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TCM certainly is starting off the first week of 2019 with a bang. Tonight it’s presenting a prime-time double feature of Marlon Brando movies – and not just movies, but indelible, incredibly influential classics. At 8 p.m. ET, it’s 1954’s On the Waterfront, written by Budd Schulberg, directed by Elia Kaza, and co-starring Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb and Rod Steiger. Then, at 10 p.m. ET, it’s the Brando film that established him as an instant movie star
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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SERIES PREMIERE: This 10-episode singing competition series, hosted by Nick Cannon, is based on the South Korean show King of Mask Singer, but with a key difference. The original series, still running and very popular after several years on TV in South Korea, is kind of like The Voice, with singers competing, sight unseen, before a panel of judges. Instead of having the judges turn their chairs to avoid seeing the singers, though, these singers are disguised by elaborate and highly stylized full
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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Three years after providing the first astounding close-up photos during a fly-by of Pluto, the spacecraft called New Horizons approaches an even newer horizon, and this new Nova is along for the ride. New Horizons is now four billion miles from Earth, and still capable of gathering and relaying invaluable information about its travels. It’s about to approach the Ultima Thule, and information about it may crack some of the secrets of the mysterious Kulper Belt (one mystery solved long ago:
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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Happy New Year!!! Beginning exactly at midnight ET – Holy Happy New Year, Batman! – IFC presents a marathon of the entire first season of ABC’s mod, mad, improbably entertaining Batman series, starring Adam West as the Caped Crusader and Burt Ward as his sidekick Robin, the boy wonder.  The action begins with “Hi Diddle Riddle” and “Smack in the Middle,” the episodes introducing Frank Gorshin as the Riddler – with Jill St. John as, if my memor
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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SEASON PREMIERE: For the third and final season of this charming adaptation of Daniel Handler’s series of Lemony Snicket books, this Netflix series adapts the final books in the canon: The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, and the two perfectly titled adventures, The Penultimate Peril and The End. Patrick Warburton continues as the author’s alter ego, playing Lemony Snicket as a sort of kid-lit Rod Serling (see above). And Neil Patrick Harris, as the recurring and chameleonic villain
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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MIDSEASON PREMIERE: Back for the second half of its second season, The Gifted begins with some members of the Mutant Underground in custody, and others seeking to survive by forming new alliances. Meanwhile, the Strucker’s teenage daughter Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lynd) is getting noticably more powerful, unpredictable – and out of control. Did I mention she was a teenager?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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SPECIAL PREMIERE: This is the first between-seasons special starring Jodie Whittaker , as the Doctor, and it promises to be a time-travel romp through Earth’s history, with a very persistent foe on his, or her, trail.