On TV this Friday: The Gifted Margo Martindale takes center stage, Chuck takes a business trip, CSI Jo gets a blast from her past, Fringe‘s fall finale, and more. As a supplement to TVLIne’s original feature stories, here are 12 other programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm A Gifted Man (CBS) | Rita’s surprise Thanksgiving reunion with her son is interrupted when he has a motorcycle accident, and it’s up to Michael to save him. Tom Wopat (Dukes of Hazzard) guest-stars as Rita’s husband.
8 pm Chuck (NBC) | Chuck and Sarah go undercover at a Buy More convention to hunt down an assassin whose target is the new Intersect; Jeff begins to show a very different side of himself.
8 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) | The team helps out Dale and Ken Dunning, the founders of “Jusst Sooup,” 17 soup kitchens situated throughout Delaware. The Dunnings, with their son, have been living out of small rental home that doubles as a storage facility. I predict this to be a 4 Kleenex Episode.
9 pm Fringe (Fox) | Fall finale: When a man mysteriously dies by an invisible force and his corpse rapidly turns ghostly white, the Fringe team finds evidence that links the predator to someone who passed away with an unknown genetic disorder. Meanwhile, Olivia suffers from migraines. (Is Excedrin a sponsor? Because that’d be rather cool.) Note: Because of that World Series preemption, this is not the intended fall finale; Joshua Jackson teased in this TVLine Q&A what/who it was originally supposed to be about.
9 pm Grimm (NBC) | After investigating a strange cluster of female deaths and disappearances, Nick sends Monroe undercover to sniff around (heh) a hypnotic suspect; a stranger looks to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a Grimm, but he’ll first have to get past Captain Renard. (Get Grimm scoop!)
9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | Jo comes face-to-face with John Curtis (Third Watch‘s Jason Wiles), the rape suspect she helped get acquitted years ago. In a nifty Once & Again reunion, Jeffrey Nordling guest-stars as a senator who never was happy with Jo’s actions back then.
9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | Sam, Dean and Bobby become hunters in the true sense of the word when they set up camp in a New Jersey (holler!) state park to track a creature that has been attacking people in the woods, and is rumored to be the real Jersey Devil. Meanwhile, Dean is thrilled to find a Biggerson’s restaurant in town, but is devastated to realize the eatery’s specialty may be making people crazy. (Get Supernatural scoop!)
9 pm Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (Sundance) | Season 2 premiere: The series’ sophomore run turns its focus to women in Nashville, Tennessee whose BFFs are gay men.
10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | When Henry suffers a heart attack, the Reagans brace for the possibility of losing their patriarch.
10 pm 20/20 (ABC) | Elizabeth Vargas interviews Salt Lake City’s Joe Darger and his (three!) wives — Alina, Vicki and Val — about their lifestyle, their faith, and their 24 (!!) children.
10 pm Boss (Starz) | When long-buried information resurfaces with the primary just around the corner, Kane and his camp pull out all the stops and battle the media to contain the situation.
10 pm Sanctuary (Syfy) | Magnus races to free an icebreaker trapped under mysterious circumstances.
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the Comments to offer tune-in suggestions of your own!