On TV this Friday: MacGyver gets brought into custody by a familiar face, The Exorcist wraps its sophomore run and Jean-Claude Van Damme gets meta for Amazon. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
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D-Day for MacGyver, Exorcist Finale, H50 x2 and More
Jean-Claude Van Johnson
Series premiere (all six episodes): Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a retired action-film star (heh!) who enters the covert contractor game; Kat Foster (‘Til Death), Bar Paly (NCIS: LA) and Phylicia Rashad (Empire) co-star.
Season 2 premiere (all 10 episodes): EP Sylvester Stallone’s
American Ninja Warrior ripoffobstacle course competition series is back, with new cohosts Tiki Barber and Chris Distefano.
The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
Dr. Oz serves as Grand Marshal; Dean Cain, Montel Williams and former American Adventurers Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie host.
Once Upon a Time
Fall finale: Drizella threatens the other realm with a dark curse; Rebecca Mader returns as Zelena aka “Kelly” (green, get it).
Fall finale: The team’s Christmas festivities are put on hold when Mac gets arrested for suspected terrorism; original MacGyver cast member Bruce McGill guest-stars. (Get First Look at 2018.)
The team conducts a covert op out of Jane and Weller’s apartment; one of Jane’s tattoos leads to a doctor with a deadly secret.
Fall finale (two episodes): Danny gets shot while quarantined at the hospital… but manages to tell Charlie a Christmas-themed bedtime story by 10 pm. (Yeah, he probably pulls through.)
Season 2 finale: Father Bennett fights for his life, while Marcus confronts ghosts from his past; one of the exorcists is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Coulson and the team discover their captors’ true intentions. (Get scoop from Ask Ausiello.)