Friday's TV Highlights: 'Great Performances' on PBS

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Great Performances' on PBS
Judy Dench in "Great Performances: National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage" on PBS. (Catherine Ashmore / PBS)

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Great Performances London's Royal National Theatre celebrates 50 years in this new episode that features appearances and performances from numerous stage veterans, including James Corden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Rory Kinnear, Helen Mirren, Simon Russell Beale, Alan Bennett and Joan Plowright. 9 p.m. KOCE

Ultimate Treehouses In this new special, Pete Nelson of "Treehouse Masters" shows viewers some of the world's most interesting treehouses — the ones he didn't build. 10 p.m. Animal Planet

Banshee Lucas (Antony Starr) makes a deal to save Jason (Harrison Thomas), whose past has caught up with him, while Gordon and Deva (Rus Blackwell, Ryann Shane) find their lives spinning out of control in this new episode. 10 p.m. Cinemax


Lincoln Daniel Day-Lewis won virtually every award for best actor — including his third Oscar — for his remarkable portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner's superb 2012 drama. Sally Field is wife Mary Todd Lincoln in a cast that also includes Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 9 p.m. Showtime


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

Today Bode Miller and Ted Ligety; the Swon Brothers; Ruben Studdard. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America John Legend performs; Chrissy Teigen. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Sandra Bernhard; chef Ronnie Woo. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Regis and Joy Philbin. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL

Live With Kelly and Michael Ian McKellen; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Maury Povich and Connie Chung; Carole Radziwill; "The Bridges of Madison County"; Lynne Koplitz. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Talk Kevin Hart; Regina Hall; Aimee Teegarden; Matt Lanter. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Michael Ealy; Regina Hall; Jeff Mauro ("Sandwich King"). (N) 1 p.m. KNBC

The Queen Latifah Show Dermot Mulroney; Alex Pettyfer; couples married at the Grammy Awards; chef Spike Mendelsohn. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Kevin Costner ("3 Days to Kill"); Band of Horses performs. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

The Dr. Oz Show Health traps; stress, sleep issues and diet trends; commuting; an all-natural appetite suppressant. (N) 2 p.m. KABC

Dr. Phil A woman's ex-husband's former girlfriend is stalking her. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Katie Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher (Broadway's "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella"). (N) 3 p.m. KABC

The Doctors Five ways to fire up the love life and enhance health; Patti Stanger helps Dr. Jennifer Berman. (N) 5 p.m. KCAL

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

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Molly Ball, the Atlantic; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Karen Tumulty, the Washington Post. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

Real Time With Bill Maher Bill Nye; Mayim Bialik; Eric Klinenberg; Jeremy Scahill; Andrew Sullivan. (N) 10 and 11 p.m. HBO

The Arsenio Hall Show Regina Hall; Patti Stanger; Dean Edwards. (N) 11 p.m. KTLA

Tavis Smiley Joel Kinnaman and Joy Bryant. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

Late Show With David Letterman Michael Strahan; Jennifer Nettles performs. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Zac Efron; Alison Brie; Sara Bareilles performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Elizabeth Banks; Chris Voth. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS