Friday TV: The Agony of Middle School

pen15-huluThe comic writers Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle fully commit to reproducing all the icky and unsure moments of middle school in their engaging comedy series “Pen15” (Hulu, streaming), a new series whose title, yes, looks like “Penis.” As good as they are in recreating their unsure lives in 2000, they do so in the company of actual 13 year olds, which only gets weird when they start trying to make out with them.

Speaking of teenage angst in an adult comedy, Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg’s “Big Mouth: My Furry Valentine” (Netflix, streaming) is a one-off hearts and flowers episode of the sometimes crude cartoon, in advance of its third season. It comes with a load of guest voices, including its makers, Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate and Jessi Klein.

He wasn’t the one to ultimately host the Oscars, but he turns to history lessons in the new special “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History” (Netflix, streaming).

Stephen Soderbergh shot the new movie “High Flying Bird” (Netflix, streaming) entirely on iPhone. It stars André Holland as a sports agent trying to help an NBA rookie, played by Melvin Gregg. Zadie Beetz, Bill Duke, Zachary Quinto and Kyle MacLachlan also star in the film, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”).

There are a couple of closer examinations of R&B giants tonight. “Remastered” (Netflix, streaming) takes another look at the shooting death of Sam Cooke in 1964 and reframes it as a Civil Rights casualty. “Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) recalls the comeback by the soul star following his paralyzing accident in 1982.

Gloria Estefan guest stars opposite Rita Moreno on the third season premiere of “One Day at a Time” (Netflix, streaming), which drops its entire season today.

A British professor tries to get to the bottom of his wife’s sudden death in “Hong Kong in the new series “White Dragon” (Amazon, streaming), starring John Simm and Anthony Wong.

In the imported Spanish series “Unauthorized Living” (Netflix, streaming), a businessman leads a powerful Galician cartel. José Coronado and Alex González star.

In Dominique Morisseau’s new play “Pipeline,” Karen Pittman stars as an inner-city teacher tries to save her son from trouble at school, on “Live from Lincoln Center” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings). Namir Smallwood and Tasha Lawrence are also featured.

A winner is named on “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox, 8 and 9 p.m.) after two episodes.

“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) hosts Chris Christie, Eric Idle, Jonathan Alter, Jack Kingston and Natasha Bertrand.

“Celebrity Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.) has done something O.J. never did: Evicted Kato Kaelin. In a two hour episode tonight, head of household Tom Green has nominated Natalie Eva Marie and Ricky Williams.

Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson return for a second four-episode season of “2 Dope Queens” (HBO, 11 p.m.).

Rebecca supports Paula in her hour of need on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW, 9 p.m.).

The animated holiday special “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (ABC, 8 p.m.), from 1975, is paired with the 2002 “A Charlie Brown Valentine” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

On “The Blacklist” (NBC, 9 p.m.), Red demands a psychiatric evaluation.

Dannie and Jaime are at odds turing a hostage negotiation on “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Dana Guria is featured in a replay of “Breaking Big” (PBS, 10:30 p.m., check local listings).

The case of the teenage girl accused of bullying her boyfriend into suicide is examined on a new “Dateline” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

Cyrus sits Shiva for his grandmother on “Andi Mack” (Disney, 8 p.m.).

On “Blindspot” (NBC, 8 p.m.), Patterson and Rich go on a treasure hunt to Peru to save Jane.

Cristal and Blake have a surprise visitor on “Dynasty” (CW, 8 p.m.).

On “Sydney to the Max” (Disney, 8:30 p.m.), Max tracks Sydney’s phone to see if she went to a concert.

There’s a Goodie Mob reunion on “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ’N Out” (MTV, 8:30 p.m.).

“Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to Bell Witch Cave in Tennessee.

Turner Classic Movies has two Oscar winners with therapy, “Now, Voyager” (8 p.m.) and “The Prince of Tides” (10:15 p.m.) and two true crime tales, “Bonnie and Clyde” (12:45 a.m.) vs. “Dog Day Afternoon” (2:45 a.m.). Earlier, it’s nominated comedies through the years, with “Adam’s Rib” (6 a.m.), “Ninotchka” (8 a.m.), “Tom Jones” (10 a.m.), “The Great Dictator” (12:15 p.m.), “My Favorite Wife” (2:30 p.m.), “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” (4 p.m.) and “The Sunshine Boys” (6 p.m.).

NBA action includes Denver at Philadelphia (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Minnesota at New Orleans (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Carolina at Rangers (NHL, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Saint Louis at Saint Joseph’s (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Canisius at Rider (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Georgia State at Louisiana Lafayette (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Kent State at Akron (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

Women’s games include Georgetown at Marquette (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college hockey includes the University of Nebraska at Omaha at Miami, Ohio (CBS Sports, 6:30 p.m.) and Colorado College at St. Cloud State (CBS Sports, 9 p.m.).

It’s ladies free skate in the Four Continents Championships (NBC Sports, midnight) and the halfpipe in the FIS World Freestyle Championships (NBC Sports, 1 p.m.). Those championships in skiing have the women’s super combined slalom (NBC Sports, 10 a.m.) and moguls (NBC Sports, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Liam Hemsworth. The View: Glenn Close. The Talk: Daniel Radcliffe, Julia Stiles. Ellen DeGeneres: Kendall Jenner, Julian Edelman. Wendy Williams: Keke Palmer.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Glenn Close, Byron Bowers. Jimmy Kimmel: Dr. Phil McGraw, Sam Elliott, Flipp Dinero (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Rebel Wilson, Willie Geist, Nathan Macintosh, Erykah Badu. Seth Meyers: Ellie Kemper, Claire McCaskill, Young the Giant, Vanzella Joy (rerun). James Corden: Jude Law, Steve Coogan, Sam Morrill (rerun). Carson Daly: Mira Sorvino, Houndmouth, Daniel Ezra (rerun).

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