Friday's TV Highlights: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' on HBO.

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' on HBO.
The Back Story of the science fiction series is told in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" on HBO. With Andy Serkis. (WETA / AP)

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Invasion In this new series, wildlife ecologist Karl Malcolm leads a team on missions to stop dangerous animals that are encroaching on human territory. In the opener they're in Florida on the hunt for a giant Burmese python, the Nile monitor lizard and a small but deadly snail. In a second new episode wild pigs roam Texas. 8 p.m. Animal Planet

Live From Lincoln Center Audra McDonald performs songs from her new album and other favorites in the season finale. 9 p.m. KOCE

VOCES on PBS This new episode explores the mysterious story of Loreta Velasquez, a Cuban immigrant who secretly served as a soldier during the Civil War, but her story been erased from the history books. 10 p.m. KOCE

Merlin Morgana and Mordred (Katie McGrath, Alexander Vlahos) prepare to attack Camelot after sending a giant slug to rob Merlin (Colin Morgan) of his magic. Bradley James also stars in the opener of a two-part series finale. 10 p.m. Syfy

The Moment The musical "Kinky Boots," riding the wave of numerous Tony nominations, plays a key role in this new episode featuring a woman who's dream is to be a Broadway costume designer. 11 p.m. USA


Americans on Everest This classic special details the preparation and and effort in climbing the mountain in 1963. Orson Welles narrates. 8 p.m. Nat Geo


Rise of the Planet of the Apes A effective prequel that sets up the series' preceding entries, this 2011 science fiction tale casts James Franco as a scientist seeking a cure for his Alzheimer's-afflicted father (John Lithgow). He tests a possible solution on chimps, not realizing he's setting the stage for a simian uprising. 8 p.m. HBO


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

Today Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.); Fun performs; chefs Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Mariah Carey performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Live With Kelly and Michael Ethan Hawke. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Chris O'Donnell; Julianne Moore; TobyMac performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Talk La Toya Jackson; Linda Daly. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Doctors Sunscreens; neck aches; wine and aging; Brandi Glanville; a day with Dr. Lisa. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Whether wheat makes one sick and overweight. 2 p.m. KABC

Dr. Phil An intervention for a family living in complete chaos. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Martha Stewart. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Katie Jenny McCarthy; Pitbull and Danny Mercer perform. (N) 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Steve Harvey; Dr. Neal Barnard ("Power Foods for the Brain"); Grizzly Bear performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill IRS controversy: Dan Balz, the Washington Post. Drones and counterterrorism: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times. Politics of disaster relief: Charles Babington, Associated Press. Immigration reform: Fawn Johnson, National Journal. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Tavis celebrates 10th anniversary and 2,000 episodes. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Howie Mandel; Sal Basille and Francis Garcia. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Jon Hamm. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Chris Pine; Connie Britton; Dawes performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Morgan Freeman. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

Last Call With Carson Daly David Duchovny. 1:36 a.m. KNBC