Friday TV: ‘Marriage Story’ Now Streaming

UNB_7530.nefFor the second week in a row, one of the most acclaimed films of the year and likely Oscar material makes its debut on a streaming service weeks after a limited theatrical run. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star as a couple breaking up but trying to keep the family together in “Marriage Story” (Netflix, streaming). The acclaimed Noah Baumbach film also stars Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta.

It’s part of a huge streaming weekend, with the highly anticipated third season start of the Emmy-winning “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon, streaming) in which Rachel Brosnahan’s title character takes her comedy on tour, alongside her manager and sidekick, played by Alex Borstein. Expect more of the lavish period sets and costumes amid all the nonstop patter.

Octavia Spencer stars as a true crime podcaster who rethinks a nearly 20 year old murder case she reported on and wonders if the convicted man (Aaron Paul) was victim of a wrongful conviction in the new series “Truth Be Told” (Apple TV +, streaming).

Abigail Spencer stars in the intense new drama series “Reprisal” (Hulu, streaming) as a woman who gets mixed up in a gang battle against her own brother.

A new five part true crime documentary series, “The Confession Killer” (Netflix, streaming), follows the story of a man who confessed to hundreds of murders in the early 80s though later DNA tests contradicted claims.

The new “Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show” (Netflix, streaming) is a comedy show featuring the all black house improv team from New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade.

“Virgin River” (Netflix, streaming) is a new small town romantic series about a nurse practitioner who moves from Los Angeles to a remote northern California town and finds love. Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson star in the adaptation of Robyn Carr’s novels. With Tim Matheson and Annette O’Toole.

Not to be confused with its wrestling series “GLOW,” the imported British reality competition “Glow Up” (Netflix, streaming) is among aspiring and often extreme makeup artists.

The imported Spanish limited series “Three Days of Christmas” (Netflix, streaming) follows four sisters dealing with family secrets and drama through three different time periods. It’s told in three episodes.

In the new Taiwanese series “Triad Princess” (Netflix, streaming) a young woman tries to gain independence from her father by taking a job as an celebrity bodyguard. It’s Netflix’s second Mandarin language show.

College football’s championship weekend begins tonight with the prime time broadcast showcase of Utah vs. Oregon (ABC, 8 p.m.) in the the PAC-12 championship.

Event planners seem the job of choice for holiday romances this season. Such is the case in “A Storybook Christmas” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) in which Ali Liebert plays an event planner so busy she hires a nanny who turns out to be a man (Jake Epstein).

A surgeon who pays too much attention to a patient following a skiing accident in the thriller “The Doctor Will Kill You Now” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.)

There’s some standup comedy to be had in “Jessica Kilson: Talking to Myself” (Comedy Central, streaming).

The 400th anniversary of the death of the bard is celebrated in the 2016 “Shakespeare Live! From the RSC” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) in Stratford-Upon-Avon, rerun on public television.

“Magnum P.I.” (CBS, 9 p.m.) is reminded of his tour in Afghanistan.

Red and Liz look into a company that relocates criminals on “The Blacklist” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

On “Charmed” (CW, 8 p.m.) Maggie makes a big decision.

Adam’s girlfriend is kidnapped on “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

It’s Christmas on “Raven’s Home” (Disney, 8 p.m.), “Just Roll With It” (Disney, 8:30 p.m.) and “Gabby Duran & The Unsittables” (Disney, 9 p.m.).

On “Dynasty” (CW, 9 p.m.), the trial of Blake Carrington begins.

Taylor Dayne, Kate Flannery and Monte Durham are conjured up by the “Long Island Medium” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

A woman is found dead at a men’s-only club on “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

On “Van Helsing” (Syfy, 10 p.m.), Violent knows where the three pages are.

Valentine moves out on the second season start of “In the Long Run” (Starz, 10 p.m.), the semi-autobiographical Idris Elba series.

“UFOS: The White House Files” (History, 10 p.m.) may well explain a lot of recent behavior.

Early Richard Burton is on Turner Classic Movies tonight, starting with a 1958 TV version of Brontê not seen since it aired: “The DuPont Show of the Month: Wuthering Heights” (8 p.m.), followed by “Look Back in Anger” (10 p.m.) and “Bitter Victory” (midnight). Then comes a couple from Sam Peckinpah: “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” (2 a.m.) and “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” (4 a.m.).

TCM’s day begins with a few leftover Joan Blondell movies from last night, “Miss Pinkerton” (6 a.m.) and “The Famous Ferguson Case” (7:15 a.m.) and then begins a salute to Agnes Moorehead, born this day in 1900, with “Show Boat” (8:30 a.m.), “Citizen Kane” (10:30 a.m.), “Johnny Belinda” (12:45 p.m.), “Dark Passage” (2:45 p.m.), “The Bat” (4:45 p.m.) and “The Magnificent Ambersons” (6:15 p.m.).

NBA action includes Denver at Boston (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Lakers at Portland (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops includes Iowa at Michigan (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.), Providence at Rhode Island (ESPN2, 7 p.m.) and Southern California at Texas Christian (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).

In the women’s college soccer NCAA semifinals it’s Washington State vs. North Carolina (ESPNU, 7 p.m.) and UCLA vs. Stanford (ESPNU, 9:30 p.m.).

Men’s college hockey includes Penn State at Michigan (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.).

In swimming, it’s Day 1 of the U.S. Open: Atlanta (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Laura Dern, Pentatonix, Monica Margin. The Talk: Cyndi Lauper. Ellen DeGeneres: Oscar Isaac, Sean Hayes, Camila Cabello. Kelly Clarkson: Patti LaBelle, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Tamron Hall: Jane Lynch, Fil Waters. Wendy Williams: Sandra Bernhard, Ingrid Hoffman. The Real: Safari, Bebe Winans, Tisha Campbell.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Pharrell Williams, Chris Parnell, the Weeknd. Jimmy Fallon: Will Ferrell, Alan Cumming, Jessica Kilson (rerun). Seth Meyers: Jessica Biel, Jesse Plemons, Brooks Wheelan (rerun). James Corden: Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, George Salazar, MJ Rodriguez (rerun). Lilly Singh: Snoop Dogg (rerun).

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