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Friday's TV Highlights: 'Crossbones' on NBC

A ballerina who contracted polio at the height of her career is profiled on "American Masters."
Blackbeard and Lowe work together to rescue Kate on "Crossbones"
American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted is remembered in a new special.

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SERIES

Cold Justice Dick Wolf's unscripted series on cold cases that were reopened returns with the new episodes. 9 p.m. TNT

American Masters The new profile "Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun" recalls life of a ballerina with the New York City Ballet who contracted Polio while touring in Europe in the 1950s. Jacques d'Amboise and Arthur Mitchell are among the those interviewed. 10 p.m. KOCE

Funniest Wins This new competition series puts 10 competitors through a series of comedic challenges with one simple goal: make people laugh or go home. Marlon Wayans hosts. 10 p.m. TBS

Crossbones Kate's (Claire Foy) abduction during a trading mission makes Blackbeard and Lowe (John Malkovich, Richard Coyle) partners in a rescue attempt, as they fear she'll reveal the island's location to William Jagger (Julian Sands) in this new episode. 10 p.m. NBC

SPECIALS

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America This new special profiles American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted who helped design New York's Central Park and numerous well-known urban parks, including, the public parks and parkway systems in Buffalo, N.Y. 9 p.m. KOCE

MOVIES

Shutter Island Director Martin Scorsese reunited with Leonardo DiCaprio for this grim 2010 adaptation by Dennis Lehane. The actor plays a personally haunted federal marshal investigating an island asylum that an inmate (Emily Mortimer) has vanished from. Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley and Max von Sydow also star. 8 p.m. AMC

TALK SHOWS

This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Fall Out Boy performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Jennifer Lopez performs; Liv Tyler. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Deana Carter; Curtis Stone; Tony Goldwyn ("Outlaw Prophet"); Judy Reyes ("Devious Maids"); Michael Ealy ("Think Like a Man Too"). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Matt Damon; Drew Barrymore. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Bill Rancic and Ross Mathews; Eric Dane. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors A weight-loss diet. 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Regina Hall; Swoosie Kurtz; Pat Harvey. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Morgan Freeman. 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

Steve Harvey Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Romany Malco, Terrence Jenkins and Jerry Ferrara; Jeff Ansorge. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Katie Orlando Bloom. 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs. 4 p.m. KNBC

Charlie Rose — the Week (N) 7:30 p.m. KOCE

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Options in Iraq; the capture of the alleged ringleader of the Benghazi attack: Peter Baker, the New York Times; Michael Crowley, Time. Changes in GOP House leadership: Ed O'Keefe, the Washington Post. President Obama's popularity: Janet Hook, the Wall Street Journal. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Decline in fertility. (N) 10 p.m. KVCR

Real Time With Bill Maher Ta-Nehisi Coates; Mike Shinoda; Glenn Greenwald, veterans advocate Paul Rieckhoff; Kristen Soltis Anderson. (N) 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. HBO

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; midnight KOCE

The Arsenio Hall Show Cedric the Entertainer. 11:30 p.m. KTLA

Tavis Smiley Chef Wolfgang Puck. (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show Dave Chappelle. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show Dave Chappelle. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Maria Bello; animal expert Bradley Trevor Greive. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

SPORTS

World Cup Soccer Group D: Italy vs. Costa Rica, 8:30 a.m. ESPN. Group E: Switzerland vs. France, 11:30 a.m. ESPN; Honduras vs. Ecuador, 2:30 p.m. ESPN

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