The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday

On TV this quiet Friday night: Chuck returns to his square roots, things get hairy on Grimm, Kelsey Grammer’s Boss wraps his freshman campaign, and more. We found eight programs to keep on your radar.

Our Guide to Fall Finale and Winter Return Dates

8 pm Chuck (NBC) | A mission to track down a computer super virus leads Chuck to return to his roots as a hacker — and ask his biggest competition, Gertrude Verbanksi (Carrie-Anne Moss), for help. Elsewhere, a new Buy More employee (Community‘s Danny Pudi) complicates Jeff and Lester’s friendship. (Read previews here and here.)

8 pm Frosty the Snowman (CBS) | “Hap-py birthday!”

Chuck Boss Talks Jan. 27 Series Finale: ‘I Predict Few Dry Eyes’

9 pm Grimm (NBC) | In “The Three Bad Wolves,” Nick’s investigation of an arson case exposes a longstanding family feud that brings Monroe face-to-face with characters from his troubled past. Jaime Ray Newman (Eureka), pictured above, guest-stars.

9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | It’s a very quiet Friday, so I’ll put this repeat out there — if only ’cause it’s the rather excellent season premiere.

9 pm The Take (Encore) | In Part 2 of this four-part adaptation of the Martina Cole crime thriller, there’s a new killing to be made, but when Freddie’s (Tom Hardy) behavior takes a shocking turn for the worse and almost ruins a deal, Jimmy (Shaun Evans) takes control.

9:30 pm The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story (CBS) | In case you missed it at Thanksgiving-time, here it is again — an animated adaptation of the children’s boom about a North Pole little guy who helps Santa Claus determine who to put on the naughty and nice lists.

Supernatural Scoop: Misha Collins Is Returning — But As Castiel?

10 pm Boss (Starz) | Season 1 finale: The race is close, and Kane and Stone do their part to turn the gears of the political machine; Emma’s world is upended while Meredith goes to great lengths to prove her loyalty to Kane. (And yes, it’s already renewed for Season 2.)

10 pm Sanctuary (Syfy) | Trouble from Hollow Earth insurgents leads to a reunion… and a betrayal.

Which of the above is must-see TV for you?

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  1. kevin says:

    Finally the CHUCK has come back to NBC…after taking a few weeks off from Thanksgiving. Only nine episodes left in the series.

  2. Eliza says:

    Kevin, don’t remind me :(
    Going to miss Chuck so much.

    Cannot wait to see the amazing Danny Pudi on tonights episode.

  3. Justin says:

    Chuck, Grimm, and Sanctuary are on my radar tonight.

  4. Ali says:

    Only Chuck tonight since Fringe isn’t on until January.

  5. aj says:

    checking out Boss tonight,

  6. GK says:

    Hiatus sucks! Only Sanctuary which I’ll watch tomorrow!

  7. Templar says:

    Wow. Crap night for TV. Time to open a bottle, light a fire, put on music and start wrapping those gifts.

  8. AT says:

    I’ll watch Grimm and DVR Sanctuary. I’m still about 5 episodes behind on that show. Though if Tesla was in every episode I’d watch every episode practically live. That said, I guess I had a completely different perspective of the Supernatural premiere this season. I thought it was surprisingly bad. I don’t think I could ever watch that episode again.