“The Wizard of Oz” (1939), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies.
Fridays tend to be
bad nights for TV shows, but good ones for family movie-viewing. And
here's a classic, a film that has a heart, a brain, great visuals and
Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow.”
nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture. In a year
dominated by “Gone With the Wind,” however it won only for
“Rainbow” and its score. Later, history would affirm it; In 2007,
the American Film Institute put it at No. 10 on its list of best
American movies. “Oz” is the subject of a 1990 documentary at 10
p.m. ET today; also, the film reruns at 2 p.m. Saturday.
“Hawaii Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS.
Chi McBride has
always been a powerful presence, ranging from his starring role in
“Boston Public” to supporting duty here as Lou Grover. And
tonight, he gets the focus.
A mob boss –
bitter over a case 15 years ago-- finally tracks him down. Now Grover
must go on the run with his wife and their son and daughter.
“Catastrophe,” any time, Amazon.
These people fight
funny, grumble funny, feud funny; misery has never been more
In the first season,
an American and an Irishwoman (Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan) met,
lusted and, due to pregnancy, married. Now we jump ahead three years:
She has trouble warming up to the second baby; he's a recovering
alcoholic with many problems ... including the fact that he can't
pronounce his daughter's names. Humor grows ... peaking when he tries
to buy a breast-pump, speaking French.
“Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory” (2005), 6:45 p.m., Freeform. This lacks the
prestige of “Oz,” but has everything else – whimsy, music,
dwarves, imagination and a great director (Tim Burton) leading a top
cast. The result is a delight for kids and many gfown-ups. Others can
wait until 8 p.m. for “The Help” (2011) on CMT, “The Rock”
(1996) on AMC or “Miss Congeniality” (2000) on E.
Race,” 8 p.m., CBS. Last week saw the mother-son duo (Sheri and
Cole LeBrant) finish last ... then learn it was a non-elimination
night. The Frisbee guys, Brodie Smith and Kurt Gibson, finished first
and landed an express pass that can be handy this week, in the
country of Georgia.
Standing,” 8 p.m., ABC. Two weeks from the season-finale, we see
Vanessa figuring that a tattoo will bring her closer to her
daughters. Also, Kyle gives camping tips to Ryan.
“Dr. Ken,” 8:31
p.m., ABC. After Ken keeps delaying talking to their son about sex,
his wife steps in.
9 p.m., Fox. Gordon Ramsay puts the contestants in a strait jacket.
(Shouldn't it be the other way around?) Then they must tell loved
ones how to prepare a dish. Later, a dinner service is done as a
race, trimming the field from six to five.
“Grimm,” 9 p.m.,
NBC. This isn't playing fair: A preacher uses his supernatural
ability to stir things up and expand his flock.
10 p.m., CBS. Frank ponders the possible outtrage, if he promotes an
officer who was accused (but acquitted) of an illegal shooting. And
Frank's son Danny has another problem: He and his police partner,
Maria Baez, are working with a cop who broke up with her, years ago.