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TV Picks: ‘Great Performances’ 40th Anniversary Celebration

TV picks for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, include “Great Performances 40th Anniversary Celebration” on KCTS, “MasterChef” on Fox and “Shark Tank” on ABC.

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‘Great Performances’ 40th Anniversary Celebration

To launch the “PBS Arts Fall Festival,” here’s a grand party with a glittering list of performers that includes Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Martins, Patti Austin, Take 6, Elina Garanca and Michael Bublé. Whew! 9 p.m. Friday on KCTS (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Friday

“MasterChef,” 8 p.m. (Fox): The cooks create dishes using foods kids don’t usually like; the kids must create layer cakes in 90 minutes.

“Shark Tank,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Two men offer goat rentals for grazing services; a couple pitch their line of children’s accessories; a woman introduces bikini waxing products; healthy frozen treats; organic skin care.

“Ghost Adventures,” 9 p.m. (Travel): Paranormal happenings at the Mustang Ranch.

“What Not to Wear,” 9 p.m. (TLC): Stacy and Clinton hit the road to check on past contributors on their way to Vegas in this series finale; one last makeover in the city known for fashion disasters.

“Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m. (CBS): A teen girl dies after she is seemingly pushed in front of a subway car by a homeless man; Frank is irritated by having to meet with the new inspector general (Bebe Neuwirth).

“The Walking Dead,” 10 p.m. (AMC): The group lives an ideal life at the prison, and strives to hold onto humanity.

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