Angel in America

A lot of comedy from the 1950s and 1960s has passed its expiration date. But not Nichols and May, as exemplified in a rarely seen clip from the 1959 Emmy Awards in which the duo snack on the hand that feeds them by honoring outstanding achievement in mediocrity. That's just one of the many treasures in the insightful profile "Mike Nichols: American Masters," narrated largely by the man himself. (He died in 2014 at age 83.) And while former partner Elaine May is not seen much on screen, her presence is everywhere. She's the documentary's director. 8 p.m. Friday, TPT, Ch. 2

Friday night bites

KQ's Tom Barnard doesn't often throw roses at his station's competitors, but he'll be quick to tell you that KFAN's Dan Barreiro is one of the best in the business. Barreiro, along with consigliere Ron Rosenbaum, also can be enjoyed on "Enough Said," an anything-goes discussion with topics ranging from making the playoffs to "Making a Murderer." 9:30 p.m. Friday, KMSP, Ch. 9

He sleeps with the fishes

Abe Vigoda, who died this week, made a career out of playing sad sacks who looked like they had just escaped from the retirement home. Truth is, the 94-year-old actor often had a spring in his step, a weapon he'll put to good use in a six-hour marathon of "Barney Miller" classics featuring his beloved detective Phil Fish. 3 p.m. Saturday, Antenna TV

Shooting gallery

"Mission Critical: Leopards at the Door" purports to be about tracking big cats whose presence on the outskirts of a major Indian city amazes and threatens local residents. But the real attraction is a chance to catch a wildlife photographer in his native habitat, capturing his prey on film when a cellphone selfie won't do. 8 p.m. Sunday, National Geographic Wild

Neal Justin