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TV tonight: ‘Descendants 2′ has the villain kids rockin’ out

TV picks for Friday, July 21
“Descendants 2” (8 p.m., Disney Channel, ABC, Freeform, Disney XD, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network): It’s the follow-up to 2015’s smash musical hit about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains. Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart reprise their roles as Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, respectively; and meet up with brand new villains, including the menacing Uma, daughter of the sea witch Ursula (China Anne McClain). The story picks up where “Descendants” left off with the familiar Villain Kids (VKs) living in Auradon. Most of them have settled into their new life, except for Mal, who is struggling to live up to her royal expectations alongside King Ben. When the pressure to fit in becomes too overwhelming, Mal flees Auradon and returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost — and the real trouble begins. (For more info, read our story about “Descendants 2” and director Kenny Ortega).
CNN Special Reports: After O.J. — The Fuhrman Tapes Revealed” (10 p.m., CNN): Correspondent Kyra Phillips reveals never-before-heard excerpts from the tapes that rocked the “Trial of the Century.” Phillips also sits down for exclusive interviews with two women who have remained mostly silent until now: the screenwriter who recorded LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman and a former female officer who worked with him.
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“Ozark” (Netflix): This 10-episode crime drama follows a Chicago financial adviser (Jason Bateman), who has been quietly laundering money for a drug kingpin. After his partner is caught cheating the business, he must quickly uproot his family, including his unfaithful wife (Laura Linney), and move the operation to The Ozarks. There, he butts heads with both a local drug dealer whose business he inadvertently interrupts, and a clan of ruffians, led by their 19-year-old niece, who want his money, all the while avoiding the eye of a tenacious FBI agent.  He must complete his laundering, to save the lives of his family, as they struggle to find their own path in this seemingly foreign way of life.
“Niko and the Sword of Light” (Amazon Prime): This new animated fantasy adventure series is based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios, Inc. A plague of shadows has swept across the land, turning innocent creatures into terrible monsters. One champion remains to battle the darkness and return the world to the light: Niko. Armed with his magic sword and guided by a determined Princess, young Niko journeys to the Curse-ed Volcano to face the evil sorcerer Nar Est and free his people from their magic prison.
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Also on Friday:
“Big Brother” (8 p.m., CBS)
“Masters of Illusion” (8 p.m., The CW)
“Washington Week” (8 p.m., PBS)
“Killjoys” (8 p.m., Syfy)
“Charlie Rose: The Week” (8:30 p.m., PBS)
“The Great British Baking Show” (9 p.m., PBS)
“Dark Matter” (9 p.m., Syfy)
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (9 p.m., Food Network)
“Ancient Aliens” (9 p.m., History)
“Kendra on Top” (9 p.m., WE tv)
“Dateline NBC” (10 p.m., NBC)
“Raven’s Home,” series premiere (10 p.m., Disney Channel)
“Wynonna Earp” (10 p.m., Syfy)
“Vice Special Report: A World in Disarray” (10 p.m., HBO)
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