1) “Blue Bloods” season-finale, 10 p.m., CBS. With coronavirus shutdowns, CBS’ strong Friday season is ending early. Next week, “Magnum” and “MacGyver” conclude; tonight – three episodes sooner than usual – it’s “Blue Bloods,” with a three-generation tale. Sean, 16, tracks a DNA report of a mysterious relative. His father Danny, a police detective, probes the murder of a witness. The police commissioner (Tom Selleck, shown here) — who is Danny’s father and Sean’s grandfather — gets a woman’s request that her son get safer duty.
2) “Somewhere South” and “American Masters,” 9 and 10 p.m., PBS. Ever since returning to her North Carolina roots (after four years in New York City), Vivian Howard has been learning the nuances of Southern cooking; tonight, she learns about barbecues in (logically) Texas and Florida. That’s followed by a rerun profiling another master chef: Julia Child grew up in a rich California family and had no interest in cooking until marrying a food buff and moving with him to France.
3) “Charmed” season-finale, 8 p.m., CW. The stakes are always high for these three sisters (who have witch-ly powers) and their mentor Harry. Now they must stop the Faction from reaching the sacred tree in the Command Center. Meawhile, Maggie finds that her newfound powers are a mixed blessing.
4) Movies, cable. Here are three crowd favorites from the 1980s – “Top Gun” (1986) at 7:30 p.m. on AMC, “Dirty Dancing” (1987) at 8 p.m. on Pop and “Cocoon” (1985) at 8 p.m. ET on Turner Classic Movies. And movie series? Disney has bright-eyed musicals, with “Descendants 2” (2017) and “3” (2019) at 7 and 9 p.m. BBC America has two greats –”Godfather” (1972) at 2:30 and 11:40 p.m. ET and its sequel at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
5) Elsewhere: Yes, Fridays are always big for streaming. Today brings the debut of two series – the comic fantasy “Upload” on Amazon Prime and Ryan Murphy’s revisionist “Hollywood” on Netflix. But now there’s something else: “The Call to Unite” starts at 8 p.m. ET on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more, running 24 hours. More than 200 celebrities – including Oprah Winfrey, George W. Bush, Julia Roberts, Quincy Jones, Yo-Yo Ma, Common, etc. – will include music, comments and more,