Friday TV: Stream Here Now

Ram-DassThe former Richard Alpert, now 86, became the spiritual leader Ram Dass more than 50 years ago with books like “Be Here Now.”

Twenty years ago, he suffered a stroke that gave him further understanding about himself. Derek Peck’s film “Ram Dass, Going Home” (Netflix, streaming) looks at his life these days in Maui. It is not to be confused with the service’s other series about quite a different cult leader, Rajneesh, in “Wild Wild Country” (Netflix, streaming).

Also new online today is the new series “Troy: Fall of a City” (Netflix, streaming), a BBC co-roduction about the Greek goings on during the Trojan War, with Louis Hunter, Bella Dayne, David Threlfall and Frances O’Connor.

The comedy special, “Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity” (Netflix, streaming), is the sixth annual event that raises money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. with participation from Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, Michael Che, Michael J. Fox, David Chang, Ike Barinholtz, Chelsea Peretti, Kumail Nanjiani, Jon Lovitz, Jeff Goldblum, Sacha Baron Cohen, Nick Kroll, Post Malone, Chris Hardwick, and Craig Robinson.

A new movie “6 Balloons” (Netflix streaming, stars Abbi Jacobson of “Broad City” in a more dramatic light, playing a woman who takes a road trip to take her brother (Dave Franco) to rehab, while watching his 2-year-old daughter. Tim Matheson and Jane Kaczmarek also star.

On the latest “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Lettterman” (Netflix, streaming), Jay-Z is the guest.

The sports documentary “All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines” (Amazon Prime, streaming) examines the 2017 season of the football team, narrated by Mark Harmon.

A sixth season starts for “Vice” (HBO, 7:30 and 11 p.m.) with Michael Kenneth Williams of “The Wire” looking into solutions in the juvenile justice system, and he’s got a personal stake in it.

“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) has Geraldo Rivera, Louie Anderson, Eliot Spitzer, Max Boot and Heather McGhee.

Fallon and Alexis fight over Steven on “Dynasty” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

Contestants on “MasterChef Junior” (Fox, 8 p.m.) make burgers.

“Jane the Virgin” (The CW, 9 p.m.) wonders why J.R. doesn’t like her.

Biological terrorism threatens on “Taken” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

Parker has a water hose injury on “Gold Rush” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).

A hitman confesses his crimes on “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“MacGyver” (CBS, 8 p.m.) looks into the suspicious death of a CIA supervisor.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC, 9 p.m.) tries to rescue Coulson.

“Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.) takes a second look at a murder case.

A revelation comes in the case of the Candy Killer on “Once Upon a Time” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

It’s spring break time on both “Stuck in the Middle” (Disney, 8 p.m.) and “Bizaardvark” (Disney, 8:30 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies salutes the 1930s career of Leila Hyams in the horror classic “Freaks” (8 p.m.), “Ruggles of Red Gap” (9:15 p.m.) with Charles Laughton, “Way Out West” (11 p.m.) with Laurel and Hardy, and “The Phantom of Paris” (12:30 a.m.) with John Gilbert. Later comes the oddball 1975 horror film “Night of the Strangler” (2 a.m.) with Micky Dolenz, and “The Strangler” (3:45 a.m.) with Victor Buono.

Baseball today includes Atlanta at Colorado (MLB, 4 p.m.) and Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (MLB, 7 pm.).

Basketball has Cleveland at Philadelphia (NBA, 7 p.m.) and Minnesota at Lakers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

In hockey, it’s Dallas at Anaheim (NBC Sports, 10 p.m.).

Golf has second round play in the Masters (ESPN, 3 p.m.).

College softball includes North Carolina A&T at Florida A&M (ESPNU, 4:30 p.m.), Tennessee at Auburn (ESPNU, 6:30 p.m.) and Texas A&M at Mississippi State (ESPNU, 8:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: John Krasinski, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. The View: Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, Valerie Jarett (rerun). The Talk: Vivica A. Fox, Toni Trucks, Rebecca Romijn. Harry Connick: Seth McFarlane, Kate Somerville (rerun). Steve Harvey: Ledisi, Christine Lakin, Diann Valentine. Ellen DeGeneres: Ice Cube, Aubrey Plaza. Wendy Williams: Mark Anthony Bailey. The Real: Tiny & Zonnique (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Oprah Winfrey Justin Hartley (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Tiffany Haddish, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan. Seth Meyers: Bill Hader, Rosie Perez, Tayari Jones, Lil John Roberts (rerun). James Corden: Taylor Kitsch, Dan Stevens, Ron Funches (rerun).

 

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