The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday

On TV this Friday: We leave Llanview, Chuck serves up a perfect 10, Fringe‘s Peter walks on through to the Other Side, Merlin‘s Arthur makes a shocking sacrifice and more. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar.

2 pm One Life to Live series finale (ABC) | “I’ll give you tomorrow/Let me be the one you share it with…. And each day that follows/Cause we only have one life to live.

Soaps Shocker! OLTL‘s Blair, Todd, John and Starr All Head to General Hospital

8 pm A Gifted Man (CBS) | Michael and “E-Mo” disagree about how to treat a patient with a brain tumor; a teenage girl gives birth at the clinic — and then immediately takes off.

8 pm Chuck (NBC) | Morgan’s past as the Intersect sends Team Bartowski to Vail on one last mission, where they enlist the help of an unlikely source — the legendary Bo Derek (playing herself).

8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Sean attacks Nikita and Michael in an effort to protect his mother; Percy gets the upper hand on Amanda and threatens to level Division unless she releases him.

8 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) | Series finale: The team moves that bus one last time after building seven homes in seven days for tornado victims in Joplin, Miss.

Supernatural Boss Talks Bobby’s Death, Dean’s ‘Unhealthy’ State, Two Big Returns and Lots More

9 pm Fringe (Fox) | Winter premiere: In an effort to find a way home, Peter journeys to the Other Side to confront Walternate, but his venture proves more dangerous than expected; Olivia receives a dire premonition from an Observer. (Read preview!)

9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | A home invasion case becomes more complicated when the victim’s family turns out to be less perfect than they originally seemed.

9 pm Grimm (NBC) | In “Game Ogre,” a prison escapee with unusual strength and a high tolerance for pain returns to Portland, seeking revenge against those who put him behind bars.

Portlandia Season 2 Scoop: Expect Pickling, a BSG Spoof and a Very Special House Guest

10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Danny and Jackie investigate a murder scene at a diner, where a witness claims a policeman fled the scene after shots were fired. Guiding Light alum Tom Pelphrey guest-stars.

10 pm Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) | Maher kicks off Season 10 with commentator David Frum, director Rob Reiner, Fla. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi.

10 pm Merlin (Syfy) | As Lancelot races back to Camelot with the dying Merlin, Arthur must continue on his mission to vanquish the Dorocha — even though doing so may demand that he make the greatest sacrifice.

10:30 pm The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (IFC) | Todd, looking to make the biggest deal of his career — with a pro rugby team, despite not knowing a thing about the sport — makes yet another poor decision.

Which of the above is must-see TV for you? Also, hit the Comments to politely offer tune-in suggestions of your own.

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  1. bettyd says:

    It’s also the last time we will hear “Move That Bus” from Ty. Get the hankies out!

  2. Sue says:

    Chuck, Supernatural and Grimm…

  3. Toto says:

    To be honest, none of the above. looks like I’ll be catching up on some recorded shows.

  4. kevin says:

    CHUCK with Bo Derek and FRINGE finally returns but I’ll watch the episode On Demand.

  5. Carol says:

    FRINGE :) :) :)

  6. Winnie says:

    Merlin and Todd Margaret. Of the former, I’ve been a fan since day 1 of the US airings, and the latter I just got into last Friday after watching a Taiwanese (NME) animation recap of the first season, which encouraged me to watch the first season to catch up.

  7. Dave says:

    Supernatural!!!!! and Chuck, Will catch Fringe, Grimm, and Merlin later either on DVR or itunes.

  8. Justin says:

    You know what, Fridays have become one of the busiest days of the week for me, programming-wise. Tonight, I’ll be watching Chuck, Grimm, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Nikita, Fringe, and Merlin! Lots of great programming on a used-to-be dead night for me.

  9. Renee says:

    It’s a Grimm evening for me.

  10. Jessica says:

    You know, I’m so excited that I’m not even going to try to produce a sensible comment:

  11. Meghan says:

    Chuck, Fringe, Supernatural

  12. kirads09 says:

    Cant wait to watch Fringe.
    DVR Grimm and catch up on CSI NY as I am able.

  13. Joaquin Slowly says:

    You have the guest stars for tonight’s Portlandia “One More Episode” listed as guests on the Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.

  14. Erin says:

    Joplin is in Missouri (abbreviated Mo.) not Mississippi (Miss.)

  15. opus says:

    IMO, BEST NIGHT OF TELEVISION (even if CHUCK is going off soon). More people need to stay home Friday nights now. Watching CHUCK, FRINGE (so glad its finally back), and MERLIN. DVRing A Gifted Man and Grimm.

  16. GK says:

    Supernatural (which is getting better every episode) and Fringe (I wish ratings improve drastically for both of them. They’re the absolute best the networks have to offer).

  17. l says:

    Nothing for me so ill be watching the Bones and Revenge that I missed

  18. m says:

    Nikita 4 me then i will catch up w revange and body of proof

  19. Jack says:

    CSI NY for me! Thanks TV Line

  20. toughcookie says:

    Tgif stands for thank god its Friday because fringe is on

  21. Amy says:

    I am originally from Missouri which is abbreviated MO or spelled out. Most people generally consider Miss. to be an abbreviation for Mississippi and I think the people of Joplin, MO would appreciate it if the people reading your column knew that Joplin is in Missouri not Mississippi. Thank you.

  22. Kalie says:

    “Nikita”, “Supernatural” & “Merlin”! I also love “Fringe”, so I’ll have to watch it later. I hate that it’s on at the same time as “Supernatural”.

  23. sendean says:

    CHUCK, FRINGE, MERLIN (10:00 PM), MERLIN (midnight), and maybe MERLIN on DVD!