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Friday’s TV Highlights: ‘Joshua Bell’s Seasons of Cuba’ on KOCE

“Joshua Bell’s Seasons of Cuba”
Violinist Joshua Bell performs with musicians from Cuba in a new PBS special on KOCE.
(Richard Termin)

SERIES

Last Man Standing Jay Leno reprises his recurring role on a new episode of the Tim Allen sitcom. 8 p.m. ABC

Hell’s Kitchen Crystal Hefner, Melissa Rivers, “Twilight’s” Ashley Greene and Drew and Jonathan Scott from “Property Brothers” are the celebrity diners in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox

The Exorcist This supernatural drama starring Geena Davis and inspired by William Peter Blatty’s novel and the 1973 film ends its first season. 9 p.m. Fox

Z Nation This zombie-apocalypse drama ends another season. 9 p.m. Syfy

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Paranormal Lockdown Ghost hunters Nick and Katrina are back with new episodes of their unscripted series. 9 p.m. TLC

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars This reality series that seeks to repair minor celebrities’ rocky relationships offers its season finale. 9 p.m. WE

Lidia Celebrates America Chef Lidia Bastianich breaks bread with veterans and their families in the series’ holiday-themed season premiere. 10 p.m. KOCE

Treasure Quest: Snake Island The team finds the gold they’ve been searching for in the season finale. 10 p.m. Discovery Channel

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SPECIALS

The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams co-host this year’s edition of the star-studded procession, with Olivia Newton-John (“Grease”) serving as grand marshal. 8 p.m. KTLA

Joshua Bell’s Seasons of Cuba The acclaimed violinist performs with the Chamber Music Orchestra of Havana and others in this new special. 9 p.m. KOCE

MOVIES

The Best Years of Our Lives Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Harold Russell, Teresa Wright, Myrna Loy and Virginia Mayo star in William Wyler’s multi-Oscar-winning 1946 drama about veterans struggling to adjust to civilian life after returning home from World War II. 7 p.m. TCM

Rain Man Tom Cruise and Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman star in Barry Levenson’s hit 1988 comedy-drama about a fast-talking schemer who meets the autistic older brother he never knew he had. 9 p.m. KCET

Running for His Life: The Lawrence Phillips Story This 2016 documentary tells the tragic tale of the once-promising college-football standout and NFL running back. 9 p.m. Showtime

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TALK SHOWS

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

Today Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon; James Franco; Alicia Keys performs; Lidia Bastianich. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Patrick Wilson; Riz Ahmed; Lukas Graham performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Alan Ruck (“The Exorcist”); Rams talk: Vince Ferragamo; National Children’s Chorus Performs. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly Liam Neeson (“A Monster Calls”); Nick Cannon; Mark Consuelos (“Pitch”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Patti LaBelle; Darlene Love performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray John Cusimano; Derek and Julianne Hough; Ginger Zee and husband Ben Aaron; Stacy London and sister. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors Failed surgeries; study drugs; health and beauty trends; how alcohol affects the body. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Michael K. Williams (“The Night Of”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Diego Luna and Donnie Yen; Hilary Duff. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show Using food to ward off cancer; Tim Tebow. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Steve Harvey Rachel Zoe. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Harry Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”); Sarah McLachlan performs. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV; midnight KCOP

Dr. Phil A man asks his fiancee to sign a prenup at the last minute because of rumors. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jim Parsons; Sabre Norris; Cass McCombs performs. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real Courtney B. Vance (“Office Christmas Party”); Adrienne and Israel Houghton perform. (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

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

Washington Week (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé The consequences of “slut shaming.” (N) 10 p.m. KVCR

Tavis Smiley Country singer Charley Pride. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Reese Witherspoon; Andrew Rannells; Warpaint performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Liam Neeson; Shepard Smith; Jon Batiste performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

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

 


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