Friday TV: Two New Titles on CMT, ‘Fringe’ Far, Far in the Future

Two new reality series on the former country music channel gives insight into women we haven’t necessarily been clamoring to follow.

“Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country” (CMT, 9 p.m.) concerns the former star of “Beverly Hills 90210” star who moves out of Hollywood for a farm in rural central California. She makes three former “90210” stars being followed on reality TV, after Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty.

Then Melissa Rycroft, pictured left  – the dumped “winner” on “The Bachelor” who went on to be “Dancing with the Stars” and co-hosting “Bachelor Pad.” The new “Melissa & Tye” (CMT, 9:30 p.m.) examines her life with her husband Tye Strickland, trying to maingain a long-distance relationship between Dallas and L.A.

It’s not the first time she’s been on CMT – her first reality stint was as contestant on the first season of “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.”

No surprise that there’s a new season for “The Ricky Gervais Show” (HBO, 9 p.m.); its soundtrack was done and in the can years ago from his popular podcast, in which he and Stephen Merchant make Karl Pilkington a human punching bag. In third season’s first episode, they discuss how museums might gain their collections.

Looks like a big episode of “Fringe” (Fox, 9 p.m.), when time moves suddenly forward to 2036.

They’re fighting ghosts on “Supernatural” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

Emmett Miller hosts “I am Trayvon: A Family’s Fight for Justice” (BET, 7:30 p.m.) about the case in Florida.

Journalists Thomas Frank and Chrystia Freeland, economist Todd Buchholz and author Ross Douthat are the scheduled guests on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Torture’s not a sound policy, especially when done to “Nikita” (The CW, 8 p.m.).

Mary’s fugitive father returns on “In Plain Sight” (USA, 10 p.m.).

“The Singing Bee” (CMT, 8 p.m.) begins a new season.

Dick Clark is memorialized with a five-hour marathon of his “25,000 Pyramid” (GSN, 7 p.m.).

Putting a damper on your international travel plans: Three consecutive new episodes of “Locked Up Abroad: Popped” (National Geographic Channel, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.).

Getting your friends in line to wear the same thing is the challenge on “Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

A week’s worth of spring break movies on Turner Classic Moies comes to a close with spring break movies about winter: “Ski Party” (8 p.m.), “Winter A-Go-Go” (10 p.m.) and “Get Yourself a College Girl” (midnight).

Later comes the B-movies “Equinox” (TCM, 2 a.m.) and “The Green Slime” (TCM, 3:30 a.m.).

I don’t remember “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (AMC, 8 p.m.) being three hours.

“A Cinderella Story” (ABC Family, 7 p.m.) is followed by “Another Cinderella Story” (ABC Family, 9 p.m.), with Selena Gomez.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Candice Bergen, Eva la Rue, Peter Gros, Seth Meyers. The View: Kevin Kline, Lena Dunham, Marnie Michaels, Jessa Johansson, Shoshanna Shapiro, Dr. Steven Lamm, Toby Mac. The Talk: Steven Weber, Dr. Tess Mauricio. Ellen DeGeneres: Nicole Richie, Jennie Garth, Tom Shadyac.

Stanley up playoff games include Flyers at Penguins (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.) and Red Wings at Predators (CNBC, 8 p.m.).

NBA action includes Celtics at Hawks (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Lakers at Spurs (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.).

Late Talk

David Letterman: Jason Sudeikis, Lionel Richie, Jason Aldean (rerun). Jay Leno: Channing Tatum, Drew Brees, Meat Loaf (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Ashley Judd, Morgan Spurlock, the Civil Wars (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Bruce Springsteen (rerun). Craig Ferguson: Emily Deschanel, Jerry Ferrara. Tavis Smiley: Frank Langella. Carson Daly: Malin Akerman, Wayne White, Trentemoller (rerun). Chelsea Handler: Chris Colfer, Jeff Wild, Arden Myrin, Brad Wollack (rerun).

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