On TV this Friday: The limited series Halston and The Underground Railroad begin streaming, Amy Adams and Angelina Jolie headline new films and Blue Bloods wraps its 11th season with back-to-back episodes. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
XL Blue Bloods Finale, HSM Returns, Underground Railroad and Halston Minis, Pride Docu and More
Limited series premiere (all five episodes): Ewan McGregor struts his stuff as legendary designer Roy “Halston” Frowick in Ryan Murphy’s latest mini; Krysta Rodriguez (Smash) plays Liza Minnelli. (Watch trailer.)
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Season 2 premiere: Ricky, Nini, Gina, and the Wildcats gather at Ashlyn’s for a New Year’s Eve party, where shocking revelations surface. (Watch trailer.)
Love, Death & Robots
Volume 2 premiere: David Fincher’s animated anthology returns with naked giants, Christmas demons and robots-gone-wild. (Watch trailer.)
Those Who Wish Me Dead
Film premiere: Angelina Jolie plays a smoke jumper reeling from the loss of three lives she failed to save, who comes across a traumatized young man with nowhere else to turn; Nicholas Hoult, Tyler Perry, Aidan Gillen and Jon Bernthal co-star.
The Underground Railroad
Limited series premiere (all 10 episodes): From filmmaker Barry Jenkins comes the story of an enslaved young Black woman (played by newcomer Thuso Mbedu) and her desperate bid for freedom; Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Lily Rabe (Tell Me Your Secrets), Will Poulter (Black Mirror) and William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) co-star. (Watch trailer.)
The Woman in the Window
Film premiere: An agoraphobe (Amy Adams) becomes obsessed with her new neighbors… and solving a brutal crime; Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Julianne Moore co-star.
The Queen Carries On: A Gayle King Special
The CBS News special focuses on the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II; interviews include former President Barack Obama and Sir Paul McCartney.
The six-part docuseries chronicles the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America, decade by decade, from the 1950s onward.
Just Roll With It
Season 2 finale: When Owen’s and Blair’s arguing makes life more difficult,, Rachel and Byron retell the story of how they all met.
Season 11 finale (two hours; special time): After Danny discovers that nephew Joe Hill is working undercover for the ATF, the Reagans band together to prevent him from being killed in the line of duty; Gloria Reuben (ER) guest-stars. (Check renewal status.)
♦ ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY ♦
On May 14, 2003, The West Wing‘s President Bartlet invoked the 25th Amendment to step down, after the kidnapping of First Daughter Zoey compromised his decision-making.