Friday's TV Highlights: 'Great Performances' on PBS

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Fashion Star In this new episode the designers give two garments in the style of a selected decade a modern makeover. John Varvatos, Nicole Richie and Jessica Simpson mentor the contestants. 8 p.m. NBC

Kitchen Nightmares A Cajun restaurant in Mississippi that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and relocated to Nashville is chef Gordon Ramsay's latest project. 8 p.m. Fox

Happy Endings Jane (Eliza Coupe) tries to plan the perfect wedding for her older sister (Stephanie March) in the season finale. 8:30 p.m. ABC

Vegas Sheriff Lamb (Dennis Quaid) investigates the death of an attorney and uncovers new details about his wife's death in this new episode. 9 p.m. CBS

Great Performances The new episode "The Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris" presents two of Taylor's enduring masterworks: "Brandenburgs," first performed in 1988 to music from Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 and 6, and his 2008 ballet "Beloved Renegade," set to Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" and inspired by the life and work of poet Walt Whitman. 9 p.m. KOCE

Blue Bloods Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) is upset when a woman he promised to help commits suicide in this new episode. 10 p.m. CBS

Maron Podcasting comedian Marc Maron gets a new series about a comedian podcaster. Dave Foley guest stars in the premiere. 10 p.m. IFC

Merlin A priestess (Maureen Carr) tells Merlin (Colin Morgan) that Morgana's (Katie McGrath) spell on Gwen (Angel Coulby) can be broken if she bathes in a pool called the Cauldron of Arianrhod. 10 p.m. Syfy


Kon-Tiki: The Incredible True Story This new special recounts adventurer Thor Heyerdahl's Pacific Ocean voyage in a primitive raft. 7 p.m. Nat Geo


High Society Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby as wealthy ex-spouses in this 1956 musical version of "The Philadelphia Story." Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong also star. 3 p.m. TCM

Life Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence star in this 1999 comedy as men wrongly sentenced to a Mississippi penitentiary. 7:10 p.m. Cinemax


CBS This Morning Author Tom Shadyac. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Maria Shriver; Tim Shriver; Jennifer Finney; Psy performs; Johnnyswim performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Carey Mulligan; Michael Romano; Gin Wigmore performs; Kjerstin Greys. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Live With Kelly and Michael Isla Fisher; Chris O'Dowd. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Guest co-host Lance Bass; Kara DioGuardi; Dr. Drew Pinsky. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Talk Peter Facinelli; Jamie Krell; Christy Vega Fowler. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Anderson Live Ana Gasteyer; co-host Andy Cohen. (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

The Doctors Stopping allergies. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show A weight-loss plan; Gabrielle Reece. (N) 2 p.m. KABC

Dr. Phil A woman says her mother's boyfriend sexually abused her when she was 8 years old. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Katie Tim McGraw; Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean and Ne-Yo; the cast of "Pawn Stars"; Roseanne. (N) 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen Pompeo; Nicole Richie ("Fashion Star"). (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Arrests in Boston bombing case: Pete Williams, NBC. Intelligence: Michael Duffy, Time. Obama's second term: Christi Parsons, Tribune. Syria: Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE

Real Time With Bill Maher Jeremy Scahill; Marc Maron; Mattie Duppler; Pete Hegseth; Lawrence O'Donnell. (N) 10 p.m. HBO

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

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Chris Evans; Kevin Smith; Various Cruelties perform. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show Nathan Lane. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Mark Wahlberg. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night Carey Mulligan; Alexander Skarsgerd; John Densmore; Eve. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show Angela Kinsey; Simon Amstell. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Tavis Smiley Tom Shadyac. (N) 1 a.m. KOCE

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