Friday TV: ‘Castlevania,’ Vampire Hunter

castlevaniaIt’s sounds a little like Transylvania, but the new animated action fantasy “Castlevania” (Netflix, streaming) is about a vampire hunter looking to kill Dracula, based on a video game of the same name.

One of the better comics from “I’m Dying Up Here” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) gets his first standup special in “Erik Griffin: The Ugly Truth” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

It’s been 20 years since the murder of designer Gianni Versace. “20/20” (ABC, 10 p.m.) looks back a the crime.

It’s all about pastry for the eight remaining bakers on “The Great British Baking Show” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

School’s out for most kids but here’s “Degrassi: Next Class” (Netflix, streaming), the third season of its online variant.

A third season also starts for the teen spy series “K.C. Undercover” (Disney, 8 p.m.).

“Playing House” (USA, 11 and 11:30 p.m.) moves to the difficult subject matter of Emma’s cancer, based on actress Jessica St. Clair’s own experience.

Guy Fieri goes to Norfolk, Va/ to begin the 27th (!) season of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food, 9 p.m.).

There may be a Coney Island involved when “Ginormous Food” (Food, 8 p.m.) goes to Detroit.

On “Killjoys” (Syfy, 8 p.m.), Dutch and D’avin look for a weapon.

Reruns abound, of “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.), “MasterChef” (Fox, 8 p.m.) and “Beat Shazam” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

In the scheme of things, there are more things to get upset about than “UFO Conspiracy: Hunt for the Truth” (History, 10 p..m).

“Real Time with Bill Maher” doesn’t return with new shows until next week. Instead: “Pearl Harbor” (HBO, 8 p.m.).

A woman attacks a church on “Deadly Sins” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.).

It’s important not to get too awestruck at all of the “Nazi Megastructures” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.).

“Josh Gates’ Destination Truth” (Travel, 10 p.m.) goest to Iceland and Indonesia.

Wyclef Jean and the rapper Akon are on “Tanked: Sea-lebrity Edition” (Animal Planet, 8 p.m.).

Two new episodes of “Masters of Illusion” (The CW, 8 and 8:30 p.m.) features such magicians as Murray SawChuck and Chipper Lowell.

The Wednesday-Friday showcase of Alfred Hitchcock on Turner Classic Movies this month continues with “Number Seventeen” (8 p.m.), “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (9:30 p.m.), “The 39 Steps” (11 p.m.), “The Lady Vanishes” (12:45 a.m.) and “Jamaica Inn” (2:45 a.m.).

Baseball includes Pittsburgh at Cubs (MLB, 2 p.m.) and Milwaukee at Yankees (MLB, 7 p.m.).

In the Softball World Cup it’s U.S. vs. Japan (ESPN2, 8:30 p.m.).

The NBA Summer League is very active with Toronto vs. New Orleans (NBA, 6 p.m.), Milwaukee vs. Cleveland (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.), Brooklyn vs. Atlanta (NBA, 8 p.m.), Clippers vs. Lakers (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.), Clippers vs. Lakers (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.), Houston vs. Denver (NBA, 10 p.m.) and Phoenix vs. Sacramento (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.).

In soccer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup it’s French Guiana vs. Canada (Fox Sports 2, 7 p.m.) and Honduras vs. Costa Rica (Fox Sports 2, 9:30 p.m.).

Third round play commences at Wimbledon (ESPN, 7 a.m.).

And the Tour de France (NBC Sports, 8 a.m.) hits Stage 7, a 214km ride from Troyes to Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Daytime Talk

Kelly and Ryan: Olivia Wilde, Bernadette Peters, iJustine, Van Jones. The View: Star Jones, Vanessa Williams, cast of “Come From Away” (rerun). The Talk: Teri Polo, Billy Burke, Ashley Graham, Carnie Wilson. Harry Connick: Maria Bello, Kelly Clarkson, Penn & Teller (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Michael Keaton, Andy Cohen. Wendy Williams: La La Anthony, Lisa Price (rerun). The Real: Keri Hilson, Joseline Hernandez (rerun).

Late Talk

All reruns: Stephen Colbert: Rachel Maddow, Ben Platt. Jimmy Kimmel: Michael Keaton, Anthony Davis, Charlie Wilson with Robin Thicke. Jimmy fallon: Derek Jeter, Katherine Langford, Father John Misty. Seth Meyers: America Ferrera, Ike Barinholtz, Josh Dion. James Corden: Eva Longoria, Sam Richardson, Paul Feig. Carson Daly: Natalie Zea, T.S.O.L., Genesis Rodriguez.

 

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