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Originally published Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:53 PM

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TV Picks for Friday, Aug. 29: ‘Please Like Me,’ ‘Masters of Illusion’ and George Strait’s final concert in Dallas


Tonight in Prime Time

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‘Please Like Me’

No, not a biography of Sally Field, but it’s an award-winning comedy/drama from Australia that concerns a twenty-something named Josh (Josh Thomas) trying to cope with his family, roommates and life in general. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, on Pivot (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

dknoop@seattletimes.com or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Friday

“MLB Baseball,” 7 p.m. (ROOT): Washington Nationals at Seattle Mariners (Live).

“George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away,” 7 p.m. (CMT): George Strait’s final concert in Dallas features new interviews with Strait plus performances from Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride.

“Masters of Illusion,” 8 p.m. (The CW): Featured magicians include Jarrett & Raja, Murray SawChuck, Tom Burgoon, Rick Thomas, Michael Giles, David & Dania and Michael Turco.

“Monumental Mysteries,” 9 p.m. (Travel): A mansion in Michigan; a mechanical monster hell bent on destruction; violent uprising in NYC’s Central Park.

“The Third Man” (1949), 9:15 p.m. (TCM): Visiting postwar Vienna, a writer of pulp Westerns probes the suspicious death of an old friend.

“Redwood Kings,” 10 p.m. (Animal Planet): The twins carve out an elaborate playhouse for a wealthy client’s daughter in the heart of California’s cowboy country.

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