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Originally published Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:44 AM

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Friday TV Picks: ‘John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show’

TV picks for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, include “John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show” on Comedy Central, “America’s Next Top Model” on The CW and “Continuum” on Syfy.

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‘John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show’

After hilariously filling in for Jon Stewart this summer behind the anchor desk on “The Daily Show,” how great to discover that John Oliver also hosts this showcase for stand-up comedians. 11 p.m. Friday on Comedy Central (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Friday

“WNBA Basketball,” 7 p.m. (KONG): Seattle Storm at Phoenix Mercury (Live).

“A.N.T. Farm,” 8 p.m. (Disney): Chyna accidentally ingests Dixon’s truth serum, which gets her in trouble with Olive; Angus learns he hails from a long line of princes.

“America’s Next Top Model,” 9 p.m. (CW): Nylon Magazine Editor-in-Chief Marvin Scott Jarrett judges a challenge where the models must walk on a spinning runway; a “trailer-park chic” photo shoot.

“Ghost Adventures,” 9 p.m. (Travel): The 150-year-old Black Swan Inn that was built on top of an old battleground.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” 9 p.m. (TCM): A professor and his wife drink and verbally assault each other in front of a younger couple, their dinner guests.

“Continuum,” 10 p.m. (Syfy): Kiera and Carlos must stop Travis after he gets his hands on a second CPS suit while Alec and Emily try to escape the mysterious Freelancers.

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