Friday’s Highlights


Friday Night With Jonathan Ross: Sandra Bullock; Emma Thompson; Goldfrapp and Matt Smith are interviewed in this new episode (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America).

Anderson Cooper 360: The five-part series “Scientology: A History of Violence” concludes (7 and 10 p.m. CNN).

Who Do You Think You Are? While investigating her family history Brooke Shields uncovers a secret that changes her feelings about her grandmother, in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC).

Wife Swap: In the season premiere, a strict mom whose kids work hard in the family businesses swaps homes with a mother who indulges her three teens and lavishes attention on her “reborn babies,” dolls that have heartbeats (8 p.m. ABC).


Medium: Allison and her daughters (Patricia Arquette, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark, Miranda Carabello) dream of the same mysterious girl who may be linked to a serial killer’s murders of entire families, in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS).

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: Oliver cooks for the high school, and then asks some students to secretly prepare a gourmet meal for local leaders (9 p.m. ABC).

Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Grappling with the recent death of Varro, Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) falls ill with a fever that brings on strange dreams in this new episode (10 p.m. Starz).

Merlin: The series returns for a new season (10 p.m. Syfy).



Chimps: Next of Kin: Behavior of chimpanzees on the African savanna may provide a glimpse into the lives of the earliest humans (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic).


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Peter Jackson’s first installment of the epic trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels stars Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan (9 p.m. TBS).


Pro basketball: The Atlanta Hawks visit the Cleveland Cavaliers (5 p.m. ESPN); the Utah Jazz visit the Lakers (7:30 p.m. ESPN and FSN).

Hockey: The Vancouver Canucks visit the Ducks (7 p.m. FS Prime).