Friday TV: ‘Sex Ed’ Amid Netflix Onslaught

Sex Education Season 1New online today is the British teen comedy series “Sex Education” (Netflix, streaming) about an awkward kid (Asa Butterfield) whose mom (Gillian Anderson) happens to be a sex therapist.

The amusing “Friends from College” (Netflix, streaming) with Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Nat Faxon and Fred Savage, returns, a year since the affair that fractured the group.

Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss star in the new comedy “The Last Laugh” (Netflix, streaming) as a talent manger who tries to spring a comic from a retirement home so he can go back on tour for tie first time in  50 years earlier.  Andie McDowell and Kate Micucci also star in the film that sounds like a plot from “The Cool Kids” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.).

In the Spanish import “Solo” (Netflix, streaming), a surfer falls off a cliff in the Canary Islands and reconsiders his life. With subtitles.

A British-Pakistani man is coerced to become an “Informer” (Amazon Prime, streaming) in a new six-part series starring Nathan Rizwan and Paddy Considine.

The new “Back with the Ex” (Netflix, streaming) is an Australian reality show about four singles trying to get the spark back with an ex.

Rebecca is trying to find a way to stop thinking of her exes on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW, 9 p.m.).

The Cleveland Orchestra marks his 100th anniversary on “Great Performances” (PBS, 9:30 p.m., check local listings) with a program of Strauss, Mozart and Ravel, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, with a special appearance by pianist Lang Lang.

A singing veterinarian is star of the new “Hanging with the Hendersons” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.).

There’s a new comedy special from the guy behind “Hood Adjacent,” “James Davis: Live from the Town” (Comedy Central, 11 p.m.).

The raunchy “Future Man” (Hulu, streaming) is back with a new season.

On “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, 8 p.m.), Eddie goes to see “You’ve Got Mail” and hates it.

The team is desperate to get Jane back on “Blindspot” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Mike can’t find common ground with the exchange student on “Last Man Standing” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.).

On “MacGyver” (CBS, 8 p.m.), a soccer mom is also a master thief.

JJ challenges Maya’s mentoring skills on “Speechless” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

“Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to Vegas.

A rehab patient goes missing on “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

The seven remaining chefs on “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox, 9 p.m.) have to whip up some desserts.

A bio-hacker is tracked on “The Blacklist” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

On “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.), Frank tries to reinstate an officer who had been fired.

There may be a lot of rappers these days called Lil’ but there was once a lot of bio pics about people called Young. Turner Classic Movies has three of them: “Young Mr. Lincoln” (8 p.m.), “Young Winston” (10 p.m.) and “Young Tom Edison” (12:45 a.m.). Then come a couple of wacky horror movies, “The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy” (2:15 a.m.) and “The Mummy’s Shroud” (3:30 a.m.).

Earlier, TCM has the opposite of a countdown with “One Way Passage” (6 a.m.), “Two on a Guillotine” (7:15 a.m.), “Three Daring Daughters” (9:15 a.m.), “Four’s a Crowd” (11:15 a.m.), “Five Came Back” (1 p.m.), “Six-Gun Gold” (2:30 p.m.), “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (3:30 p.m.) and “8 1/2” (5:30 p.m.).

NBA action includes Indiana at New York (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Lakers at Utah (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

Hockey has Buffalo at Carolina (NHL, 7:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Indiana at Maryland (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), Siena at Marist (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Wright State at Northern Kentucky (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) and Purdue at Wisconsin (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.).

College hockey has Miami, Ohio at Western Michigan (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), and the University of Nebraska at Omaha at Denver (CBS Sports, 9:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Keegan-Michael Key, Colton Underwood, Maria Loi. The Talk: Ashley Graham, Sharon Case, Kristof St. John, Joshua Morrow, Jess Walton, Mike Bayer. Ellen DeGeneres: Timothee Chalamet, Sarah Hyland. Wendy Williams: Tika Sumpter, Jackie Miranne (rerun). The Real: Alfonso Riberio.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Jimmy Kimmel: Rami Malek, Mary McCormack, Morgxn with Walk the Moon (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Michael B. Jordan, Cobie Smulders, Sean Finnerty. Seth Meyers: John Cena, Rachel Brosnahan, Brian Posehn, Richard Danielson (rerun). James Corden: Ellen DeGeneres, Patrick Wilson (rerun). Carson Daly: Charlie Cox, the Wombats, Claudia Kim (rerun).

 

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