What to Watch Tonight

Electric Hendrix, Strike Back Binge, Hand of God and More


On TV this Friday: Showtime gets psychedelic with Jimi Hendrix, Ron Perlman wields the Hand of God, Alison Brie gets a thank you note and Cinemax StrikeBack with an early weekend binge.  Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Amazon Prime
    Hand of God

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): A dishonorable judge (Sons of Anarchy‘s Ron Perlman; read Q&A) has a reli- gious revelation following his son’s suicide bid. Dana Delany (Body of Proof), Andre Royo (The Wire), Garret Dillahunt (Deadwood), Alona Tal (Burn Notice) and Julian Morris (Once Upon a Time) co-star. (Get scoop.)

  • ESPN 2
    U.S. Open Tennis

    The third round of the competition airs live from the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

  • HBO Signature
    Doll & Em Marathon

    Through 9 pm | Catch up on the complete first series (sorry, it’s British!) before the Emily Mortimer comedy returns Stateside on Sept. 13.

  • Cinemax
    Strike Back Marathon

    Through 12:10 am | Miss any of the final season so far? The premium cabler is encoring Episodes 1-5. (New installments resume next week.)

  • TNT
    Cold Justice

    John Walsh (America’s Most Wanted) interviews the team in Los Angeles, providing updates on former cases.

  • Showtime
    Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

    The doc chronicles Hendrix’s largest U.S. performance — at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Music Festival — with commentary from Paul McCartney and former bandmates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell.

  • TNT
    Cold Justice: Sex Crimes

    Alicia and Casey investigate a noncomplying suspect in the 23-year-old rape case of a young woman in Lake Charles, La.

  • CBS
    Hawaii Five-0

    Repeat to Revisit: Three men (played by Jaleel White, Pauly Shore and Kevin Farley) wake from a wild night alongside a dead woman.

  • E!
    The Soup

    The Late Late Show‘s James Corden stops by to review this week’s most questionable small-screen content with Joel McHale.

  • NBC
    Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    Tonight’s guests worthy of a thank you note include Family Feud host Steve Harvey, Community vet Alison Brie and a performance by Florida Georgia Line.