What to Watch Tonight

Tig Notaro's Amazon 'Traumedy' and Cinemax's Quarry Debut, Stand Up to Cancer and More


On TV this Friday: A-list celebs Stand Up to Cancer, Tig Notaro and Casey Wilson count One Mississippi and a former O.C. resident stars in Cinemax’s Quarry. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Amazon
    One Mississippi

    Series premiere (all six episodes): Tig Notaro’s semi-autobiographical “traumedy” (which counts Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody among its producers) finds the comedian returning to her hometown following her mother’s death; Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) co-stars.

  • CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC and other major networks
    Stand Up to Cancer

    Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Matt Bomer, Tony Hale, Anna Kendrick and Josh Gad are just a few of the many celebs scheduled to appear; Celine Dion, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Little Big Town perform.

  • NFL Network
    The Timeline

    Season 2 premiere: A look back at how the NFL responded to the 9/11 attacks — the same week Tom Brady was introduced to the game.

  • The CW
    Masters of Illusion

    Illusionists this week include Greg Gleason, Jonathan Pendragon, Jarrett & Raja, Chris Korn, Jen Kramer and Barry & Stuart.

  • CBS
    10th Annual ACM Honors

    Award recipients include Jason Aldean, Glen Campbell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Little Big Town; Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Bryan perform; Lady Antebellum hosts.

  • Showtime
    Martin Lawrence Doin' Time: Uncut

    The stand-up comedian’s first special in 14 years discusses President Obama, Bill Cosby, Hollywood and more.

  • The CW
    Penn & Teller: Fool Us

    Magicians include Christopher Tracy & Jim Leach, Neil Croswell, Ben Young and Henok.

  • Syfy
    Dark Matter

    Two episodes: The crew attempts to track down Three and Five before the Galactic Authority can get to them.

  • Cinemax
    Quarry

    Series premiere (75 minutes):quarry-premiere-cinemax When a marine (The O.C.‘s Logan Marshall-Green) returns home from the Vietnam War to find himself shunned by the very people he fought for, he is drawn into a web of killing along the Mississippi River. (Watch trailer, view photos.)

  • ABC
    20/20

    Season 39 premiere20/20‘s own Elizabeth Vargas discusses her battles with anxiety and alcoholism with Diane Sawyer.