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What to Watch on Friday: New seasons of 'Boss' and 'Strike Back'

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Teachers Rock (8pm, CBS) - A tribute to educators features performances by Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley, and recollections from from Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Viola Davis and Miranda Cosgrove. Also, a look at scenes from an upcoming film about teachers, "Won't Back Down," starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

NFL Exhibition: Dolphins at Panthers (8pm, ABC) - Another Carolina Panthers exhibition game. Enjoy.

Boss (9pm, Starz) - In the Season 2 premiere, Mayor Kane's legacy is cemented with splendid groundbreaking ceremonies for the updated airport terminals. Kane's political future is on the rise, but his secret health problems continue to be an issue. Kelsey Grammer, right, won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Chicago mayor Tom Kane in Season 1.

Strike Back (10pm, Cinemax) - In the Season 2 premiere, Scott heads to Kenya to facilitate the transfer of a Libyan seeking asylum, but he winids up in the  middle of a kidnap plot that lands him and three hostages in the hands of a warlord in Mogadishu. A second new episode airs immediately after at 10:30. Incidentally, new music from Bob Dylan's latest album "Tempest" are premiering in the new season. The song "Early Roman Kings" already debuted in a music video featuring scenes from "Strike Back," and the song "Scarlet Town" will premiere over the end credits of tonight's episodes.  The Season 2 trailer is below.

Lost Girl (10pm, Syfy) - Trick and Kenzi try to save Bo from the fallout of a steamy night gone wrong, and Bo asks Trick uncomfortable questions about her origins.

Three Days to Open with Bobby Flay (10pm, Food) - Bobby helps two women who put their life savings into a rock-and-roll-theme cupcake shop in Asbury Park, N.J. The women have little baking experience, so it sounds like a solid idea.

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Brooke Cain isn't always proud of the number of hours she logs in front of the TV, but her loss of brain cells can be your gain. From reality shows to sitcoms to the more serious stuff, Brooke keeps her DVR smoking so that she can help keep you in the know. Brooke also tweets for Happiness is a Warm TV (you can follow @WarmTV) and updates the blog's Facebook page.
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