What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Friday

On TV this Friday: Rob Lowe discovers his presidential roots, Nikita‘s trap comes unhinged, the latest Grimm creature isn’t so Ángel-ic, Blue Bloods tries to plug a leak and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The Finder (Fox) | Just call Walter the Horse Whisperer as he helps Isabel’s friend uncover who murdered her racetrack aficionado father.

8 pm Nikita (The CW) | It’s mo’ money, mo’ problems when Nikita, attempting to trap Percy, convinces Birkhoff to sing to the tune of 20 million dollars. After a failed hacking and an arrest, the team splits up, trying to recover the stolen money and talk a walk in Birkhoff’s shoes. Check out a video of the action!

8 pm Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC) | At the nation’s capital, Rob Lowe is literally shocked after discovering his ancestors were connected to George Washington and the Revolutionary War. P.S. Next week, the series climbs the family tree of his Parks and Recreation co-star, Rashida Jones.

Felicia Day Previews Her ‘Awesome’ Supernatural Gig, Eyes Game of Thrones, True Blood

9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | A wave of brutality threatens a small community when a body is found dismembered and strategically left on four street corners. (This may or may not rival Dexter‘s Ice Truck Killer.) Days of Our Lives‘ Molly Burnett and The Chicago Code‘s Billy Lush guest-star. (See an exclusive video of tonight’s episode.)

9 pm Fringe (Fox) | The teams on both sides fight on for a common cause, and there are shocking developments tied to the Cortexiphan children. Oh, yeah — renewed!

9 pm Grimm (NBC) | While Nick investigates a dead construction worker with ties to a long-standing conflict in the creature world, the prime suspect (Dexter‘s David Zayas) sends reapers to eliminate the Grimm once and for all.

 2012 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Axed? What’s on the Bubble?

10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Danny and Jackie realize there is a leak in the task force while protecting a Russian mob witness; Erin is asked to be deputy mayor, which would have her working directly with her father.

10 pm In Plain Sight (USA Network) | In order to clear her name, Mary will have to lose her FBI surveillance tail and track down her vengeful father before anyone else does.

10 pm Magic City (Starz) | Mike Strauss’ body is seized, Ike reacts to a break-in, and Victor plots to get his wife out of Cuba. Vera secures Jackie Kennedy for a charity event but laments not having children with Ike.

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

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  1. niks says:

    Fringe, Fringe and only Fringe.

  2. Kissan says:

    Grimm, Nikita and Fringe.

  3. Kim R says:

    WHY did they cancel In Plain Sight???? :(

    • heather_kaye says:

      I’m not certain, but it seemed it was less a cancellation than it was the people involved deciding they were done with the story. (That’s been the spin they’ve given it, at any rate.) And I, for one, would much rather see the story wrapped up the way the writers want it than for it to limp along for another four or five years. Besides – fingers crossed, Mary McCormack gets to be back on our tvs in the fall!

      Oh, and I’m with Grimm and IPS tonight – just a general commercial, but I hated on Grimm when they were talking about the pilot (L&O/SN mashup, etc.) but I am very glad I gave it a chance – it may not be The Best Thing On TV, but it’s good and it’s fun and it makes me smile, and I look forward to next season!

      • kate says:

        that’s weird. I’ve heard the opposite. ‘In Plain Sight’ was canceled by USA and the actors/writers/crew would have kept going with it for another season at least. But I feel like ‘In Plain Sight’ didn’t match USA’s image anymore. It was one of their first original shows, really smart, really funny, kind of dark, but still good. Now they have all these bubblegum shows (Royal Pains, Fairly Legal, Suits, etc…) and IPS, which even dumbed down like it was after season 02, is still one of the smartest shows on the network…so naturally it had to go. My opinion, anyway.

  4. matt says:

    NFL Draft

  5. kmkitt says:

    Why do you never mention Supernatural?

  6. Shaden says:

    Nikita and In Plain Sight. Magic City at a later date.

  7. Taryn says:

    Fringe, CSI NY and Grimm. I am SOOOOOOOOO happy Fringe is getting a 13 episode fifth and final season!!!!

  8. kirads09 says:

    Fringe Friday! :-)
    DVR: Grimm (love that show too!)
    Catch on Demand Later: CSI NY

  9. m says:

    nikita for me and catch up w revenge and body of proof among others. Nikita the only show i watch live

  10. Renee says:

    Grimm and Finder

  11. Jenn says:

    Blue Bloods and Fringe!

  12. sarah says:

    CSI NY and Blue Bloods

  13. Meg says:

    I’m serial-marathoning West Wing episodes right now, which forced me to read the opening paragraph as Rob Lowe was appearing as the president on Nikita. But WDYTYA is interesting; maybe I’ll finally check it out this week.

  14. King says:

    Undercover Boss, CSI: NY and Grimm

  15. Elaine says:

    Watch Fringe, DTVR Grimm.

  16. Nick says:

    Finder & Grimm

  17. ndavika says:

    Nikita, Nikita forever & ever. I’m not sure what can top Maggie Q’s Emmy worthy performance last week, but I can’t wait to find out!

  18. rubytu says:

    Fringe, In Plain Sight. Hey! Marshall’s father told him the right one might be the one he’s there for at 4 a.m.!!!! Yay! Let’s go there!

  19. theresa says:

    Nikita, Fringe, Grimm & Real Time w/Bill Maher.

  20. Vannesa says:

    The Finder, Fringe, Nikita & CSI: NY. :D

  21. jess says:

    Fringe, Grimm, CSI:NY, In Plain Sight

  22. kelly says:

    Blue Bloods…and so happy Fringe will be back!!!