The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday

On TV this Friday: Nikita reflects on Amanda’s less-evil days, 20/20 has a cautionary tale for prospective Mega Millions winners, Spartacus and Merlin wage final battles and more. As but a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are eight programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | The CEO of Yankee Candle Co. learns the basics. I’m thinking, “Wax on, wax off”…?

8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Nikita recalls what Amanda was like when she was first brought to Division; Alex surprises Ari by showing up at the board meeting with a powerful friend. (Watch an exclusive video sneak peek!)

CSI: NY Returns Tonight! Greek Grads Spencer Grammer, Aaron Hill Talk ‘Surprise’ On-Screen Reunion

9 pm Fringe (Fox) | The Fringe team faces a case that appears familiar to Peter — but, strangely, takes place in this tweaked timeline.

9 pm Grimm (NBC) | When a murdered shop owner’s sister (guest star Bree Turner) comes to town, Nick thinks he may have found a new ally in the creature world; Renard enlists Adalind to cast a spell on Hank.

9 pm Fairly Legal (USA Network) | A judge orders Kate to mediate an insurance dispute between a fishing boat captain and a deckhand involved in a debilitating accident. Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica) guest-stars.

Supernatural Hot Shots: DJ Qualls Returns, and Dean and Sam Battle a Scary [Spoiler]!

10 pm Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz) | Season finale: In “Wrath of the Gods,” as dwindling supplies and a superior Roman enemy brings the rebellion to its knees, Spartacus must restore hope to his people as they careen towards their final confrontation with Glaber’s army.

10 pm Merlin (Syfy) | Season finale, Part 2: With Camelot firmly in the grasp of Morgana and her reign of terror, Merlin must go to extraordinary measures to restore Arthur’s faith and prove to the young King that he was truly born to rule.

10 pm 20/20 (ABC) | Right before the live $500 million Mega Millions drawing at 11 pm, Barbara Walters & Co. look at past lottery winners and losers, as well as the scammers and swindlers who vie for a slice of the winner’s pie, asking the age-old question: Can money buy happiness? [Insert witty rejoinder here.]

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



Comments (37)

  • Nikita
    Fringe
    Blue Bloods
    Spartacus
    Magic City (Premiere)

    Comment by Balaji K – March 30, 2012 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe

    DVR Grimm
    Catch CSI NY On Demand over the weekend sometime.
    (kinda cool to see Lee Majors!)

    Comment by kirads09 – March 30, 2012 07:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe, Nikita, Supernatural

    Comment by Morgan – March 30, 2012 07:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly my choice! ;)

      Comment by JustineK – March 30, 2012 08:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita and In Plain Sight

    Comment by Shaden – March 30, 2012 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watching Nikita, Fringe & Real Time w/Bill Maher. DVR Grimm.

    Comment by theresa – March 30, 2012 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita for sure then Supernatural and Blue Bloods.

    Comment by Marci – March 30, 2012 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As someone who has already seen Merlin’s “epic” battle, watch Spartacus instead. That one will be much more epic. I was really disappointed by Merlin’s lame finale – esp. when you consider the scale of its season premiere.

    Other than that: Supernatural, Grimm, Fringe.

    Comment by Kati (@timotey) – March 30, 2012 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m in the UK, so won’t get to see the new episode over here until Wednesday night, so I’m imploring all of my US cousins to watch Fringe!!! We need at least one more season of this brilliant show!

    Comment by Shazza, UK – March 30, 2012 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When did Friday become the best day for TV?

    Comment by Trent – March 30, 2012 07:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe, Nikita and Supernatural.

    Comment by Obaaand – March 30, 2012 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita
    Supernatural

    SPARTACUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Charles – March 30, 2012 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm!

    Comment by Renee – March 30, 2012 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Of course after weeks of no CSI NY and Blue Bloods you do not have them as shows to watch…they are both good and deserve to be on this list

    Comment by really!!!!!!!!!1 – March 30, 2012 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe, In Plain Sight, DVRing Supernatural and catching Grimm On Demand tomorrow.

    Comment by Bella – March 30, 2012 08:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, this is all I need–to have hot shows on fri –ucb & nikita. csiny & supernatural–if they move missing to fri I’m done!!!

    Comment by Preston – March 30, 2012 08:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm !!!..
    Supernatural (DVR)

    Comment by Belle Vamp – March 30, 2012 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita \o

    Comment by Tod – March 30, 2012 09:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe!

    Comment by Realist – March 30, 2012 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita, Grimm, Fringe, In Plain Sight, Fairly Legal, Merlin, CSI: NY and Blue Bloods. Man, this is going to be one BUSY Friday night for me.

    Comment by Justin – March 30, 2012 09:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So glad Grimm is back!

    Comment by Lorie – March 30, 2012 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe, In Plain Sight, Spartacus!!!

    Comment by Kelly – March 30, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Supernatural and Spartacus!!

    Comment by C.C. – March 30, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SUPERNATURAL

    Comment by Jen – March 30, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Supernatural
    DVR Fringe – to watch same night
    Blue Bloods
    DVR in Plain Sight to watch tomorrow

    Comment by Rowan – March 30, 2012 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Supernatural – always! record Grimm and In Plain Sight.

    Comment by Mrs. Peele – March 30, 2012 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita and SPN, DVR GRIMM

    Comment by Sid – March 30, 2012 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TAHMOH PENIKETT AND MICHAEL TRUCCO ON THE SAME SHOW?! Man, I don’t like Fairly Legal but I am so DVRing that tonight. And watching Grimm live.

    Comment by This – March 30, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe, Grimm, In Plain Sight.
    Seriously, does anyone want to watch a show that advertises itself like this: Watch the story of history’s greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and explicit sex. This is Spartacus.
    When did a network get so desperate? Am I right?

    Comment by rubytu – March 30, 2012 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, you’re wrong. Spartacus HAS graphic violence and explicit sex. This will be seen as a marketing ploy (and its a good one for adults) and a warning to parents with underaged kids. I see nothing wrong with it.

      Comment by Justin – March 30, 2012 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yes, a marketing ploy, to appeal to the visceral
        not surprising in today’s political climate, with the lowering of intellect and civility

        Comment by rubytu – March 30, 2012 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita, Spartacus, Fringe , Supernatural

    Comment by jazzyjefferson – March 30, 2012 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm
    Merlin!!!!

    Comment by jesse – March 30, 2012 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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