What to Watch Today

Killjoys and Marco Polo Return, Outcast Marathon and More

On TV this Friday: The Killjoys track down a powerful shield, Hidden Dragon’s heroine joins Marco Polo and Cinemax gives viewers another opportunity to get hooked on Outcast. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Netflix
    Marco Polo

    Season 2 premiere (all 10 episodes): Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon‘s Michelle Yeoh joins the cast as someone from Hundred Eyes’ past. (Watch trailer.)

  • Netflix

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) stars in this British import about a police officer who rejoins the squad after a 12-year absence and is immediately assigned to investigate a series of murders linked to one of her old investigations.

  • Cinemax
    Outcast Marathon

    Through 11:35 pm | Now’s your chance to catch up on the first four episodes of the comic book adaptation about a young man (Patrick Fugit) plagued by demonic possession. (Read recaps.)

  • Syfy

    Season 2 premiere: Following their failure to rescue D’avin from Arkyn, Dutch and Johnny trek to the town of Eulogy to secure a high-tech shield. Stephanie Leonidas (Defiance) guest-stars.

  • PBS
    The Great British Baking Show

    Season 3 premiere: A fresh batch of baking hopefuls are tasked with prepping a classic black forest cake.

  • OWN
    Love Thy Neighbor

    Season 3 premiere (two episodes): Drew is to blame for a misunderstanding; Sam continues to cause problems for Danny and Troy.

  • Syfy
    Dark Matter

    Season 2 premiere: The crew wakes up only to find that they are now prisoners inside the Hyperion-8 Maximum Security Galactic Detention Facility.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Guests include comedian Jim Gaffigan, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.).

  • IFC
    Comedy Bang! Bang!

    Summer finale (two episodes): Last Man on Earth‘s Kristen Schaal stops by to reveal her real voice; Baskets‘ Zach Galifianakis joins Weird Al to look back at favorite moments involving Scott.

  • HBO

    Season 4 finale: The newsmagazine explores the economics of a growing space race and attempts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.