Friday TV: Undercover Employee

WhistleblowerSummer is a time for reruns and reality shows, of course. But there is also time for the kind of documentary series that don’t always make it to prime time network TV. The new “Whistleblower” (CBS, 8 p.m.) looks at the darker side of companies (which are usually seen in a favorable light in the time slot, on “Undercover Boss”).

Here real cases involving people who expose wrongdoing by the pediatric dental chain Kool Smiles and big pharma Bristol-Myers Squibb. TV’s “Judge Alex,” Alex Ferrer, hosts.

The summer’s one feel good story gets a quick turnaround in the special “Operation Thai Cave Rescue” (Discovery, 10 p.m.).

“Dateline” (NBC, 10 p.m.) looks back at Jonestown.

One reason Netflix broke HBO’s 17-year record for total Emmy nominations yesterday was sheer volume of product. More comes tonight with the post-apocalyptic road trip movie “How It Ends” (Netflix, streaming) with Theo James trying to impress his finance’s dad Forest Whittaker amid the struggle.

In addition to his talk show, here’s a new stand up special from the Aussie comic, “Jim Jeffries: This is Me Now” (Netflix, streaming). Plus, there is the sweet tooth cooking competition “Sugar Rush” (Netflix, streaming) and for kids, “The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants” (Netflix, streaming).

The J.K. Rowling adaptation “C.B. Strike” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.) comes to the end with the pursuit of a murderer.

Among the “Masters of Illusion” (CW, 8 p.m.) are magicians named Titou, Spidey, Jibrizy and Murray SawChuck.

On “Quantico” (ABC, 8 p.m.), personal tragedies hit Owen and McQuigg.

Befitting the current international meeting, contestants prepare American pie on “The Great British Baking Show” (PBS, 9 p.m.).

The team on “Cooper’s Treasure” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) find a shipwreck.

If you missed it Sunday here’s a recap of Travis Pastrana’s attempt to recreate three Evel Knievel stunts in “Evel Live: Supercharged” (History, 9 p.m.).

A teen mom is asked “What Would You Do” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

“Breaking Big” (PBS, 8:30 p.m., check local listings) profiles Flywheel Sports founder Ruth Zuckerman.

It’s Thanksgiving on “Outdaughtered” (TLC, 10:30 p.m.).

“The Dead Files” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to Tennessee and then, at 10, Pennsylvania.

Turner Classic Movies presents movies about women in medicine with “The Girl in White” (8 p.m.), “You Belong to Me” (9:45 p.m.), “Strange Lady in Town” (11:30 p.m.) and “Doctor Monica” (1:30 a.m.). Then comes the lesser known movies of Vanity: “Never Too Young to Die” (2:30 a.m.) and “The Last Dragon” (4:15 a.m.).

Earlier in the day it’s all zombies with “Dead Men Walk” (6:15 a.m.), “The Mysterious Doctor” (7:30 a.m.), “The Disembodied” (8:30 a.m.), “The Plague of the Zombies” (9:45 a.m.), “The Devil’s Own” (11:30 a.m.), “I Walked with a Zombie” (1:15 p.m.), “Black Magic” (2:30 p.m.), “The Hypnotic Eye” (4:30 p.m.) and “Two on a Guillotine” (6 p.m.).

Baseball includes Yankees at Cleveland (MLB, 7 p.m.).

The NBA summer league playoff consolation games have Brooklyn vs. Indiana(ESPNU, 4 p.m.), Phoenix vs. San Antonio (NBA, 6:30 p.m.), Minnesota vs. Denver (ESPNU, 8 p.m.), Orlando vs. Memphis (NBA, 8:30 p.m.), Golden State vs. Sacramento (ESPNU, 10 p.m.) and Clippers vs. Atlanta (NBA, 10:30 p.m.). And it’s week four of the Big3 (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.).

Auto racing has NASCAR’s Alsco 300 (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

It’s Toronto at Edmonton (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) in Canadian football.

In the USA Softball International Cup, it’s Puerto Rico vs. USA Red (ESPN2, 6 p.m.).

Men’s semifinals are set at Wimbledon (ESPN, 8 a.m.).

And it’s Stage 7 of the Tour de France (NBC Sports, 8 a.m.) from Fougères to Chartres.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Liv Tyler, Bernadette Peters. The View: John Quinones. The Talk: Terry Crews, Karreche Tran. Harry Connick: Michelle Bureau, Aubrey & Bristol Mairunde (rerun). Steve Harvey: Tyler Posey, Lucy Hale, Jodie Sweetin, Zuri Hall, Diann Valentine (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Dwayne Johnson, Logic (rerun). Wendy Williams: Jeremy Parsons, Candice Kumai. The Real: Tameka Cottie, Zonnique Pullins (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Carey Mulligan, Kate the Chemist. Jimmy Fallon: Jared Leto, Alessia Cara (rerun). Seth Meyers: Paul Rudd, Florence Welch, Florence & the Machine, Jennie Vee & Joe Russo (rerun). James Corden: Tracy Morgan, Ike Barinholtz, Weezer (rerun). Carson Daly: Paula Patton, Wilderness, Siri Daly (rerun).

 

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