On TV this Friday: Lawmen Travis and Wes face a Common problem, Phineas and Ferb unearth something cool, Jon Hamm does a Bang!-up job, Kirk Douglas and Mark Ruffalo get Real with Bill Maher and more. Here are nine programs worth checking out tonight.
8 pm House (Fox) | A Repeat to Revisit: Jeffrey Wright guest-stars when House’s team comes under review after a violent incident has serious consequences for a PPTH staff member.
8:30 pm Jessie (Disney) | Jessie tries to help Zuri conquer her fear of dolls after she watches a scary movie. (Yeah, good luck with that — those glass eyes follow you everywhere.) Jessie in turn faces her own phobia of… porta-potties?!
9 pm Phineas and Ferb (Disney) | The boys help their dad unearth a piece of history while Candace — who could learn a thing or two from Wile E. Coyote — tries once more to so bust her brothers.
9 pm The Ricky Gervais Show (HBOe) | Ricky, Stephen and Karl discuss civil rights and the laws of society.
10 pm Common Law (USA Network) | Performance anxiety strikes when Wes and Travis feel the pressure of reaching a milestone on the job. Let’s hope Captain Sutton doesn’t ascribe to the Rachel Green school of thought on the subject.
10 pm 20/20 (ABC) | It was 13 years ago when Monica Lewinsky granted the venerable ABC newsmagazine her first post-Clinton interview. Tonight, Rielle Hunter is on to hawk a book about her affair with former White House hopeful John Edwards. The more things change…
10 pm Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC) | Mad Men’s Jon Hamm leaves Don Draper at the office and has some zany fun with Scott and Reggie.
10 pm Real Time With Bill Maher (HBOe) | Kirk Douglas and Mark Ruffalo join the irreverent chatfest along with Reason.com editor Nick Gillespie, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and media magnate Mort Zuckerman.
10 pm Mystery Diners (Food Network) | The Blue Moose’s chef, Grumpy Tom, is confronted about his bad attitude. But is the guy really going to care that much if he calls himself Grumpy Tom?
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.Follow @kimroots