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A 10-year-old savior goes on the run in Believe

A 10-year-old girl named Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has extraordinary powers, along with being extraordinarily cute. She can see the future, control nature and even save the world " that is, if the bad guys don't kidnap her for their own nefarious purposes. >More
 Psycho's creepy killer commands the small screen in Bates Motel

The acclaimed Bates Motel adapts Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic Psycho, as Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) and troubled son Norman (Freddie Highmore) run a motel in a town with more than its share of unexplained murders. The second-season premiere contains all the perversity you'd expect while still exercising an admirable Hitchcockian restraint. >More
 Con artists experiment with psychology in Mind Games

Clark (Steve Zahn) is a disgraced academic with bipolar disorder. Russ (Christian Slater) is his perpetually exasperated con-man brother, just out of prison for fraud. This odd couple start an ethically questionable business that can alter the way people act, based on Clark's experimental research on "adrenalized implantation." In the pilot of Mind Games they test out their method to help a sick kid who's having problems with the medical establishment. >More
 Star-Crossed is a misfit-teen story featuring aliens

After aliens crash-land on Earth, the military herds them into a detention camp. They look just like humans " indeed, the gorgeous alien teenagers could easily be mistaken for stars of a CW series " but most Earthlings despise them. As an experiment in integration, the authorities allow seven alien kids to attend a normal high school. >More
 Alice Walker, for and against: American Masters profiles the controversial writer

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth tells the unlikely story of a poor African American sharecropper's daughter who dedicates herself to changing the world and, against all odds, does. Walker immersed herself in the civil rights and women's liberation struggles of the 1960s and wrote about them in poems and novels. >More
 The Gabby Douglas Story is a real-life gymnastics tale with a stunning conclusion

On the eve of the Winter Olympics, Lifetime dramatizes one of the greatest stories from the 2012 summer games. Gabby Douglas (Sydney Mikayla, Imani Hakim) became the first African American to win the individual all-around gold medal in artistic gymnastics, while her mother, Natalie (Regina King), offered conspicuous emotional support from the stands. >More
 You go, Girls: The comedy's third season justifies the 'voice of a generation' hype

Everyone without HBO keeps asking me: Is the third season of Girls any good? Does the series hold up as a satire of post-collegiate millennials grasping for meaning in New York City? Is creator-writer-star Lena Dunham really the voice of her generation? >More
 The brilliant detective series Sherlock returns to Masterpiece

When last we saw Masterpiece's Sherlock Holmes, two years ago, he had seemingly jumped to his death as a way of saving his friends. Since then fans have speculated on how he might have survived, and the long-awaited new season of "Sherlock" takes pleasure in teasing us about our obsession. >More
 Matthew McConaughey questions the meaning of life in True Detective

Matthew McConaughey turned in a performance for the ages in Dallas Buyers Club, and damned if he doesn't turn in another one in True Detective. He plays Rust Cohle, a one-of-a-kind Louisiana detective investigating a murder with occult overtones. >More
 The Poisoner's Handbook recalls the heyday of cyanide and arsenic

You might not think you want to watch a two-hour documentary about chemicals. But The Poisoner's Handbook tells a fascinating tale about pioneers in the use of toxicology for criminal investigations and public health. >More
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