Friday TV: Horror in the Art World

Velvet-BuzzsawA horror film is set in the art world in Dan Gilroy’s film “Velvet Buzzsaw” (Netflix, streaming), starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a Los Angeles art critic and Rene Russo as a dealer, and paintings that literally kill.

In the new eight-episode series “Russian Doll” (Netflix, streaming), Natasha Lyonne plays a woman who is forced to relive a day, “Groundhog Day” style, except this one always ends with her death. Amy Poehler is one of the executive producers for the series which Elisabeth Ashley, Chloë Sevigny and Dacha Polanco.

John Malkovich takes on the jaunty cap of Hercule Poirot in a three part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1936 mystery “The ABC Murders” (Amazon Prime, streaming). Rupert Grint costars.

In the imported Taiwanese film “Dear Ex” (Netflix, streaming) a woman who finds her dead husband had signed his insurance policy to a stranger named Jay, who was his secret lover.

The Colombian import “Always a Witch” (Netflix, streaming) follows a teen who escapes being burned at the stake and time travels to college.

A new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) brings New York mayor Bill de Blasio, Jon Meecham, Jennifer Rubin, Rep. Will Hurd and Peter Hammy.

There’s a double elimination on “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

A medium says she’s got some clues for “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

An obsessed author puts the team at risk on “Blindspot” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“Dateline” (NBC, 10 p.m.) looks back at the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase.

Red goes to court to uphold the validity of his immunity agreement on “Blacklist” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

“Dynasty” (CW, 8 p.m.) is one of 10 shows renewed for another season Thursday.

The family tries to unplug with a trip to the cabin on “Last Man Standing” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

“MacGyver” (CBS, 8 p.m.) crashes a wedding to make sure a crime boss doesn’t run.

Mya and Melanie reveal their fashion line on “Speechless” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

“Deadly Excursion” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.) is about a mother and daughter in peril on a captain’s ship.

Louis challenges Emery to a Chinese New Year wrestling match on “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

“The Cool Kids” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) are visited by Margaret’s needy daughter.

Rebecca and Greg take a day trip on “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” (CW, 9 p.m.).

“Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 9 p.m.) visits Civil War battlefields near Vicksburg, Miss.

Turner Classic Movies begins its 31 Days of Oscar movies with a slew of nominated and winning films from film history. This year, they are organized into two double features each night that pit two movies against each other. It starts with Janet Gaynor’s best actress wins in the silent films “Sunrise” (8 p.m.) vs. “Street Angel” (10 p.m.), followed by two gritty films from the New York streets, “The French Connection” (midnight) vs. “Taxi Driver” (2 a.m.).

During the day, it’s American literary adaptations, with “Alice Adams” (6 a.m.), “Little Women” (8 a.m.), “Billy Budd” (10:15 a.m.), “The Old Man and the Sea” (12:30 p.m.), “Show Boat” (2 p.m.), “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” (4 p.m.) and “Tom Sawyer” (6:15 p.m.).

NBA action has Boston at New York (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Houston at Denver (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Pennsylvania at Cornell (ESPNU, 5 p.m.), Michigan at Iowa (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), Yale at Harvard (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Davidson at St. Bonaventure (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Buffalo at Bowling Green (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.), Maryland at Wisconsin (Fox Sports1, 9 p.m.) and Wright State at Illinois Chicago (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

Auto racing has the NASCAR Hall of Fame Ceremony (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Earlier it’s women’s giant slalom in the Alpine World Cup (NBC Sports, noon), and the snowboard cross finals in the World Freestyle Championship (NBC Sports, 1 p.m.) and rugby, with France vs. Wales (NBC Sports, 3 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Daniel Radcliffe. The View: Will Arnett, Emeril Lagasse, Deborah Roberts. The Talk: Matt LeBlanc. Ellen DeGeneres: Brie Larson. Wendy Williams: Victoria Gotti, George Duran. The Real: Aldis Hodge.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Method Man (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Anthony Mackie, Tim Gunn, Matthew Broussard. Seth Meyers: Connie Britton, Dave Franco, Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Venzella Joy (rerun). James Corden: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Mark Wahlberg, Ian Karmel (rerun). Carson Daly: Jameela Jamil, Busy Philipps, Lily Allen, Erica Rhodes (rerun).

 

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