What to Watch Today

Luke Cage Returns, Great British Baking Show and More

Luke Cage

On TV this Friday: The Great British Baking Show steps back into the kitchen, a familiar face resurfaces on 12 Monkeys and the indestructible Luke Cage meets his match in Season 2. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • Netflix
    Marvel's Luke Cage

    Season 2 premiere (all 13 episodes): The titular vigilante navigates newfound fame and a mysterious new threat to Harlem. (Watch trailer.)

  • HBO
    VICE

    Correspondent Krishna Advaolu embeds with ICE to show viewers what it’s like to be an American kid who grows up under the shadow of deportation.

  • Syfy
    12 Monkeys

    Three episodes: First up, Cole and Cassie go back in time to the wild, wild frontier to retrieve a weapon. Then at 8:58 pm, Zalmon Shaw (Christopher Lloyd) returns. Finally, at 9:58 pm, the team infiltrates a Nazi gala to steal an important artifact.

  • ABC
    Quantico

    The team must protect a scientist in possession of a deadly technology; Ryan and Shelby stumble upon something that signals a potential change in Alex’s life.

  • CBS
    Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition

    Model and body activist Ashley Graham goes undercover as an aspiring model (what a stretch!) to find new talent.

  • PBS
    The Great British Baking Show

    Season 5 premiere (two episodes): First up, a dozen baking hopefuls are tasked with creating a series of delectable cakes. Then at 10 pm, those who remain attempt a series of sweet and savory breads.

  • Cinemax
    C.B. Strike

    Strike takes on a new client whose missing husband is described as a “former bad boy of the London literary scene.”

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Guests include CNN host Michael Smerconish, gun rights activist Colion Noir, author Michael Pollan, Business Insider senior editor Josh Barro and Center for American Progress prez Neera Tanden.

  • BBC America
    The Graham Norton Show

    Guests include Ocean’s 8 stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham-Carter; Years & Years performs.