Friday’s TV Highlights: ‘Last Man Standing’ on ABC

Amanda Fuller, left, and Kaitlyn Dever in “Last Man Standing” on ABC.
The football team recruits Eve (Kaitlyn Dever, right) as a kicker on “Last Man Standing.” With Amanda Fuller.
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The Amazing Race The travel competition continues in London in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS

Last Man Standing The Tim Allen-starring sitcom starts its fourth season with back-to-back episodes. Nancy Travis, Kaitlyn Dever, Flynn Morrison, Molly Ephraim, Amanda Fuller and Hector Elizondo also star. 8 p.m. ABC

On the Menu Home cooks work with professional chefs to create new menu items for in this new food competition series hosted by Ty Pennington. In the series premiere, the home cooks vie to create the best new burger for a major restaurant chain. Chef Emeril Lagasse is a guest. 8 p.m. TNT


Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years This special episode compiles memorable moments from the series long run, and offers a few new performances. Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy and Alabama all pay tribute to the showcase. Sheryl Crow , Jeff Bridges and Matthew McConaughey host the two-hour program. 9 p.m. KOCE

Blue Bloods Shunned as a turncoat after she testifies against her partner, an officer (Tonya Glanz) is assigned to Jamie (Will Estes) — who also becomes an outcast for supporting her —in this new episode. Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason guest stars as himself, asking Frank (Tom Selleck) for a favor. 10 p.m. CBS

The Knick In this new episode of the historical medical drama Thackery (Clive Owen) frets that a rival surgeon and inventor (Michael Nathanson) will steal his thunder at an upcoming presentation for the New York Surgical Society. Meanwhile, Cornelia and Speight (Juliet Rylance, David Fierro) team with Bertie (Michael Angarano) in court to keep “Typhoid Mary” (Melissa McMeekin) quarantined. 10 p.m. Cinemax


The African Queen The top actor and actress on the American Film Institute’s greatest stars list —Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn — made only one film together, and it’s a gem. 5 p.m. TCM


CBS This Morning A.O. Scott; John Mellencamp. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Author Mark Bittman; Aretha Franklin performs; Blake Shelton performs; Ana Gasteyer. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC


Good Day L.A. Paula Deen; Elliot Gould (“Mulaney”); Lea Thompson; Tyson Beckford. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Claire Danes (“Homeland”); Emily Ratajkowski. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View B.J. Novak; high school football player Mary Kate Smith. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show A package of meat could put people at risk for bacterial infections; Mario López. (N) 10 a.m. KCOP; 2 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors Potential vasectomy failures; surgery for spinal curvatures; allergies. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Tim Allen; Joseph A. Califano Jr.; Bella Thorne; Jeff Mahin. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachael Ray Cat Deeley; Anne Burrell. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

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


The Meredith Vieira Show Bethenny Frankel; Melissa Etheridge. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Dr. Phil Multiple personalities. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Melissa Gilbert; Theresa Caputo. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jane Lynch; the Kloons. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Recent Secret Service failings: Carol Loennig, the Washington Post; Peter Baker, the New York Times. The first case of Ebola in the U.S.: Michael Duffy, Time. Midterm elections: John Harwood, the New York Times. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

Real Time With Bill Maher Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Neuroscientist Sam Harris; Ben Affleck, Nicholas Kristof; former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R-Md.). (N) 10 and 11p.m. HBO

Tavis Smiley Vanessa L. Williams. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

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

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Emma Thompson; Dane Cook. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show: David Letterman Mariska Hargitay; Simon Amstell; Kandace Springs performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Denzel Washington; Darby Stanchfield. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night Martha Stewart. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Nick Lachey; Chloe Bennet. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS


Baseball Tigers at Orioles, 9 a.m. TBS; Giants at Nationals, Noon FS1; Cardinals at Dodgers, 3:30 p.m. FS1; Royals at Angels 6:30 p.m. TBS

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