Friday TV: Kids With Strange Powers

Raising-Dion-760x570“Raising Dion” (Netflix, streaming) is yet another series about a young boy who has mysterious superhero abilities. Alisha Wainwright plays his mom; Michael B. Jordan, a producer of the series,  his late father. Also starring is Jason Ritter.

A different young boy gets lost in a field of tall grass, and when a a pregnant woman and her brother come to save him they become victim to weird forces in the field in the movie adaptation “In the Tall Grass” (Netflix, streaming), based on the novella by Stephen King and Joe Hill.

Billy Bob Thornton returns for a third season of the legal saga “Goliath” (Amazon, streaming). In it his lawyer looks into California water shortages with a cast this time that includes Amy Brenneman, Beau Bridges, Illeana Douglas, Griffin Dunne and Dennis Quaid.

“Peaky Blinders” (Netflix, streaming) also releases its fifth season; the animated “Big Mouth” (Netflix, streaming) begins its third.

In the South Korean import “My Country: The New Age” (Netflix, streaming) Yang Se-jong plays a 14th century warrior between two dynasties.

A second season starts for “Rotten” (Netflix, streaming), the documentary series about the sometimes unsavory origins of the food supply.

The Halloween episode of “Into the Dark” (Hulu, streaming) has a group of college students sucked into a board game, “Jumanji” style.

James Spader dons his fedora for a seventh season start for “The Blacklist” (NBC, 8 p.m.) on which his character Red finds himself in hostile territory after being abducted by Katarina Rostova.

The Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti, who bridged the Baroque and Classical periods by melding  aspects of Vivaldi, Bach and local dance, is explored by violinist Scott Yoo in his “Now Hear This” series on “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

The worst new broadcast addition this fall is the bloated fakery of WWE every Friday night beginning from Los Angeles, an edition of “Friday Night SmackDown” (Fox, 8 p.m.) that draws past stars like Kurt Angle, Mick Foley and Hulk Hogan.

Katie’s boss comes to town “American Housewife” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Massachusetts tourism can’t be helped by a four hour event, “Haunted Salem: Live” (Travel, 8 p.m.) from the original site of the witch hunts.

A tunnel collapse traps people on “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

“Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) deals with Y2K.

Viewers get to decide plot twists in real time on an interactive Halloween episode of “Just Roll With It” (Disney, 9 p.m.).

Higgins still hasn’t decided whether to join “Magnum P.I.” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

On the latest chapter of “Murder in the Bayou” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), some of the victims were found to be police informants and drug users.

A runaway checks into “Room 104” (HBO, 11 p.m.).

“Peaking” (CW, 9 and 9:30 p.m.) tells the story of mountain biker Kelly McGarry and Carson Storch.

Frank learns the D.A.’s office keeps a list of unreliable cops on “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Orna walks a tightrope on the latest session of “Couples Therapy” (Showtime, 10 p.m.).

“Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) reruns its anniversary show from last year.

“In Search Of” (History, 10 p.m.) begins a second season by reconsidering the Loch Ness Monster.

Are there enough Godzilla movies to fill every Friday of October? Turner Classic Movies found 15 of them with “Godzilla” (8 p.m.), “Godzilla, King of the Monsters!” (9:45 p.m.), “Godzilla Raids Again” (11:15 p.m.), “Mothra vs. Godzilla” (12:45 a.m.) and “Mothra” (2:30 a.m.).

During the day are the films of director George Sidney with “Cass Timberlane” (6:30 a.m.), “Jupiter’s Darling” (8:45 a.m.), “Pacific Rendezvous” (10:30 a.m.), “Annie Get Your Gun” (noon), “The Harvey Girls” (2:15 p.m.), “A Ticklish Affair” (4:15 p.m.) and “Young Bess” (6 p.m.).

Postseason baseball has Tampa Bay at Houston (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.), St. Louis at Atlanta (TBS, 4 p.m.), Minnesota at Yankees (MLB, 7 p.m.) and Washington at Dodgers (TBS, 9 p.m.).

Hockey has Chicago at Philadelphia (NHL, 2 p.m.) and Winnipeg at New Jersey (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Preseason basketball begins with an international flavor, with Indiana vs. Sacramento (NBA, 9:30 a.m.), played in India, and Brazil’s SESI/Franca Basketball Club at Brooklyn (NBA, 7:30 p.m.).

College football has Dartmouth at Pennsylvania (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Central Florida at Cincinnati (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and New Mexico at San Jose State (CBS Sports, 10 p.m.).

In Canadian football, it’s Edmonton at Hamilton (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

The Rugby World Cup has South Africa vs. Italy (NBC Sports, 5:30 a.m.) and late tonight, Australia vs. Uruguay (NBC Sports, 1 a.m.).

Major league lacrosse playoffs have Atlanta at Chesapeake (ESPNews, 7 p.m.) and Boston at Denver (ESPNews, 10 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Penelope Cruz, Nick Kroll, Lisa Rinna. The View: Jessica Lange. The Talk: Kristin Chenoweth. Ellen DeGeneres: Sean Hayes, Adam Devine, Lewis Capaldi.  Kelly Clarkson: Wanda Sykes, Jonathan and Drew Scott, Ludo Lefebvre. Wendy Williams: Elvis Duran. The Real: Mary Wilson, Jessica Moore.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Jon Hamm, Pete Alonso. Jimmy Kimmel: Joe Biden, Cobie Smulders, James Blake (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Joaquin Phoenix, Zoey Deutch, Gary Vaynerchuk. Seth Meyers: Glenn Howerton, Andrew Yang, Margaret Atwood, Yesod Williams (rerun). James Corden: Michael Douglas, Nicole Byer (rerun). Lilly Singh: Chelsea Handler (rerun).

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