‘The Knick’

Director Steven Soderbergh produced this new medical drama set in New York in 1900. It stars Clive Owen as a surgeon pioneering new methods in his field, while secretly harboring an additicion. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, on Cinemax (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Friday

“MLB Baseball,” 7 p.m. (ROOT): Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners

“Masters of Illusion,” 8 p.m. (The CW): Magicians display their skills.

“Monumental Mysteries,” 9 p.m. (Travel): A scientist tries to play God; a Godzillalike creature; the Lowell Observatory’s namesake.

“Cold Justice,” 9 p.m. (TNT): Investigators search for answers in the murder of a single mother who was found bludgeoned to death.

“Deadliest Catch,” 10 p.m. (Discovery): The Cornelia Marie returns; a government shutdown; punishing weather; captains, crews and producers discuss the season.

“Moone Boy,” 10:30 p.m. (KCTS): Martin wants to become an altar boy and is indoctrinated into a group of young Catholics; his sister falls for the leader of the acolytes, forcing Martin to make a decision.

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