Friday TV: Dos Amigos Revive the Act

steve-martin-martin-short-netflix-special-review-2018-read-4bca3220-5fc0-4b54-a8db-ea13c26e636dLucky thing that somebody put to film the agreeable tour of the Dos Amigos, in “Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” (Netflix, streaming), recorded their successful tour in Greenville, S.C., which Martin mispronounces as “Grinville.” But there are a lot of grins in the banter, songs, bits and dances. Martin also insists on bringing his banjo.

Also online, Natalie Dormer stars in a six-episode adaptation of the old mystery “Picnic at Hanging Rock” (Amazon, streaming) about a group of schoolgirls who disappear.

Gillian Jacobs is already a Netflix star for her work in the two-season comedy “Love.” Now she stars in a girls’ trip comedy with Vanessa Bayer of “SNL” and Phoebe Robinson in which they go off to Barcelona and eventually to the nightclub-mad island of “Ibiza” (Netflix, streaming).

The new five-part docuseries “Phenoms” (Fox, 8 p.m.) follows soccer stars preparing for the FIFA World Cup.

A second season starts with “The Toys That Made Us” (Netflix, streaming).

“My Last Days” (CW, 8 p.m.), the series about people with terminal illnesses, returns for a second season.

The documentary “Mauro Ranallo: Bipolar Rock ’n’ Roller” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) looks at the mental battles of a WWE announcer.

“Champions” (NBC, 8 p.m.) ends its first season with a pair of episodes.

This week’s “Celebrity Undercover Boss” (CBS, 8 p.m.) tests that title, with a blogger named Bethany Mota hardly needing the camouflage.

Stella and Wes go for professional help on on “Life Sentence” (CW, 9 p.m.).

“Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas” (HBO, 11:30 p.m.) looks at the student loan crisis.

The history of New York’s Metropolitan Opera is recounted on “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

A prince is targeted on “Quantico” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

On “Bering Sea Gold” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) winter bears down.

Jake trades crab for hidden perils on “Deadliest Catch: Decked” (Discovery, 10 p.m.).

A “CNN Special Report” (CNN, 10 p.m.) looks at the life of a real spy, inside al Qaeda.

Turner Classic Movies begins its three-day, 37-movie Memorial Day Marathon with war, war, war tonight, starting with “The Guns of Navarone” (8 p.m.), “The Dirty Dozen” (11 p.m.), “Operation Crossbow” (1:45 a.m.), “Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress” (4 a.m.) and “Wings for the Eagle” (4:45 a.m.).

Earlier, perhaps to compensate for the preponderance of men to be featured all Memorial Day Weekend, TCM presents a group of films about feisty females all day with “The Lady is Willing” (6 a.m.), “Mary Stevens, M.D.” (7:30 a.m.), “Queen Christina” (8:45 a.m.), “Yes, My Darling Daughter” (10:30 a.m.), “Baby Face” (noon), “Jezebel” (1:30 p.m.), “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” (3:30 p.m.) and “The Women” (5:45 p.m.).

The NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference finals has Boston at Cleveland (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.) in Game 6.

Baseball includes San Francisco at Cubs (MLB, 2 p.m.) and Angels at Yankees (MLB, 7 p.m.).

College softball super regionals continue with Arkansas at Oklahoma (ESPN2, 5 p.m.), Tennessee at Georgia (ESPNU, 5 p.m.), Texas A&M at Florida (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), LSU at Florida State (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Arizona at UCLA (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Alabama at Washington (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Kentucky at Oregon (ESPN2, 11 p.m.) and South Carolina at Arizona State (ESPNU, 11 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Alec Baldwin. The View: Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, Andrew Morton (rerun). The Talk: Taye Diggs, Susan Feniger. Harry Connick: Sutton Foster, Quincy Brown (rerun). Steve Harvey: K. Michelle, Kim Gravel, Rachel Lindsay, Bridget Kelly, Dorothy Steel, Jocko Sims. Ellen DeGeneres: Ewan McGregor, BTS. The Real: Vivica A. Fox, Tiffany Aliche.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: James Comey, Jason Aldean (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Julianna Margulies, Giancarlo Stanton, Dan White. Seth Meyers: Ethan Hawke, Ronan Farrow, Jodie Comer, Matt Byrne (rerun). James Corden: Meghan Trainor, Guillermo del Toro, Jamie Lee (rerun). Carson Daly: Titus Welliver, Coin, David Costabile (rerun).

 

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