Special of the day
“James Beard: America’s First Foodie,” the latest chef-driven offering on PBS’ “American Masters” menu, offers oodles of goodies about a pivotal figure known more today for the awards that bear his name than his personal imprint on the restaurant scene. You’ll come away wishing you could have broken bread with him.
8 p.m. Friday, TPT, Ch. 2
You only live once
George Lazenby narrates his own shaken-and-stirred journey to temporary stardom in “Becoming Bond” with Jane Seymour, Dana Carvey and Jeff Garlin portraying significant figures from his past. Lazenby’s anecdotes on how he went from auto mechanic to starring in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” are a bit incredible, but the Aussie sells them with boyish charm. He may be a better actor than we thought.
Starts streaming Saturday on Hulu
Could the secret to the long marriage of Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally be the summer breaks they spend roughing it in northern Minnesota? Perhaps we’ll get the answer in “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe,” a one-hour comedy special in which the couple promise to reveal all the juicy details of their successful union.
9 p.m. Friday, Epix
Party in the USA
Miley Cyrus’ current walk on the mild side, both professionally and personally, has resulted in one of her poppiest singles, “Malibu.” But that’s no guarantee she won’t gyrate against a vacuum cleaner when she performs at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.”
7 p.m. Sunday, KSTP, Ch. 5