1) “BarkFest,” 8 p.m. ET , NatGeo Wild. Sure, cats rule the Internet. Now, however, dogs get their due. “Puppy Pals” is at 8, followed by an all-canine hour of “Animals Doing Things With Howie Mandel” (shown here, from a previous episode) at 9 and “Tail of the Dog” at 10. They repeat at 11, 12 and 1 ET, with another doggy day starting at noon Saturday.
2) ”Last Man Standing,” 8 p.m., Fox. People in TV comedies keep going to distant cabins, dreaming of finding peace, joy and self-fulfillment; they’re lucky if they don’t find wolves, snowstorms and angry mountain men. Now it’s Mike’s turn to take his wife and daughters there. Adding to the stress, he wants them to unplug everything and stay off their phones.
3) “MacGyver.” 8 p.m., CBS. “MacGyver” fans need patience: Lately, the show has been pre-empted by everyone from Lucy to R. Kelly, plus the college basketball tournament. There have only been three new episodes in the past two months. Here’s one that has two Americans disappear while playing a scavenger hunt through dangerous countries.The Phoenix team goes undercover as backpackers.
4) “Blacklist,” 9 p.m., NBC. TV has been big on having dead people (or, at least, presumed dead) turn out to be alive. That’s been key lately to “Jane the Virgin” and “The Perfectionists”; and now we see Katrina Rostov, Liz’s “late” mother, on the run after a mission goes wrong.
5) “International Jazz Day,” 10 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Most of us don’t think of St. Petersburg — the former Stalingrad and Leningrad – as a jazz capital. But it started a jazz collective in 1929 and even has a Jazz Philharmonic Hall. For this concert, Herbie Hancock linked with a Russian jazzman. They brought in people from a dozen countries, including the U.S. (Branford Marsalis, Manhattan Transfer, more), Russia and others, from Italy and Israel to Mali and Morocco.