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.
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!”
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.
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?