On TV this Friday: Amazon’s Transparent debuts, Amazing Race, Hawaii Five-0, Shark Tank and Blue Bloods return, tensions rise on The Knick, and Emma Thompson is live in Sweeney Todd. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.
What to Watch Tonight
Transparent, H50, Amazing Race, Shark Tank and 2 Other Premieres, Sweeney Todd and More
Series premiere, 10 episodes: The acclaimed dramedy follows Mort (Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development), a father of three adult children, who decides to continue his life as a woman named Maura.
The Amazing Race
Season 25 premiere: The race begins in New York City’s Time Square (hope they waved to the TVLine office as they ran by) and introduces a game-changing twist.
Season 6 premiere, two hours: Inventions include a nail salon for guys, a new way to swaddle a baby, a mobile wedding service and inspirational toys for girls.
Girl Meets World
As Cory divides the class in two groups to run one company based on profits, another based on happiness, Maya and Riley meet someone who changes their opinions. (Watch a sneak peek of Dog With a Blog‘s Season 3 premiere, airing at 9 pm.)
Season 5 premiere: The island goes on lockdown when terrorists target civilians with drones. But first, “McDanno” must see a psychologist, resulting in something that sure feels like couples therapy. (Get scoop.)
Live From Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd
Bryn Terfel is the demon barber of Fleet Street and Emma Thompson is his accomplice in this presentation of the Stephen Sondheim musical.
Repeat to Revisit: Long before Bruce Wayne became Batman, Det. James Gordon (Southland’s Ben McKenzie) and his partner Harvey Bullock (Sons of Anarchy’s Don Logue) battled crime in Gotham City.
Season 37 premiere: Follow the aftermath of the attack on a 12-year-old girl by her two friends following what they thought were the demands of a videogame character called Slender Man.
Season 5 premiere: While Danny and Baez are moving confiscated drugs their convoy is attacked leaving Baez seriously injured and Danny to find the responsible cartel. (Get scoop.)
Racial tensions arise both at the Knick and in the city when a black man stabs a cop. Everett returns to work while Barrow worries about Junia.
Two outlaws discover a connection between themselves and the survivors after they confront them on the streets of Philadelphia.
Next Friday: ABC’s Last Man Standing premiere, ABC’s Shark Tank and The CW’s America’s Next Top Model move to Friday night.