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TV's 3 to See Tonight: 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Flea Man,' and 'Whale Wars'

THR's Live Feed recommends don't miss TV for Friday. Set your DVR.

"Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV/NBC)
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"Friday Night Lights"

In the vast world that is our TV choices each day, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed hopes to make your life a bit easier. Each day we’ll curate the top three shows and episodes we think you should tune in to.

For Friday, our three to see are:

Friday Night Lights, NBC, 8 p.m.

A top college program tries to lure Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) away from his position at East Dillion High School in the latest episode of the DirecTV/NBC football drama. Meanwhile, Vince (Michael B. Jordan) makes a point to win back his starting quarterback position on the team. Special guest star Taylor Kitsch returns when members of his family speak at Tim's parole hearing as the series closes in on its series finale.

-- Philiana Ng

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Flea Man: Batman’s Basement, 8 p.m., National Geographic Channel

A father must let go of his (incredible!) childhood toy collection comprised of vintage action figures and nerd goodies, including a Batman mask (Pow!) and a vintage Ross Apollo five-speed bike. Watching a sweet guy in a Batman hat let go of the things he loves so his kids can have a space of their own is worth more than any emotional attachment to an action figure. In a second story, Raul and Carlos do their best to get the right price for a pair of vintage chairs that could almost rival the one featured on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

-- Lesley Goldberg

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Whale Wars: The Devil’s Icebox, 9 p.m. Animal Planet

A show about environmental pirates who foil Japanese whaling ships? Sold. Our friends tease us about how engrossed we get while watching this series. It's just that fascinating. In Friday’s episode, one of the small boats is damaged while the main ship, the Bob Barker, is at least five hours away. So, the crew realizes they’re going to have to spend a cold, wet night in the damaged boat while the threat of hypothermia looms.

-- Jethro Nededog

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Just missed the list:

- Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Finale, 9 p.m., ABC

- Nat Geo Wild Special: Ultimate Predators: Killer Instincts, 9 p.m., Nat Geo Wild

- VH1 Unplugged: Mumford and Sons, VH1, 11 p.m.

 

What are your top three shows for Friday?