He hasn't done series TV in (most of) our lifetimes, but pretty soon, Dustin Hoffman is coming to HBO. (In fact, he did do "Death of a Salesman" for CBS in the mid-80s...) The  Hollywood Reporter broke this earlier tonight, and here's the paper's wrap: 

   In his first major TV series gig, the Oscar winner has signed to topline "Luck," the horse-racing pilot from fom Michael Mann and David Milch.

  ...described as a provocative look at the worlds of horseracing and gambling told through a diverse group of characters surrounding a racetrack.

   It centers on an intelligent, intuitive tough man (Hoffman) who always has been involved with gambling, from bookmaking and money laundering to casino operations.

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   Recently released from prison after four years, he teams with Gus Economou (Dennis Farina), his longtime chauffeur and muscle, to craft a complex plan involving the track. They recruit Turo Escalante (John Ortiz), a successful trainer with a sordid reputation.