ONTVtoday: Friday July 13 – 10 Things I Hate About You


The Best Shows on TV


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10 Things I Hate About You

6:40 p.m. p.m. ET on FREEFORM
One of several modernizations of stage classics that all were on the screen around the same time, this 1999 comedy puts clever twists on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Julia Stiles and Larisa Oleynik play sisters whose love lives are intertwined, much to the younger sibling’s chagrin. She can’t date until her reluctant sister does. Heath Ledger, in an early appearance long before he put an Oscar-honored spin on Batman’s nemesis The Joker, an Joseph Gordon-Levitt co-star.

Lennie James

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Whistleblower

8 p.m. ET on CBS – Season Premiere
The title defines the content of this new documentary series hosted by attorney Alex Ferrer — previously a judge and a police officer — and overseen by CBS News veteran and “48 Hours” executive producer Susan Zirinsky. The show focuses on people who figuratively blew the whistle on corporate wrongdoing, at possible risk to themselves and their families. The premiere deals with a pediatric dental chain that took on one of the pharmaceutical giants among companies.


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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

8 p.m. ET on SYFY – Premiere
This Friday the 13th is lucky for Harry Potter fans, as USA and Syfy offer a weekend getaway to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry via a marathon simulcast of J.K. Rowling’s entire epic saga of “the boy who lived” and his friends (and enemies).

Lennie James

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The Dead Files

9 p.m. ET on TRAVEL
“Revealed: Controlled – Estill Springs, Tennessee,” an “enhanced” version of an earlier episode, takes paranormal investigators Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan to a family home in Middle Tennessee, where the husband and father is behaving in a manner that suggests he may be under some sort of paranormal influence. Steve’s research into the history of the property reveals that a previous owner endured several calamities. Meanwhile, Amy fends off attacks from a violent entity.


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C.B. Strike

10 p.m. ET on CINEMAX – Season Finale
This miniseries presentation of three mysteries by Robert Galbraith (“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling) draws to a close in “Career of Evil: Part 2,” which finds London private eye Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) hitting several local strip clubs seeking information on Niall Brockbank (guest star Andrew Brooke), one of the murder suspects, while the killer continues to taunt them. Elsewhere, Robin’s (Holliday Grainger) relationship with fiance Matthew (Kerr Logan) hits a new low, prompting her to reassess her commitment to marriage.

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