1) Gershwin Prize, 9-10:30 p.m., PBS. Things starts vibrantly, with the original “On Your Feet” cast (shown here on Broadway). Dancers leap, singers soar … and then everything sputters. Six people talk before the fun resumes. Fortunately, this is worth waiting for — the music of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, sung by Patti LaBelle, Cyndi Lauper, Jose Feliciano, the Estefans, their talented daughter Emily and more. There’s also a sharp film from Lin-Manuel Miranda, overcoming the show’s so-so production.
2) “The Blacklist,” 9 p.m., NBC. Several children have been kidnapped, in circumstances that seem similar. As the team rushes into the case, Red looks for a man who can find anything.
3) “Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS. This gets complicated: The DNA evidence offers two suspects (identical twins) and each seems to have an alibi. Also, Frank learns that his granddaughter might soon work for the other side: He’s the police commissioner; she’s seeking a job with the Justice Coalition.
4) Documentaries, 8 p.m., ABC and HBO. We don’t see many serious films on Fridays, but two are set here. ABC has tentatively scheduled a Diane Sawyer report, “Screen Nation.” HBO has “At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal,” looking at the sexual abuse of Dr. Larry Nassar and, it says, at an attitude that prioritzed winning, instead of the young athletes’ well-being.
5) “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile,” any time, Netflix. Lily Collins has had a tough time with charming men. In “Les Miserables,” a rich guy seduced and abandoned her; last Sunday’s hour (the third of six) saw her die in agony. And now? She plays a real-life person who dated Ted Bundy for six years, gradually realizing the truth. He later confessed to 36 murders. Streaming networks also have comedy: Today, Netflix debuts the “Dead to Me” series and Britbox adds the hilarious “Mr. Bean.”