Friday's TV Highlights: 'Eureka' on Syfy
ANGRY YOUNG MAN: “Star Trek: The Next Generation's” Wil Wheaton guest stars with Erica Cerra on a new episode of “Eureka” at 9 p.m. on Syfy.
Friday Night Lights: Tami (Connie Britton) is forced to defend her actions and her job as principal of East Dillon when a parent tries to have her fired in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC).
Wife Swap: A former Manhattan career woman who now lives with her family on an organic goat farm in upstate New York trades places with a workaholic Oklahoma mother who toils 60-hour weeks and considers herself a diva in this new episode (8 p.m. ABC).
The Pillars of the Earth: Based on the Ken Follett bestseller, this new eight-part series is set in 12th century England, where the succession to the crown is in doubt, leading King Henry's daughter and nephew (Alison Pill, Tony Curran) to compete for the throne. Rufus Sewell, Liam Garrigan, Eddie Redmayne, Ian McShane and Matthew Macfadyen also star (10 p.m. Encore and Starz).
Role Models: The title is ironic in the case of this amusing 2008 comedy starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott as mentors most parents wouldn't want for their children. Elizabeth Banks, Jane Lynch and Christopher Mintz-Plasse also star (6:30 p.m. Cinemax).
Heidi: Shirley Temple was enjoying her third consecutive year as the biggest movie star in Hollywood when she made this 1937 adaptation of Johanna Spyri's 1880 children's story, playing the orphan who is taken from her grandfather (Jean Hersholt) in the Swiss Alps and put to work in Frankfurt as companion to a disabled child (Marcia Mae Jones). Arthur Treacher and Sidney Blackmer also star (6:30 p.m. TCM).
Golf: Senior British Open, second round (9 a.m. ESPN2).
Baseball: The Angels visit the Texas Rangers (5 p.m. FSN); the New York Mets visit the Dodgers (7 p.m. FS Prime).
ATP tennis: U.S. Open Series: Atlanta Championships, quarterfinals (1 and 4 p.m. ESPN2).
Softball: 2010 World Cup: Japan vs. United States (5 p.m. ESPN).
Arena football: The Chicago Rush visit the Spokane Shock (5 p.m. NFL).
Photo credit: Eike Schroter / Syfy