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What to Watch on Friday: 'Side by Side' looks at impact of digital photography

Dateline NBC (9pm, NBC) - The experiences of a California family trying to save their home from foreclosure are chronicled.

Side by Side: The Science, Art and Impact of the Digital Camera (9pm, UNC-TV) - Examining the merits of traditional celluloid vs. digital film, featuring remarks from George Lucas, David Lynch, Lars von Trier, James Cameron, Steven Soderbergh, Christopher Nolan and others. Hosted by -- whoa! -- Keanu Reeves, right (don't judge).

Wicked Tuna (9pm, Nat Geo Wild) - With two weeks left until the end of the season, Paul Hebert, formerly of Tuna.com, joins the Bounty Hunter crew.

Miss U Much (10pm, VH1) - Wondering what Aaron Carter, Brian McKnight and Jeremy Miller ("Growing Pains") have been up to? Now you can find out.

Continuum (10pm, Syfy) - Kiera hurries to save Alec from himself and preserve her chances of getting home, while Alec must choose between solving Kiera's dilemma or his own.

What to Watch on Friday: Season 3 of 'Spartacus' begins

Kitchen Nightmares (8pm, Fox) - A visit to the historic Olde Hitching Post in Hanson, Mass., where the owner struggles with control issues.

Spartacus (9pm, Starz) - In the Season 3 premiere, Spartacus sees his army grow and deal a serious blow to Rome's fighting legions, which leads Roman officials to seek empire-saving funding from the aristocratic and ambitious Marcus Crassus.

Easter Island Underworld (9pm, National Geographic Channel) - A team of explorers and scientists is followed during an attempt to map a vast cave system beneath the legendary Easter Island in the South Pacific.

Dateline NBC (9pm, NBC) - The 1990 murder of a woman found in her Michigan comic book store is investigated, with new evidence adding an unforeseen twist to the case.

The Following (9pm, Fox) - If you missed Monday night's debut of this creepy new Kevin Bacon serial killer drama (Bacon plays an FBI agent), here's the repeat.

Banshee (10pm, Cinemax) - Banshee investors envision big-time profits from a mixed-martial-arts title bout being held at the casino, but the champion ruffles the feathers of Lucas and Siobhan and the event may be cancelled.

What to Watch on Friday: Christiane Amanpour's 'Back to the Beginning' ends

Inside the Vietnam War (8pm, NGC) - More than 50 veterans provide firsthand accounts of the Vietnam War, one of the longest and bloodiest battles in U.S. history.

Back to the Beginning with Christiane Amanpour (9pm, ABC) - The conclusion to Christiane Amanpour's two-part special in which she explores biblical stories and places in the Middle East to investigate the origins of many of the world's religions.

Dateline NBC (9pm, NBC) - Correspondent Josh Mankiewicz reports on a young Florida woman's abduction, which results in three failed attempts to deliver ransom and a bizarre close to the case.

American Masters: Joffrey - Mavericks of American Dance (10pm, UNC-TV) - A history of the Joffrey Ballet, which was founded in 1956 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, featuring archival footage and interviews with past and present dancers.

Wives with Knives (10pm, Investigation Discovery) - I like to think of this as a companion piece to last night's TLC show, "Wives with Beehives." Except in this one, instead of living by 1950s values, women stab their loved ones to death.

What to Watch on Friday: Cooper trial on 'Dateline,' Animal Planet gets 'Tanked'

Dateline NBC (9pm, NBC) - This week, the NBC news magazine show takes a look at the murder of Nancy Cooper of Cary. Nancy's husband Brad was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this year. 'Dateline' is a two-hour show and the Cooper segment is supposed to begin just before 10 p.m. Read more about why 'Dateline' picked this case to spotlight.

Tanked (9pm, Animal Planet) - In the premiere of this new reality series about a family-owned Las Vegas company that specializes in building custom aquariums, owners Wayde and Brett try to avoid sleeping with the fishes when they design a 1000-gallon, mob-inspired tank. Meanwhile, Wayde's wife Heather is persuaded to walk among sharks, and the team works on a phone booth aquarium for a homesick New York family.

High Voltage 2010 (9pm, VH1 Classic) - Asia, Foreigner and UFO perform in London's Victoria Park. Taped in July of 2010.

Strike Back (10pm, Cinemax) - An Indian general decides to hold off on the assault on a New Delhi hotel that has been under siege when he learns that Stonebridge and Scott, who have ID'd Mahmood, are embedded in the place.

Haven (10pm, Syfy) - A single day keeps repeating for Audrey, who finds a deadly accident linked to the phenomenon.

Thumbs (10pm, MTV) - Competitive texters are profiled as they prepare for and compete in the 2010 National Texting Championship in New York City.

What to Watch on Friday: The penultimate 'Friday Night Lights'

Friday Night Lights (8pm, NBC) - A decision is made about East Dillon's football program, and Coach Taylor receives an offer he can't refuse. Also, Riggins rethinks his future plans when an old flame returns to town.

Dateline NBC (9pm, NBC) - Dennis Murphy reviews the Casey Anthony case, but listings also say that Keith Morrison investigates the mysterious death of a student in North Carolina.

Whale Wars (9pm, Animal Planet) - The Bob Barker hunts for two boat crews lost during a dangerous mission. Also, the Gojira finds the whalers' refueling vessel.

Torchwood: Miracle Day (10pm, Starz) - Top secret investigators try to discover why no one on Earth is dying. In this opening episode, a CIA agent joins the probe and tries to determine if there's a global conspiracy at work.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10pm, HBO) - Guests include Ann Coulter, Amanda Foreman, and Christopher Hayes.

What to Watch on Friday: Season 2 of "Shark Tank" returns

Dateline NBC (8pm, NBC) - Meredith Vieira interviews David Goldman, the New Jersey father who regained custody of his 9-year-old son after a 5-year international custody battle. Includes footage of the father and son reunion.

Shark Tank (9pm, ABC) - The season 2 premiere features a biker with a three dimensional helmet, a chef with a recipe for salad dressing, a plan for a golf ball washer, and more. Watch meanie shark Kevin O'Leary (right) destroy all their dreams. 

Medium (9pm, CBS) - A suspected serial killer dies and his ghost contacts Allison to ask for help redeeming himself, and even assists with the case.

What Not to Wear (9pm, TLC) - In a new episode, Clinton and Stacy help a woman who lost 170 pounds after gastric bypass surgery, and now has no idea how to dress.  

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