Nothing up his sleeve

"Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice" ignores the usual "American Masters" model of numerous interviews and focuses instead on the master magician's fascination with his largely unknown predecessors. It may not be as dazzling as Jay's how-did-he-do-that stage show, but it's a great history lesson for anyone who's ever attempted a card trick. 8 p.m. Friday, TPT, Ch. 2

Oh, what a knight

"Galavant," which celebrates its season finale, wasn't great television, but the Monty Python-inspired humor and Alan Menken's clever tunes made this a medieval venture that deserves another round. Our only suggestion: Run the musical comedy in summer when we're more open to mindless fluff. 7 p.m. Sunday, KSTP, Ch. 5

Out of this world

Nia Sanchez does her patriotic duty by representing the United States in the "63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant." She's got home-field advantage as the contestants walk the runway just outside of Miami. No word yet on who will participate from Saturn. Boxer Manny Pacquiao is among the celebrity judges. 7 p.m. Sunday, KARE, Ch. 11

Singing in the rain

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Aniston didn't receive Oscar nominations, but they're both in the running at the "Screen Actors Guild Awards," a fairly reliable indicator of who will fare well at the Academy Awards. Carrie Fisher will present a lifetime achievement award to Debbie Reynolds, who just happens to be her mom. 7 p.m. Sunday, TBS and TNT

Neal Justin