What to Watch Today

Politician Campaigns, Transparent's Big Finish, Magnum's New Night, Blue Bloods 200 and More

The Politician Season 1 - Netflix

On TV this Friday: Ben Platt is The Politician, Blue Bloods reaches an increasingly rare milestone and Transparent ends on a musical note. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    The Politician

    Series premiere (all eight episodes): Dear Evan Hansen‘s Ben Platt stars as a hyper-motivated high school student who’s dead-set on winning the race for student body president. (Watch trailer; read “B+” review; Rebecca Iannucci says “WATCH!”)

  • Amazon Prime
    The Transparent Musicale Finale

    Series finale movie: In the wake of Maura’s death, the Pfeffermans must confront grief and come together to celebrate connection, joy and transformation — through song! (Watch trailer.)

  • CBS
    Hawaii Five-0

    Season 10 premiere: After a new ally (Arrow‘s Katrina Law, in a series-regular role) comes to Five-0’s aid, the team says goodbye to one of its own. Rob Morrow (Numb3rs) guest-stars. (Get exclusive scoop!)

  • ABC
    American Housewife

    Season 4 premiere: Katie and Greg decide to sell the family minivan; Daniel is forced to rethink how to achieve his goals.

  • The CW
    Masters of Illusion

    Season 9 finale: Acts include Michael Turco, Chipper Lowell, Nathaan Phan, Murray SawChuck, Tommy Wind, Andi Gladwin, Francis Menotti and Greg Gleason. (Not yet renewed.)

  • The CW
    The Big Stage

    Season 1 finale: Acts include Taylor Casas, Kimberly Caldwell, David & Danya, James Maslow, Ace Young and Brandon Rogers. (Not yet renewed.)

  • ABC
    Fresh Off the Boat

    Season 6 premiere: Louis and Eddie team up to give Evan “the talk”; Jessica and Honey learn what it really means to think before tweeting be best friends.

  • CBS
    Magnum P.I.

    Season 2 premiere: As he waits for Higgins to decide whether she wants to become his partner, Magnum takes on the case of a missing wife who witnessed her boss’ murder. (Get exclusive scoop!)

  • CBS
    Blue Bloods

    Season 10 premiere/Episode 200: Danny and Baez look into a year-old homicide brought to their attention by Maggie (returning guest star Callie Thorne); Frank wants to help when ex-partner Lenny’s daughter gets arrested.

  • Syfy
    Van Helsing

    Season 4 premiere: With the amulet in hand, Vanessa and Lily manage to escape from Elder Sam and return to the real world.