The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday

On TV this Friday: No fewer than five fall finales, a Charlie Duncan Christmas, college football and more. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Pac-12 Football Championship (Fox) | Lame-duck* UCLA (thanks to USC’s ineligibility) battles No. 9 Oregon in the first-ever Pac-12 championship game. [*This is the opinion of Michael Ausiello and does not necessarily represent the viewpoint of The TVLine-Up.]

8 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) | The team visits Springfield, Mass. to help the Walkers, a family that for the past two years has lobbied for new state and federal laws against bullying — ever since their 11-year-old son took his own life, in the very home they are desperate to move out of.

8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Fall finale: When Nikita asks Owen to help her track down and steal another black box, she discovers he is working for a most unlikely employer; back home in Russia, Alex finally makes her move on Semak. (Get loads more scoop here!)

8 pm A Gifted Man (CBS) | Fall finale: As Michael treats a nervous bride-to-be who is experiencing headaches, he notices that her mother (Tony winner Faith Prince) is exhibiting symptoms of a serious condition. (Get Michael/Kate romance scoop here!)

8 pm Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! (Disney Channel) | En route to Palm Springs, Teddy and Amy get separated from the rest of the family at the airport, and the next plane doesn’t leave until after Christmas. Teddy, though, is determined to show her mom that she is responsible and pulls out all the stops to get them to their destination.

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9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | Fall finale: Jo gets unavoidably caught up in the dangerous investigation of John Curtis, the suspected rapist who was freed on her watch in D.C. Michael Weston (<em>House</em>) guest stars as a former FBI colleague of Jo’s.

9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | Fall finale: In (gulp) “Death’s Door,” while Sam and Dean race against time on a high-stakes mission, Bobby seeks the help of an unlikely old friend to solve one of the most personal cases of his life.

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10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Fall finale: A dangerous ex-mobster helps Danny find bodies from cold cases; Jamie works undercover in a boiler room operation, looking for dirt on the Sanfino family.

10 pm Boss (Starz) | Days before the election, Kane slowly regains control over City Hall. Will doing the unthinkable improve his public image in time?

10 pm Tyler Perry’s For Better Or Worse (TBS) | In the first half hour, Tyler Perry’s Leslie battles with whether or not to tell Tyler Perry’s Angela some disturbing news. Then, secrets are revealed at a pool party hosted by Angela. Said pool is presumably Tyler Perry’s.

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!

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  1. Snapy says:

    Excited for Supernatural, the best show on television!

  2. geordiegirl1967 says:

    Cannot wait for SPN tonight. I have my fingers crossed for Bobby.

    Season 7 has been excellent so far, so my expectations are high but I haven’t been disappointed yet. Agree with the poster above – best show on TV.

  3. Maxie says:

    I am really looking forward to CSI NY tonight.

  4. kelly says:

    NIKITA all the way! Love that show! So excited!!

  5. Sourabh says:

    “Bobby seeks the help of an unlikely old friend to solve…”

    So that means Bobby is fine right? At least enough to be solving cases?

    • Kristi says:

      The old friend helping him is Rufus… so, I think it means he is hovering between life and death at “Death’s Door”.

  6. Mike says:

    NIKITA all the way get the word out

  7. Brandy says:

    Nikita and Parade of Lights

  8. Jessie says:

    I can hardly wait to see what will happen in tonight’s episode of SPN. Please Bobby be all right. Why isn’t it 9pm yet?

  9. Nicole says:

    So excited for Nikita tonight! More people need to discover how amazing this show is!

  10. Justin says:

    Nikita, CSI: NY, and Blue Bloods.

  11. Dre says:

    Nikita and Sanctuary.

  12. Tasha says:

    I’ll be watching Grimm, but I guess no one at TVLine will…?

  13. Grace says:

    I watched GIFTED MAN, CSI:NY and hubby watched BLUE BLOODS.
    Love Gary Sinise and Sela Ward, Tom Selleck and Margo from JUSTIFIED is on A GIFTED MAN. Enjoy them all! :) Now WHERE is GERALD MCRANEY?

  14. Tasha says:

    yeah Sharon…I figured that out about 2 minutes after I posted this. Embarrassing.