Friday’s TV Highlights: ‘The Barnes Collection’ on KOCE
3 Days to Open With Bobby Flay: In this new episode the Chef Flay helps prepare for the opening of an upscale lounge in Harlem, specializing in comfort food (10 p.m. Food).
Chasing UFOs: Before NASA’s shuttle program shut down, residents in Florida reported a series of strange glowing orbs trailing the shuttle’s launch into space, and in this new episode the team visits the Kennedy Space Center to investigate whether aliens are watching Earth’s space program (10 p.m. National Geographic).
Common Law: In this new episode Wes (Warren Kole) confides to Travis (Michael Ealy) that he’s having dreams about Dr. Ryan (Sonya Walger). Reed Diamond, Alicia Coppola and Ed Begley Jr. guest star (10 p.m. USA).
Golf’s Grand Design: This new special examines the history and role of American golf course architecture and from the 1880s through today and highlights some of America’s best-known and most influential courses (10 p.m. KOCE).
Doug Stanhope: Before Turning the Gun on Himself: In this new stand-up special, Stanhope explains why he sees a connection between Keynesian economic theory and prostitution and expresses disdain for Alcoholics Anonymous and a certain celebrity therapist. Those easily offended, should consider watching something else (10 p.m. Showtime).
2012 Summer Olympics: Trampoline, water polo, weightlifting, handball, equestrian, badminton, table tennis (6 a.m. MSNBC). Basketball, soccer, beach volleyball, volleyball, boxing, archery, shooting (6 a.m. NBCSP). Swimming, track and field, beach volleyball, water polo, rowing (N) (Tape) (9 a.m. NBC). Boxing (N) (Tape) (2 p.m. CNBC). Swimming, track and field, diving, volleyball, trampoline (N) (Tape) (8 p.m. NBC). Track and field, cycling (N) (Tape) (Fri./Sat. 12:35 a.m. NBC). Basketball, triathlon, tennis, beach volleyball, field hockey, volleyball, equestrian, cycling, shooting (Fri./Sat. 1 a.m. NBCSP). Swimming, track and field, diving, volleyball, trampoline (Fri/Sat 1:35 a.m. NBC). Soccer, water polo, badminton, weightlifting, track and field (Fri/Sat 4 a.m. MSNBC). Boxing (Saturday 5:30 a.m. CNBC).
Baseball: The Angels visit the Chicago White Sox (5 p.m. FSN); the Chicago Cubs visit the Dodgers (7 p.m. FS Prime)
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