this dark underworld (and includes a pulse-pounding jewelry-store heist). Series premiere, 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, on TNT.

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PRE_100_LJ_0527_0707-RTDominic Cooper stars in this new series based on a cult comic-book series. He plays Jesse Custer, a West Texas preacher with an unusual power. You should be able to decide if you’re in for this particular ride after the opening scene, when a character explodes in front of his congregation. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday, May 22, on AMC.

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Night-ManagerThis new six-part miniseries looks irresistible. The story is based on John le Carré’s spy novel and follows a hotel manager (Tom Hiddleston), who is recruited by a British intelligence officer (Olivia Colman) to bring down an international arms dealer (Hugh Laurie). Series premiere, 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, on AMC.

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1tvhapandleo_tzrThis sounds promising, or at least a little different from the normal TV fare. The network is calling this new series a “comic swamp noir.” It’s based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale and stars James Purefoy (“The Following,” “Rome”) and Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire”). Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) gets the plot moving as Hap’s ex-wife who approaches the pair with a get-rich-quick scheme. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, on Sundance.

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jod_19_11182015_at_0228“It’s a great day for America.” After more than a year of being off the air, Ferguson returns to late-night TV in a slightly different format. He will discuss and debate historical events with a panel of guests. This week’s guests include Jimmy Kimmel, Jen D’Angelo and Howard Bragman. No word if Geoff the robot sidekick or Secretariat will be back. Series premiere, 11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, on History.

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fear-the-walking-dead_0“What was that sound? This highly anticipated companion series to the “The Walking Dead” is set in L.A. just as the outbreak is beginning. Robert Kirkman and Greg Nicotero (who produce the original series) are executive producers here, so you can expect suspense, gore and … zombies. The human cast features Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Nick Clark and Ruben Blades. Series premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, on AMC.

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