On TV this Friday: Hollywood’s biggest stars invite you to Stand Up to Cancer, The Almighty Johnsons’ finale puts the pressure on, Jonah From Tonga makes a big move and Tumble Leaf returns to Amazon. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
Celebs Stand Up to Cancer, An Almighty Finale and More
Season 1 fall premiere: Seven new episodes of the animated series will be unveiled on Amazon Prime Instant Video, each one following blue fox Fig and his caterpillar friend Stick on a new adventure.
Stand Up to Cancer
Live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the many stars at this year’s fundraising event include Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Aniston, Kiefer Sutherland, Joe Manganiello, Halle Berry and Steve Carell. (Also streaming on Hulu and Yahoo.)
Masters of Illusion
This week’s tricksters include America’s Got Talent staple Nathan Burton, Hillel, Farrell Dillon, Drexus, Jan Rouven and “physical illusionist” (which sounds particularly mind-bending) Jonathan Pendragon.
Repeat to Revisit: In the penultimate Season 9 episode, the team investigates the possible double life of a murdered swim coach.
Repeat to Revisit: Ahead of Season 4’s finale, McGarrett and Catherine travel to Afghanistan to protect a young boy whose family once saved Catherine’s life.
Jonah From Tonga
Season finale: Jonah returns to Holy Cross, where he joins his Fobba-liscious crew in competing at the Feel Da Beat competition. (Not yet renewed.)
Edwards forces Thackery’s hand during surgery — not literally, I hope! — while Cleary strikes a deal with Sister Harriet.
Saving Dr. Brantly: The Inside Story of a Medical Miracle
NBC News checks in with Dr. Kent Brantly, an American doctor who survived Ebola after contracting the virus in West Africa. Matt Lauer speaks with Brantly, his wife and the doctors who treated him.
Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded
This re-released (and interestingly titled) documentary tells the story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States in the 1980s. Maaaaaybe wait until the kids are in bed for this one.
The Almighty Johnsons
Two-hour season finale: Axl and Eva, the reincarnations of Odin and Frigg, prepare for their first date — and everyone’s future depends on it going well. No pressure! (No word yet on when Season 2 of the New Zealand import will air Stateside.)