Friday TV: Further Excuse to Avoid Writing

In the Turkish export “Azizler” (Netflix, streaming) concerns a man with a midnight crisis who turns to lying. 

In the new French series “Lupin” (Netflix, streaming), Omar Sy stars in a remake about the thief and master of disguise, based on the novels of Maurice Leblanc.

Elvis Presley’s birthday is celebrated all day on Turner Classic Movies with “Double Trouble” (6:15 a.m.), “Stay Away, Joe” (8 a.m.), “Charro!” (9:45 a.m.), “The Trouble with Girls” (11:30 a.m.), “Girl Happy” (1:15 p.m.), “Jailhouse Rock” (3 p.m.), “Viva Las Vegas” (4:45 p.m.) and “Spinout” (6:15 p.m.). 

Tonight is the final episode Alex Trebek taped hosting “Jeopardy” (Syndicated, check local listings) before he died in November at 80.

Contestants form a pop group on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

“Shark Tank” (ABC, 8 p.m.) hears from an ex-WNBA player who has come up with a sports drink. 

William Shatner discusses preservation of the dead on “The UnXplained” (History, 9 p.m.). 

Treasure hunters on “Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch” (Discovery, 10:14 p.m.) finally open a tunnel to the cavern. 

A new season starts for the improv series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“MacGyver” (CBS, 8 p.m.) helps Desi’s family.

Vivica A. Fox stars in yet another made for TV thriller, “The Wrong Fiancé” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.) about a woman trying to escape her weird betrothed.

“Magnum P.I.” (CBS, 8 p.m.) helps a mixed martial fighter mixed up with a gang. 

A new season comes for “Penn & Teller: Fool Up” (CW, 9 p.m.) 

On a new “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.), a detective tries to resume her career in a wheelchair.  

Character actor Pat Hingle is featured on Turner Classic Movies tonight with “Hang ‘Em High” (8 p.m.), “The Strange One” (10:15 p.m.) and “Splendor in the Grass” (12:15 a.m.). They are followed by two from director Curtis Harrington, “Games” (2:30 a.m.) and “Fragment of Seeking” (4:15 a.m.). 

NBA action includes Charlotte at New Orleans (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Clippers at Golden State (ESPN, 10 pm.). 

Men’s college basketball includes Ohio at Toledo (CBS Sports, 6:30 p.m.), Purdue at Michigan State (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.), Youngstown State at Wright State (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), North Texas at Texas San Antonio (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Dayton at Davidson (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Utah State at New Mexico (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.). 

Men’s college hockey has St. Cloud State at Minnesota Duluth (CBS Sports, 8:30 p.m.)

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Holly Hunter, Carson Kressley, Sarah Smith, Banners. The Talk: Paula Abdul, Francia Raisa. Ellen DeGeneres: Amy Schumer (rerun). Drew Barrymore: Hailee Seinfeld, Karma Brown. Kelly Clarkson: Nathan Fillion, Gabriel Iglesias, Deepak Chopra. Wendy Williams: Bellamy Young. The Real: Tasha Cobbs Leonard. 

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Mountain Goats, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep. Jimmy Kimmel: Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt James, Machine Gun Kelly (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Rob Lowe, Lil Nas X, René-Jean Page, Mark Normand. Seth Meyers: Kristen Wiig, Carrie Underwood (rerun). James Corden: Andrew Rannells, Megan Thee Stallion (rerun). Lilly Singh: Jenny Slate, Katheryn Hahn (rerun). 

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