Friday TV: From Oscar Talk to TV: ‘Roma’

ROMAIt’s one of those days when you can watch a film that’s been reviewed as the best of the year just after it’s been in theaters a week. “Roma” (Netflix, streaming). From the Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men,” “Y Tu Mama Tambien”) is an autobiographic tale of a domestic worker for a family in Mexico City in the 1970s.

The entirety of the new series rethinking Sabrina the witch all dropped at once, making it hard to fashion a holiday episode once that time rolls around. Hence this Christmas special “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina; a Midwinter’s Tale” (Netflix, streaming) starring Kiernan Shipka.

The latest true crime series is the six-episode “The Innocent Man” (Netflix, streaming), based on the John Grisham book about two murders in a small town of Oklahoma in the 1980s. Grisham appears, as does Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project.

A fourth season starts for the remade version of “Fuller House” (Netflix, streaming); a third season starts for the futuristic sci-fi series “Travelers” (Netflix, streaming).

The Canadian singer-songwriter k.d. lang celebrates the 25th anniversary of her 1992 album “Ingenue” with a concert in San Antonio captured on “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m.).

Nancy O’Dell is grand marshal of The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (CW, 8 p.m.). Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams host.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” (VH1, 8 p.m.) begins its fourth season, bringing back favorites from past seasons.

Showtime winds up a week of rock documentaries with one about a guitarist and his daughter, “Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch: Loud Crazy Love” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

During the holidays, the bring back classic sitcom episodes and colorize them, both on “I Love Lucy” (CBS, 8 p.m.) and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Margaret begins dating the Zodiac killer on “The Cool Kids” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.).

The docu-series “Sunderland ’Til I Die” (Netflix, streaming) follows the British soccer club though its most recent season.

On “Speechless” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) the Christmas tree catches fire.

Winners of a Chinese food challenge on “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox, 9 p.m.) get a trip to Vegas.

Axel returns to his hometown on “Van Helsing” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

On “Midnight, Texas” (NBC, 8 p.m.), Manfred vows revenge.

Mike is having trouble getting Ed a Christmas gift on “Last Man Standing” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Eddie wants to celebrate the holidays in New York on “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Mary goes back to church for the first time since leaving on “Return to Amish” (TLC, 10:30 p.m.).

Warren and George hack Altura’s defenses on “Z Nation” (Syfy, 9 p.m.).

Date night took a left turn for Simone and Cecil on “Married to Medicine” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to Wolf Creek, Ore.

Turner Classic Movies’ Friday night series focusing on Songs on Screen has “Blackboard Jungle” (8 p.m.), “To Sir, With Love” (10 p.m.), “Shaft” (midnight), “Thank God It’s Friday” (2 a.m.) and “Rappin’” (3:45 a.m.).

Earlier, the action all takes place on islands: “Safe in Hell” (7 a.m.), “Isle of Fury” (8:30 a.m.), “Men in Exile” (9:45 a.m.), “Strange Cargo” (11 a.m.), “The Most Dangerous Game” (1 p.m.), “Island of Lost Women” (2:15 p.m.), “From Hell It Came” (3:30 p.m.), “Enchanted Island” (4:45 p.m.) and “The Lost Continent” (6:30 p.m.).

NBA action includes Indiana at Philadelphia (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Oklahoma City at Denver (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

In (minor) college football, it’s Mount Union vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (ESPNU, 7 p.m.) in the Division III championship and South Dakota State at North Dakota State (ESPN2, 8 p.m.) in the FCS semifinals.

Men’s college basketball includes Illinois Chicago at DePaul (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.) and Green Bay at Creighton (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.).

College wrestling has Arizona State at Penn State (ESPN2, 6 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Kathryn Hahn, Lucas Hedges, Michael Buble. The View: Leslie Mann, Darlene Love. The Talk: Leslie Mann, Carrie Ann Inaba. Ellen DeGeneres: Minnie Driver, Brett Young, Steve Spangler, Ellie Kemper. Wendy Williams: Leah Remini. The Real: Judge Greg Mathis.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Tony Shalhoub, Joe Wong, Bryan Cranston, Laura Linney, Rachel Dratch, John Oliver, Nick Kroll. Jimmy Kimmel: Justin Theroux, Karen Gillan, Gucci Mane (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Arme Hammer, Mark Ronson, Pete Lee. Seth Meyers: Jake Tapper, Bill burr, Nikki Glaspie (rerun). James Corden: Busy Philipps, Noah Centineo, Derren Brown, Morrissey (rerun). Carson Daly: Romany Malco, the Record Company, Hannah Marks (rerun).

 

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