1) “The Blacklist” season-opener, 8 p.m., NBC. For seven seasons, Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader, shown here in a previous episode) has been pointing Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) and the FBI task force toward big-deal villains. Now he has another, named Roanoke, who specializes in extracting people. He also has bigger problems: Keen is finally bonding with Katarina, who is her mother … and a former Soviet spy … and maybe one of the only people who know Red’s true identity.
2) “Great Performances: Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles,” 9-10:30 p.m., PBS. Some people fretted about “Fiddler on the Roof.” Would it interest non-Jewish audiences? The answer, this terrific documentary says, is clearly yes. We see performances by Black teens in Brooklyn, college students in Thailand, a Latino wedding party and more. “Fiddler” won nine Tonys and has thrived for 56 years. We hear reflections from the show’s creators, director and producer and from cast members, old and new.
3) “MacGyver,” 8 p.m., CBS. “Greatest #AtHome Videos” has finished its run, after twice doing amiable fill-in duty. The Friday dramas finally start their seasons Dec. 4; for now, we get reruns of “McGyver” (Jeri Ryan returns as Mac’s aunt, nudging him toward Codex) and, at 10 p.m., “Blue Bloods” (drive-by murders, after the release of men who were wrongly convicted). They sandwich a new “Undercover Boss.”
4) “Friday the 13th (1980), 10:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. ET, IFC. Since this really is Friday, Nov. 13, someone had to air this movie. It’s a so-so film, distinctive mainly as the only movie in which Kevin Bacon and a conjugal partner were killed with a single spear. Its first three sequels are 12:45 and 9 p.m ET. (1981), 2:45 and 11 p.m. (1982) and 4:45 p.m. and 1:05 a.m. (1985). That last one was called “The Final Chapter” … and was followed by four more.
5) Also: Fridays are the top streaming days, but Netflix is waiting until Sunday for its big one – the new “Crown” season. For now, Netflix has “The Life Ahead,” the first on-camera role in 10 years for Sophia Loren, 86; Amazon Prime starts a teen-spy series (“Alex Rider”) and a cooking show with James May, known for cars and “Top Gear.” And from 8-10 p.m., CW starts an “iHeartRadio” rerun (continuing Sunday), with at-home music from BTS, Alicia Keys, Migos, Thomas Rhett and more.