Friday TV: A Mistress and Other Newsmagazines

Rielle Hunter, John Edwards’ mistress, is back in the spotlight promoting a new book, titled “What Really Happened,” with a slew of interviews, including one tonight with Chris Cuomo on “20/20” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

The death of a kindergarten teacher is examined on a two hour “Dateline” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

Brigitte Bardot and Bob Barker are not guest stars; they’re names of ships on “Whale Wars” (BBC America, 9 p.m.).

Jon Hamm gets to show off his comedy chops on a new episode of “Comedy Bang! Bang!” (IFC, 10 p.m.). The panel on “Bunk” (IFC, 10:30 p.m.) includes Tom Lennon and Chris Gethard.

Kirk Douglas, Nick Gillespie, Rachel Maddow, Mort Zuckerman and Mark Rubio are scheduled guests on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Did you think winter wouldn’t be a problem on “Flying Wild Alaska” (Discovery, 10 p.m.)?

How much fighting can you take? There’s either “The Real Housewives Top 20 Reunion Moments” (Bravo, 8p.m.) or Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida on “UFC” (FX, 9 p.m.). They’re still talking about the Bradley-Pacquiao bout on “The Flight Game with Jim Lampley” (HBO, 9:30 p.m.).

Dog yoga is the new thing on “Posh Pets: Lifestyles of the Rich & Furry” (HGTV, 9 p.m.).

Is a synthetic lawn a good idea? That’s the question on “Turf War” (DIY, 9 p.m.).

It’s not “Deadliest Catch” but they’re after scallops in the North Atlantic on “Deadly Seas” (Discovery, 9 p.m.). Those who crave the original franchise can catch “Deadliest Catch – Behind the Scenes” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).

Summertime is here; here are some movies about it: “Street Scene” (TCM, 8 p.m.), “You’re Only Young Once” (TCM, 9:30 p.m.), “Stand By Me” (TCM, 11 p.m.), “Last Summer” (TCM, 12:30 a.m.), “Little Darlings” (TCM, 2:15 a.m.) and “Modern Girls” (TCM, 4 a.m.).

The intersection of a wasp and a cricket is on Karl’s mind on “The Ricky Gervais Show” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Trials for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field (NBC Sports Network, 9 p.m.) are heating up out West.

And it’s time to think briefly about hockey with the first round of the NHL Draft (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Cameron Diaz, Stephen Colbert, Michael Strahan. The View: Patricia Heaton, Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig, David Hartman. The Talk: Joan Rivers, Tory Johnson. Ellen DeGeneres: Julianna Marguiles, Kevin Nealon (rerun) .

Late Talk

David Letterman: Will Smith, Gossip (rerun). Jay Leno: Chris Pine, Rachael Ray, Everclear. Jimmy Kimmel: Tracy Morgan, Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Denis Leary, Emily Mortimer, fun. Craig Ferguson: Mark Wahlberg, Sloane Crosley. Tavis Smiley: Alan & Marilyn Bergman. Carson Daly: David Giuntoli, Meg Myers, Bomba Estereo (rerun). Chelsea Handler: Nelsan Ellis, Bobby Lee, Heather McDonald, Keith Robinson (rerun).

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