TV picks for Friday, Oct. 13
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (8 p.m., The CW): In the Season 3 premiere, poor Rebecca is plotting her revenge after being left at the altar by Josh. But that might be difficult to accomplish now that he has run off to train to be a priest.
“Hawaii Five-0” (9 p.m., CBS): The task force enlists the help of an old friend when the boss of a major crime family is murdered, triggering revenge killings across the island. Also, MacGarrett and Danny begin sorting out particulars in their new restaurant venture
“Jane the Virgin” (9 p.m., The CW): In the season premiere, Jane is reunited with her first love, Adam (guest star Tyler Posey), and is shocked but happy to see him. However Xo and Alba are less thrilled that he is back. After Rafael loses ownership of the hotel to his sister, he finds himself at Jane’s house broke and homeless. Also, Jane and Rafael learn that Petra has been found and they rush to her aide.
“The Exorcist” (9 p.m., Fox): The situation at the foster home continues to deteriorate, as Andy tries to help his foster daughter, Grace (guest star Amélie Eve) overcome her agoraphobia. Meanwhile, Marcus and Tomas travel to Seattle where they encounter a new possession case, discovering a young girl who has been targeted by a force of pure evil.
“Gold Rush” (9 p.m., Discovery): The gold miners are back, and this year the rivalry among them reaches new levels. But will they be able to put their money where their mouth is? Before the new mining season even kicks off, Todd Hoffman lays everything on the line and wagers a massive bet with 22-year-old Parker Schnabel. The ever-confident Todd believes he can pull in the most gold this season. If not, he owes Parker 100 ounces of gold worth over $100,000 dollars.
“20/20” (10 p.m., ABC): Tonight’s installment delves into the explosive allegations of sexual harassment and assault leveled against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Included: interviews with multiple accusers about their encounters with the movie producer. Over the past week, actresses including Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rosanna Arquette have come forward, revealing their own accounts of alleged harassment. The hour also explores whether the recent allegations against powerful men like Weinstein and Roger Ailes will bring an end to Hollywood’s infamous “casting couch” abuses.
“Mindhunter” (Netflix): Set in 1979, this fascinating and intensely chilling new drama series follows ambitious FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) as he struggles to comprehend incarcerated killers, so that he might use this knowledge to catch others. He’s teamed with experienced agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) in the Behavioral Science Unit and works with his sometimes reluctant partner to find new methods of investigation. Together they will meet some of America’s most heinous killers – and face the cynicism and scorn of the tradition-bound hierarchy of the 1970s’ FBI. “Mindhunter” was inspired by the memoir of FBI veteran John R. Douglas.
“Lore” (Amazon Prime): In time for the run-up to Halloween comes this six-episode horror anthology series from producers Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”), Ben Silverman (“The Office”) and Glen Morgan (“The X-Files”). Based on Aaron Mahnke’s popular podcast of the same name, it delves into tales dealing with frightening, psychologically disturbing, and often paranormal true events that have spawned modern-day nightmares.
Also on Friday:
“MacGyver” (8 p.m., CBS)
“Once Upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC)
“Hell’s Kitchen” (8 p.m., Fox)
“Washington Week” (8 p.m., PBS)
“Third Rail With OZY” (8:30 p.m., PBS)
“Marvel’s Inhumans” (9 p.m., ABC)
“Dateline NBC” (9 p.m., NBC)
“Van Helsing” (9 p.m., Syfy)
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (9 p.m., Food Network)
“Blue Bloods” (10 p.m., CBS)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (10 p.m., HBO)
“House Hunters” (10 p.m., HGTV)
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