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Phineas and Ferb's Series Finale, 4 Premieres and More

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On TV this Friday: Defiance escapes confinement, Netflix returns to Litch- field, Phineas and Ferb enjoy the very last hours of summer and Joseph Gordon- Levitt partakes in a Mindy project. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Netflix
    Orange Is the New Black

    Season 3 premiere (all 13 episodes, which actually got released early): New faces rock Litchfield, including Aussie actress Ruby Rose as a complicator in Piper and Alex’s tainted bond and Justified‘s Mary Steenburgen as — wait for it — Pornstache’s mom! (Get scoop.)

  • Fox
    FIFA Women's World Cup

    The United States and Sweden face off in a match critical in deciding Group D.

  • Syfy

    Season 3 premiere (two episodes): First, Irisa and Nolan are rescued from their pods. Then at 9 pm, the Tarrs attempt to unite. (Read preview, watch a sneak peek.)

  • Disney Channel
    Girl Meets World

    Riots ensue during detention, dividing Cory’s class between Riley and Maya. Back at home, Auggie and Ava’s friendship is tested.

  • The CW
    The Messengers

    Amy has a premonition involving the arrival of someone who could change everyone’s fate, but we’re doubtful.

  • Disney XD
    Phineas and Ferb

    Series finale (one hour): The eponymous duo make the most of the last day of summer vacation. (But wait, there’s a tiny bit more.)

  • Syfy
    Dark Matter

    Series premiere: A spaceship crew wakes from an extended stasis unsure of their identities or whereabouts. Alex Mallari Jr. (True Justice), Anthony Lemke (Lost Girl), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Jodelle Ferland and Melissa O’Neil star.

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. (Your Family or Mine) and Comedy Central personality Jeff Ross are among Maher’s guests.

  • Pivot
    Hit Record on TV

    Season 2 premiere: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s variety show returns with a series of vignettes exploring the depths of darkness, including a short film on dark magic with Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina.

  • HBO

    The newsmagazine explores why young Europeans are being drawn to ISIS as Saudi Arabia attempts to defend itself against the terrorist organization.