What to Watch on Friday: UK hit revival of ‘Gypsy’ airs on UNC-TV

Louise (Lara Pulver, left) and Rose (Imelda Staunton) in “Gypsy.”
Louise (Lara Pulver, left) and Rose (Imelda Staunton) in “Gypsy.”

Gypsy (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – A broadcast of Britain’s Laurence Olivier Award-winning revival starring Imelda Staunton. The play tells the story of Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame.

Also on tonight . . .

The Vampire Diaries (8 p.m., The CW) – Damon’s new mission takes him to Texas, where he has a violent run-in with Peter Maxwell.

Z Nation (9 p.m., Syfy) – Warren and the others inspect Murphytown and realize they are going to need a bigger army to extract Murphy.

Blue Bloods (10 p.m., CBS) – A woman becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her ex-boyfriend.

Safari Brothers (10 p.m., Nat Geo Wild) – Brent covers for a guide whose group of newly arrived guests are determined to see a big cat.