Friday’s TV highlights: ‘Whistleblower’ on CBS

Alex Ferrer in "Whistleblower" on CBS.
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Whistleblower Attorney Alex Ferrer, who was previously a judge and before that a police officer, hosts this new series that focuses on people who publicized corporate wrongdoing, at potential risk to themselves and their families. The premiere deals with a pediatric dental chain and a pharmaceutical giant. 8 p.m. CBS

Masters of Illusion Titou, Greg Frewin, Spidey, Billy Kidd, Jibrizy, Chris Randall, George Iglesias and Murray SawChuck are the featured magicians in this new episode. Dean Cain hosts. 8 p.m. KTLA

Quantico Personal tragedies befall both Owen and McQuigg (Blair Underwood, Alan Powell), which may mean team members’ families are being targeted. Timothy V. Murphy guest stars. Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy, Russell Tovey and Marlee Matlin also star in this new episode. 8 p.m. ABC

The Great British Baking Show The contestants must prepare an American pie. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are the judges in this new episode. 9 p.m. KOCE


Cooper’s Treasure After finding evidence of an 18th century-era lifeboat near shore, Darrell and the team discover the shipwreck it came from. 9 p.m. Discovery

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives This new episode visits a Denver spot that has biscuit sandwiches and late-night Italian options. Then host Guy Fieri catches up with an Illinois restaurant owner who reminisces on how this show changed his life and his menu. 9 p.m. Food Network

20/20 DNA detective CeCe Moore unlocks secrets about a man’s family, who may have abandoned him as an infant, in this new episode. 10 p.m. ABC

Food Flirts Chocolate pretzel brioche bread pudding with raspberry whipped cream is featured in the first of two new episodes. 10 and 10:30 p.m. KOCE

C.B. Strike This miniseries presentation of three mysteries by Robert Galbraith (author J.K. Rowling) draws to a close with “Career of Evil: Part 2,” which finds a London private eye (Tom Burke) hitting several local strip clubs seeking information on one of the murder suspects (guest star Andrew Brooke) while the killer continues to taunt them. Holliday Grainger and Kerr Logan also star. 10 p.m. Cinemax


Evel Live: Supercharged Travis Pastrana honors daredevil Evel Knievel by attempting three of his most dangerous feats in a modern-day re-creation inspired by the motorcycle Knievel used in this new special. 9 p.m. History

Dateline NBC The news-special “Jonestown: An American Tragedy” offers an in-depth look at the journalists who exposed the dangers of cult leader Jim Jones. 10 p.m. NBC


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

Today OneRepublic performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Backstreet Boys perform. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Pink Martini performs; Chris Wallace, Fox News; Grae Drake, Rotten Tomatoes Dionne Warwick. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Megyn Kelly Today McCall Dempsey; Heather Kaplan; Claire Mysko. (N) 9 a.m. KNBC

Live With Kelly and Ryan Liv Tyler (“Harlots”); Bernadette Peters. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View John Quiñones. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show Chef and author Candice Kumai (“Kintsugi Wellness”) (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Terry Crews; Karrueche Tran. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Pain relievers may contribute to anxiety and depression; Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Washington Week President Trump at the NATO Summit, meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Russian President Putin; Supreme Court nominee; trade with China: Peter Baker, the New York Times; Kayla Tausche, CNBC; Katty Kay, BBC. (N) 7 p.m. KOCE

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

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Carey Mulligan; Kate the Chemist. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

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


Baseball The Freeway Series heads north on the 5, to Dodger Stadium as the Angels visit their crosstown rivals. 7 p.m. FSN and SNLA

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