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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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Season two. This fall (eeeeek).

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returned2Not long after discovering the original French series “Les Revenants” on Sundance, I learned that there would be an American remake. Is there any way that a new version of this eerie tale of long-dead loved ones coming back to a small mountain town could work?After seeing the premiere episode, the answer is … almost. There is plenty of creepy atmosphere, and fine acting (Jeremy Sisto, Mark Pellegrino, Kevin Alejandro), but if you’ve seen the original, don’t expect anything new. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Monday, March 9, on A&E.

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returnedHalloween is over, but if you’re still in the mood for something unsettling and creepy, be prepared to lose an afternoon to Season 1 of this French series about a village dealing with returning residents, long thought dead. Yes, Season 2 is currently filming — due in 2015 — and an American remake (sigh) is in the works. Marathon begins at noon Sunday, Nov. 2, on Sundance.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Andrew Buchan

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Andrew Buchan

Maggie Gyllenhaal is simply stunning in this engrossing new drama series portraying the daughter of an Israeli arms manufacturer who has taken control of her father’s company. The series also features Andrew Buchan (“Broadchurch”), Stephen Rea (“The Crying Game”) and Janet McTeer (“Damages”). 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, on Sundance.

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writersroomThis fun series that looks at the inner workings of other shows is back for a second season and is once again hosted by Academy Award-winning writer Jim Rash. This season we’ll get to look at the making of “House of Cards,” “The Good Wife,” “Sons of Anarchy” and, for tonight’s premiere, “Scandal.” Gee, do you think they’ll discuss last night’s finale? Season premiere, 9 p.m. Friday, April 18, on the Sundance channel.

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writersroom

Here’s a little gem in the making. Jim Rash (Academy award-winning co-screenwriter of “The Descendants” and co-star on “Community”) hosts this weekly conversation with the creative minds behind popular TV shows. The series kicks off with Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan and the writing staff of the wickedly creative and compelling “Breaking Bad” (which returns with its final episodes on Aug. 11). Series premiere 10 p.m. Monday on Sundance.

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