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What to Watch on Friday: Sting gives us ‘The Last Ship’

Sting performs “The Last Ship” to benefit The Public Theater in New York City.
Sting performs “The Last Ship” to benefit The Public Theater in New York City. WireImage/Kevin Mazur

Sting: The Last Ship (9pm, UNC-TV) - This Great Performances broadcast features Sting, backed by a 14-piece band, performing songs from his 2013 album and Broadway-bound musical “The Last Ship” at the Public Theater in New York City. The work explores the demise of the shipbuilding industry in his hometown of Wallsend, England.

Also on tonight . . .

2014 Winter Olympics (8pm, NBC) - NBC’s primetime coverage continues. Tonight: Women’s Alpine skiing, men’s speed skating and finals in short track (both men and women). NBC will continue their winter sport coverage through Feb. 23 on NBC, NBC-Sports, USA, MSNBC and CNBC. What you see in prime time will have been taped earlier, but all of the competitions will also be live-streamed on nbcolympics.com. For a full schedule, go to nbcolympics.com/tv-listings.

Cold Justice (8pm, TNT) - A 2002 double murder in small-town Arkansas is investigated.

Shark Tank (9pm, ABC) - The sharks hear pitches for a bicycle cart peddling juice and smoothies, a spy school run by a former CIA agent and a retired wrestler’s yoga program.

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