What to Watch Tonight

Bryan Cranston's Sneaky Pilot, Real Time and More


On TV this Friday: Bryan Cranston, Margo Martindale and Giovanni Ribisi get Sneaky, Bill Maher returns from summer vacation, Dark Matter‘s own faces a dangerous ambush and Strike Back searches for a vicious foe. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Amazon Prime
    Sneaky Pete

    Pilot premiere: The onetime CBS pilot from Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House) gets a second chance at life as part of Amazon’s viewer review process. The drama follows a con man (Giovanni Ribisi, Ted) who assumes the identity of his former cellmate and begins work in the bail bonds business. Marin Ireland (Homeland), Margo Martindale (Justified), Peter Gerety (Prime Suspect), Libe Barer (Parenthood) and Shane McRae (Still Alice) co-star. (Watch trailer.)

  • Syfy
    Defiance

    Despite Nolan’s concerns, Amanda welcomes Votanis Collective representatives to Defiance; T’evgin makes a giant leap in his acclimation to life on Earth.

  • Disney Channel
    BUNK'D

    Week 2 at Camp Kikiwaka finds Ravi suspicious of Xander and Emma’s date plans. Meanwhile, Jorge and Zuri sell candy and video games to campers.

  • The CW
    Masters of Illusion

    This week’s crop of magicians include Saved by the Bell vet Ed Alonzo, Californian illusionist John Gabriel and magic historian Mike Caveney.

  • Disney Channel
    Girl Meets World

    Riley, Maya, Lucas and Farkle attempt to prove their yearbook superlatives wrong, taking on somewhat new identities.

  • Syfy
    Killjoys

    John and Dr. Pawter are forced to take shelter with vicious criminals during a toxic black rain storm in Westerly.

  • TNT
    Cold Justice: Sex Crimes

    O’Neill and Garrett assist Louisiana police on two cases involving the sexual assault on women in public venues.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Summer premiere: Guests include meteorologist Michael Mann, social critic Caitlin Flanagan, political strategist Mary Matalin, Cal. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and political analyst Steve Schmidt.

  • Syfy
    Dark Matter

    Four walks directly into an ambush after abandoning ship to reclaim his past.

  • Cinemax
    Strike Back

    Following the bombing at the British Embassy, Section 20 goes in search of Ray McQueen’s employer.