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What to Watch on Friday: ’20/20’ dives into the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker saga

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Unfaithfully Yours (9 p.m., ABC) - 20/20 presents a two-hour documentary on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, hosts of the popular Charlotte-based religious talk show “PTL (Praise the Lord) Club” in the 1970s and ‘80s. Jim became embroiled in sex and financial fraud scandals and went to prison, and the family lost it all. This special re-examines what happened at their TV show and at their Christian theme park Heritage USA, and has interviews with people who knew them well and with the former assistant U.S. attorney who helped send Jim to prison. Others interviewed include Grammy winner BeBe Winans, who talks about how he and his sister CeCe got their start on “PTL”; Broadway star Kristen Chenoweth, who is creating a musical based on Tammy Faye; and singer Pat Boone.

Fyre (Netflix) - The Netflix documentary about 2017’s doomed Fyre Festival lands today, examining the massive con perpetrated by Billy McFarland on thousands of party-hungry millennials. Raleigh native Seth Crossno (also known as the ITB guy, William Needham Finley IV) is interviewed for this doc, and is also in the competing film, “Fyre Fraud,” which is streaming on Hulu.

Grace and Frankie (Netflix) - Netflix also drops the fifth season of their hit Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterson and Martin Sheen comedy. Peter Gallagher returns as Grace’s boyfriend in a major way this season, and we also get guest turns from RuPaul Charles and Nicole Richie. 

Howie Mandel at the Howie Mandel Comedy Club (10 p.m., Showtime) - It’s Howie Mandel’s first solo stand-up comedy special in 20 years.

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