TV tonight: Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos scandal on ’20/20′


TV picks for Friday, March 15
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“Blindspot” (8 p.m., NBC): Jane confronts her past as the team rushes to keep a deadly weapon out of a terrorist’s grasp.

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HBO film on Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos a chilling cautionary tale

“20/20: The Dropout” (9 p.m., ABC): “20/20” and “Nightline” present a two-hour documentary on the spectacular rise and fall of former Silicon Valley darling Elizabeth Holmes and her biotech company, Theranos. Once the youngest, self-made female billionaire, Holmes’ company and its nearly $10 billion valuation came crashing down amid accusations of massive fraud. Sharing the same name as the popular ABC News podcast, “The Dropout” features the first sit-down interview with Jeff Coopersmith, the attorney representing Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, former Theranos president and COO; and access to deposition tapes of key players including Holmes, Balwani, Theranos board members Bill Frist, Gary Roughead, Robert Kovacevich; Theranos whistleblower Tyler Shultz and more. Also included: An interview with Pallav Sharda, a patient speaking out about inaccurate test results he received through Theranos; plus interviews with former Apple executive and Theranos board member, Avie Tevanian, journalists, and former Theranos employees and investors. The program is the result of a three-year investigation by ABC News Chief Business, Technology and Economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis. Holmes, a Stanford dropout, created Theranos, which was lauded as a revolutionary company that claimed to perform hundreds of blood tests from a drop or two of blood. But following questions about the company’s validity, Theranos began to disintegrate.

“Hawaii Five-0” (9 p.m., CBS): Five-0 investigates the murder of a window washer and find that the victim is actually a renowned street artist who may have a politically motivated bounty on his head. Also, Grover and Adam look into the murder of a gambler, and Junior helps his father when they are reminded of his sister’s death.

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (9 p.m., The CW): Rebecca tries out for the local community theater, while Paula is courted by various law firms. Cheri Oteri guest stars.

“Bridezillas” (10 p.m., WEtv): The reality series returns to wreak another blast of wedding hell. Brace yourself for epic meltdowns, wild bachelorette blowouts, family feuds and more.

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“Shrill” (Hulu): Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”) stars in this fresh new dramedy. Based on Lindy West’s popular memoir, it’s a six-episode series about an overweight young woman who is eager to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss.

“Arrested Development” (Netflix): Brace yourself for another round with the loopy Bluths. The award-winning comedy returns with the eight remaining episodes of its fifth season, in which Buster heads toward a murder trial and the family is on the hook to build a “smart” border wall.

“Catastrophe” (Amazon Prime): In the fourth and final season, we re-join the couple after Rob’s secret relapse to alcoholism ended in a dramatic car crash and a forced confession to Sharon. Now, Rob …read more

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