Also airing Friday, Aug. 5. 2016: “A Streetcar Named Desire” on TCM and “Mysteries at the Museum” on Travel.
Here we go, after months (and months) of hype and controversy, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad are here. The 17-day event, the first Olympics to be in South America, begins with the opening ceremonies in Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. 7:30 p.m. Friday on NBC.
Also on Friday
“MLB Baseball,” 7 p.m. (ROOT): Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Seattle Mariners (Live).
“A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951), 7 p.m. (TCM): Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister, Stella, and brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Based on the play by Tennessee Williams.
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“Kitten Summer Games,” 8 p.m. (Hallmark): Celebrities and athletes cheer on kittens as they compete in various sporting events.
“The Great British Baking Show,” 9 p.m. (KCTS): For alternative-ingredients week, the bakers can’t use sugar, dairy or gluten.
“Mysteries at the Museum,” 9 p.m. (Travel): Examining a gambling geek, a golden experiment and a fearless heroine.
“Love Thy Neighbor,” 9 p.m. (OWN): Hattie’s decision to write her memoirs causes unrest among her family and friends.
“20/20,” 10 p.m. (ABC): Fifty-four years after the death of his first wife, and the disappearance of two other women, Felix Vail is accused of murder.
“Dark Matter,” 10 p.m. (Syfy): Strapped for cash, the crew follows Nyx’s lead on a mission, only to find out the target is personal.