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TV Picks: New season of ‘True Detective’ starts on HBO

Colin Farrell plays a detective in Season 2 of HBO’s “True Detective,” debuting at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Colin Farrell plays a detective in Season 2 of HBO’s “True Detective,” debuting at 9 p.m. Sunday. HBO

HBO debuts the second season of “True Detective” (9 p.m.) Sunday, this installment starring Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams as the cops and Vince Vaughn as the mobster they’re up against. Set in California, the first episode involves the disappearance of a city manager, which upsets a lucrative land scheme connected to Vaughn’s character. At 10, HBO debuts a new comedy, “Ballers,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It has been described as “Entourage” in the world of sports (pro football, to be precise). At 10:30, it’s a new political comedy, “The Brink,” starring (and created by) Tim Robbins, who plays an embattled secretary of state.

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Other highlights

▪ Also Sunday, 40-year-old Masterpiece series “Poldark” gets a reboot when Aidan Turner stars as the redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War to discover his home and family in turmoil. The eight-episode series also stars Eleanor Tomlinson and will feature Robin Ellis, who played Ross Poldark in the original Masterpiece series. After the 9 p.m. opener on UNC-TV, another new series premieres – “The Crimson Field,” about three nurses who volunteer to work in a tented field hospital in France during World War I.

▪ The second season of “The Last Ship” begins on TNT at 9 p.m. on Sunday.

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