Friday TV: ‘Magic City’ Starts Again, Masters

There were actors in period costumes and a cool late 50s car on South Beach Thursday, trying to scare up some in interest in “Magic City” (Starz, 10 p.m.), the new series starting tonight.

It can be a little confusing: There is apparently a casino in Miami now called Magic City; “Magic City” is about a fake hotel in the days when the Fountainbleu was new.

It’s also not a bad drama. It also pretty much premiered in the same way two weeks ago when they had a “sneak preview” that showed the whole fist episode. I’m not so sure it was so go good it needs to be seen twice. But if you didn’t se it then, the promising premiere is on again.

Soprano Renee Fleming performs “Live from Lincoln Center” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings), but from the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. In addition to singing from Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and john Kander’s “A Letter from Sullivan Ballou,” she’ll do selections from her pop album “Dark Hope” in which she sings songs of Muse, Tears for Fears, Arcade Fire, Peter Gabriel and Band of Horses. Josh Groban will pop by to sing a duet.

The Masters (ESPN, 3 p.m.) continues in Augusta. And because it is, “Undercover Boss” (CBS, 8 p.m.) follows the CDO of the golf company TaylorMade.

Another key tie-in tonight: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC, 8 p.m.) looks at the ancestry of Edie Falco, on the eve of a new season of “Nurse Jackie” that starts Sunday.

The transgendered woman who was kicked out of Donald Trump’s Miss Universe Canada competition before she was reinstated speaks with Barbara Walters on a new “20/20” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

Geeks have problems too. So “CSI: New York” (CBS, 9 p.m.) investigates a murder tied to a video game tournament.

Rap star 50 Cent guest stars on a new episode of “The Finder” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Nick meets some weird neighbors on “Grimm” (NBC, 9 p.m.). But isn’t everybody weird on that show?

Danny revisits a case involving the death of a fireman originally ruled a suicide on “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Tonight’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) is a rerun with Fred Armisen, Charles Blow, Glenn Greenwald, Wendy Schiller and Andrew Sullivan.

The five-day, 28 film week of Doris Day movies concludes with “Love Me or Leave Me” (8 p.m.), “Young Man and a Horn” (10:30 p.m.) and “Ill See You in My Dreams” (12:15 a.m.), Later it’s the sci-fi “The Gamma People” (TCM, 2:15 a.m.) and “The Wild, Wild Planet” (3:45 a.m.) from 1965. She’s not in those.

In baseball, it’s White Sox at Rangers (MLB, 2 p.m.), Royals at Angels (ESPN2, 10 p.m.). In hockey, it’s Coyotes at Blues (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Octavia Spencer, Jean Dujardin, Isaac Mizrahi, Maria Menounos, Lawrence Zarian, Neil Patrick Harris (rerun). The View: Debra Messing,, Lara Spencer, Stedman Graham, Dr. Jorge Rodriguez. The Talk: Beverly Johnson, Anansa Sims, Joe Mantegna, Joey Travolta, David Myers, Emily Procter. Ellen DeGeneres: Jason Biggs, Colbie Caillat, Common.

Late Talk

David Letterman: Bill Murray, Girls Generation (rerun). Jay Leno: Julie Scardina, Rodrigo y Gabriela. Jimmy Kimmel: . Jimmy Fallon:Guy Pearce, Eugene Levy, Future. Craig Ferguson: Laura Linney. Tavis Smiley: Lawrence Kasdan. Carson Daly: Christina Milian, K. Flay, Speakers (rerun). Chelsea Handler: Jason Biggs, colbie Caillat, Common.

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