1) Daytime Emmy Awards, 8-10 p.m., CBS. For eight years, this was relegated to TV’s hinterlands — small cable channels (HLN, Pop) or just online. Last year, it returned to CBS, for a drab night of at-home acceptance speeches, with nominees. That format returns now, possibly with better results; Sheryl Underwood hosts. Categories include soap operas, talk shows and a chance for one more Emmy for Alex Trebek (shown here), who died last July at 80; it would be his eighth win and his third in a row.
2) U.S. Olympic trials, 8-11 p.m., NBC. Here’s the first night of women’s gymnastics, always a ratings winner. The men will take over on Saturday afternoon, with the women’s finals Sunday night.
3) “Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic,” 9-10:30 p.m., PBS. The good news is that we get two concerts this year, instead of one. (This is the one aimed at last summer, then delayed by COVID; another will be Aug. 27.) The bad: At first, this one is quite bland. It finally perks up after 28 minutes, adding potent tenor Jonas Kaufmann, plus lush “Dr. Zhivago” music and, as usual, a waltz.
4) “Friday Night Vibes,” 8 p.m., TBS. Tiffany Haddish debuted her watch party last week with two “Creed” dramas, timed to the Juneteenth weekend. Now she switches to comedy, which is her specialty. “Central Intelligence” (2016), at 8 p.m.,, and “Get Hard” (2015), at 10:15, both star Kevin Hatt. He’s with Dwayne Johnson and Will Ferrell, respectively; later, he and Haddish did “Night School.”
5) “The Ice Road,” any time, Netflix. Liam Neeson plays a trucker on a perilous rescue mission in a frozen stretch of Canada. Netflix also debuts the eight-episode season of “Sex/Life,” with Sarah Shahi as a wife, fantasizing about her wild, single days. That’s in a busy time for streaming: On Thursday, Paramount+ launched the fifth season of its superb “The Good Fight”; today, Amazon Prime has the seventh and final season of “Bosch” and Hulu has a horror film, “False Positive.”