What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Friday

On TV this Friday: The Finder embarks on one last search, CSI: NY‘s finale puts Mac in limbo, Fringe and Blue Bloods serve up terror-fying season-enders, USA Network gives TV a new odd couple and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

PREVIEW | Hot Shots: Nikita Heads Back to Division

8 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | Billy Blanks, Jr. (son of Tae Bo legend Billy Blanks) asks the Sharks to invest in a “dance fitness program for people of all shapes and sizes.” (Sounds like Zumba to me…) P.S. Renewed!

8 pm The Finder (Fox) | Series finale: Walter’s brother (played by Geoff Stults’ real-life brother and 7th Heaven alum, George Stults) comes to town to deliver their father’s (Beverly Hills Cop‘s John Ashton) dying wish: Find his first love (Smallville‘s Annette O’Toole); Willa’s Uncle Shadrack (guest star Eric Roberts) forces her to marry Timo. (Watch an exclusive video!)

8 pm Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC) | SNL funnyman Jason Sudeikis takes a serious turn as he researches the cryptic story of his grandfather’s death and the dangerous lives of his older ancestors.

PREVIEW | Exclusive Grimm Video: Let’s Have a Big, Detached Hand for [Spoiler]!

9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | Season 8 finale: When Mac is shot, he finds himself in limbo between life and death, while his team tries to bring the shooter to justice. Eureka‘s Jaime Ray Newman returns as Mac’s late wife; see an exclusive clip and read preview from Gary Sinise.

9 pm Fringe (Fox) | Season 4 finale: What is William Bell’s master plan, and how does his “old friend” figure into it? Is Astrid alive or dead? What cortexiphantastic new party trick will Olivia show us? And how will the final scene set the stage for the fifth and final season? (Watch the wild new trailer!)

9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | In order to defeat Dick Roman and the Leviathans, the Winchesters must locate three key items. Easy, right? Not when the scavenger hunt includes facing off with two of their strongest opponents — Crowley included.

9 pm Fairly Legal (USA Network) | Judge Nicastro goes to war with the transit workers’ union (led by guest star Meat Loaf); Kate and Ben’s relationship heats up.

PREVIEW | The Men of USA Network’s New Common Law Let Loose!

10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Season 2 finale: Frank spends Mother’s Day racing to stop a biological weapon attack on NYC — all while keeping it a secret from his family; Danny and Jamie’s long-standing conflict comes to a head. The Wire‘s Leo Fitzpatrick, The Good Wife‘s David Fonteno and Third Watch‘s Joe Lisi guest-star.

10 pm Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) | Desperate Housewives‘ Eva Longoria will appear alongside a national security expert, an issues strategist and … yeah, I just fell asleep, too.

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

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39 Comments
  1. Jo says:

    Fringe! Im counting the hours! I’ll also watch what is likely the Nikita series finale :(

  2. Amanda says:

    Preparing myself for whatever craziness Fringe is getting ready to throw our way. Dreading the months of waiting.

  3. alikatster says:

    finder and blue bloods here.

  4. Templar says:

    The Finder [sad it's over], Grimm and Common Law [Pilot on USA].

  5. Morgan says:

    Fringe and Supernatural (yay, Crowley!)

  6. Bishop and Bell back together again says:

    cortexiphantastic, just made my day. But seriously, I am dying waiting for this finale! Why can’t it just be 9 o’clock already?

  7. Renee says:

    The Finder (Fox sucks) and Grimm.

  8. kim says:

    Grimm and Supernatural

  9. king says:

    CSI: NY!

  10. Ceili says:

    Fairly Legal!! Loving Kate & Ben!!

  11. theresa says:

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

  12. typhoonred says:

    Watching Supernatural and DVRing Grimm!

  13. sarah says:

    CSI NY
    Blue Bloods

    BB has been renewed SO please renew CSI NY it is a great Friday combo.

  14. Lynn says:

    No mention of Common Law I see……………

  15. Vannesa says:

    Fringe, Nikita, CSI:NY & the series finale of The Finder. :S :'(

  16. Emily says:

    FRINGE. Can’t believe that’s the last time I can say that until September.

  17. Viola says:

    FRINGE FRIDAY!!!

  18. G says:

    Nikita and CSI: NY, and hoping both get picked back up for another season.

  19. Brandy says:

    Nikita

  20. Charlotte says:

    BLUE BLOODS.
    Common Law.
    The Finder *criesaboutcancellation*

  21. kavyn says:

    Nikita!

  22. William says:

    Blue Bloods and Grimm

  23. Justin says:

    Once again another busy Friday for me: Nikita, Grimm, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Fringe, The Finder, Fairly Legal and Common Law. Whew!!

  24. CJ says:

    Nikita. Always Nikita.

  25. Diane says:

    The Finder was a bright spot in my Fridays (Fox, you have commitment issues) TBS pick it up I’ll watch and have friend that will too! Supernatural!, DVRing Grimm, Fairly Legal, might give Comon Law a try.

  26. Pati D says:

    Nikita and Fringe!

  27. Jude says:

    NIKITA and MY SUPERNATURAL !!!!!!!! Have not missed live-viewing an SPN episode in SEVEN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. sean says:

    Loved The Finder, shows that have intelligent interactions just keep getting left behind for mind numbing comedies. Another sad day in tv land

  29. Kevin says:

    tonight last Finder was beautiful, sad and badass…..best episode of the only season…..frick you fox!

  30. Erin says:

    After watching The finder finale, I’m so disappointed that it’s ended! I really, really enjoyed that show, and am getting pretty tired of Fox pulling the plug on all these great series! Drives me crazy!

  31. Christa says:

    The Finder is my absolute favorite show right now. I can’t believe Fox canceled it. Why do they always cancel my faves after one season?!

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