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Friday's TV Highlights: 'Z Nation' on Syfy

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Z Nation' on Syfy
Kellita Smith in the return of the post-zombie-apocalypse series "Z Nation" on Syfy. (Daniel Sawyer Schaefer / Syfy)

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SERIES

30 for 30 Shorts This new episode documents the night President George W. Bush stepped onto the mound at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the 2001World Series, seven weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 and 10 p.m. ESPN2

Masters of Illusion In this new episode magicians Ed Alonzo, Rick Thomas, Michael Grandinetti, Johnny Ace Palmer, Michael Turco, Barry and Stuart, and Les Arnold & Dazzle put new twists on classic illusions. Dean Cain hosts. 8 p.m. KTLA

Strike Back In North Korea, Mei (Michelle Yeoh) — now using her real name, Li-Na — is ordered by her mentor (Kwang-Hoon Na) to get a confession out of Scott and Stonebridge (Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester), using Finn (Christian Antidormi) as leverage. 10 p.m. Cinemax

Z Nation In this new episode the second season picks up were the first left off, only moments following the launch of nuclear weapons triggered by Murphy (Keith Allan). DJ Qualls and Kellita Smith also return and Matt Cedeno joins the cast. 10 p.m. Syfy

Continuum The arrival of new time travelers threatens to destroy Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and her alliance with Brad (Ryan Robbins) in the season premiere of the science fiction series. 11 p.m. Syfy

SPECIALS

Think It Up The major commercial broadcast networks simulcast this new special, which uses music and comedy to inspire students and educators. Stephen Colbert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Seacrest, Kristen Bell and Jeremy Renner are scheduled to appear. 8 p.m. CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox

MOVIES

Into the Woods James Corden, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp star in the 2014 screen version of Stephen Sondheim's hit Broadway musical. 8 p.m. Starz

Devil's Due A young couple (Allison Miller, Zach Gilford) get a dose of supernatural terror while awaiting their child's birth in this 2014 thriller. 8:30 p.m. HBO

TALK SHOWS

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CBS This Morning Alex Morgan, U.S. women's national soccer team. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Benedict Cumberbatch; Dr. Mehmet Oz; chef Scott Conant; Hayley & Michaels perform. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America Billie Jean King; David Zinczenko. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Author Salman Rushdie ("Two Years Eight Months and Twenty- Eight Nights"); Emmy host Andy Samberg; Prince Royce; Iyanla Vanzant ("Iyanla: Fix My Life"). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Ben McKenzie ("Gotham"); Billy Gardell ("Monopoly Millionaires' Club"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Melissa Rivers; Ciara performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Meredith Vieira NeNe Leakes. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC

The Talk Betty White. 1 p.m. KCBS

Dr. Phil A man says his wife spends $1,000 a month on habits. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Auntie Fee; Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy"). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jimmy Fallon; P!nk performs; Oscar Hernandez and the Arizona Rattlers dancers perform. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

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

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Hillary Clinton email controversy; Donald Trump's surge in the polls; next GOP presidential debate: Anne Gearan, the Washington Post; Jonathan Martin, the New York Times; Jeff Zeleny, CNN. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

Real Time With Bill Maher Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi; Wendell Pierce; Linda Chavez; Michael Moynihan; author Salman Rushdie. (N) 10 and 11 p.m. HBO

Tavis Smiley Andrew Garfield. (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show: Jimmy Fallon Donald Trump; Terrence Howard; Pharrell Williams performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Amy Schumer; Stephen King; Troubled Waters perform. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Mindy Kaling; Ricky Martin performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

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

The Late Late Show With James Corden Leon Bridges performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night: Seth Meyers Andy Samberg; Kevin Love; M. Night Shyamalan; Abe Laboriel Jr. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Last Call Chef Curtis Stone; METZ perform; Ravi Patel. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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