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On December 6, the History Channel series Knightfall will debut at 10 PM.

The Knights Templar were the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most prized relic—the Holy Grail—and harboring secrets capable of great destruction. This series will go deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now.

The cast includes Tom Cullen, Sam Hazeldine, Simon Merrells, Ed Stoppard, Olivia Ross, Julian Ovenden and Jim Carter.

Here is a trailer for Knightfall:

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The new Syfy series Happy will debut on December 6 at 10 PM.

Based on New York Times best-selling graphic novel of the same name, the series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni from Law & Order: SVU and Underground) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (voice by Patton Oswalt).

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The new Amazon streaming series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will debut online on November 29.

Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan from Manhattan) is a Jewish housewife living in New York City in 1958. Her husband, Joel (Michael Zegen), is a successful businessman who moonlights as a struggling comedian. Midge supports Joel, providing feedback about his sets, but becomes disillusioned when she discovers that Joel has stolen one of his best routines from Bob Newhart. One night, after a particularly rough performance, Joel confesses to Midge that he has been having an affair and leaves her. Midge goes to her family for support but primarily receives criticism for choosing to marry Joel. After getting drunk, Midge returns to the comedy club where Joel performs and impulsively goes on stage, delivering an impromptu set about her predicament which the audience finds hilarious. After baring her breasts in an attempt to demonstrate how attractive she is, Midge is arrested and taken to jail on a morals charge. The next morning, she meets Lenny Bruce (Luke Kirby), who is also being bailed out of jail. Bruce warns Midge that the comedy business is terrible, but Midge takes his warning as encouragement and teams with Susie (Alex Borstein), a comedy club employee, to hone her act.

The cast also includes Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle.

Here is a trailer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel:

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The Netflix streaming series Godless will debut online on November 22.

This seven-part epic western focuses on notorious criminal Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels from The Newsroom) and his gang of outlaws, who are on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell from Unbroken), a son-like protégé who betrayed the brotherhood. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with hardened widower Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery from Downton Abbey and Good Behavior), an outcast herself, in a worn-down, isolated mining town of La Belle, NM — governed mainly by women. When word reaches La Belle that Griffin is headed their way, the town bands together to defend against the murderous gang in a lawless western frontier.

The cast includes Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire), Sam Waterston (Law & Order) and Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie)

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On November 21, the new Hulu series Marvel’s Runaways will debut online today.

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel’s Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe: their parents.

The cast includes James Marsters (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer), Annie Wersching (24), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives), Kevin Weisman (Alias and Scorpion), Ever Carradine (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Gregg Sulkin (Faking It) [among others].

Here is a trailer for Marvel’s Runaways:

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On November 19, the new Netflix streaming series Marvel’s The Punisher will debut online today.

Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New York City as “The Punisher” after exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his family, uncovers a larger conspiracy beyond what was done to him and his family.

The cast includes Ben Barnes (Westworld), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Last Ship), Amber Rose Revah (Indian Summers) and Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel).

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Damnation is the new period piece drama that will debut on the USA Network on November 7 at 10 PM.

The series is set in the 1930s American heartland, centering on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets.

The cast includes Logan Marshall-Green (Quarry), Zach McGowan (The 100), Christopher Heyerdahl (Van Helsing), Sarah Jones (Alcatraz), Gabriel Mann (Revenge) and Killian Scott (Ripper Street).

Here is a trailer for Damnation.

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