On TV this Friday: Stana Katic’s Castle followup launches on Amazon, Cinemax assembles a new Strike Back team and Netflix launches the futuristic Altered Carbon. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
What to Watch Today
Stana Katic's Absentia, New Strike Back Team, K.C. Spies Series Finale, Altered Carbon and More
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): An FBI agent (Castle‘s Stana Katic) is found six years after she was declared dead, with no recollection of the time she was gone. (Katic opens up about her Castle exit.)
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): This drama is set 300 years in the future, where death is no longer permanent thanks to technology that allows consciousness to be digitized and transferred between bodies; Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), James Purefoy (The Following) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (One Life to Live) star. (Read our “B-” review.)
Season 17 finale (two hours): The remaining three finalists must cook and perfect their menus; two all-stars advance and prepare their final dinner service, before a winner of the $250,000 prize is revealed.
Weller and his former FBI partner team up for a high-risk undercover op; Zapata interrogates a former foe.
In the third-to-last episode of Season 3, Rebecca confronts her fears in therapy; Paula brings a new friend to work.
Series finale (60 minutes): K.C. must decide whether she wants to commit to a spy career or attempt to lead a normal life and attend college. (We’ve all been there.)
Mac and the team are forced to protect Murdoc from his former mentor, Nicholas Helman (Michael Des Barres aka the original MacGyver‘s Murdoc).
Jane the Virgin
Jane and Rafael worry that the state of their relationship is negatively impacting Mateo; Petra tries to get back in Jane and Rafael’s good graces.
Season 5 premiere: Section 20’s new recruits — including British army captain Natalie Reynolds (Game of Thrones‘ Roxanne McKee) — are tasked with tracking down a ruthless terrorist who escaped from a Syrian prison; Warren Brown (Luther), Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles) and Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours) co-star. (Watch trailer.)
2 Dope Queens
Series premiere: Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson bring their popular podcast to premium cable, with inaugural guest Jon Stewart.