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What to Watch on Friday: New season of ‘Orange’ hits Netflix

Taylor Schilling plays Piper Chapman, an engaged PR executive who is sentenced to time in a minimum-security women's prison for running drugs with a former lover 10 years earlier.
Taylor Schilling plays Piper Chapman, an engaged PR executive who is sentenced to time in a minimum-security women's prison for running drugs with a former lover 10 years earlier. NETFLIX

Orange is the New Black (Netflix) – Cancel your weekend! The third season is available for streaming on Netflix starting today, and opens just as Alex (Laura Prepon) lands back in Litchfield prison – thanks to Piper (Taylor Schilling) reporting her parole violation. (Bonus! If you’re a fan of Red and would like a copy of Kate Mulgrew’s new book “Born with Teeth: A Memoir” on audiobook, email bcain@newsobserver.com by midnight Friday, June 12, and you’ll be entered in the drawing. Include your mailing address, please.)

Defiance (8 p.m., Syfy) – In the Season 3 premiere, Nolan and Irisa are rescued from their underground prison just to discover enemy forces marching on an utterly defenseless Defiance.

Catching Monsters (10 p.m., Discovery) – Bluefin season enters week two, and Jeff is determined to catch a big money fish.

Dark Matter (10 p.m., Syfy) – In the premiere of this new Syfy series, the crew aboard a derelict spaceship awake with no memories of who they are or why they are there. They must rediscover their own personalities while working together to survive.

Facing Evil (Investigation Discovery) – In the Season 5 opener of this true crime series, Candice DeLong interviews convicted murderer Cliff Youens who confesses to stabbing his girlfriend to death in Texas in 1986.

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