What’s On TV Tonight? – ‘Defiance’, ‘The Messengers’, and Bellator MMA on Friday

Defiance and The Messengers are all-new! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the TV listings for Friday 07/16/2015:

8:00 PM ET

NICK’S PICK: Defiance (“The Beauty of Our Weapons”) – A visiting arms dealer divides Amanda, Nolan and Berlin; Nolan recruits a militia, but the people need convincing; Datak and Alak have a reckoning; Stahma’s presence causes strife. (Syfy)

Masters of Illusion (“Jet Engines, Magic Ducks and Missing Torsos”) – Featured magicians include Tommy Wind, Aaron Radatz, Ed Alonzo, Danny Cole, Nathan Phan, Arthur Trace, Greg Gleason, and Les Arnold and Dazzle. (The CW)

9:00 PM ET

The Messengers (“Spark of Hope”) – The limits of the Messengers’ powers are tested as they attempt to free an important player from a secret government facility; Joshua’s latest vision indicates a new enemy is on the horizon. (The CW)

Love Thy Neighbor (“Love Thy Decorator”) – Philip allows Linda to redecorate the house in whatever way she chooses. (OWN)

Bellator MMA Live [LIVE] (“140: Lima vs. Koreshkov”) – Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov, welterweight title fight; Chris Honeycutt vs. Paul Bradley, welterweight fight; Michael Page vs. Rudy Bears, welterweight fight; Paul Daley vs. Dennis Olson; Brennan Ward vs. Gavin Sterritt. From Uncasville, Conn. (Spike)

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (“The Confession”) – Hank finally breaks his silence to make a confession about his alleged affair with a transgender model, devastating Kendra; Travis crumbles after receiving criticism. (WE TV)

What Would You Do? – An atheist asks a family saying grace at a restaurant not to pray in public; a man wants to buy a gun for his son’s seventh birthday; a veteran doesn’t have enough money to pay for his groceries; an obnoxious street musician. (ABC)

Great Performances (“Driving Miss Daisy”) – Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones strike up a friendship in this story of a woman and her chauffeur. (PBS)

Killjoys (“A Glitch in the System”) – An easy salvage job takes an insidious turn; when something takes control of a ship, the Killjoys must confront their own dark secrets. (Syfy)

9:30 PM ET

Love Thy Neighbor (“The Promotion”) – After Hattie finds out that Danny got a promotion, she asks him to help pay for Linda’s wedding. (OWN)

10:00 PM ET

Boxing [LIVE] (“Antoine Douglas vs. Istvan Szili”) – Antoine Douglas (17-0-1, 11 KOs) takes on Istvan Szili (18-0-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round bout. Also featured are Adam Lopez, Jerry Odom and Derrick Webster in separate matches. From Bethlehem, Pa. (Showtime)

Dateline NBC (“Shining Star”) – A brilliant woman who rose from poverty and became a successful criminal defense attorney is murdered; investigators look into her clients and follow a bizarre string of clues. (NBC)

The Soup – With guest Riki Lindhome. (E!)

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (“A Bowlful of Soul”) – In Charlotte, N.C., low country favorites, like collard greens and shrimp and grits; in Las Vegas, crepe specialties like savory beef and sweet caramel apples; in Culver City, Calif., turkey chili and dynamite dogs on cornbread buns. (Food Network)

Dark Matter – Five explores the memories hidden in her subconscious, uncovering truths about Four and Six’s violent pasts. (Syfy)

Dare To Wear (“A Frumpy Goth Swap”) – Emily is a gothic girl who hides behind her black clothing; Tanis recently lost weight and only wears dresses. (TLC)

10:30 PM ET

Burgers, Brew & ‘Que [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Southern, Spicy and Sweet”) – Bobby Flay makes a surprise guest appearance at a barbecue joint in New York with a one-of-a-kind brontosaurus beef rib; in Nashville, the local tradition is hot chicken; in Cleveland, the brunch burger. (Food Network)

Sex With Brody – Featuring guest April Rose. (E!)

11:00 PM ET

E! News – Entertainment news. (E!)

Uncommon Sense With Charlamagne tha God – Charlamagne and guests discuss current issues in pop culture. (MTV 2)


Big Brother: After Dark – Live camera feeds from the “Big Brother” house. (Pop)


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is joined by TV host Ryan Seacrest; comic Trevor Noah; comic Tig Notaro. (11:35 PM, NBC)

What's On TV Tonight - 'Defiance', 'The Messengers', and Bellator MMA on Friday

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