Friday TV: ‘Black Lucy and the Bard’

From South Africa comes the drama “The Brave Ones” (Netflix, streaming) about the supernatural world of African gods. 

From Japan’s Studio Colorido comes a new anime feature, “Drifting Home” (Netflix, streaming) about a pair of friends suddenly transported to a mysterious ocean.

“Fate: The Winx Saga” (Netflix, streaming), about fairies attending a boarding school, returns for a second season. 

They’re getting a lot of mileage out of the second season contestants of “Love Is Blind: After the Altar” (Netflix, streaming) to check up to se how everybody is doing. Prognosis: not good. But some of them who have broken up are now mingling and dating other broke up people in the group. 

For preschoolers, the new “Sago Mini Friends” (Apple TV+, streaming), adapts character from the popular app for new stories. 

“Five Days at Memorial” (Apple TV+, streaming) the series about a New Orleans hospital at the center of Hurricane Katrina, comes to an end. 

In the Spanish language series “Santo” (Netflix, streaming), a mysterious top drug dealer is pursued by a couple of cops. 

Three Southern California plan “My Dream Quincenañera” (Paramount+, streaming), based on the YouTube series of the same name, starring Bayle Delgado, Romi Herrada and Angelica Luna.

“Goodnight Mommy” (Amazon Prime, streaming) stars Naomi Watts as a mother mysteriously covered in bandages when her twin sons come home in a remake of a 2014 Austrian horror film of the same name.

After a two year hiatus caused by pandemic flight restrictions, “The Grand Tour” (Amazon Prime, streaming) returns with hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May headed to Scandinavia.

The cult horror film from 1988 is given songs in the West End adaptation “Heathers: The Musical” (Roku channel).

Football’s Aaron Donald returns to Pittsburgh to remake his childhood home into a clubhouse for his dad on “Secret Celebrity Renovation” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Teams from Penn State, Syracuse, Albany State and Spelman compete on “Capital One College Bowl” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“CBS Fall Preview” (CBS, 9 p.m.) provides a look at its new and returning shows. 

Trace Adkins, Julia Ioffe and Jon Meacham are on a new “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

At “Killer Camp” (CW, 8 p.m.), one camper is still adjusting to last week’s kill-off.

A British woman claims to be a reincarnated Egyptian priestess on “Ancient Aliens” (History, 8 p.m.). 

In the made-for-TV thriller “Dying to Win” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.) the parents of a gold medalist are found dead. 

Guys put the women in the hot seat on “Ready to Love” (OWN, 8 p.m.). 

On “Belle Collective” (OWN, 9 p.m.), Tamara agrees to move in with Demond. 

The facts behind “The Exorcist” legend is told in the documentary “The True Story of the Exorcist: Roland Doe” (Travel, 9 p.m.). 

The Ukraine war dominates “On Assignment with Richard Engel” (MSNBC, 10 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies’ Friday night series in which immigrants pick the films that age them an American dream continues with “Splendor in the Grass” (8 p.m.), “The Champ” (10:30 p.m.) and “Love Story” (12:45 a.m.). Then comes the horror double feature “Puppet Master” (2:45 a.m.) and “The Devil-Doll” (4:30 a.m.).

Earlier in the day the birthday of Janis Paige, who is still with us at 100,  is noted with her in “Her Kind of Man” (8 a.m.), “Winter Meeting” (9:30 a.m.), “Romance on the High Seas” (11:15 a.m.), “One Sunday Afternoon” (1 p.m.), “The House Across the Street” (2:45 p.m.), “Silk Stockings” (4 p.m.) and “Bachelor in Paradise” (6 p.m.). 

Baseball includes Baltimore at Toronto (Apple TV+, 7 p.m.) and Dodgers at San Francisco (Apple TV+, 10:15 p.m.).

College football has Florida State at Louisville (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Air Force at Wyoming (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Ryan Reynolds, LeAnn Rimes. The Talk: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Melody Thomas Scott, crew members of “The Real Love Boat.” Drew Barrymore: Idris Elba, Sabrina Elba. Kelly Clarkson: Markella Kavenagh, Benjamin Walker, Sophia Nomvete, Nazanin Boniadi, Lloyd Owen, Ismael Cruz Cordova. Jennifer Hudson: Viola Davis. Tamron Hall: Tony Rock, Zarna Gang, Corey Holcomb. 

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil, Betty Gilpin (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Simon Cowell, Ralph Macchio (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Cameron Diaz, Matt Smith, Lea Michele. Seth Meyers: Christine Baranski, Ryan Fitzpatrick (rerun). James Corden: Rose Byrne, Chrissy Teigen, Kat Radley (rerun). 

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