Friday TV: ‘Love’ – Not in Air, Streaming

loveThere are a lot of series to binge in a day or two on the streaming services, but “Love” (Netflix, streaming) is just about the only one I have so far. Season one of the Judd Apatow-co-produced comedy moved just as amiably as one of his movies. It stars co-creator Paul Rust as a geeky Hollywood screenwriting hopeful who runs into a beautiful and deeply troubled Gillian Jacobs and they try to make a relationship work. Can’t wait for season two, which drops today, as they say.

Also back online (with all of its episodes) is the second and final season of  “Hand of God” (Amazon Prime, streaming) the drama starring Ron Perlman as a judge who thinks God is talking to him. With Dana Delany, Andre Royo and Garret Dillahunt.

A big death is promised on the series finale of “The Vampire Diaries” (The CW, 9 p.m.), which also sees the return of onetime star Nina Dobrev, who left the show two years ago. The biggest death, of course, is the show itself, which lasted eight seasons – pretty long time for a young person’s vampire show. They give it a proper sendoff with the one-hour special “The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Bobby Knight’s best season at Indiana is recalled in the sports documentary “Perfect in ’76” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

“MacGyver” (CBS, 8 p.m.) has a crossover episode with “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Ghost Brothers” (TLC, 9 p.m.) returns for a second season.

“Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” (We, 8:55 p.m.) has its seventh season finale, and the police are called.

“Gold Rush” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) has its finale as well.

“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) has the night off. So they show last week’s episode with Rosa Brooks, Bill McKibben, Jeffrey Lord, Joy Reid and Charlie Sykes.

The melting permafrost consumes “Vice” (HBO, 7:30 and 11 p.m.).

On “Dateline” (NBC, 9 p.m.), Andrea Canning reports on a missing daughter on Long Island.

This week’s salute to Richard Burton on Turner Classic Movies winds up with “Where Eagles Dare” (8 p.m.), “Staircase” (10:45 p.m.), “Villain” (12:30 a.m.) and “Equus” (1:15 a.m.).

Men’s college basketball’s championship weekend is heating up with Purdue vs. Michigan (ESPN, noon), SMU vs East Carolina (ESPN2, noon), Dayton vs. Davidson (NBC Sports, noon), Middle Tennessee vs. UTEP (CBS Sports, 12:30 p.m.), Minnesota vs. Michigan State (ESPN, 2 p.m.), Central Florida vs. Memphis (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), Rhode Island vs. Saint Bonaventure (NBC Sports, 2:30 p.m.), Louisiana Tech vs. Marshall (CBS Sports, 3 p.m.), Akron vs. Ball State (CBS Sports, 5:30 p.m.), VCU vs. George Mason (NBC Sports, 6 p.m.), Villanova vs. Seton Hall (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), North Carolina vs. Duke (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Iowa State vs. TCU (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Cincinnati vs. Tulsa (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Ohio vs. Kent State (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.), Richmond vs. George Washington (NBC Sports, 8:30 p.m.), Florida State vs. Notre Dame (ESPN, 9 p.m.), West Virginia vs. Kansas State (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Houston vs. Connecticut (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Xavier vs. Creighton (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.), Nevada vs. Fresno State (CBS Sports, 10 p.m.), UCLA vs. Arizona (ESPN, 11:30 p.m.), Cal State Fullerton vs. UC Davis (ESPNU, midnight) and San Diego State vs. Colorado State (CBS Sports, 12:30 a.m.).

In women’s games, it’s the American East title game with Maine at Albany (ESPNU, 4:30 p.m.).

Pro games include Golden State at Minnesota (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Washington at Sacramento (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Chicago at Detroit (NHL, 7:30 p.m.).

And the World Baseball Classic has China vs. Japan (MLB, 5 a.m.), United States vs. Colombia (MLB, 6 p.m.) and Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico (MLB, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Felicity Huffman, Rupert Friend, Science Bob Pflugfelder, Christian Slater, Christian Slater. The View: Tom Bergeron, Train, Masaharu Morimoto, Art Smith. The Talk: John Goodman. Harry Connick: Terrence Howard, Chip & Joanna Gaines, Nicole Byer. Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Lopez (rerun). Wendy Williams: Amy Schumer, Harlem Globetrotters (rerun). The Real: Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Felicity Huffman, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Anthony DeVito. Jimmy Kimmel: George W. Bush, Adam Pally (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Gordon Ramsay, Alessia Cara (rerun). Seth Meyers: Amy Schumer, RuPaul, Panic! at the Disco, Vinnie Colaiuta (rerun). James Corden: Kate Hudson, Anders Holm, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jim James (rerun). Carson Daly: Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Caspian, Jenny Zigrino (rerun).

 

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