Friday television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

Open Studio With Jared Bowen  8:30 p.m., Channel 2

Jared Bowen is a versatile arts reporter who is as at ease with movies and TV as he is with painting. He’s a regular on “Greater Boston” and on NPR, and now he is the host of his own weekly series. Busy much? The show will will pick up both local and national stories about the arts, starting Friday night with the Danforth Museum’s retrospective of artist John Wilson, a profile of Diane von Furstenberg, and a performance by poet Ed Bok Lee.

Touch  8 p.m., Channel 25


Here’s another Nate Silver-ish drama, along with “Person of Interest.” “Touch,” which returns on Friday night with a two-hour season premiere, is about an 11-year-old boy named Jake (David Mazouz, above) who is mute, but who is obsessed with numbers and seems to be able to predict the future. Kiefer Sutherland plays his father, and Maria Bello becomes a series regular as the mother of a missing girl who has the same gift as Jake.

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The Makeover  8 p.m., Hallmark Channel

He can go to Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire (House).

Saturday Night Live  Saturday at 11:30 p.m., Channel 7

Then I saw his face, now I’m not a belieber.


The Job  8 p.m., Channel 4

For those who didn’t win “The Voice” or “The Taste.”

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