Friday TV: Portrait of a Photographer

Winogrand“Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable” chronicles the work of the celebrated street photographer who died in 1984. He made more than 1 million images with his 35mm Leica capturing the late 1950s to the early 70s, and influenced generations of photographers after him. Sasha Waters Freyer’s film, which uses some of his home movies and newly discovered audio tapes, makes its debut on “American Masters” (PBS, 9 p.m.).

Young comic Ramy Youssef creates a new comedy about real life for a Muslim growing up in New Jersey, dealing with family, friends, romance and the future, in the series “Ramy” (Hulu, streaming), which also deals with faith.

Australian funnyman Chris Lilley of “Summer Heights High” fame is back with six new characters he impersonates on the 10-episode  “Lunatics” (Netflix, streaming). Among them a pet psychic, an overly tall college girl, an ex porn star, an incompetent real estate agent and a teen who is to become a future Earl.

The self-help author graduates from Ted talks to a full-length stage lecture “Brené Brown: The Call to Courage” (Netflix, streaming).

Gina Rodriguez stars as a music journalist weathering a tough breakup by spending a big weekend with girlfriends in the the new film “Someone Great” (Netflix, streaming). With Brittany Snow, Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stansfield and Lizzo.

The day after one Vice reporter just read the 400 page Mueller Report after it was issued, here’s a “Vice Special Report: The Future of Work” (HBO, 10 p.m.) looking at how automation and artificial intelligence will replace jobs in the future. Among the first group targeted: truck drivers. Fianna Toboni reports. (It replaces “Real Time with Bill Maher” this week).

A fifth season begins for the sturdy detective yarn “Bosch” (Amazon, streaming), based on Michael Connelly’s character. This season they go after an opioid pill mill.

A new standup comedy show begins, “The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle” (Comedy Central, 11 p.m.).

“Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas” (HBO, 11 p.m.) looks into mental health aspects of the education crisis.

A second season starts for “Samantha!” (Netflix, streaming), the Brazilian sitcom about a struggling former child star.

“Last Man Standing” (Fox, 8 p.m.) has been renewed for an eighth season; its second on Fox.

Were 1950s comedies better? Decide after the latest colorized pair of Lucille Ball sitcoms are paired for the “I Love Lucy Funny Money Special” (CBS, 8 p.m.), incorporating episodes from season three, in 1953 and 1954.

The imported film “The Ruthless / Lo Spietato” (Netflix, streaming) concerns the Mafia in Milan.

“Rilakkuma and Kaoru” (Netflix, streaming) is a new stop-action anime series about a girl and her toy bear

Kim is worried about her upcoming Pride performance on “Don’t Be Tardy” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

On “Blindspot” (NBC, 8 p.m.), a deadly weapon is stolen.

Madeline defends a Navy SEAL charged with murdering a superior on “Proven Innocent” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Red tries to stop an anti-capitalist group from kidnapping a rich kid on “The Blacklist” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

On “The Cool Kids” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.), Margaret changes  her identity.

The first of two weeks of fan dedications on Turner Classic Movies conclude with “Wuthering Heights” (8 p.m.), “Kitty Foyle” (10 p.m.) and “Calamity Jane” (midnight). They are followed by two thrillers, “Sisters” (2 a.m.) and “Eyes of a Stranger” (3:45 a.m.). Earlier today are springtime stores: “April in Paris” (10 a.m.), “Palm Springs Weekend” (12:15 p.m.), “The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone” (2 p.m.), “The Secret Garden” (4:15 p.m.) and “Picnic at Hanging Rock” (6 p.m.).

NBA Playoffs have Toronto at Orlando (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Boston at Indiana (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) and Portland at Oklahoma City (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.).

Stanley Cup playoffs have Toronto at Boston (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.) and Colorado at Calgary (NBC Sports, 10 p.m.).

Baseball includes Arizona at Cubs (MLB, 2:20 p.m.) and Mets at St. Louis (MLB, 8:15 p.m.).

Women’s gymnastics has its NCAA championships (ESPN2, 1 and 7:30 p.m.).

College baseball includes Baylor at Texas Tech (Fox Sports 1, 7:30 p.m.).

College softball has Alabama at Florida (ESPN2, 5:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Asia Kate Dillon. The View: Mary J. Blige, Michael Strahan, Sara Haines, cast of “Beautiful” (rerun). The Talk: Jack Osbourne, Tichina Arnold. Ellen DeGeneres: John Cena, Leslie Mann, Jenna Dewan, Melissa Etheridge. Wendy Williams: Jeremy Parsons. The Real: Trevor Noah.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Robert De Niro, Beth Behrs. Jimmy Fallon: Michael Shannon, Jane Goodall, Winnie Harlow, Jess Salomon. Seth Meyers: Sen. Kamala Harris, Henry Winkler, Conleth Hill, Aaron Comess (rerun). James Corden: Billy Crystal, Sarah Chalke, Buddy (rerun). Carson Daly: Tom Green, Shaed, Lyric Lewis (rerun).


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