Also On Friday: British Bakers Return

BritishBakingAlthough there’s been a shakeup in the cast in the UK, the version of “The Great British Baking Show” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) making its fifth season premiere here is still the one with the beloved original cast of Sue Perkins, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Mel Giedroyc. The unusually cheery and uplifting reality competition begins with 12 bakers who try upside down cake, rum babas and a cake with a hidden design inside. A second episode at 10 p.m., 11 bakers try a variety of breads: flatbreads, a plaited loaf and sweet and savory bagels.

A new cooking show with a clearly different agenda, “Cooking on High” (Netflix, streaming) looks at the ins and out of cannibis in the kitchen.

Also online is the second season of “Heavy Rescue 401” (Netflix, streaming) following heavy recovery operators trying to keep Toronto highways clear after big truck accidents.

A second season also comes for “Cooper’s Treasure” (Discovery, 9 p.m.), a reality series with a fascinating premise, finding shipwrecks and their possible treasure after being spotted from space by an astronaut Gordon Cooper 50 years ago.

On his latest special, “Derren Brown: Miracle” (Netflix, streaming), the British illusionist moves into the realm of faith healers.

On the umpteenth series about helping people find houses in exotic locales, the new “My Aloha Dream Home” (HGTV, 9 p.m.) concentrates on Hawaii.

On the new movie “Brain on Fire” (Netflix, streaming), Chloë Grace Moretz plays a young reporter who has a mysterious neurological ailment, based on Susannah Cahalan’s memoir. With Thomas Mann, Richard Armitage, Carrie Ann Moss and Jenny Slate, it was made in 2015, made its debut at the Toronto Film Festival the following year and is only now seeing the light of day.

“Vice” (HBO, 7:30 p.m.) looks into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Model Ashley Graham becomes an “Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition” (CBS, 8 p.m.) to recruit other plus sized models.

I’ve found the series “Just Another Immigrant” (Showtime, 9 and 9:30 p.m.), about a comedian relocating to L.A., to be pretty engaging.

“C.B. Strike” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.) embarks on a new case, the disappearance of a provocative author.

Michael Pollan, Michael Smerconish, Neera Tanden, Josh Barro and Collon Noir are on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Judah Friedlander and Rachel Dratch look into the future on “Late Night Snack” (TruTV, 11:30 p.m.).

The daughter of a radio host killed in an alleged murder-for-hire plot speaks out on “20/20” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

Eddie Huang talks of his success on “Breaking Big” (PBS, 8:30 p.m., check local listings).

On “Quantico” (ABC, 8 p.m.) the team protects a scientists who has developed a deadly technology.

Three back to back episodes of “12 Monkeys” (Syfy, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.) add up to 36 monkeys by my math.

The death of an attorney’s wife is covered on “Dateline” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

Luis locks himself in a room on “90 Day Fiancé” (TLC, 8 p.m.), but maybe not for the whole two hours.

A townhouse thought to be haunted in Wausau get the attention of “The Dead Files” (Travel, 9 p.m.).

“Kindred Spirits” (Travel, 11 p.m.) looks at a New England haunting.

The Natalie Wood case is reopened on “48 Hours on ID” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.).

Santra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Years and Years are guests on “The Graham Norton Show” (BBC America, 11 p.m.).

Nostalgic for the Napoleonic Wars? Turner Classic Movies has you covered with “Captain Horatio Hornblower” (8 p.m.), “That Hamilton Woman” (10:15 p.m.) and “Damn the Defiant!” (12:30 a.m.). Later comes the horror films “He Knows You’re Alone” (2:30 a.m.) and “Alice, Sweet Alice” (4:15 a.m.).

World Cup matches include Brazil vs. Costa Rica (Fox Sports 1, 8 a.m.), Nigeria vs. Iceland (Fox, 11 a.m.) and Serbia vs. Switzerland (Fox, 2 p.m.).

Baseball includes Dodgers at Mets (MLB, 7 p.m.).

The College World Series has Mississippi State vs. Oregon State (ESPN, 3 p.m.) and Arkansas vs Florida (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

Canadian football has Winnipeg at Montreal (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

WNGA action has New York at Las Vegas (ESPN2, 10 p.m.).

And the first round begins for the NHL Draft (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Joel McHale, Letitia Wright, Rhett & Link. The View: Eric Stonestreet, Evangeline Lilly. The Talk: Raven-Symone, Perez Hilton, Jennifer Morrison. Harry Connick: Seth MacFarlane, Kate Somerville (rerun). Steve Harvey: Miles Brown, Cari Champion, Amber Stevens West, Kim Caldwell-Harvey (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Hugh Jackman, Demi Lovato (rerun). Wendy Williams: Lauren Ash (rerun). The Real: Bobby Brown, Alicia Etheridge Brown, Mel B (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Seth Rogen, Danny Jolles. Jimmy Kimmel: Jodie Foster, Becca Kufrin, Ray LaMontagne (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Seth Meyers, Dominic Cooper, Penn & Teller. Seth Meyers: Juliana Margulies, Annabelle Wallis, Tom King, Brian Frasier-Moore (rerun). James Corden: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kylie Minogue (rerun). Carson Daly: Jeffrey Wright, Superorganism, Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld (rerun).

 

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