On TV this Friday: A-list celebs Stand Up to Cancer, Tig Notaro and Casey Wilson count One Mississippi and a former O.C. resident stars in Cinemax’s Quarry. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
What to Watch Today
Tig Notaro's Amazon 'Traumedy' and Cinemax's Quarry Debut, Stand Up to Cancer and More
Series premiere (all six episodes): Tig Notaro’s semi-autobiographical “traumedy” (which counts Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody among its producers) finds the comedian returning to her hometown following her mother’s death; Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) co-stars.
Stand Up to Cancer
Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Matt Bomer, Tony Hale, Anna Kendrick and Josh Gad are just a few of the many celebs scheduled to appear; Celine Dion, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Little Big Town perform.
Season 2 premiere: A look back at how the NFL responded to the 9/11 attacks — the same week Tom Brady was introduced to the game.
Masters of Illusion
Illusionists this week include Greg Gleason, Jonathan Pendragon, Jarrett & Raja, Chris Korn, Jen Kramer and Barry & Stuart.
10th Annual ACM Honors
Award recipients include Jason Aldean, Glen Campbell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Little Big Town; Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Bryan perform; Lady Antebellum hosts.
Martin Lawrence Doin' Time: Uncut
The stand-up comedian’s first special in 14 years discusses President Obama, Bill Cosby, Hollywood and more.
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Magicians include Christopher Tracy & Jim Leach, Neil Croswell, Ben Young and Henok.
Two episodes: The crew attempts to track down Three and Five before the Galactic Authority can get to them.
Series premiere (75 minutes): When a marine (The O.C.‘s Logan Marshall-Green) returns home from the Vietnam War to find himself shunned by the very people he fought for, he is drawn into a web of killing along the Mississippi River. (Watch trailer, view photos.)
Season 39 premiere: 20/20‘s own Elizabeth Vargas discusses her battles with anxiety and alcoholism with Diane Sawyer.