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Friday's TV Highlights: 'Saving Mr. Banks' on Starz

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in 'Saving Mr. Banks' on Starz.

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SERIES

CNN Spotlight This new episode profiles R&B superstar Chris Brown. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN

Masters of Illusion Dean Cain hosts this new episode with illusionists Nathan Burton, Jonathan Pendragon, Hillel, Farrell Dillon, Drexus and Jan Rouven. 8 p.m. KTLA

Jonah From Tonga The imported comedy ends its run. 10 p.m. HBO

The Almighty Johnsons Axl and Eva's (Emmett Skilton, Brooke Williams) relationship begins tentatively but soon leads to an impetuous engagement. Meanwhile, Ty (Jared Turner) is heartsick when he discovers he never can be with the woman he loves in this new episode. 11 p.m. Syfy

SPECIALS

Stand Up to Cancer In this new special, stars support research. Scheduled performers include the Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Ariana Grande and Dave Matthews. From the Dolby Theatre in L.A. 5 p.m. ION and MLB; 8 p.m. CBS; NBC; ABC; Fox; KPXN; Bravo; E!; Encore; Epix; Family; HBO; LOGO; National Geographic; Oxygen; Showtime; Starz; TNT and VH1

NBC News Primetime Special Ebola virus survivor Dr. Kent Brantly is profiled in this new special, which includes interviews with his doctors and his wife and a look inside the isolation room where he was treated. 10 p.m. NBC

MOVIES

Jumanji Two kids (Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce) discover a mysterious board game in their new home's attic that unleashes terrifying consequences, including a jungle-ravaged man (Robin Williams) who pops out of the game after being trapped in another world decades earlier. Bonnie Hunt and Bebe Neuwirth also star. 5:30 p.m. Family

Saving Mr. Banks "Mary Poppins" is a screen classic, but Walt Disney's (Tom Hanks) dealings with novelist P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) in getting the movie rights to the story weren't nearly as genial. Colin Farrell also stars. 9 p.m. Starz

TALK SHOWS

CBS This Morning Patrick McEnroe, USTA. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Football season; Usher performs; magician Justin Flom. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Matt Barnes; Shauna Miller; Mia Hamm. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Kevin Kline ("My Old Lady"); Juliette Lewis. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Lara Spencer. 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors Some of the show's most memorable moments. 11 a.m. KCAL

The Dr. Oz Show An important vitamin; Sam Champion; corn sensitivity; nutritional labels; back pain in women. 2 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Cate Blanchett. 4 p.m. KNBC

The Queen Latifah Show Taye Diggs. 7 p.m. KCAL

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

SoCal Connected 8 p.m. KCET

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Russia and Ukraine; Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria; NATO summit in Wales: John Harwood, the New York Times; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg; Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy Magazine; Peter Baker, the New York Times; John Dickerson, CBS. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Rapper Chuck D. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Claire Danes; Mo'ne Davis; Fences and Macklemore perform. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Tina Fey; Moody McCarthy; Kevin Drew performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Terry Bradshaw; Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells; the Kooks perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Stephen Colbert. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Seth Green; Lynette Rice. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Brett Gelman; Sir Sly performs; Skaters perform. 1:37 a.m. KNBC

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