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What to Watch on Friday: NBC’s ‘Emerald City,’ Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’

Adria Arjona, left, as Dorothy, and Florence Kasumba as Wicked Witch Of The East in “Emerald City” on NBC.
Adria Arjona, left, as Dorothy, and Florence Kasumba as Wicked Witch Of The East in “Emerald City” on NBC. David Lukacs/NBC

Emerald City (9 p.m., NBC) – The debut of a new fantasy drama about a woman named Dorothy swept into the eye of a tornado while searching for her mother, and transported to a mystical world governed by a powerful ruler who faces the wrath of a cauldron of witches. Dorothy meets three friends while on her journey to find her way home. In case you didn’t guess, it’s based on “The Wizard of Oz” – but very dark.

Also on . . .

One Day at a Time (Netflix) – This is it. This highly acclaimed new series, a reimagining of the Norman Lear classic from the ’70s and ’80s, centers on a Cuban-American family. A recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigates a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a building manager named Schneider. All 13 episodes land today. “One Day at a Time” could make the prospect of a snowed-in weekend a little easier to muddle through.

Grimm (8 p.m., NBC) – In the Season 6 premiere, after the massacre in Nick’s loft, Capt. Renard is determined to eliminate him once and for all. Also, Monroe and Rosalee struggle over whether to stay in Portland.

Sleepy Hollow (9 p.m., Fox) – In the Season 4 premiere, Crane and Jenny navigate life after the unexpected death of Abbie Mills.

Blue Bloods (10 p.m., CBS) – Eddie and Jamie get involved in an adoption case between birth and adoptive parents and ask Erin to help them settle the dispute.

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