Friday’s TV highlights: ‘Movies for Grownups Awards’ on PBS

Helen Mirren is honored for career achievement at AARP's 17th Movies for Grownups Awards.
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Austin City Limits This new episode features contemporary country music from Chris Stapleton and a performance from Turnpike Troubadours. 9 p.m. KLCS

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives In this new episode host Guy Fieri tries a chicken pie in Philadelphia, pizza in Baltimore, pierogies in Pennsylvania, and an over-the-top hot dog in Kansas City, Mo. 9 p.m. Food Network

Josh Gates’ Destination Truth The series opens a new season with Gates trekking through the Brazilian jungle and along the Amazon River on a quest to find a giant anaconda, said to be more than 100 feet long. 9 p.m. Travel


The Graham Norton Show Saoirse Ronan, Rob Beckett, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing are guests, and singer Keala Settle performs. 10 p.m. BBC America

Strike Back Mac (Warren Brown) and Dr. Markov (Daniel Cerqueira) are held captive in a remote survivalist camp outside Budapest, and the Section 20 team embarks on a desperate rescue mission. Katherine Kelly also stars. 10 p.m. Cinemax

The Rap Game The young rappers apply everything they’ve learned in the past 12 weeks in a final performance to show rap mogul JD who deserves to be signed to his label in the season finale. 10 p.m. Lifetime

High Maintenance Just as the Guy (Ben Sinclair) is starting to feel overworked and in need of some rest, a prospective business partner (guest star Abdullah Saeed) is willing to take over the weed route temporarily. 11 p.m. HBO

2 Dope Queens In the series finale Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson discuss their fashion inspirations and are joined onstage by Uzo Aduba to talk about nerdy obsessions. Guests include comics Naomi Ekperigin, Al Jackson and Gary Gulman. 11:30 p.m. HBO


The Third Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala Recorded during the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, this special features performances by Cedric the Entertainer, Cristela Alonzo, Ron Funches, Orny Adams, Gad Elmaleh, John Heffron, Martin Urbano, Gina Yashere and more. 8 p.m. KTLA


Showtime at the Apollo A series that showcased many stars of music and comedy gets a reboot in this special featuring Steve Harvey as host. Performers include Tracy Morgan, Mike Epps, Gabriel Iglesias, George Lopez and En Vogue. 8 p.m. Fox

Great Performances: Movies for Grownups Awards This first telecast of the event, now in its 17th year, is hosted by Alan Cumming and includes a career achievement award for Helen Mirren. The nominees for this season’s best movie are “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Ali Siddiq: It’s Bigger Than These Bars Ali Siddiq began his comedy career as an inmate of the Texas state penitentiary system, where he served six years of a 15-year sentence for drug trafficking. Now, years later, he returns to a cell block, performing before prisoners and administrators at Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, in this new comedy special. 11 p.m. Comedy Central


Wreck-It Ralph A video-game villain (voice of John C. Reilly) escapes from the cyberverse to prove he’s not such a bad guy — and unwittingly sets loose a much greater danger in this fanciful, 2012 animated fantasy. The voices of Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman also are featured. 8 p.m. ABC


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

Today What to bring home from Korea. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

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

Good Day L.A. Chris Wallace; Grae Drake, Rotten Tomatoes; Camryn Manheim (“Living Biblically”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Megyn Kelly Today Constance Zimmer; Shiri Appleby; Sarah Gertrude Shapiro; Stacy Rukeyser; Najee Richardson. (N) 9 a.m. KNBC


Live With Kelly and Ryan Mae Whitman (“Good Girls”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Tamar Braxton. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Talk Marie Osmond; Jason Lewis. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Whether various probiotic foods are good sources of gut-friendly bacteria; exorcism fraudsters. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors Viral sensation the Pickle Lady reveals a painful secret; magnets and menopause; weight-loss tricks. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Josh Duhamel (“Unsolved”); high-school shooting survivors; 6-year-old dancer Tavaris Jones. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Harry Lori Loughlin (“When Calls the Heart”); Letitia Wright (“Black Panther”); Moe Cason. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Patricia Heaton; Bob Harper (“The Super Carb Diet”). (N) 2 p.m. KCOP

Dr. Phil A couple take in a homeless former addict, who then accuses them of abuse. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Real Zonnique Pullins performs; Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

Washington Week The aftermath of the Florida school shooting; students demand action on gun control: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, the New York Times; Michael Scherer, the Washington Post; Jim VandeHei, Axios.(N) 7 p.m. KOCE


Amanpour on PBS (N) 11 p.m. KOCE, KVCR

Jimmy Kimmel Live Saoirse Ronan; Kyle Chandler; Joey Dosik performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

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


2018 Winter Olympics Men’s curling, bronze medal match (6:30 a.m. NBCSP). Women’s curling, semifinal (9:30 a.m. NBCSP). Men’s biathlon (Noon KNBC). Hockey (games of the day replay) (1 p.m. NBCSP). Women’s curling, semifinal (2 p.m. CNBC). Alpine skiing; snowboarding; bobsled; speed skating (5 p.m. KNBC). Men’s biathlon; women’s curling, semifinal (5 p.m. NBCSP). Men’s and women’s snowboarding (8:35 p.m. KNBC). Men’s cross-country skiing: 50km cross-country skiing competition (9 p.m. NBCSP). Men’s Curling, gold medal match (Midnight NBCSP). Men’s hockey, bronze medal game (3:30 a.m. Saturday, NBCSP).

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