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Concrete Cowboy With Idris Elba, The Serpent and More

Concrete Cowboy

On TV this Friday: Idris Elba is Netflix’s Concrete Cowboy, a Doctor Who companion works alongside a killer Serpent and PBS chronicles the life of Johnny Carson’s former bandleader. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    Concrete Cowboy

    Film premiere: A troubled teen (Stranger Things‘ Caleb McLaughlin) is caught between a life of crime and his estranged father’s (Luther‘s Idris Elba) vibrant urban-cowboy subculture; Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us) and Lorraine Toussaint (OITNB) co-star.

  • Netflix
    The Serpent

    Limited series premiere (all eight episodes): Serial killer Charles Sobhraj (Looming Tower‘s Tahar Rahim) preys on travelers exploring the “hippie trail” of 1970s South Asia; Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) co-stars.

  • Hulu
    WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

    The documentary explores the rise and fall of one of the biggest corporate flameouts and venture capitalist bubbles in recent years.

  • ESPN
    NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

    South Carolina faces Stanford (6 pm), then Arizona takes on UConn (9:30 pm), to determine who plays in Sunday’s championship game.

  • NBC
    The Blacklist

    Cooper and Reddington are put at risk when the Task Force goes after a Russian asset in the U.S. government. (Already renewed!)

  • CBS

    Mac, Desi and Russ go undercover at a royal Indian wedding to protect a princess whose life is in danger.

  • FX

    The docu points a spotlight ar female stand-ups like Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Nikki Glaser, Kathy Griffin, Lisa Lampanelli and Sherri Shepherd.

  • PBS
    Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story

    The documentary traces the life of the former Tonight Show bandleader, who is still teaching and performing well into his nineties; talking heads include Questlove, Chris Botti, Arturo Sandoval, Bob Saget and Martin Mull.

  • CBS
    Blue Bloods

    Frank asks Erin to liaise between him and Gov. Mendez regarding policy reform; Danny and Baez investigate when an online gamer is murdered.

  • Syfy
    Wynonna Earp

    In the series’ penultimate episode, Wynonna and dark angel Waverly embark on two very different and dangerous paths in an attempt to save Purgatory.

    On April 2, 1978, Dallas debuted on CBS as a five-part miniseries pilot. In success, it made its series premiere that September. (Revisit “Who Shot JR?” and other great TV cliffhangers.)