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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Friday


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

Oscar-nominated “Django Unchained” star Christoph Waltz (above) tries to bring the funny in his first stint as host of the long-running sketch show. Given that he’s best known to viewers for his roles in R-rated Quentin Tarantino films with sensitive subject matter like slavery and the Holocaust, it will be interesting to see if they do any movie parodies. Recent Grammy nominees Alabama Shakes will try to re-create their scorching live show in Studio 8H.

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Live From Lincoln Center: Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb
Friday, 9 p.m., Channel 2

For musical theater fans this should be a treat. The 37th season opens with sizzling selections from the great composing duo’s repertoire of shows including “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” Conducted by Rob Fisher, the revue features a dynamite cast of legit stage pros, including Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Joel Grey, and Chita Rivera (above), performing classics like “All that Jazz,” “Wilkommen,” and “New York, New York.”

The History of the Eagles Friday, 8 p.m., Showtime

Part I: Peaceful, easy feelings. (Mostly.)

Shark Tank Friday, 9 p.m., Channel 5

Life in the fast lane.

Blue Bloods Friday, 10 p.m., Channel 4

New Kid in town.

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