Friday’s TV highlights: A Paley Center for Media sitcom special and more

Zooey Deschanel in “New Girl”
“New Girl’s” Zooey Deschanel is featured in a new Paley Center for Media special on CBS.
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Say Yes to the Dress: Since the Big Day This new spinoff checks back in with couples featured in past episodes of the wedding-themed reality series. 9 p.m. TLC

Wake Up Call Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson enlists chef Rocco DiSpirito to help turn around a failing family-owned pizzeria in this episode. 9 p.m. TNT

The Soup Host Joel McHale looks back on the year in pop culture and celebrity news in the first installment of a two-part special. 10 p.m. E!



Now That’s Funny! On Set With TV’s Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special The stars and creators of “The Big Bang Theory,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “New Girl” and other hit sitcoms offer viewers a backstage peek in this new special hosted by Aisha Tyler. 8 p.m. CBS

The Next Mega Tsunami This new docu-special considers the possible effects of a sea wave even more devastating than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. 9 p.m. National Geographic Channel


The Matrix Keanu Reeves is “The One” in the Wachowskis’ mind-bending 1999 sci-fi/action fable; Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving and Carrie-Anne Moss also star. 9 p.m. IFC

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Hell hath no fury like Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino’s stylish 2003 revenge thriller; Lucy Liu, Sonny Chiba and Vivica A. Fox also star. 9:30 p.m. TMC


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


Today Tom Brokaw. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America The cast of “Jersey Boys” performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Kevin Smith. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Denzel Washington; Bradley Cooper; Shawn Mendes performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The Wendy Williams Show 9 a.m. KCOP

The View Rachel Feinstein; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray; Idina Menzel. 10 a.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Protecting one’s health from winter weather. 10 a.m. KCOP, 2 p.m. KTTV


The Doctors A woman goes to great lengths to look like reality star Kim Kardashian. 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show The season’s must-see movies. 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Scott Bakula; Brooke Anderson; chef John Besh. 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray NFL star Tony Gonzalez. 1 p.m. KABC

The Queen Latifah Show Tyson Beckford; Laurie Metcalf; Jackie Evancho performs. 2 p.m. KCBS

The Meredith Vieira Show Matt Lauer. 2 p.m. KNBC

Dr. Phil A woman refuses to relinquish guardianship of her sister’s teen daughter. 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Steve’s family barbecue. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Lena Dunham; Melissa McCarthy. 4 p.m. KNBC

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

SoCal Connected 8 p.m. KCET

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Motown founder Berry Gordy. 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 Jay Leno; Lucy Liu; Kevin Delaney; Dave Davies performs. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Joaquin Phoenix; comic Cristela Alonzo; Al Green performs. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Mel Brooks; Christine Baranski; Jenny Lewis performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Allison Williams; Dan Patrick. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Tenacious D performs. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

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

Last Call With Carson Daly Haley Joel Osment. 1:37 a.m. KNBC