Friday’s TV Highlights: ‘Dream On’ on KOCE

John Fugelsang.
John Fugelsang goes in search of the American dream in “Dream On” on PBS.
(Jennifer Summer / PBS)


MacGyver On a mission in Malaysia, MacGyver (Lucas Till) must use his resourcefulness to keep a wounded terrorism financier (guest star Oliver Cooper) alive in order to get details of a planned attack. George Eads, Sandrine Holt, Justin Hires and Tristin Mays also star. 8 p.m. CBS

Last Man Standing Mandy’s (Molly Ephraim) starts using electronic cigarettes, which alarms Vanessa (Nancy Travis), who used to be a   smoker. Tim Allen, Amanda Fuller and Jordan Masterson also star. 8 p.m. ABC

Hell’s Kitchen Ostrich and ostrich eggs are on the menu in this new episode of the cooking competition. 8 p.m. Fox

Dr. Ken Ken Jeong’s daughter Zooey guest stars as a neighbor who seems to take great interest in Dave (Albert Tsai). Molly and D.K. (Krista Marie Yu, Dana Lee) try to scare her off. 8:30 p.m. ABC


Hawaii Five-0 The killer who has been leaving chess pieces in victims’ mouths strikes again, and the victim’s body is found in the bed of FBI profiler Alicia Brown (Claire Forlani). Elisabeth Rohm also guest stars. 9 p.m. CBS

Shark Tank Wally Amos — of Famous Amos cookies fame — tries to sell the Sharks on his latest brand of edibles in this new episode. Shark Daymond John discusses participating in a summit hosted by President Barack Obama. 9 p.m. ABC

Blue Bloods A former hostage (Danielle Savre) becomes the focus of Danny and Baez’s (Donnie Wahlberg, Marisa Ramirez) efforts. Tom Selleck and Will Estes also star. 10 p.m. CBS

Quarry Memphis is shaken by an unspeakable act of racial violence in this new episode. Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman, Peter Mullan and Nikki Amuka-Bird star.10 p.m. Cinemax


Van Helsing Vanessa and Mohamad (Kelly Overton, Trezzo Mahoro) head into the dangerous streets hoping to find the daughter whom  Vanessa was forced to abandon as an orphan when she “died.” Back at the hospital, Doc (Rukiya Bernard) discovers that a suicide was actually a murder. Jonathan Scarfe also stars. 10 p.m. Syfy

My Life Is a Telenovela Word gets out that a new Telenovela is casting in Miami in the premiere of this new unscripted series that the features cast members who have appeared in Telenovelas, including Maria ‘Raquenel’ Portillo, Sissi Fleitas, Enrique Sapene, Liliana Rodríguez Morillo, Gustavo Pedraza and Alina Robert. 10 p.m. WE


iHeartradio Music Festival  Night Two Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the conclusion of the new two-part special features Usher, Sting, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, and more. 8 p.m. KTLA

Getting Ahead Tavis Smiley moonlights from his weeknight program to examine what the increase in the minimum wage has meant in Northern California, where it has been in effect for at least a year. 9 p.m. KOCE

Lewis Black: Black to the Future The acerbic comic tackles the economy, local government and the 2016 presidential election with his signature anger, outrage and frustration in this new special. 10 p.m. Comedy Central


The Swap In this new teen comedy high school gymnast (Peyton List) and hockey player (Jacob Bertrand) suddenly switch bodies (and genders) via a magical app. Claire Rankin, Eliana Jones and Linda Kash also star. 8 p.m. Disney

Dream On Does “the American dream” actually exist anymore? Comedian John Fugelsang re-creates the path followed by Alexis de Tocqueville, in 1831, in order to answer that question. 10 p.m. KOCE




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

Today Laura Prepon; first lady Michelle Obama; Ashton Kutcher; Laura Prepon; Frankie Valli. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Anna Kendrick; Aja Naomi King; Grace Bonney. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Clayne Crawford (“Lethal Weapon”); Jackie Slater and Vince Ferragamo (“Rams Talk”); Rebecca Taylor. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live with Kelly Sarah Paulson (“Blue Jay”); Laura Prepon; Colbie Caillat performs; Ashton Kutcher. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Author Elizabeth Vargas. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Lindsey Vonn and Queen Latifah challenge Richard Blais. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors Breast cancer breakthrough; Dr. Ordon’s relationships; saving money. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show A breast-cancer survivor. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Keke Palmer; Sharon Osbourne’s birthday celebration. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Rachael Ray and Lara Spencer (“Good Morning America”) talk about their health scares. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Steve Harvey (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Real Bre-Z. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil The family of a missing teen talks about what a jailhouse informant claims happened to the girl. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Kat Dennings; Morris Chestnut; OneRepublic performs. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Harry J.B. Smoove; Jessie Mueller. (N) 4 p.m. KTTV; (N) 9 p.m. KCOP

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

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Presidential town hall; down-ticket races: Jeanne Cummings, the Wall Street Journal; Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg; Michael Scherer, Time; Reid Wilson, the Hill.(N) 8 p.m. KOCE

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Women in prison. (N) 10 p.m. KVCR

Real Time With Bill Maher Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.); Armando “Pitbull” Pérez; James Carville; Mark Cuban; Johann Hari. (N) 10 p.m. HBO

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; midnight KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

Tavis Smiley Betye Saar. (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tyler Perry; Abigail Spencer; Van Morrison performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Diane Lane; Aja Naomi King; Sebastian Maniscalco. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

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


MLB Baseball Playoffs The Dodgers visit the Washington Nationals for the first game of their five-game playoff series, 2:30 p.m. Fox Sports. Also playing: The Toronto Blue Jays at the Texas Rangers, 10 a.m. TBS; the Boston Red Sox at the Cleveland Indians, 1:30 p.m. TBS and the San Francisco Giants visit the Chicago Cubs, 6 p.m. Fox Sports.

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