Friday TV: Art World Mania on ‘Dick’

ILVD_S1-Bacon_Hahn_Dunne-LM_2773.tifThe newest series from Jill Soloway of “Transparent” fame is “I Love Dick” (Amazon Prime, streaming), an adaptation of Chris Kraus’ novel transplanted to an artists colony in Marfa, Tex. Kathryn Hahn stars as a failed filmmaker who has a thing for the resident artist Dick Jarrett, played with cowboy distance by Kevin Bacon.

Griffin Dunne is the husband who has the actual residency and falls victim to the weird and messy  triangle, which has many of the attributes of Solway’s other work with its quirky characters, unsettling plot turns and sometimes wicked humor. But it often seems as lost as its characters.

Also online, Amybeth McNulty plays the Prince Edward Island orphan in the “Anne of Green Gables” adaptation “Anne with an E” (Netflix, streaming). The seven episode Canadian co-production is said to have a darker edge. It’s partly from Moira Walley-Beckett, a writer on “Breaking Bad.” Geraldine James and R.H. Thompson also star.

Good to have a full season of new episodes of “Master of None” (Netflix, streaming), Aziz Ansari’s bittersweet look at modern love. The new season begins in Italy, where his character Dev went in exile after his girlfriend went to Tokyo. By now, he’s been there three months, knows the language enough that we have to read subtitles, and sees the world in wistful black-and-white. By episode two, his buddy Arnold (Eric Wareham) comes to visit.

The two-night “American Race” (TNT, 9 p.m.) concludes with trips by Charles Barkley to Los Angeles and Atlanta.

 “Undercover Boss” (CBS, 8 p.m.) takes a celebrity turn, as Darius Rucker, the Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer turned country star, disguises himself and starts over in Austin barrooms. Didn’t Garth Brooks try to do that once?

This standup special gets a celebrity endorsement: “Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand: Don’t Be Yourself” (Comedy Central, midnight).

Rep. Adam Schiff, Jon Favreau, Killer Mike, Matt Welch and Annabelle Gurwitch are guests on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

“Shark Tank” (ABC, 9 p.m.) and “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 9 p.m.) end their seasons.

The host is roasted on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

The Chicago White Sox are the common ground of some “First Dates” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Mary’s response to Scotland’s earthquake is questioned on “Reign” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Elijah and Marcel are forced into an uneasy alliance on “The Outsiders” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

A candy press is pitched on “The Toy Box” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“Andi Mack” (Disney, 8:30 p.m.) gets a surprise at school.

It’s the Group D competition in “League: Street Fighter V” (TBS, 10 p.m.).

An early cold snap shakes the “Yukon Men” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).

Joey Fatone visits “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food, 9 p.m.).

“Ancient Aliens” (History, 9 p.m.) looks into whether a manor house holds secret UFO files

Turner Classic Movies salutes the movies of 1967 on the occasion of their 50th anniversary, with “The Graduate” (8 p.m.), “In the Heat of the Night” (10 p.m.), “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (midnight), “The Dirty Dozen” (2 a.m.) and “The Producers” (4:45 a.m.). Earlier, any number of doctors are in the house, including “Calling Dr. Gillespie” (6 a.m.), “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (7:30 a.m.), “Dr. Socrates” (9 a.m.), “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (10:15 a.m.), “Doctor Zhivago” (noon), “The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse” (3:30 p.m.), “Dr. Kildare Goes Home” (5:15 p.m.) and “The Return of Doctor X” (6:45 p.m.).

NBA Playoffs have Boston at Washington (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s Nashville at Anaheim (NBC Sports, 9 p.m.).

Baseball includes Cubs at St. Louis (MLB, 8 p.m.).

College baseball has UC Santa Barbara at Cal State Fullerton (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

College softball includes Alabama vs. Mississippi (ESPNU, 3 p.m.) and LSU vs. Auburn (ESPNU, 5:30 p.m.).

Then there is always the NBA Combine (ESPN2, 3 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly and Ryan: Aziz Ansari. The Talk: Madchen Amick. Harry Connick: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Horizon Guaridola. Ellen DeGeneres: Chris Pratt. Wendy Williams: Lloyd Boston. The Real: Gabourey Sidibe, Kelly Osbourne.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Tracy Morgan, Timothy Simons, Dan Auerbach. Jimmy Kimmel: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Shaun White, Kings of Leon (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Derek Jeter, Katherine Langford, Father John Misty. Seth Meyers: Aidy Bryant, Ian McShane, RaeLynn, Lucius (rerun). James Corden: Josh Gad, Judy Greer, Maggie Rogers (rerun). Carson Daly: Briga Heelan, Ethan Gruska, Moshe Kasher (rerun).

 

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