Friday TV: Stone and Hill in ‘Maniac’

ManiacOne statistic that came out a few times during the Emmys is how much Netflix is spending on new content just this year: $8 billion.

Some of those results are big ticket, intriguing-sounding projects like “Maniac” (Netflix, streaming) in which Emma Stone and Jonah Hill play strangers in the late stages of a pharmaceutical trial that doesn’t go well. Justin Theroux is the doctor; the director is Cary Joji Fukunaga, of “True Detective” fame.

On the other hand, distributing so much money means throwing some if it to duds, such as the new cop comedy “The Good Cop” (Netflix, streaming) in which straight arrow Josh Groban lives with his corrupt cop dad, played with fuggetaboutit excess by Josh Groban. Adapted from an Israeli format, it has the same risky combination of police work and laughs that “Brooklyn Nine Nine” has a problem with, but this one has a lot less fun.

Rashida Jones has made a documentary series for Netflix before, her “Hot Girls Wanted.” Now the actresses focuses close to home for one about her father, the producer and musician Quincy Jones. “Quincy” (Netflix, streaming), which includes contributions from stars from Tony Bennett to Beyoncé and dozens including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama.

But wait, they’re dropping more today including a series called “Battlefish” (Netflix, streaming) about competitive tuna fishers off the coast of Oregon.

And in the romantic comedy “Nappily Ever After” (Netflix, streaming), Sanaa Latham stars as a woman who changes her luck by changing her hair.

On another streaming system, a rocker takes over the nation’s capitol, first at a high school lunch break and then at one of its biggest new venues in “Jack White: Kneeling at the Anthem DC” (Amazon, streaming).

“Art in the Twenty-First Century” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) begins its ninth season checking out artists in Johannesburg and, at 10 p.m., Berlin.

On the finale of “Killjoys” (Syfy, 10 p.m.), Aneela takes the Jaqobis brothers into Greenspace.

A fifth season starts for “My Lottery Dream Home” (HGTV, 9 p.m.), about lottery winners who

“TKO: Total Knock Out” (CBS, 9 p.m.) ends its first season with a battle royale.

Michael Moore, P.J. O’Rourke, Thom Hartmann, Steve Hilton, Catherine Ramped are guests on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Ronnie Jordan does a set on “That’s Funny” (Starz, 10 p.m.).

A stranger shows up on “Wynonna Earp” (Syfy, 9 p.m.).

“BattleBots” (Discovery, 8 p.m.) begins its round of 16.

Jay Rock performs on the second of two episodes of “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ’N Out” (MTV, 10:30 p.m.).

A Jesuit artifact could be a clue to the fortune on “Treasure Quest: Snake Island” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).

Genies in a bottle come out on Turner Classic Movies tonight in “A Thousand and One Nights” (8 p.m.), “The Brass Bottle” (9:45 p.m.), “The Boy and the Pirates” (11:30 p.m.) and “Bowery to Baghdad” (1 a.m.). Then it’s “Macon County Line” (1 a.m.) and “Return to Macon County” (3:45 a.m.).

During the day it’s all about wild animals with “The Gorilla” (6 a.m.), “Bengal Tiger” (7:15 a.m.), “The Lion Hunters” (8:30 a.m.), “Jungle Cavalcade” (10 a.m.), “Zenobia” (11:30 a.m.), “Zebra in the Kitchen” (12:45 p.m.), “Elephant Stampede” (2:30 p.m.), “Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion” (3:45 p.m.) and “Doctor Dolittle” (5:30 p.m.).

Baseball includes Cubs at White Sox (MLB, 4 p.m.), Boston at Cleveland (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) and Philadelphia at Atlanta (MLB, 7:30 p.m.).

Preseason hockey includes Chicago at Ottawa (NHL, 7:30 p.m.).

In college football, it’s Florida Atlantic at Central Florida (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Harvard at Brown (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Penn State at Illinois (Fox Sports, 9 p.m.) and Washington State at Southern California (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

NASCAR runs its Go Bowling 250 (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Jack Black, Josh Groban, Jennifer Nettles, Tiffany Haddish. The View: Terri, Bindi & Robert Irwin, Charyl Hines. The Talk: Kaley Cuoco, Tyler Florence, Carrie Ann Inaba. Steve Harvey: Julissa Bermudez, Tamra Judge, Lynn Whitfield. Ellen DeGeneres: Wanda Sykes, Beth Behrs, Bob Moses. Wendy Williams: Matt Rush, Judge Frank Caprio. The Real: Meagan Good.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nik Dodani. Jimmy Kimmel: Olivia Wilde, Noah Centineo, Jungle. Jimmy Fallon: Chrissy Teigen, Ryan Eggold, Dan White. Seth Meyers: Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, Dominic West (rerun). James Corden: Ray Romano, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lord Huron (rerun). Carson Daly: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Amen Dunes, Lana Condor (rerun).

 

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