Friday TV: An Animated Sam-I-Am

greenThere’s a lot of care put into an animated version of “Green Eggs and Ham” (Netflix, streaming). But the original 1960 Dr. Seuss book used only 50 words in its six dozen pages, so there may be an awful lot of story filler that may be as unpalatable as the emerald hue of breakfast items. Adam Devine voices the ever-annoying Sam-I-Am; the previously unnamed recipient of his suggestions, now called Guy-Am-I, is voiced by Michael Douglas. Others lending their voice for the lavish kids show: Diane Keaton, Eddie Izzard, Ilana Glazer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tracy Morgan, John Turturro and Jeffrey Wright.

The only other thing the streaming service is premiering today is the Christmas romantic comedy “Let It Snow” (Netflix, streaming) about teens in a snowstorm. The ensemble cast includes Kieran Shipka, Liv Hewson, Jacob Batalon, Mitchell Hope, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Matthew Noszka, Isabela Merced, Mason Gooding, Miles Robbins and Joan Cusack.

Gaudy holiday sweaters are added to the mix in the special “The Great British Baking Show: Holidays” (Netflix, streaming).

The effects of China’s reproductive rules that lasted more than 30 years is explored in the documentary Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s “One Child Nation” (Amazon, streaming).

The 2015 Lincoln Center revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” with Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe is presented on “Great Performances” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

The most repetitive title tonight may be “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” (ABC, 8 p.m.), which serves as a preview of the new series based on the popular Disney Channel movie from 2006. The series, which will run on the new streaming service Disney + when it starts Tuesday, is set in the same Utah high school as the first, in which a current day student body is about to throw its own version of the musical. Kate Reinders is the drama teacher.

The streaming shows that began with the service premiere last week both present new episodes — “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+, streaming) and “For All Mankind” (Apple TV+, streaming).

Where have you gone Joey Buttafuoco? “20/20” (ABC, 9 p.m.) looks back at the tabloid case.

A star from the original “Magnum” pops up on a new “Magnum, P.I.” (CBS, 8 p.m.), which also features Lee Majors and Corbin Bernsen as guest stars.

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Judd Apabtow, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Rahm Emanuel and Steve Schmidt are on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

In the French action film “Paradise Beach” (Netflix, streaming), a man gets out of prison and tries to reconnect with his old gang at a resort in Thailand.

In the Christmas flick “Holiday for Heroes” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9 p.m.), Melissa Claire Egan plays a woman who writes to a soldier for a year before meeting him. Marc Blucas also stars in the film, shot in Connecticut.

In the made-for-TV “Was I Really Kidnapped?” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.), the central question must be answered.

The historical “Greatest Events of World War Two in Colour” (Netflix, streaming) colorizes the old black and white footage in a production, as you might have guessed from the spelling, from the U.K.

Three generations gather on “Van Helsing” (Syfy, 10 p.m.).

On “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.), Erin admits her wrongdoings.

Adam receives unexpected attention from Blake on “Dynasty” (CW, 9 p.m.).

McGarret’s mother is out of control on “Hawaii Five-O” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Macy is still missing on “Charmed” (CW, 8 p.m.).

On “The Blacklist” (NBC, 8 p.m.), the death of a scientist is suspicious.

Dennis Miller hosts Turner Classic Movies Friday nights this month, tonight with Martin Short, showing “The Big Picture” (8 p.m.), “Tootsie” (10 p.m.) and “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” (12:15 a.m.). Then comes two Blaxploitation movies from Robert Hartford-Davis: “Black Gunn” (2 a.m.) and “The Take” (3:45 a.m.).

Earlier on TCM, there are films starring Olivia de Havilland, who turned 103 in July: “They Died With Their Boots On” (6 a.m.), “Four’s a Crowd” (8:30 a.m.), “Dodge City” (10:15 a.m.), “Santa Fe Trail” (noon), “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (2 p.m.), “Captain Blood” (4 p.m.) and “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (6:15 p.m.).

NBA action includes Cleveland at Washington (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Miami at Lakers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Tampa Bay at Buffalo (NBC Sports, 2 p.m.) and Boston at Detroit (NHL, 7:30 p.m.).

In college football, it’s UCF at Tulsa (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) and Washington at Oregon State (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 p.m.).

College basketball includes Auburn vs. Davidson (CBS Sports, 6 p.m.), Illinois-Chicago at Memphis (EPNU, 7 p.m.), Fairleigh Dickinson at DePaul (Fox Sports 2, 8 p.m.), East Carolina at Navy (CBS Sports, 8:30 p.m.), UNC Greensboro at Kansas (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Baylor vs. Washington (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.) and Arizona State vs. Colorado (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.).

NASCAR runs its Lucas Oil 150 (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.).

College hockey includes Ohio State at Notre Dame (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Maura Tierney, Brian Cox, Carrie Underwood. The View: Dr. Phil McGraw, Kaley Cuoco. Ellen DeGeneres: Kristen Bell, Ken Jeong. Kelly Clarkson: John Cena, Sho Madjozi. Wendy Williams: Dr. Phil McGraw. The Real: Kim Fields, Tokyo Toni, Eva Marcille.

Late Talk

All reruns: Stephen Colbert: Rachel Maddow, Thom Yorke. Jimmy Kimmel: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Luenell, Nick Offerman, Kesha. Jimmy Fallon: Billie Eilish, Sebastian Maniscalco. Seth Meyers: John Krasinski, Joel Kim Booster, Amy McGrath. James Corden: Terrence Howard, Allen Leech. Lilly Singh: Jenna Dewan, Nick Offerman.

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