On TV this Friday: GLOW returns for its second season, Hugh Grant gets involved in A Very English Scandal and the penultimate 12 Monkeys sets up one final mission. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:
What to Watch Today
GLOW Gets Back In the Ring, Hugh Grant's Scandal and More
Season 2 premiere (all seven episodes): The Nicole Byer-hosted competition — in which home bakers take a shot at re-creating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize — returns. (Watch trailer.)
A Very English Scandal
Limited series premiere (all three episodes): This mini is based on the true story of British politician Jeremy Thorpe (Love Actually‘s Hugh Grant), who stood trial for conspiracy to murder ex-lover Norman Scott (London Spy‘s Ben Winshaw).
Three episodes: First up, Jones sends Hannah on a very personal mission. Then at 9 pm, everything changes when the team travels back to the Middle Ages. Finally at 10 pm, Cole and Cassie embark on their final mission… ahead of next week’s two-part series finale.
Alex goes undercover with a military contractor who’s alleged to have struck a deadly deal with an enemy nation.
Masters of Illusion
Season 8 premiere (two episodes): Illusionists include Rick Smith Jr., Ed Alonzo, Samantha Bell, Joel Meyers, Keelan & Keyser, Shoot Ogawa and Andy Gladwin.
The Great British Baking Show
The remaining 10 hopefuls are tasked with baking tartes tatin, treacle tarts and a Showstopper tart.
Strike learns more about Quine’s literary rival; the identity of the killer is revealed.
Real Time With Bill Maher
Guests include filmmaker Michael Moore, actor Bradley Whitford, Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Daily Wire EIC Ben Shapiro.
The Graham Norton Show
Guests include Mamma Mia 2‘s Cher and Christine Baranski, Picnic at Hanging Rock‘s Natalie Dormer and The Happy Prince‘s Rupert Everett.