Friday TV: ‘Mindhunter’ is Back to Work

mindhunter_s02_holt_mccallany_3_embedOne of the best series of the streaming era, David Fincher’s “Mindhunter” (Netflix, streaming) returns for a second season of investigating the psyches of serial killers. Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany and Anna Torv return.

Ben Dickey stars as country singer Blaze Foley in the fanciful bio film “Blaze” (Showtime, 8 p.m.), co written and directed by Ethan Hawke. The cast also includes Alia Shawkat, with Charlie Sexton as Townes Van Zandt.

Marlon Wayans plays all six “Sextuplets” (Netflix, streaming) in a new comedy from the makers of “White Chicks” about a man who finds his previously unknown adult siblings.

The new seven-episode documentary series “Diagnosis” (Netflix, streaming) is based on the popular column about mysterious illnesses in the New York times by Dr. Lisa Sanders.

“CNN Special Report” (CNN, 9 p.m.) has Poppy Harlow reporting on the growth of Amazon.

From a different Amazon comes “Frontera Verde” (Netflix, streaming), a new series about a young detective investigating muders on the Colombian border and an intersection with the indigenous tribes there.

Here’s a new comedy special, “Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time” (Amazon, streaming).

In the new “The Amazing Jonathan” (Hulu, streaming), a comedian (who uses that same name) who has a heart condition, goes on his farewell tour and filmmaker Ben Berman learns a lesson by accompanying him.

It’s finals already for the rookies on “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team” (CMT, 9 p.m.).

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Killer Mike, Carl Hulse, Rick Wilson and Betsy Woodruff are guests on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

On “A Black Lady Sketch Show” (HBO, 11 p.m.), a gang orientation has new recruits share their goals and expectations.

A house holds murderous secrets in “Home Abduction” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m), which has been showing on Netflix all month under a different title, “House of Deadly Secrets” (Netflix, streaming).

A second season comes for “Find me in Paris” (Hulu, streaming) a series about a woman from 1905 France who finds herself in the modern day.

The salute to Irene Dunne all day on Turner Classic Movies means a lot of old films with “Ann Vickers” (6 a.m.), “The Age of Innocence” (7:30 a.m.), “If I Were Free” (9 a.m.), “Sweet Adeline” (10:15 a.m.), “Show Boat” (noon), “Joy of Living” (2 p.m.), “Love Affair” (4 p.m.), “Penny Serenade” (5:45 p.m.), “The Awful Truth” (8 p.m.), “I Remember Mama” (9:45 p.m.), “When Tomorrow Comes” (12:15 a.m.), “High, Wide and Handsome” (2 a.m.) and “Over 21” (4 a.m.).

Baseball includes Cleveland at Giants (NFL, 7:30 p.m.).

Preseason football has Chicago at Giants (NFL, 7:30 p.m.).

Golf has quarterfinals in the U.S. Amateur (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.).

The Little League World Series has Japan vs. Italy (ESPN, 2 p.m.), Louisiana vs. Hawaii (ESPN, 4 p.m.), Mexico vs Canada (ESPN, 6 p.m.) and Oregon vs. New Jersey (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

The American Legion World Series has Illinois vs. New Mexico (ESPNU, 4 p.m.) and Louisiana vs. Missouri (ESPNU, 7 p.m.).

WNBA action has New York at Dallas (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.) and Atlanta at Phoenix (CBS Sports, 10 p.m.).

NASCAR runs its Food City 300 (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Kit Harington, Niecy Nash, Charles Melton, Passenger. The View: Sen. Kamala Harris (rerun). The Talk: Tate Donovan (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Sterling K. Brown, Christopher Abbott (rerun). Wendy Williams: Sherri Shepherd (rerun). The Real: Henry Winkler, Yvette Nicole Brown (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Gov. Chris Christie, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weinberg (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Kamala Harris, Lenny Clarke, Offset with Cardi B (rerun).  Jimmy Fallon: Hasan Minhaj, Vanessa Kirby, Sam Fender (rerun). Seth Meyers: Billy Eichner, Danielle Brooks, Hobo Johnson (rerun). James Corden: Mark Hamill, Bradley Whitford, Lewis Capaldi (rerun).

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