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TV Highlights: Post-royal wedding shows


Royal wedding coverage starts in the very early morning and lasts all day on a slew of networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC America, PBS, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, E!, Univision, Telemundo and TLC, to name a few), but even if you slept through the royal proceedings, here are a few ways to catch up Friday night.

l Missed the ceremony?

The broadcast networks can fill you in on the details — CBS kicks things off with “The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty” (at 8 p.m.), in which soon-to-be-departed “Evening News” anchor Katie Couric takes everyone through the big moments of the day. Barbara Walters hosts ABC’s “20/20: A Modern Fairytale” (at 9) with a special two-hour, wedding-theme edition, and NBC has an “insta-documentary” on “Dateline” (at 9) reported by Ann Curry from London. And don’t think the cable news networks will stop — “Piers Morgan Tonight” (CNN at 9) broadcasts from London, as does “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” (Fox News Channel at 10).

l Missed the fashion?

Secretly dying to see what The Dress looked like? E! airs a one-hour special “Fashion Police: Royal Wedding” (at 10), hosted by Joan Rivers, along with Kelly Osbourne, George Kotsiopoulos and Giuliana Rancic. Plus, special guest Tori Spelling stops by to judge all the fashion, as the panel dissects every important outfit of the day.

l Missed it on purpose?

If you knew the idea of horse-drawn carriages and fancy hats wasn’t your thing, Kathy Griffin takes all the elegance down a notch or two on “Kathy Griffin’s Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding” (TV Guide at 8), as the comedian has a group of expert “snarkologists” to help put everything in a little perspective.

l Royal wedding-ed out?

Don’t worry, plenty of new shows are on the air Friday night, as well. Eric makes an attempt to teach the football team a little discipline on “Friday Night Lights” (NBC at 8); Olivia going on a vitally important mission with Sam on “Fringe” (Fox at 9); and while Danny investigates a tourist’s murder, Frank handles the pesky reporters covering the story on “Blue Bloods” (CBS at 9).

Actor John Krasinski and comedian Brian Kiley visit “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), along with musical guest Steve Earle.

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35) hosts actor Rob Lowe, actress Susan Lucci and a performance from Moby.

— Emily Yahr



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