The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday

On TV this Friday: A Gifted Man wraps its freshman run, the Shark Tank turns into a kissing booth, Grimm gets a visit from Lost‘s Man in Black, Merlin‘s Lancelot returns from the dead and more. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | After fielding a Shark’s “insane” offer on a revolutionary clothing item, an entrepreneur calls Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for advice; two Utah college students pitch a line of lip balms featuring flavors that mix-and-match — but only when you kiss.

8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | The CEO of Popeyes visits her restaurants’ front lines. (See what other companies will be featured during Season 3.)

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9 pm A Gifted Man (CBS) | Season 1 finale: Michael reunites with an old friend who is suffering from a rare illness, then learns that another patient at the clinic has a special connection to Anna. Frances Fisher (Titanic) guest-stars.

9 pm Grimm (NBC) | Nick discovers strange coins with an unsettling effect on whoever possesses them (in this case, Captain Renard and Hank); Lost‘s Titus Welliver (pictured above) plays a mysterious friend of Aunt Marie’s who comes to Nick with information about what led to his parents’ deaths.

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10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | When Frank’s high-profile reporter friend (Gossip Girl‘s Margaret Colin) is almost assaulted while investigating a story, Danny and Jackie attempt to track down the would-be attacker (watch a video sneak peek); Jamie’s undercover case comes to a head. The Dukes of Hazzard‘s Tom Wopat also guest-stars.

10 pm Merlin (Syfy) | Sir Lancelot, having sacrificed himself and vanished behind the veil of the netherworld to save Camelot, returns determined not to help Arthur’s realm, but destroy it.

10 pm Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz) | Spartacus urges his restless rebels to train for the defense of their new sanctuary; Lucretia and Ilithyia seek comfort from each other; Glaber’s forces swell.

10 pm Portlandia (IFC) | Fred and Carrie get the Mayor’s blessing to create a grassroots campaign to prevent the Olympics from ever coming to Portland; A pair of bike valets have trouble finding a disgruntled customer’s (The Smiths’ Johnny Marr) bike.

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

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  1. kirads09 says:


  2. Liz says:

    Blue Bloods and Reba’s WDYTYA. Catching up on DVR from earlier in the week during the 9:00 hour.

  3. Bella says:

    Grimm and Blue Bloods

  4. Renee says:

    Grimm sounds good tonight.

  5. KS says:

    The link for what other companies will be featured on season 3 of Undercover Boss takes you to an article about American Horror Story. While I love me some AHS, I would love to know what other companies will be featured. Thanks!

  6. Vannesa says:

    A Gifted Man…I love this show. CBS Execs…please do the right thing and renew it. :D

    • WingsStef says:

      A Gifted Man was awesome tonight. We need more episodes. I need more Michael, Anna, and Rita. Kate, Zeke, Anton, Christina and Autumn too.

  7. kevin says:

    On Demand: UNDERCOVER BOSS. Friday night series most likely getting canceled: A GIFTED MAN. I’m always tuning in for WWE SmackDown on Syfy and tonight, Randy Orton battles World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan.

  8. Lorie says:

    Grimm & Blue Bloods. I’ll DVR Undercover Boss; this week’s previews made me curious.

  9. GK says:

    Might check out Grimm just because of Welliver! But damn I miss Supernatural!

  10. jess says:

    Grimm and Merlin!

  11. Justin says:

    Grimm, Merlin, and Blue Bloods!

  12. Tee says:

    Nothing tonight, though tomorrow Being Human (UK) on BBC America. Forgot it started last weekend so DVR’d the airing later in the week.

    Not sure I like the dramatic changes but I like the show enough to at least give it a shot.

  13. G says:

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars and that will be all tonight.

  14. Susan says:

    A Gifted Man is the best show on television!!! The only show I watch. We need positive shows like this, not more of the violence against men, women and children in all the other shows. Keep “A Gifted Man” and be part of the healing, instead of the destruction.

  15. Brenda says:

    I truly hope CBS will do something to keep A Gifted Man on the air. It’s the only show I like on Friday nights. Maybe they could move it to a different time slot or something. All stations should cancel programs that show murder, sex crimes, reality stuff, violence and shows filled with profanity. A Gifted Man is one of the best on television. I have many friends who watch it and family members. Please, CBS, look at this again, and do not cancel it.

  16. Grace says:

    I will, and always will be watching A GIFTED MAN for as long as it airs. PLEASE CBS, PLEASE RENEW the great show! I love the stories and the entire cast.
    I need a new good doctor now that House is leaving us.
    People are just finding this show. Please give A GIFTED MAN more time to find it’s audience?

  17. patricia pavelko says:

    Please keep the gifted man on,at least give it another time spot and see what happens.Great show with great actors.Love this show alot and i am sure alot of other people watch it also.

  18. Sally Bettencourt says:

    Love A Gifted Man!!!