July 17, 2014

What to Watch on Friday: NAACP’s Barber on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is a guest on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” while a Smithfield couple are featured on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.”

Real Time with Bill Maher (10pm, HBO) - BIll’s top of the show guest tonight is Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, the president of the North Carolina NAACP and the force behind the state’s Moral Mondays protests.

Also on tonight . . .

Say Yes to the Dress (9pm, TLC) - Tonight’s episode from Atlanta features the story of a Smithfield couple and their search for the perfect wedding gown. TLC says that Karen Blalock and her fiance Shane Helms (who spent 10 years as a professional WWE wrestler known as The Hurricane) are the focus of the program. The two became engaged at a surprise party last summer and flew to Atlanta in September to film tonight’s episode. Blalock called it “an experience of a lifetime” and teased that audiences can expect “plenty of laughter, some disagreements, tears and a special guest appearance.” The couple has two sons – Braxton, 8, and Sebastian, 2 – and plan to marry next year.

Cold Justice (9pm, TNT) - Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary sit down with John Walsh (“America’s Most Wanted”) for a special episode looking back into past investigations and giving updates on cases.

Crossbones (10pm, NBC) - Lowe plans to kidnap Blackbeard and take him to English authorities, hoping the move will save the Santa Compana people from the unhinged wrath of William Jagger.

The Almighty Johnsons (10pm, Syfy) - Axl has a mission to fulfill and it involves tracking down a goddess named Frigg in order to keep disaster from striking his entire family.

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