Friday's TV Highlights: 'My Child Is a Monkey' on National Geographic
Friday Night Lights: In the season finale, the Taylors host Thanksgiving dinner and Eric (Kyle Chandler) advises Vince (Michael B. Jordan) to act more selfishly. Aimee Teegarden, Jesse Plemons, Taylor Kitsch and Connie Britton also star (8 p.m. NBC).
Whale Wars: The Sea Shepherd gets surrounded by whaling vessels in this new episode (9 p.m. Animal Planet).
Eureka: Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti), the resident technical wizard of the Syfy series “Warehouse 13,” pays a visit to Eureka in this new crossover episode titled “Crossing Over” (9 p.m. Syfy).
Modern Marvels Essentials: This new episode focuses on the craft of the butcher, a fusion of knives and technology, old world skills and modern day tools (9:30 p.m. History).
Flashpoint: The team tracks a woman (Kelly Rowan) who has kidnapped two young girls in this new episode (10 p.m. CBS).
The Pillars of the Earth: William (David Oakes) wants his father's title but finds a mysterious knight is a rival for the title, and Waleran (Ian McShane) tells Maud (Alison Pill) that the man who betrayed Earl Bartholomew is Philip (Matthew Macfadyen) in this new episode of the medieval drama (10 p.m. Starz).
Casablanca: An exiled and bitter American (Humphrey Bogart) running a popular nightclub in Morocco can't help but fall in love again with his one-time sweetheart (Ingrid Bergman) in this 1942 film that is one of the true Hollywood classics. Peter Lorre gives a fine supporting performance (6:30 p.m. TCM).
Doubt: Suspicions of child abuse fuel a traditionalist nun's (Meryl Streep) personal crusade against a popular priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in this 2008 adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, directed by Shanley himself. Amy Adams and Viola Davis also star (6:40 p.m. Starz).
Baseball: The Angels visit the Detroit Tigers (4 p.m. FSN); the Washington Nationals visit the Dodgers (7 p.m. FS Prime).
Arena football: Playoffs: The Orlando Predators visit the Jacksonville Sharks (5 p.m. NFL).
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