Friday’s TV highlights: ‘Grammy Salute to Music Legends’ on ‘Great Performances’ and more

Neil Diamond is among the music stars feted on a new "Great Performances" on KOCE.
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MacGyver Jack (George Eads) receives an emergency distress call from an old Delta buddy who has been falsely accused of terrorism in this new episode. With Lucas Till. 8 p.m. CBS

Masters of Illusion Featured magicians in the season finale include Chris Funk, Murray SawChuck, Spidey and Ed Alonzo. 8 p.m. KTLA

Fresh Off the Boat This sitcom starring Randall Park and “Crazy Rich Asians’” Constance Wu is back for a fifth season. Former Lakers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Cooper and “Family Matters’” Jaleel “Urkel” White guest star. 8 p.m. ABC


Speechless Maya (Minnie Driver) travels to England to confront her estranged father (Monty Python’s John Cleese) in the sitcom’s Season 3 premiere. 8:30 p.m. ABC

The Cool Kids Margaret (Vicki Lawrence) is in no mood to celebrate her birthday in the new episode “Margaret Turns 65.” 8:30 p.m. Fox

Great Performances Queen, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Tina Turner, “Star Wars” composer John Williams and New Orleans funk band the Meters are feted as part of a “Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2018.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Z Nation “The Walking Dead’s” Katy O’Brian joins the cast of this post-apocalyptic action-horror-comedy as it begins Season 5. 9 p.m. Syfy

Van Helsing Vanessa (Kelly Overton) must confront her family’s legacy as in this action horror series’ Season 3 opener. 10 p.m. Syfy

Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents... Devin Field and Emmy Blotnick are the featured comics as this stand-up showcase returns with back-to-back new episodes. 11 and 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central


Unprotected Sets The inaugural installment of this new stand-up comedy showcase features actress-comic Zainab Johnson. 11 p.m. Epix


Zombies Halloween Cast Party The stars of the 2018 TV-movie musical reunite for fun and games in this new special. 8:30 p.m. Disney Channel


Close Encounters of the Third Kind An Indiana lineman (Richard Dreyfuss) and others make contact with extraterrestrials in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster 1977 sci-fi fable. 8 p.m. KCET


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

Today Al Roker; Rita Wilson performs; Chassie Post. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Helen Hunt; Anita Cochran performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Guitarist and author Steve Lukather; L.A. City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell; TV producer Ashley Colburn. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Megyn Kelly Today Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit; Joy Bauer. (N) 9 a.m. KNBC

Live with Kelly and Ryan Tom Selleck; Chelsea Clinton. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Authors Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore (“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics”). (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show Hot Topics; Mario performs; comic Ali Wentworth; criminal justice expert Dr. Darrin Porcher. (N) 10 a.m. KTTV

The Dr. Oz Show Dangers of fiery hot chips and cheese snacks; Tim Tebow. (N) 10 a.m. KCOP, 3 p.m. KTTV

The Real Keith David (“Greenleaf”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Doctors Tonsillectomy complication; recipes for people on a budget; earwax removal video; squash; mom hack. (N) 11 a.m. KCOP

The Wendy Williams Show Remy Ma and Papoose (VH1’s “Meet the Mackies”). noon KCOP

The Talk Tracee Ellis Ross; guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Real Fashion model Tess Holliday. 1 p.m. KCOP

Steve Job interviews; Carrie Keagan (“Up Close With Carrie Keagan”); Dr. V. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Rachael Ray Drew and Jonathan Scott (“Property Brothers”); Tiffani Thiessen; beer-cheese soup. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A man says his mother is unstable and conspired with his exes to file false charges against him. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Highlights from Season 16 include visits from Cher, Nicki Minaj, Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Washington Week The FBI report into sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (N) 7 p.m. KOCE

Amanpour and Company (N) 10 p.m. KVCR, 11 p.m. KOCE, 1 a.m. KLCS

Real Time With Bill Maher Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Jeff Bridges; former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.); journalist Soledad O’Brien; commentator Andrew Sullivan. (N) 10 p.m. HBO

The Issue Is … With Elex Michaelson L.A. Times owner/bio-tech entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong; LAUSD board member Nick Melvoin; attorney Anahita Sedaghatfar; comedian Rod Man. (N) 10:30 p.m. KTTV

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Mark Ruffalo; rapper Travis Scott; comic Jaboukie Young-White. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Ellie Kemper; Sam Elliott. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Riz Ahmed; Brad Garrett; Avril Lavigne performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson; Hayley Atwell; Snow Patrol performs. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Kevin Hart; Kristen Bell; Hari Nef. 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Rob Riggle; Aquilo performs; director Terence Nance. 1:38 a.m. KNBC


Baseball The Dodgers host the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the NLDS. 6:30 p.m. FS1

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