Friday's TV Highlights: 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'
KISS frontman Gene Simmons, left, is Guy Fieri's guest as "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" visits California. (Food Network / Food Network)

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Monumental Mysteries In a new episode, history explorer Don Wildman travels to Vermont to visit the famous Round Schoolhouse built in 1821 by resident scholar Dr. John Wilson, who — his pupils were astonished to learn after his death — had previously been a notorious Scottish highwayman known as Captain Thunderbolt. 9 p.m. Travel

Crossbones Lowe (Richard Coyle) is forced to decide which is the worse of two evils when finds a way to notify Jagger (Julian Sands) of Blackbeard's (John Malkovich) plan to target civilians in Jamaica, but then discovers Jagger may have even worse intentions. Claire Foy and Yasmine AlMassri also star. 10 p.m. NBC

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives In this new episode host Guy Fieri and guest Gene Simmons visit a Culver City hangout serving Hawaiian dishes then sample tamales and beef chamorro in Garden Grove before heading to Monterey for oysters and a pasta-seafood medley. 10 p.m. Food

The Almighty Johnsons It's Axl Johnson's (Emmett Skilton and Siobhan Marshall) 21st birthday, which correlates with the unusual happenings going on in the premiere of this import from New Zealand. Tim Balme, Dean O'Gorman, Jared Turner and Ben Barrington also star.10 p.m. Syfy


Frozen The Disney studio added another animated smash to its inventory with this 2013 fantasy, adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" and sparked by a woman (voice of Idina Menzel) with the gift — and curse — of turning anything, or anyone, to ice. Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad also provide voices. 8 p.m. Starz

Apocalypto Director Mel Gibson's 2006 film drama depicting 16th century Mayan culture stars Rudy Youngblood as a prisoner slated for sacrifice by the Mayans. Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewster and Espiridion Acosta Cache co-star. (In Mayan language with English subtitles). 9 p.m. BBC America


CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Liev Schreiber; Fifth Harmony; Maneet Chauhan. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Keith Urban performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Author Debra Tate ("Sharon Tate: Recollection"); Jason Momoa ("Road to Paloma"); Josiah Early. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Hilaria Baldwin. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL

Live With Kelly and Michael Michael Douglas; chef Wylie Dufresne. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Poppy Montgomery; Gilbert Gottfried. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show Segun Oduolowu and Jenny Hutt. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Joan Rivers; Famke Janssen; Brian Malarkey. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Don Cheadle. 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

Dr. Phil A woman says her son-in-law is a sociopath. 3 p.m. KCBS

Katie Freezing sperm; the male biological clock; Jerry Bruckheimer; caffeine. (N) 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Diane Keaton ("And So It Goes"). 4 p.m. KNBC

Charlie Rose — The Week (N) 7:30 p.m. KOCE

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Illegal immigration crisis: Ed O'Keefe, the Washington Post; Fawn Johnson, National Journal. The escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg. Germany expels a CIA station chief: Mark Mazzetti, the New York Times. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Author Ritu Sharma's ("Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe"). (N) 10 p.m. KVCR

Real Time With Bill Maher Climatologist Jason Box; Sandra Tsing Loh; Reihan Salam; Ron Suskind; Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D-Md.). (N) 10 HBO

Tavis Smiley Musicians Joe Elliott and Rick Savage. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE

Arsenio Hall Jerry Springer. 11:30 p.m. KTLA

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Liev Schreiber; Rob Reiner; Gabriel Iglesias performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Mark Wahlberg. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Melissa McCarthy. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night: Seth Meyers Al Roker. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Morgan Freeman; Adam Ray. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS