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Friday's TV Highlights: 'Paul Simon's Graceland Journey' on KOCE

January 03, 2013|By Matt Cooper
  • Paul Simon revisits the making of his 1986 album "Graceland" on a new edition of "Great Performances" at 9 p.m. on KOCE. With Miriam Makeba.
Paul Simon revisits the making of his 1986 album "Graceland"… (Paul Simon Private Collection )

SERIES

Sun Studio Sessions: Shannon McNally and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are featured (8 p.m. KLCS).

Need to Know: The weekly current-affairs program begins a new season (8:30 p.m. KOCE).

Bering Sea Gold: The dredging-themed docu-series sets sail for another season (10 p.m. Discovery).

Portlandia: The sweet and satirical series from Carrie Brownstein and "SNL's" Fred Armisen is back (10 and 10:30 p.m. IFC).

Merlin: The fantasy drama set in the days of Arthurian legend launches a new season (10 p.m. Syfy).

SPECIALS

Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me? This special recalls the recording of The Who's 1974 concept album (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America).

The Brit List: Top 20 Most Outrageous Celebrities — U.S. vs. U.K.: Our and theirs are compared in this new special (8 and 11 p.m. BBC America).

Castles on Camera: Royal Residences on TV: The real "Downton Abbey" and Princess Diana's childhood home are just two of the historic edifices featured in this new special (9 p.m. HGTV).

Fashion Face-Off: 2013 Celebrity Style Special: Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos help predict the coming year's hottest trends in this new special (10 p.m. E!).

MOVIES

Creature From the Black Lagoon: An evening of classic B-movie thrillers kicks off with this 1954 tale (5 p.m. TCM).

Over/Under: A day trader ("Rescue Me's" Steven Pasquale) loses his job and turns to bookmaking in this drama that was intended to be the pilot for a new series (10 p.m. USA).

SPORTS

College football: Oklahoma takes on Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl (5 p.m. Fox).

Basketball: The Bulls meet the Heat (5 p.m. ESPN) and the Clippers host the Lakers (7:30 p.m. ESPN, FS Prime, TWSN).

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