On TV this Friday: Cult resumes brainwashing, a familiar face causes calamity on Continuum, Chris Rock A.N.T. Farms himself out and Adam Sandler helps Jessie‘s Luke with love. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Cult (The CW) | The cancelled brain-bruiser of a drama returns for a three-week, six-hour farewell run. In back-to-back episodes, Jeff and Skye’s plan to infiltrate a True Believers meeting falls apart in dangerous fashion, while on “Cult,” Kelly strikes a deal with Billy to get her sister back.
8 pm A.N.T. Farm (Disney Channel) | Saturday Night Live alum Chris Rock, guesting as himself, is eager to adopt a special pet for his daughter. Meanwhile…
8:35 pm Jessie (Disney Channel) | … Rock’s fellow Not Ready for Primetime Player – and, most currently, Grown Ups 2 co-star — Adam Sandler appears as himself to offer Luke some relationship advice at a school dance, all while getting in digs at Rob Schneider and Kevin James.
9 pm Magic City (Starz) | Ike goes to Cuba to retrieve Maria’s ashes and kick-start his plan to oust Ben.
9 pm What Would You Do? (ABC) | A woman takes her son for a manicure and someone pipes up that it’s too “girly.” This is what we’ve come to, WWYD?
9 pm Annie: It’s the Hard Knock Life, From Script to Stage (PBS) | This behind-the-scenes documentary follows the indomitable orphan on every step of her return to Broadway after a 35-year absence.
9 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Repeat to Revisit: Bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth guest-star, but you really just want to see Catherine go undercover at the roller derby again, dontcha?
10 pm Continuum (Syfy) | When Kiera’s old partner Elena surfaces in 2013, Liber8 and Agent Gardiner take notice.
10 pm Ann Curry Reports: A Face in the Crowd (NBC) | The anchor’s first primetime special since her Today ouster chronicles a shotgun-blast survivor’s face-transplant surgery.
10 pm Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) | Entourage alum Adrian Grenier is on hand to discuss/debate the week’s news.
10 pm Maron (IFC) | Back-to-back episodes: First up, Eric Stoltz (Caprica) guest-stars as a college friend of Marc’s who has become a sell-out filmmaker. Then in the season finale, Marc’s former fling moves in with him after being evicted, while Parks and Recreation‘s Adam Scott is his podcast guest.
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