On TV this Friday: Nikita angers the wrong person, Danny Messer and Jamie Reagan get pretty new partners, and Sanctuary returns. The people have spoken and we’ve gone daily* with the TVLine-Up. Here are our picks for the day.
5 pm MLB National League Division Series (TBS) | In a two-pack of Game 5s, the D’Backs take on the Brewers, followed by St. Louis at Philly. The Yankees? Sore topic here.
8 pm Nikita (The CW) | When Nikita puts a big ol’ snag in Amanda’s latest plan, “The Inquisitor” fights back by taking “what Nikita loves most.” (Black leggings?)
8 pm A Gifted Man (CBS) | Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) joins the freshman drama as Dr. Kate Sykora, a candidate to serve as the clinic’s new director. Also keep an eye out for Cara Buono aka the blonde beauty who lost Don Draper to the nanny.
8 pm Man Caves (DIY) | Season 8 premiere: Big-screen TV? Good. Bar? Good. Adding an in-home steakhouse? Good.
9 pm Fringe (Fox) | As the team looks into a series of bodies that decompose at an alarming speed, Walter’s hallucinations begin to take a severe toll on him. For more scoop, read TVLine’s recent pieces previewing Peter’s return and investigating Walternate’s conspicuously MIA status.
9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | Jewel Staite (Stargate: Atlantis) guest-stars as a demon who kills low-life thugs and takes their brains for, um, dinner. Suddenly I don’t feel so bad about the Angus Deluxe I indulged in the other night.
9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | A body discovered in the trunk of a stolen vehicle puts the CSIs on the trail of some car thieves, the gorge Courtney Ford (Dexter) among ’em. Also: Jeananne Goossen makes her debut as Danny’s driver-slash-partner.
9 pm Say Yes to the Dress (TLC) | Season 7 kicks off with no less than Kelly Ripa helping a bride choose her gown. And believe me, Hayley Vaughn Cortlandt McIntyre Santos knows a thing or two about this.
10 pm Sanctuary (Syfy) | The Season 4 premiere finds Magnus traveling to London circa 1898 to stop Adam from doing something that would have significant repercussions on the future. Taking a look at the new cycle’s bigger picture, Syfy says, “With the arrival of the Hollow Earth refugees, the balance between Abnormals and humans is severely upset. In order to keep the peace, Magnus and team must throw out the rulebook. But forging their own way means they’re not just dodging dangerous Abnormals anymore, now they’ve got world governments and new villains nipping at their heels.”
10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Continuing CBS’ Friday theme of fresh hires, Lie to Me‘s Monica Raymund begins her run as Jamie’s plucky new partner.
What will you be watching live this Fringeday night? (Look at me being all subliminal.)