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What to Watch on Friday: NBC tries 'Friends with Benefits'

Friends with Benefits (8pm, NBC) - In this pilot for a sitcom I've never heard of, best friends Ben and Sara blur the lines between friendship and romance while waiting to find their perfect mates. The new series, left over from NBC's Jeff Zucker reign, is described as being about "twentysomething pals facing the perks and perils of dating." A second episode airs at 8:30.

Platinum Hit (8pm, Bravo) - In the Season 1 finale, the three final songwriters try to write a career-making, chart-topping song -- without restricting parameters.

Hard Rock Calling 2011 (9pm, VH1 Classic) - Bon Jovi, Ray Davies, the Killers, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, and Train perform at London's Hyde Park in 2011.

Whale Wars (9pm, Animal Planet) - The Sea Shepherds finally locate the factory vessel after months of searching, but it promptly tries to evade the Gojira.

Pauly Shore's Vegas is My Oyster (10pm, Showtime) - Comedian Pauly Shore hosts a Las Vegas variety show that features rock musicians, comedians, and adult entertainers. Among the stand-up comics are Maz Jobrani, Andy Dick, Charlyne Yi, Faizon Love, and Carrot Top.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10pm, HBO) - Chef Anthony Bourdain and economist Christina Romer are the interview guests. Panelists include Stephen K. Bannon, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Joan Walsh.

Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings (10pm, IFC) - Rhett & Link do a tourism spot for a remote Nevada town that's home to a clown-themed motel, a haunted graveyard, and a dollar store that features a psychic and sells dog food.

20/20 (10pm, ABC) - Compulsive sweepstakes players and the affects of hoarding on families of hoarders. Also, Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton and producer Phil Rosenthal discuss the documentary "Exporting Raymond," about Rosenthal's efforts to produce a Russian version of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

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