‘Hannibal’

NBC’s adaptation of Thomas Harris’ book “Red Dragon” begins its second season with one heck of a knockdown, drag-out fight between two major characters. The leads are all doing fine work (Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne) and how great to see Gillian Anderson and Raul Esparza in featured roles. This is a grim, creepy way to spend a Friday night. Season premiere, 10:01 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, on NBC (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Friday

“Watch on the Rhine” (1943), 7 p.m. (TCM): A Nazi spy blackmails a German patriot living in Washington with his wife and family.

“Undercover Boss,” 8 p.m. (CBS): Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller’s team spirit is tested when he is asked to be a human basketball hoop while he is undercover.

“The Neighbors,” 8:31 p.m. (ABC): The Weavers decide to host an Oscar party and invite old friends they’ve lost touch with; the Bird-Kersees hear about the party and decide to help make it an over-the-top event.

“Raising Hope,” 9:30 p.m. (Fox): Maw Maw’s new boyfriend (Tommy Chong) encourages her to partake in a reckless activity; Sabrina and Jimmy spy on their baby-sitter.

“Treehouse Masters: Out on a Limb,” 10 p.m. (Animal Planet): A Medford, Ore., family expands their home after their college daughter moves home.

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