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Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Nov. 18-24

DON'T MISS: "Escape at Dannemora" – Ben Stiller directed all seven parts of this suspenseful, compelling and brilliantly acted drama series. Based on 2015's stranger-than-fiction prison break from Clinton Correctional Facility, it follows Richard Matt (Benicio del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano), convicted murderers who both had risky affairs with married prison employee, Joyce "Tilly" Mitchell (Patricia Arquette). They eventually manipulate her into helping them escape, setting off the largest manhunt in the history of New York State. (10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime).

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Review: The cinematic pleasures of Showtime’s new Ben Stiller-directed series ‘Escape at Dannemora’

Ben Stiller, director and star of "Zoolander," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Tropic Thunder," has turned to directing series television with a smart, watchable, elegantly made fact-based drama, "Escape at Dannemora," beginning Sunday on Showtime. In eight hours it recreates the 2015 incident in which two convicts broke out of an upstate New York prison with the help of a prison employee with whom each was said to have carried on an affair.

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Benicio del Toro dug deep for ‘Escape at Dannemora’

"Escape at Dannemora," a seven-part drama based on a true story that's scheduled to air on Showtime, features Benicio del Toro as swaggering career criminal Richard Matt, who is serving time in a New York prison. Matt, along with young grifter David Sweat (Paul Dano), escape in a story that seems too strange to be based in fact.

The best celebrity cameos of Super Bowl 51 commercials

Super Bowl 51 commercials had laughs, politics, and special effects. Did you spot some of the biggest celebrities who appeared in the most expensive commercials of the year?