Friday’s TV Highlights: The Marx Brothers on TCM

A day with the Marx Brothers on TCM. Groucho, left, Chico and Harpo Marx

A day with the Marx Brothers on TCM. Groucho, left, Chico and Harpo Marx

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Defiance After Nolan (Grant Bowler) unexpectedly is freed from Votanis Collective custody, Amanda, Irisa and Berlin (Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Anna Hopkins) move swiftly to release him from Kindzi’s (Nichole Galicia) clutches in this new episode. 8 p.m. Syfy

Killjoys In a new episode, Dutch and John (Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore) turn the tables on Khlyen (Rob Stewart) and discover the truth behind his presence in the Quad. Luke Macfarlane also stars. 9 p.m. Syfy

Strike Back In this new episode, the team is shocked when it learns that the ambassador’s wife (Michelle Yeoh) is a Korean agent in cahoots with the Yakuza. Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester and Robson Green star. 10 p.m. Cinemax


Dark Matter The crew accepts a job to steal a mysterious device from a rival corporation but encounters complications from another team of mercenaries that has been hired for the same operation. Marc Bendavid and Anthony Lemke star. 10 p.m. Syfy


The Marx Brothers TCM devotes the day to the Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo. Up first is the 1938 hotel set comedy “Room Service,” 6:30 a.m.; then “At the Circus” (1939), 8 a.m.; “Go West” (1940), 9:30 a.m.; “The Big Store” (1941), 11 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. it’s an episode of “Dick Cavett” featuring Groucho. The movies continue at 1:30 p.m. with “The Cocoanuts” (1929); “Animal Crackers” (1930), 3:15 p.m.; “Monkey Business” (1931), 5 p.m.; “Horse Feathers” (1932), 6:30 p.m.; “Duck Soup” (1933), 7:45 p.m.; “A Night at the Opera” (1935), 9 p.m.; “A Day at the Races” (1937), 11 p.m. TCM

Annie It’s still a hard-knock life for the orphaned title character in this 2014 revision of the Broadway musical. Quvenzhane Wallis has the title role, with Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale and David Zayas. 8 p.m. Starz


CBS This Morning Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto (“Hitman: Agent 47"). (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Janelle Monáe & Wondaland perform; Angela Kinsey; Tymberlee Hill. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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


Good Morning America The Band Perry performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. George Hamilton (“Stewarts & Hamiltons”); Jordin Sparks. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Zachary Quinto (“Hitman: Agent 47"); Sara Haines. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View (Season Finale) Ice Cube; O’Shea Jackson Jr.; Corey Hawkins; Jason Mitchell; Orlando Brown; Anneliese van der Pol. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Talk Salma Hayek; Wes Bentley; Chi-Lan Lieu reveals Friday Finds. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

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

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign; Republican field targets Clinton; Bernie Sanders surging in polls; Donald Trump’s GOP frontrunner standing: John Harwood, the New York Times; Karen Tumulty, the Washington Post. President Obama lobbies for the nuclear deal with Iran: Michael Crowley, Politico. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Government assistance programs; school discipline. 10 p.m. KVCR


Real Time With Bill Maher Criminal justice activist Sister Helen Prejean; musician and civil rights activist Talib Kweli; former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.); Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (U.S. Army, Ret.). (N) 10 p.m. HBO

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

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Kevin Spacey; Keegan-Michael Key; Monroe Martin. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live Armie Hammer. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Tavis Smiley Boz Scaggs. midnight KOCE

Late Night With Seth Meyers Paul Rudd and writers James Anderson and Paula Pell. 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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

The Late Late Show With James Corden Allison Janney. 1:07 a.m. KCBS