On TV this Friday: Orange Is the New Black gets out for good behavior, Band of Brothers salutes D-Day, President Obama joins Brian Williams for a Journey to Normandy and Continuum is pushed to the limit. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
What to Watch Tonight
Orange Is the New Black Is Back, Continuum and More
Orange Is the New Black
Season 2 premiere (all 13 episodes): The ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary are back! This season also welcomes three new faces: Lori Petty (A League Of Their Own), Lorraine Toussaint (Any Day Now) and Kimiko Glenn (Law & Order: SVU).
Band of Brothers
To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, revisit the entire 10-episode miniseries following the soldiers of Easy Company (a regiment of the U.S. Army), from the start of boot camp to the end of WWII. (Random Fact: Current Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has a minor role in the series.)
Brian Williams Reporting: Journey to Normandy
Brian Williams interviews President Obama in Normandy and talks to four World War II veterans who’ve returned for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
What Would You Do?
This week’s situations include a customer who’s rewarded for cutting in line, a security guard out to embarrass people and a mother who may need a “time out” herself — inviting the question: What would you watch instead?
Repeat to Revisit: Robert Knepper (Prison Break) guest-stars as an Internal Affairs agent who questions Chin Ho about his father’s long-ago murder as well as his relationship with Malia.
Blackbeard must choose between fulfilling his master plan and ridding himself of an old friend that threatens it. Meanwhile, Tom becomes an instrument of Blackbeard’s will as he tries to gain insight into the Commodore’s endgame. (Sounds like someone could use a bottle of rum.)
Kiera’s relationship with the Freelancers is pushed to the limit; Alec crosses the Rubicon to protect his legacy.
Where the Wild Men Are
World traveller Ben Fogle heads to Texas to meet photographer John Wells, who left New York City to live off the grid — looks like he didn’t want anyone interrupting his Orange Is the New Black binge either.