What to Watch Friday: Fringe Looks Sharp, The Gift of Doctor Who, Jenni Rivera Tribute and More

FringeIf you’re reading this, there’s a good chance the world didn’t end — so kick back in relief with a night of Friday TV! Fringe turns to a familiar face for help, Doctor Who is in the holiday spirit, ABC’s religious investigation goes Back to the Beginning and Drake & Josh must pull off the best Christmas ever. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

6 pm Bowling for Columbine (Current TV) | A week after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, the cable net gets into the gun-control debate by airing Michael Moore’s Academy Award-winning documentary about the 1999 Colorado high school killings.

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8 pm Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials (BBC America) | Prep for the Doctor’s Dec. 25 Christmas special with a review of yuletide outings from seasons past. And because you’ve been so good this year, feel free to stick around for The Brit List: The Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists – a ranking of various things Whovian, featuring John Barrowman — at 10 pm.

8 pm Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh! (Nickelodeon) | In this TV-movie offshoot of the popular tween series, stepbrothers Drake and Josh must give a foster family the best Christmas ever — or face years in jail for a holiday party gone wrong.

8 pm Christmas in Washington (TNT) | Smash‘s Megan Hilty, The X Factor‘s Demi Lovato, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, disco diva Diana Ross, Gangnam Styler PSY and host Conan O’Brien will be on hand for the annual celebration at the nation’s capital.

8 pm We Love Jenni (Mun2) | Thalia, The Voice‘s Carson Daly, Snoop Dogg, The X Factor‘s Mario Lopez and others remember Latina singer Jenni Rivera, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month.

8 pm Drew Carey’s Improv-a-ganza (Game Show Network) | Miss Whose Line Is It Anyway? See your favorites from Carey’s old improv show – including Nashville‘s Charles Esten – as they once more get silly in front of a live audience.

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9 pm Fringe (Fox) | Peter, Olivia, Astrid and Walter need help to tap into a key piece of the puzzle to defeat the Observers. Enter Nina Sharp, who conjures a plan.

9 pm Back to the Beginning With Christiane Amanpour (ABC) | Using the Old Testament as a guidebook, the journalist travels to the lands of the Bible to explore the fundamental roots of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Part 2 airs Dec. 28 at 9 pm.)

9 pm My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (BIO) | A possibly haunted doll moves on its own… which is exactly what you want to watch as you’re up late wrapping your kids’ presents, right?

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10 pm Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street (Fuse) | Comedian Billy Eichner hits the sidewalks of New York to quiz unsuspecting passers-by about music and pop culture.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!