Friday TV: More Teen Angst, Streamed

13ReasonsWhyThe best selling young adult novels \ by Jay Asher are the basis for “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix, streaming), a new angsty teen series about a girl who commits suicide but leaves a box of cassettes to explain her actions. It seems a step up from Freeform fare, but parents still don’t understand. Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford and Kate Walsh star. Its producers include Selena Gomez and her mother; it’s adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Brian Yorkey of “Next to Normal” fame.

Also online, a new three-part documentary series “Five Came Back” (Netflix, streaming) looks at five World War II era directors who made films for the government — John Ford, Frank Capra, George Stevens, John Huston and William Wyler. Meryl Streep is narrator; contemporary directors Steven Spielberg, Lawrence Kasdan, Guillermo del Toro, Francis Ford Coppola and Paul Greengrass are among the interview subjects.

The Friday night mainstay “Grimm” (NBC, 8 p.m.) comes to an end after six seasons, so of course something apocalyptic is planned.

On the eve of the Final Four, here’s a look at the murder of Baylor player Patrick Dennehy in the documentary “Disgraced” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

A comic who came of age in the 60s’ gets a profile in “Robert Klein Can’t Stop His Leg” (Starz, 10 p.m.).

Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic play tango at the Hollywood Bowl in a show taped last August for “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings). . They are joined by guitarist Angel Romero, bandoneon player Seth Asarnow and Tango Buenos Aires. They perform works by Astor Piazzolla, Alberto Ginastera and Lalo Schifrin.

The latest new series about a plastic surgeon is set in Florida: “Dr. Miami” (WeTV, 10 p.m.).

It’s the sixth season finale of “Last Man Standing” (ABC, 8 p.m.) and the second season finale of “Dr. Ken” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.), where Alison Brie guest stars.

“Sleepy Hollow” (Fox, 9 p.m.) has a finale for its fourth season.

Mary’s marriage hangs in the balance on “Reign” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Lisa Kudrow pops up on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1, 8 p.m.) and the B-52’s are guest judges.

A friend of “MacGyver” (CBS, 8 p.m.) from M.I.T. fakes her death.

On “The Originals” (The CW, 8 p.m.), Klaus tries to reconnect with his daughter.

“Gold Rush” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) returns to the Klondike Trail used in 1897.

Rachel is getting a divorce on “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Roger Stone is the latest toxic guest to find a home on “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.), alongside Rick Santorum, journalist Jose Antonio vargas, former CIA director Michael V. Hayden and Neera Tanden, head of the Center for American Progress.

It’s one week before the signing on “The Rap Game” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.).

“Dateline” (NBC, 9 p.m.) marks its 25th anniversary with a 2007 disappearance of a Colorado mother turned escort.

“20/20” (ABC, 10 p.m.) recounts the story of a college student who got stranded for five days in the desert near the Grand Canyon earlier this month.

A woman’s body is found frozen solid on “Rosewood” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

“Ghost Brothers” (TLC, 10 p.m.) go to South Carolina.

Dan Duryea is the spotlight on Turner Classic Movies, with “Winchester ’73” (8 p.m.), “The Underworld” (9:45 p.m.), “Another Part of the Forest” (11:30 p.m.), “Scarlet Street” (1:30 a.m.) and “The Pride of the Yankees” (3:30 a.m.).

The Madness is ending with March, as Final Four weekend begins. In the women’s NCAA basketball tournament, it’s Stanford vs. South Carolina (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.) and Mississippi State vs. Connecticut (ESPN2, 10 p.m.).

Men play tomorrow. But there is an All Star Game (CBS Sports, 6:30 p.m.).

Also there is Coastal Carolina at Wyoming (ESPNU, 7 p.m.) in Game 3 of the CBI Finals and St. Pater’s at Texas A&M CC (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.) in the CIT title game.

NBA action includes San Antonio at Oklahoma City (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Houston at Golden State (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

Your final Friday of spring baseball includes Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia (MLB, 1 p.m.) and Yankees vs. Atlanta (MLB, 7:30 p.m.).

Tennis has the men’s semifinal in the Miami Open (ESPN2, 1 p.m.; ESPNews, 7 p.m.).

It’s ladies free skate in the world championships of figure skating (NBC Sports, 1 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Jonah Hill, Elizabeth Banks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Josh Gad. The View: Katey Sagal, Alex Rodriguez. The Talk: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Lynda Carter. Harry Connick: Jamie Alexander, Jen Kirkman. Ellen DeGeneres: Sofia Vergara (rerun). Wendy Williams: Mack Wilds, Afton Williamson (rerun). The Real: Jason George, Angie Martinez (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Susan Sarandon, Joey McIntyre, Robert Klein. Jimmy Kimmel: Bill Hader, America Ferrera, Imagine Dragons (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Samuel L. Jackson, Dakota Fanning, Ed Sheeran. Seth Meyers: Will Forte, Jay Bilas, Chris Hayes, Charlie Benante (rerun). James Corden: Sting, Johnny Galecki (rerun). Carson Daly: Kurt Braunohler, the Appleseed Cast, Desus & Mero (rerun).


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