1) “American Masters: Keith Haring: Street Art Boy,” 9 p.m., PBS. Haring (shown here) grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch turf, forever chosen last for games. He was quick to leave his small town, move to New York and make a splash. Soon, his uncluttered artwork was on buildings, walls, floors … then in international galleries. In his 31 years (before being one of the first celebrities to die of AIDS), he made more than 10,000 artworks and became a pop-culture star. Here’s a fascinating story, richly illustrated.
2) “MacGyver” season-opener, 8 p.m., CBS. One of the final pieces of the fall TV line-up is finally here: Two days after its “SEAL Team” returned, CBS opens the season for all three of its Friday shows. That starts with Mac and his team infiltrating a glamorous hotel, to find someone who has key information. It won’t be easy: She has a new identity and a new face.
3) “Magnum P.I.” and “Blue Bloods” season-openers, 9 and 10 p.m., CBS. Here are CBS’ other Friday shows. First, Magnum’s new case leads to Higgins being shot and TC being abducted. Then on “Blue Bloods,” Frank (Tom Selleck, the original Magnum) clashes with the City Council speaker (Whoopi Goldberg) over protests. Also, his son (Donnie Wahlberg) and the son’s police partner are missing.
4) “Mank” and “Selena: The Series,” any time, Netflix. Here are two more real-life stories, both dramatized. “Mank” tells of Herman Mankiewicz, the eccentric genius who wrote “Citizen Kane” (which Orson Welles somehow got credit for co-writing). This is the first movie from director David Fincher (“Gone Girl,” “Social Network”) in six years. “Selena” tells the story of the Texas teen who became a Tejano-music star, even before she mastered the Spanish language.
5) Lots of Christmas. “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special” includes Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande. It arrives (one day after Carrie Underwood’s superb HBO Max special) on Apple TV+ … which also adds the wonderful “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Also, Disney+ debuts Isla Fisher in the holiday movie “Godmothered.” And at 8 p.m., TBS has “A Christmas Story” (1983), Lifetime debuts “Too Closed For Christmas” and CW has scenes from past Hollywood Christmas Parades.