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What to Watch on Monday: Adrien Brody’s ‘Houdini’ miniseries debuts on History

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Before David Blaine and David Copperfield, there was one man whose name was synonymous with being the master of illusion and escape – Harry Houdini (played by Adrien Brody).

Houdini (9pm, History) - The rise of Harry Houdini is the focus in the opener of this two-night miniseries, which chronicles the life and career of the master illusionist. Oscar winner Adrien Brody stars as Houdini and Kristen Connolly as his wife Bess. Evan Jones plays Jim Collins, Houdini’s assistant and confidant. Part 2 airs tomorrow night at 9. You can watch a sneak peek of “Houdini” at History.com.

Dallas (9pm, TNT) - In an episode directed by Patrick Duffy, Elena confronts the Ewings in an all-out showdown, resulting in exposed truths and realigned relationships.

The Unauthorized ‘Saved By the Bell’ Story (9pm, Lifetime) - A look at what happens when six unknown actors are thrust into the spotlight when they star on the popular sitcom “Saved by the Bell” and are forced to deal with public scrutiny while trying to maintain their squeaky clean images.

Hasselhoff vs. The Berlin Wall (10pm, National Geographic Channel) - Twenty-five years after his performance of “Looking for Freedom” at the Berlin Wall, David Hasselhoff hosts a documentary chronicling the history of the structure that separated Germany from 1961-1989.

Under the Dome (10pm, CBS) - Big Jim learns the shocking truth about what really happened to his wife, Pauline, when they are reunited. Meanwhile, climate change poses a new threat to Chester’s Mill.

Mistresses (10pm, ABC) - In the Season 2 finale, Joss plans her engagement party as Scott arranges another surprise for her.

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