Friday’s TV Highlights: ‘Hamilton’s America’ on PBS

Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda in “Hamilton’s America” on PBS.
(Joan Marcus/PBS)


The Vampire Diaries The final season opens a few months later from where it left off, as Stefan (Paul Wesley) continues to seek Damon and Enzo (Ian Somerhalder, Michael Malarkey) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) hopes that the search will be successful. 8 p.m. KTLA

Last Man Standing Mike (Tim Allen) decides that everyone in the family should dress up like one another for the annual Halloween party in this new episode of the family comedy. 8 p.m. ABC

Dr. Ken Allison (Suzy Nakamura) is sad that Dave (Albert Tsai) is outgrowing Halloween and turns to D.K. (Dana Lee) for help getting him into the spirit. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) is sure Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III) loves her, and Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin) tries to get a grip on her interest in that supposed relationship in the season premiere of the musical comedy series. 9 p.m. KTLA


Shark Tank This new episode begins a series of profiles of its investors, starting with Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary.  9 p.m. ABC

Austin City Limits Robert Plant performs new songs and classics from his Led Zeppelin days. 9 p.m. KLCS

The Exorcist Father Tomas and Father Marcus (Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels) start the exorcism just as a huge storm hits the city. Geena Davis, Alan Ruck, Brianne Howey and Hannah Kasulka also star. 9 p.m. Fox

Z Nation Doc (Russell Hodgkinson) is held captive by an unhinged nurse and her mental patients in a situation that feels a bit like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” with zombies. 9 p.m. Syfy


Blue Bloods Erin and Anthony (Bridget Moynahan, guest star Steven R. Schirripa) do everything they can think of to keep a community activist  (guest star Judy Reyes) from being deported. Elsewhere, Frank (Tom Selleck) faces a tough decision as he ponders whether the NYPD should participate in a high-profile raid by U.S. Marshals on a local gang. Eric Murray and Brian Tarantina also guest star. 10 p.m. CBS

Quarry The Broker (Peter Mullan) dispatches Mac (Logan Marshall-Green) to take down the head of a major drug operation, while Olsen (Josh Randall) follows up on his nagging suspicions. Nikki Amuka-Bird, Damon Herriman and Jodi Balfour also star. 10 p.m. Cinemax

Van Helsing After mutated feral vampires chase Vanessa and Susan (Kelly Overton, Hilary Jardine) through the sewers, the women arrive back at the hospital, only to discover it’s been taken over. Jonathan Scarfe and Christopher Heyerdahl also star. 10 p.m. Syfy

High Maintenance The Guy (Ben Sinclair) pays a call on a longtime customer and friend (guest star Michael Cyril Creighton) who also happens to be severely agoraphobic in the season finale. 11 p.m. HBO


Hamilton’s America Lin-Manuel Miranda’s talks about the show, along with original cast members Christopher Jackson and Leslie Odom Jr. Presidents Obama and George W. Bush also offer comments in this new special. 9 and 10:30 p.m. KOCE 




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

Today Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy and Ben Foster; Ron Howard; Reese Witherspoon; Anna Camp; Randi Zuckerberg; Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Michael Bublé; Danai Gurira. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Kenny Loggins (“Footloose”); Nancy Grace (“Hailey Dean Mystery, With Love”); Rams Talk: Vince Ferragamo; Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke (“Dancing with the Stars”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live with Kelly Elijah Wood; Sullivan Stapleton. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.); Daphne Oz. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Chris Jackson (“Bull,” “Hamilton”). (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors A woman’s botched mastectomy is repaired; Fran Drescher; strapless panties. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (“Dancing With the Stars”); a breast cancer survivor. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot; chef Duff Goldman. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Granola; whether the political candidates cause one’s blood pressure to rise. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Steve Harvey Wanda Sykes; NeNe Leakes (“Fashion Police”). (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Real Tyler Perry, Lexy Panterra and Yousef Erakat (“Boo! A Madea Halloween”). (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A man and his wife downplay his anger management issues, even though he has been arrested 40 times. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Garth Brooks is interviewed and performs; Robin Roberts (“Good Morning America”). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Harry Gayle King (“CBS This Morning”). (N) 4 p.m. KTTV; 9 p.m. KCOP

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

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill 2016 election; final debate; accepting the election result: Pete Williams, NBC; Jeanne Cummings, the Wall Street Journal; Philip Rucker, the Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, CNN. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Debbie Allen’s “Freeze Frame.” (N) 10 p.m. KVCR

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 12:30 a.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Matt LeBlanc; Eleanor Holmes Norton; Wyclef Jean. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Tavis Smiley Author Derek W. Black; astronaut Mike Massimino. (N) midnight KOCE

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




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