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A&E's "Duck Dynasty" is probably the most commercialized TV property this year with T-shirts, pillows and a wide array of products from the unscripted -- but clearly heavily outlined -- cable series. For the musically inclined there's a Walmart and Walmart.com exclusive ZinePak. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" ($17.98) combines a 15-track CD of music with a 64-page magazine that features photos, recipes and more from the Robertson clan.

Pittsburgh's Abby Lee Miller, star of Lifetime's "Dance Moms," gets her own Abby Lee bobblehead doll ($24.95) available from Amazon.com and MyLifetime.com. The show's latest DVD release, "The Best of Dance Moms: The Championship Dances" ($14.98, Lionsgate), collects six competition episodes and adds in complete, unedited dance routines from each episode.


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For something a little more highbrow, there are plenty of "Downton Abbey" spinoffs, including two new books. "Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey" ($29.99, St. Martin's Press) by journalist Emma Rowley takes viewers backstage at the series with plenty of high-gloss photos from all four seasons of the "Masterpiece Classic" drama.

For something a bit more, ahem, intoxicating, try the new "Downton Abbey" wine. A white and a red wine are available for $14.99 each via www.DowntonAbbeyWine.com.

"Making Masterpiece" ($29.95, Viking) by "Masterpiece" executive producer Rebecca Eaton offers an insider's account of the venerable PBS series.

Readers probably won't find anything too gossipy in "This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life" ($22.99, Thomas Nelson), an autobiography by Gavin MacLeod, who starred as Capt. Stubing on "The Love Boat."

For a look back at the making of an older, classic comedy, author Jennifer Armstrong's "Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: All the Brilliant Minds Who Made 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' a Classic" ($16, Simon & Schuster) offers an insightful trip down 1970s TV memory lane.

There's also a new book that collects quotes from the series, "Arrested Development: And That's Why ... You Always Leave a Note" ($13.95, Running Press), which includes this gem from Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter): "Oh, she thinks I'm too critical. That's another fault of hers."

"Arrested Development" returned with a new season on Netflix this year and now it gets its first soundtrack release with "At Long Last ... Music and Songs from 'Arrested Development' " ($11.88 on CD, $11.49 on MP3, Varese Sarabande). The album has 42 tracks of composer David Schwartz's music, including the main theme, "Mr. F," "Getaway" and "Fantastic 4."

Every year there are, of course, celebrity bios. "Johnny Carson" ($28, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), written by his lawyer, Henry Bushkin, caused a stir with its claim that Carson's second wife had an affair with Frank Gifford.


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