The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday
On TV this Friday: The Fringe team gets trapped, a Spartacus: Vengeance secret is revealed, Kristen Wiig wigs out on Portlandia and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, we’ve picked 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm A Gifted Man (CBS) | A distraught woman takes the Clinica staff hostage after Michael testifies for a former patient who he believed suffered uncontrollable urges due to a brain tumor. Diane Neal (Law & Order: SVU) guest-stars.
8 pm Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo) | Brad Pitt stops by to talk about his career, his family and everything in-between.
8 pm Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC) | Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei travels to Italy to discover the events that led to her great-grandfather’s murder.
9 pm Fringe (Fox) | Peter, Olivia and Walter get trapped in a town from which there is no escape. (Storybrooke?) They soon learn that this mysterious occurrence is part of an experiment gone wrong.
9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | Sam must confront a childhood fear when a case takes him and Dean to Kansas to investigate Plucky Pennywhistle’s Magical Menagerie, a local pizza chain that hosts children’s birthday parties. (View photos here.)
9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | Winter finale: When the CSIs investigate two seemingly unrelated deaths, their separate trails of evidence lead to a surprisingly connected conclusion. (Show returns March 30.)
10 pm Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz) | Spartacus must navigate a divide that opens up among the gladiators after news of Naevia’s fate spreads; Lucretia reveals a long-held secret to gain information.
10 pm Merlin (Syfy) | While saving Arthur’s life, Merlin is captured by Morgana, who delights in torturing the young warlock and places him under her control. Ultimately, she sends him off with one mission: Kill Arthur.
10 pm Portlandia (IFC) | A band called Cat Nap gets kidnapped by an obsessed fan (SNL‘s Kristen Wiig, watch preview below); Amber Tamblyn (House) guests as an intern whose ideas are shut down at the Women & Women First Bookstore .
10:30 pm The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (IFC) | Season 2 finale: Todd is on trial, and the public wants to see him hang.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.