Friday's TV Highlights: Monty Python on IFC
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: "Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)" concludes at 9 p.m. on IFC. Clockwise, from left, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and John Cleese.
American Gangster: A former Harlem drug lord who turned his life around in prison is profiled (6 and 10 p.m. Biography).
Dog Whisperer: Cesar Millan schools a Chihuahua with a biting problem in this new episode (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic).
Law & Order: Detectives probe the murder of a doctor who performed late-term abortions on a new episode of the procedural drama (8 p.m. NBC).
Supernanny: The reality series about the British nanny who helps parents deal with their unruly children returns with new episodes (8 p.m. ABC).
SoCal Connected: In this new episode, Lisa Ling examines healthcare reform and how the outcome of the debate will affect the millions of young and uninsured. With commentary from The Times' Patt Morrison (8:30 p.m. KCET)
Medium: Allison (Patricia Arquette) investigates a kidnapping in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS).
Ugly Betty: "The Sopranos' " Jamie-Lynn Sigler guest stars on a new episode of the fashion-themed comedy (9 p.m. ABC).
Bill Moyers Journal: A new edition of the newsmagazine investigates the brutal conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip (9 p.m. KCET).
Lock N' Load With R. Lee Ermey: Your host charts the evolution of the rifle in this new episode (10 p.m. History).
Ghost Stories: This new episode investigates spooky doings at an Iowa house that was once the scene of a brutal ax murder (10 p.m. Travel).
White Collar: An FBI agent and a charming con man (Tim DeKay, Matthew Bomer) team up to catch the bad guys in this new series (10 p.m. USA).
Trading the Globe: Host Tim Seymour surveys the world's emerging markets in this new special (5 p.m. CNBC).
Pineapple Express: Seth Rogen and James Franco star in this violent 2008 action-comedy directed by David Gordon Green (noon and 7:05 p.m. Starz).
The Night of the Hunter: Robert Mitchum has murder on his mind in this 1955 thriller directed by Charles Laughton (5 p.m. TCM).
Tropic Thunder: Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. star in this 2008 spoof of Hollywood and action flicks (9 p.m. HBO).
Preseason basketball: The Hawks meet the Magic (5 p.m. ESPN), the Lakers play the Nuggets (7:30 p.m. ESPN), and the Clippers welcome the Hornets (7:30 p.m. FSN).
College football: Rutgers at Army (5 p.m. ESPN2).