Also on Friday: Bill Maher Returns, Two Farewells

Fresh back from hiatus and with a couple of elections to cover “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) returns for its 10th season. Scheduled guests include Herman Cain, Alexandra Pelosi, David Frum, Rob Reiner and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

“One Life to Live” (ABC, 2 p.m.) has one episode to go. Today is the series finale for the long running soap after 43 years on the air. Fittingly, the episode is about the afterlife. Before the finale, there’s a send off on “The View” (BC, 11 a.m.), precisely the kind of talk show they’re replacing the show with.

There’s a series finale at the end of the day on ABC as well, with the last ever renovation of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (ABC, 8 p.m.). The final episode originates from Joplin, Mo., still adjusting to the killer tornado that nearly wiped it out last spring.

The first new episode of “Fringe” (Fox, 9 p.m.) in quite a while begins with a summary of recent happenings. There are new episodes too of “A Gifted Man” (CBS, 8 p.m.), “Nikita” (The CW, 8 p.m.), “Chuck” (NBC, 8 p.m.), “Supernatural” (The CW, 9 p.m.), “Grimm” (NBC, 9 p.m.), “CSI: NY” (CBS, 9 p.m.) and “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Harold Perrineau of “Lost” provides the voice for an anime adaptation of “Blade” (G4, 11 p.m.).

In a new TV movie Bella Thorne and Zendaya star as friends who become less than that in “Frenemies” (Disney, 7 p.m.).

Unlimited shrip cocktail: Good thing or bad thing? It’s explored on “The Life and Times of Tim” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

Napoleon appears on both “Conquest” (TCM, 8 p.m.), Woody Allen’s “Love and Death” (TCM, 10 p.m.) and “Anthony Adverse” (TCM, 11:30 p.m.)

In NBA action, it’s Bulls at Celtics (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Heat at Nuggets (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

In college hockey, it’s Minnesota-Duluth at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (NBC Sports Network, 7:30 p.m.), which is also my alma mater. Go Mavs.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Lana Parrilla, Common, Heidi Skolnik, Apolo Anton Ohno. The View: Agnes Nixon, Judith Light, Hillary B. Smith, Robert S. Woods, Robin Strasser, Erika Slezak. The Talk: William H. Macy, Daid Zincenko. Ellen DeGeneres: Queen latifah, Kenneth Branagh. Wendy Williams: Stacy Tisdale. Rosie O’Donnell: Roseanne Cash.

Late Talk

David Letterman: Viggo Mortensen, Dennis Regan, Tony Bennett. Jay Leno: Tilda Swinton, Jennifer Hudson, Graffiti6. Jimmy Kimmel: Tracy Morgan, Chris Paul, tune-yArDs (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Queen Latifah, Miranda Cosgrove, John Mulaney, Meshell Ndegeocello. Craig Ferguson: Kristen Bell, Louie Anderson. Tavis Smiley: Ellen Barkin (rerun). Carson Daly: Doug Ellin, Kreayshawn, Atmosphere (rerun). Chelsea Handler: Laura Prepon, Brad Wollack, Sarah Colonna, Matt Braunger (rerun).

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