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Fathers of all shapes and sizes are the stars of this week’s lineup of drama specials and new series. “Otosan (Father),” premieres Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. on the TBS network.

The new series marks actor Masakazu Tamura’s almost complete evolution from romantic lead to comic paterfamilias, a changeover that was assisted by his long-running appearance in a DoCoMo CM series in which he played the father of a large extended family.

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