On your TV this Friday: Alex Udinov aims to ruin a reunion, Olivia and Walter’s excellent adventure and… hairy bikers? As a supplement to TVLine’s original features and reporting, here are 12 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm MLB National League Championship Series (TBS) | The Brewers and Cardinals enter Game 5, with the series tied up at 2-2.
8 pm A Gifted Man (CBS) | Michael treats a patient who’s been hearing voices — probably muttering under his breath the whole time, “Dude, just voices? You’ve got it easy, believe me.”
8 pm Nikita (The CW) | When Nikita learns that her former Division partner (played by Bones alum Katheryn Winnick) is not dead, as presumed years ago, but in fact just escaped a Turkish prison, Amanda sends Alex to keep the ladies from reuniting.
9 pm Fringe (Fox) | When Olivia starts to be spooked by a strange entity, she and Walter — leaving the lab for the first time in years — make tracks for Massive Dynamic to dig up some old Cortexiphan files. Executive producers JH Wyman (@JWFringe) and Jeff Pinkner (@JPFringe) will be tweeting live during the West Coast broadcast.
9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | When the Egyptian god Osiris puts Dean on trial for past sins, Sam serves as his lawyer and Jo (Alona Tal) shows up as a witness for the prosecution.
9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris guest stars as an Internal Affairs snoop when Danny and his rookie reports are involved in a shooting after a night out at a (hic!) bar.
10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | While Erin reopens an old rape case in which her father was the arresting office, Danny and Jackie investigate the murder of three teenagers in a park.
10 pm Sanctuary (Syfy) | Will, Kate and Bigfoot work to prevent an Abnormal war.
10 pm The Soup (E!) | What happens when Joel McHale’s crew of cut-ups merge with The Walking Dead and some of its stars? You get the bloody-good five-minute short, “Soup of The Walking Dead.”
10 pm 20/20 (ABC) | In “A Hidden America: Children of the Plains,” Diane Sawyer profiles the poverty-stricken, overachieving youths of the Lakota Indian Tribe at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
10 pm Strike Back (Cinemax) | Scott and Stonebridge make tracks for Chechnya to hunt down a stash of chemical weapons.
10 pm Hairy Bikers (History) | Series premiere: The name says it all. What? It doesn’t? It’s a food show?! Oy.
What will you be watching live this Friday?