What to Watch Today

Delayed Ninja Warrior Finale, James Bond Classics and More

American Ninja Warrior - Season 12

On TV this Friday: Bill Maher weighs in on an unconventional election week, PBS revisits James Corden’s Tony-winning turn in One Man, Two Guvnors, and American Ninja Warrior‘s COVID-safe season crowns a champion — for real this time. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Disney+
    The Mandalorian

    In “The Passenger,” the Mandalorian must ferry someone with precious cargo on a risky journey. (Read premiere recap and answer burning Qs!)

  • Disney+
    The Right Stuff

    As a JFK-appointed committee assesses the validity of the space program, Glenn writes to politicians to say that Shepard is unfit to be the first man in space.

  • BBC America
    Classic James Bond

    To honor the late Sean Connery, the cabler serves up Dr. No (at 3:30 pm), From Russia With Love (6 pm) and Goldfinger (8:30 pm) — all shaken, not stirred.

  • NBC
    American Ninja Warrior

    Season 12 finale (special night; two hours): After the remaining ninjas take their shot at the Finals course, the Top 8 compete in a playoff where they race head-to-head on the Power Tower, to claim a $100K prize.

  • Lifetime
    The Christmas Yule Blog

    TV-movie premiere: A travel blogger (Nancy Drew‘s Sara Canning) heads to New Mexico, where she is introduced to new Christmas traditions; Zak Santiago (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) co-stars.

  • Disney Channel
    Raven's Home

    Chelsea, Nia, Booker and Levi plan a surprise party for Raven’s birthday; Raven accepts a job as chauffeur to an international singing sensation.

  • PBS
    Great Performances: One Man, Two Guvnors

    Before he was host of The Late Late Show, James Corden took home a Tony Award for his performance in this 1960s-era comedy.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Maher breaks down this crazy week with U.S. Counterterrorism Intelligence Officer (and MSNBC contributor) Malcolm Nance, Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks, and Center for Humane Technology co-founder Tristan Harris.

  • Cinemax

    Ah Sahm heads to a U.S.-Mexico border town owned by the host of a lucrative fight tournament, where he draws the attention of another fighter.

  • HBO
    How to With John Wilson

    John taps into his “Memory Palace” to examine our ability — or inability — to remember things.