What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Friday

On TV this Friday: The Finder tackles a bewitching case, Fringe‘s worlds remain in crisis, Mary Shannon is In Plain Sight for the very last time and more. In addition to TVLine’s  features (linked within), here are eight programs to keep on your radar.

PHOTOS | Nikita Exclusive: ‘Mikita’ Gets Wet and Wild

8 pm The Finder (Fox) | A Miami mob boss (Nestor Serrano, 24) has a strange request: Find the voodoo doll that is working against him.

8 pm Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC) | Parks and Recreation‘s Rashida Jones uncovers information about her grandmother’s pre-marriage life, during a trip that takes her from Manhattan to Ireland — and hopefully includes at least a brief appearance by Mod Squad‘s Peggy Lipton.

PHOTOS | Supernatural Hot Shots: Castiel Is Back… Again!

RELATED | The CW Renews Supernatural and Two Other Shows

9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | The team investigates the murder of a successful businessman (Rizzoli & Isles‘ Lee Thompson Young aka Jett Jackson) who still felt the pull of his old neighborhood. Sunset Beach‘s Sherri Saum and The Guardian‘s Charles Malik Whitfield also guest-star.

9 pm Fringe (Fox) | A mysterious event causes people to spontaneously combust, forcing Walter to revisit his painful past while the team faces off against David Robert Jones to save the world/worlds. Lost‘s Rebecca Mader guest-stars. (Get scoop on Lincoln Lee’s status, Leonard Nimoy’s return and Season 5.)

9 pm The Comedy Awards Playlist (Comedy Central) | Get warmed up for Sunday’s Comedy Awards with a night of specials featuring performances from 2012 nominees — including Donald Glover, Louis C.K. and Daniel Tosh — and past winners alike.

RELATED | Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Been Axed? What’s on the Bubble?

10 pm In Plain Sight (USA Network) | Series finale: In “All’s Well That Ends,” Mary finds herself caught between her “model” witness and an unexpected family reunion — all while radical changes take place around the office.

10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Danny and Jackie investigate the suspicious death of a high-rolling investor (Pulp Fiction‘s Frank Whaley) who sustained injuries in a fight yet doesn’t have a scratch on his body; Frank places Jamie under house arrest when the Sanfinos put out a hit on “Jimmy Riordan.”

10 pm Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) | Famed comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait will appear tonight alongside Ed Schultz and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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

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  1. kate says:

    so excited about “In Plain Sight,” but so sad at the same time. I’ll miss Mary (and Marshall) a lot.

  2. Cara says:

    Supernatural. Can’t miss Castiel coming back.

  3. m2 says:

    Nikita is the only show worth watching for me. I will probably catch up with other shows as well, but Nikita comes first

  4. Russ says:


  5. tp says:

    I will miss In Plain Sight so much. I’m glad Marshall realizes he loves Mary before it ends.

  6. Mía says:

    In Plain Sight had a lot of flaws, but those never stopped me from tuning back in week after week. I’ll be sad to see it (and the banterific Mary-Marshall dynamic) draw to a close. You’ve got to hand it to the people at USA; they certainly know how to cast a show

    • Kevin in CT says:

      Wow, I couldn’t agree more! The chemistry between them has been just fantastic. Perhaps an occasional movie of IPS could pop up ???? HINT: Say Yes Mary & The Gang!

    • Erin says:

      Mary and Marshall are the reason I stuck with the show. I love their relationship so much!

      It’s sad that the series finally seems to be hitting its stride right as it ends.

  7. sladewilson says:

    Fringe and In Plain Sight are the must sees for me. I kinda wish they would’ve left Mary and Marshall as partners/best friends than running into the cliche “Oh I love you” bit.

  8. Renee says:

    Grimm and The Finder for me.

  9. Sue says:

    Magic city

  10. Mrs. Peele says:

    SUPERNATURAL for me always on Friday nights! I tape GRIMM to watch later and In Plain Sight another one I like. I too will miss Mary and Marshall. I think they could have gone on a little longer. I stopped watching Fringe because they seemed to always be in the alternate universe world. I liked it in the very beginning.

  11. jspattzfan says:

    How can you forget Grimm? It’s a great show with a fanatical following that’s only been getting better each week as the season winds down. Check it out!

    • Renee says:

      They didn’t forget it, they just try to highlight different shows every week. Matt confirmed this is what they try to do. It’s not a reflection on the show if it isn’t listed.

  12. Tee says:

    Oh, In Plain Sight, Marshall, Mary, Stan, sigh. I’m going to miss you!

    Another show I got hooked on from netflix streaming, but have been watching the last 2 seasons live.

  13. KBC says:


  14. Mack says:

    Without question, I’ll be saying goodbye to Mary and Marshall, let’s hope Mary returns Marshall’s confession.

  15. Vannesa says:

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

  16. Brandy says:


  17. sarah says:

    CSI NY (please be renewed) and Blue Bloods! Finally another episode where we get more than 2 minutes of Jaime!

  18. Watch: Fringe
    DVR Grimm
    Catch up ON DEMAND with CSI NY over the weekend.

  19. juan says:

    So sad that In Plain Sight is ending, will miss Mary and Marshall and everyone but at least it had a good run. Hope her comedy gets picked up cause she is awesome

  20. Rolfe says:

    I guess all I’ll watch is Real Time With Bill Maher. Wish there were more on Fridays.

  21. Justin says:

    I’ll be watching FRINGE, The Finder, Nikita, Grimm, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Fairly Legal and In Plain Sight. Whew! Very busy Friday night for me.

  22. Bella says:

    The Finder, Fringe, In Plain Sight. DVRing Supernatural and Blue Bloods. Watching Grimm on On Demand.

  23. theresa says:

    Watching Nikita, Fringe & Real Time W/Bill Maher. DVR Grimm.

  24. Velvet says:

    The Finder
    In Plain Sight
    Dead Files
    (Grimm online)

  25. Man shows for the man cave says:

    24/7 COTTO! vs Mayweather final episode, weigh in also on HBO. The Ricky Gervais Show at 9. Record some Shark Tank for later. Also the drawn out episode of The Ultimate Fighter Live. Maybe some Bill Maher, out of curiousity to how Bobcat will act. Take note of the manly TV viewing guys. No CW, teenager, or fairy tale shows.

  26. Ethel says:

    so sad to see the end of In Plain Sight. They deserved at least a 2 hour finale, not just a routine one hour. Not fair!! I will miss all of them, Friday nights will not be the same anymore this season.

  27. tp says:

    In Plain Sight was so sad. I really am going to miss it.