Friday TV: A Whole Lot of Streaming

Alexandra Pelosi’s latest documentary profiles the country in this fraught year in “American Selfie: One Nation Shoots Itself” (Showtime, 9 p.m.). 

Alex Gibney’s dive into the coronavirus catastrophe and government lapses, “Totally Under Control” (Hulu, streaming) debuts on a wider platform. 

“American Masters” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) profiles the conductor and pianist Michael Tilson Thomas. 

Game 3 of the World Series has Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay (Fox, 8 p.m.), all tied up. 

On the new “Put a Ring On It” (OWN, 10 p.m.), three longtime couples go on a relationship test. 

“Gold Rush” (Discovery, 8 p.m.) kicks off its 11th season with a two hour premiere. 

Matthew McConaughey, Heidi Heitkamp, Anthony Scaramucci and Ben Sheehan are on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

A Friday night “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.) seems wholly unnecessary, especially this close to the finale. 

The first of a cable onslaught that comes a month too early is “Christmas on Ice” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.), a made for TV romance about a former figure skater and a former hockey player who get together to try to open a new skating center. Abigail Klein and Ryan Cooper star. Hallmark’s first Christmas movie of the season runs tomorrow (along with another new Lifetime one). 

The made-for-TV thriller “Trapped by My Father’s Killer” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.) is self-explanatory. It stars Lindy Booth and Craig Olejnik.

A rocket malfunction occurs on “The Right Stuff” (Disney+, streaming).

“Tehran” (Apple TV +, streaming) recovers from the incident at the commune.

Jailhouse snitch Paul Skalnik gets a profile on “20/20” (Abc, 9 p.m.).

“Masters of Illusion” (CW, 8 p.m.) includes a couple of magicians named Shoot Ogawa and Trigg Watson. 

The CEO of Smoothie King sees if the blenders all work on “Undercover Boss” (CBS, 9 p.m.). 

A deer crashing a diner is considered one of the “World’s Funniest Animals” (CW, 9 p.m.).

The sharks on “Shark Tank” (ABC, 8 p.m.) sure have to sit far apart this season. 

Creature features on Turner Classic Movies tonight has “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (8 p.m.), “The Blob” (9:30 p.m.), “The Tingler” (11:15 p.m.) and “The Thing from the Another World” (12:45 a.m.). Then comes two films from the mid ‘80s, “Ninja III – The Domination” (2:30 a.m.) and “Heavenly Bodies” (4:15 a.m.). 

During the day are stories of ruthless tycoons, with “Inside Straight” (6 a.m.), “Absolute Quiet” (7:30 a.m.), “Chain Lightning” (8:45 a.m.), “Tycoon” (10:30 a.m.), “No Marriage Ties” (12:45 p.m.), “Death of a Scoundrel” (2 p.m.), “Assignment to Kill” (4:15 p.m.) and “The Drowning Pool” (6 p.m.). 

College football has Tulsa at South Florida (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Louisiana Lafayette at Alabama-Birmingham (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.).

Figure skating has the Grand Prix Skate America (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Anthony Anderson, Dr. Sandra Lee. The View: Leslie Jones. The Talk: Blair Underwood, Piers Morgan. Ellen DeGeneres: Bethenny Frankel, Rachel Harper, Local Natives. Drew Barrymore: Seth Macfarlane, Liza Gillies. Kelly Clarkson: Marlon Wayans, Cleo Wade, Tiana Major9. Tamron Hall: Jay Pharoah, Willie & Christina Geist. Wendy Williams: Sen. Cory Booker. The Real: Annie Potts, Tiffany Aliche. 

Late Talk

Jimmy Kimmel: Sacha Baron Cohen, Emma Roberts, Ozuna with Doja Cat (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Chelsea Handler, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the War on Drugs. Seth Meyers: Alicia Vikander, Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle (rerun). James Corden: Jeremy Strong, SuperM. Lilly Singh: Erin Moriarty (rerun). 

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