Friday TV: Netflix Tries Out ‘Iron Fist’

IronFistTAMaybe it’s time to step back from the proliferating Marvel superheroes. While those themes can still be excitingly done, as is currently the case on “Legion,” the new “Iron Fist” (Netflix, streaming) looks to be a martial arts saga featuring a guy with a glowing fist when needed. Finn Jones stars as the curly haired billionaire Danny Rand, who is returning after having been missing for several years.

A better bet on line may be the Irish drama “Striking Out” (Acorn, streaming) about a woman who calls off her wedding and starts a law practice.

In the new “Julie’s Greenroom” (Netflix, streaming), the former Mary Poppins returns with a children’s focused entertainment show that features Henson puppets and guests like Carol Burnett, Idina Menzel, Alec Baldwin and David Hyde Pierce.

A double murder in Omaha is the focus of a new “Dateline” (NBC, 9 p.m.). At that same hour, a Powerball winner wants to buy a dream home in Nebraska on “My Lottery Dream Home” (HGTV, 9 p.m.).

“Truth and Lies: The Family Manson” (ABC, 9 p.m.) is a two hour documentary on Charlie Manson and his cult, with some updated interviews.

“The Originals” (The CW, 8 p.m.) returns for its fourth season, which jumps set five years beyond the end of season three.

The funny animated “Animals” (HBO, 11:30 p.m.) also returns for a second season.

Lord Darnley angles for a marriage proposal acceptance from Mary on “Reign” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

A woman wanders into the vault on “Sleepy Hollow” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Guests on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) include Jake Tapper, Barney Frank, Andrew Sullivan and Sheldon Whitehouse.

From Austin, “SXSW Comedy with Natasha Leggero” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) features stand-up sets from Emily Heller, Moshe Kasher, Baron Vaughn and Andrew Santino.

Kelly Rowland visits “The Rap Game” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.); JoJo is a mentor on “The Pop Game” (Lifetime, 11 p.m.).

Eve and Nick go through a mysterious portal on “Grimm” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

On “Last Man Standing” (ABC, 8 p.m.), Eve doesn’t get invited to an anniversary party for Rob’s parents.

“Dr. Ken” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) gets a surprise from his CEO.

“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food, 9 p.m.) goes to Cancun.

If it’s St. Patrick’s Day, it’s John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in “The Quiet Man” (TCM, 9:30 p.m.). But Turner Classic Movies celebrates all day with Irish themed: “Irene” (6 a.m.), “The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady” (7:45 a.m.), “Three Cheers for the Irish” (9:45 a.m.), “Finian’s Rainbow” (11:30 a.m.), “Odd Man Out” (2:15 p.m.), “Young Cassidy” (4:15 p.m.), “The Informer” (6:15 p.m.), “The Rising of the Moon” (8 p.m.), “Girl with Green Eyes” (midnight) and “Ryan’s Daughter” (1:45 a.m.).

First round action continues in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament all day with Michigan vs. Oklahoma State (CBS, 12:15 p.m.), Baylor vs. New Mexico (truTV, 12:40 p.m.), Arkansas vs. Seton Hall (TNT, 1:30 p.m.), Oregon vs. Iona (TBS, 2 p.m.), Louisville vs. Jacksonville State (CBS, 2:45 p.m.), SMU vs. Southern California (truTV, 3:10 p.m.), North Carolina vs. Texas Southern (TNT, 4 p.m.), Creighton vs. Rhode Island (TBS, 4:30 p.m.), Kansas vs. UC Davis (TNT, 6:50 p.m.), Dayton vs. Wichita State (CBS, 7:10 p.m.), Duke vs. Troy (TBS, 7:20 p.m.), Cincinnati vs. Kansas State (truTV, 7:27 p.m.), Miami vs. Michigan State (TNT, 9:20 p.m.), Kentucky vs. Northern Kentucky (CBS, 9:40 p.m.), South Carolina vs. Marquette (TBS, 9:50 p.m.) and UCLA vs. Kent State (truTV, 9:57 p.m.).

While every men’s game gets a broadcast in its entirety, the opening round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament (ESPN2, noon, 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m.) switch back and forth among the four games being played at those hours.

There is also the NCAA College Wrestling Championships (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

Pro basketball includes Minnesota at Miami (NBA, 8 p.m.).

Hockey has Florida at Rangers (NHL, 7 p.m.).

In spring baseball, it’s Yankees vs. Detroit (MLB, 1 p.m.) and Kansas City vs. Milwaukee (MLB, 4 p.m.).

In the World Baseball Classic, it’s the United States vs. Puerto Rico (MLB, 10 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Bryan Cranston, Chad Michael Murray, Chris Hardwick. The View: Tomi Lahren. Harry Connick: Ryan Seacrest. Ellen DeGeneres: Kristen Bell, Dan Bucatinsky. Wendy Williams: Chassie Post (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Uma Thurman, Jason Jones, Alison Krauss (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Tom Hiddleston, Gillian Jacobs, Sam Jay (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Taraji P. Henson, Pitbull, Run the Jewels. Seth Meyers: Robert De Niro, Lauren Ash, Asa Butterfield, Kenny Aronoff (rerun). James Corden: Ice Cube, Ike Barinholtz, Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson (rerun). Carson Daly: Ron Funches, Summer Moon, Kevin Delaney (rerun).

 

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