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Weekend Preview: ‘True Detective’ Goes Full ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ And ‘Masters Of Sex’

True Detective (HBO, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn have a staring contest that involves at least one firearm and an unsettled score, while we all brace ourselves to watch Rachel McAdams go full Eyes Wide Shut.

Masters of Sex (Showtime, Sunday 10 p.m.) — Josh Charles shows up hocking fragrances and is, we’ll say, intrigued by Lizzy Caplan, who’s hopping back in the saddle after an eight-month hiatus.

Ray Donovan (Showtime, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Jon Voight tries (or pretends to try?) to be a good dad, while Ray comes to terms with applying his talent for fixing a problem that hits close to home. Also, he’ll probably piss everyone off in the process.

Hell on Wheels (AMC, Saturday 9 p.m.) — Bohannon digs his heels in (literally) to stop himself from being pulled off the face of a mountain in an actual cliffhanger episode. Like, someone’s really hanging off the side of a cliff.

Hannibal (NBC, Saturday 10 p.m.) — Hugh and Jack are working cooperatively to catch a terrifying monster known as “The Tooth Fairy” (and we’re not talking about The Rock, here). Oh, and Hannibal has been enjoying the luxurious accommodations of the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane for three years. Wonder if he stole the little soaps…

HUMANS (AMC, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Time for a Hawkins family meeting, y’all. Now that Joe and Laura have concerns about Anita’s modifications, they’ve got to have that horrible conversation parents have with their kids when they have to get rid of the family dog.

Ballers (HBO, Sunday 10 p.m.) — You know things are bad at home when a former lineman is climbing down the lattice to avoid getting yelled at by his wife. Also, The Rock is scared of an MRI machine.

The Brink (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) — There’s an old-fashioned duel and some, uh, dank medication involved, as the president is none to thrilled that Tim Robbins is still gallivanting around the globe. When he gets home, Secretary of State Larson has some brown-nosing to do… and that’s not a reference to his predilection in the boudoir.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, Sunday 11 p.m.) — Over the last two weeks, Oliver has surgically dismembered two-thirds of America’s Holy Triumvirate… massive sports arenas and all-you-can-eat restaurant specials. Tune in this week for when he completes his takedown and reveals that professional wrestling is fake, probably.

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