What to Watch Today

House of Cards Ends, Julia Roberts' Homecoming and More

On TV this Friday: House of Cards launches its first (and last) Kevin Spacey-less season, Julia Roberts leads Amazon’s Homecoming and Pod Saves America wraps its pre-midterm election run. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • Hulu
    Into the Dark

    The monthly horror anthology’s second installment, titled “Flesh & Blood,” deals with an agoraphobic teenager who hasn’t left her house since her mother’s unsolved murder; Dermot Mulroney (Homecoming) stars.

  • Amazon

    Series premiere (all 10 episodes): Oscar winner Julia Roberts stars as a former caseworker at a facility that assists American soldiers returning home from war; Stephan James (Shots Fired), Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Sissy Spacek (Castle Rock) and Dermot Mulroney (Into the Dark) co-star. (Read our “B+” review; watch trailer.)

  • Netflix
    House of Cards

    Final season premiere (all eight episodes): President Claire Underwood moves past the death of her husband Francis; Oscar nominees Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear join the cast as sibling lobbyists Annette and Bill Shepherd. (Read our “B” review and Episode 1 recapwatch trailer.)

  • ABC
    Fresh Off the Boat

    After a police officer makes a comment about Asian drivers, Louis is determined to make sure Eddie knows what he’s doing behind the wheel.

  • Fox
    Last Man Standing

    Vanessa wants to house a foreign exchange student (Dr. Ken‘s Krista Marie Yu); Kristen and Ryan try to remain cool when Boyd invites a girl home.

  • The CW
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    Rebecca is reunited with her half-brother Tucker (YOU‘s Luca Padovan); Paula tries to connect with her kids; Nathaniel schemes to get Rebecca back.

  • CBS
    Hawaii Five-0

    McGarrett investigates the death of a Navy SEAL buddy; Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) returns with devastating news about his marriage. Ko-NOOOOOO :(

  • NBC
    Midnight, Texas

    Manfred investigates a gruesome murder; Fiji grows concerned when Bobo suffers a series of strange “accidents.” (Read Season 2 premiere recap.)

  • Cinemax
    Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus

    Season 2 premiere: George Clinton begins pioneering a new sub-genre of funk music after his introduction to LSD takes his creativity to a whole new level.

  • HBO
    Pod Save America

    Season 1 finale: The podcast hosts sit down with Black Voters Matter Fund co-founder LaTosha Brown in the lead-up to the Nov. 6 midterms. (Not yet renewed.)