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.



Comments (39)

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

    Comment by Jo – May 11, 2012 08:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • theres another nikita next week, 23 episode season this year.

      Comment by Alan – May 11, 2012 08:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Preparing myself for whatever craziness Fringe is getting ready to throw our way. Dreading the months of waiting.

    Comment by Amanda – May 11, 2012 08:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • finder and blue bloods here.

    Comment by alikatster – May 11, 2012 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Finder and BB’s for me too.

      Sad The Finder is cancelled.

      Comment by jenn – May 11, 2012 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Finder [sad it's over], Grimm and Common Law [Pilot on USA].

    Comment by Templar – May 11, 2012 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe and Supernatural (yay, Crowley!)

    Comment by Morgan – May 11, 2012 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • cortexiphantastic, just made my day. But seriously, I am dying waiting for this finale! Why can’t it just be 9 o’clock already?

    Comment by Bishop and Bell back together again – May 11, 2012 08:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Finder (Fox sucks) and Grimm.

    Comment by Renee – May 11, 2012 08:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly!

      Comment by Trish – May 11, 2012 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • FOX is seeing FRINGE through to completion. They can’t win all of the battles. Fox Rocks!

      Comment by Mike – May 11, 2012 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I care less than nothing about Fringe. Fox sucks! I only watched two shows on Fox The Finder and Terra Nova. They cancelled both. The good news is I never have to deal with their BS again.

        Comment by Renee – May 11, 2012 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm and Supernatural

    Comment by kim – May 11, 2012 08:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CSI: NY!

    Comment by king – May 11, 2012 08:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fairly Legal!! Loving Kate & Ben!!

    Comment by Ceili – May 11, 2012 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watching Nikita, Fringe & Real Time w/Bill Maher. DVR Grimm

    Comment by theresa – May 11, 2012 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Watching Supernatural and DVRing Grimm!

    Comment by typhoonred – May 11, 2012 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CSI NY
    Blue Bloods

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

    Comment by sarah – May 11, 2012 08:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No mention of Common Law I see……………

    Comment by Lynn – May 11, 2012 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • do people not read the links on purpose, its right there in blue between fairly legal and blue bloods

      Comment by Alan – May 11, 2012 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Listed as a linked preview under Fairly Legal.

      Comment by Emily – May 11, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe, Nikita, CSI:NY & the series finale of The Finder. :S :’(

    Comment by Vannesa – May 11, 2012 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FRINGE. Can’t believe that’s the last time I can say that until September.

    Comment by Emily – May 11, 2012 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or maybe mid-season. But at least it’s not the last time!

      Comment by Mike – May 11, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FRINGE FRIDAY!!!

    Comment by Viola – May 11, 2012 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita and CSI: NY, and hoping both get picked back up for another season.

    Comment by G – May 11, 2012 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita

    Comment by Brandy – May 11, 2012 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BLUE BLOODS.
    Common Law.
    The Finder *criesaboutcancellation*

    Comment by Charlotte – May 11, 2012 10:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita!

    Comment by kavyn – May 11, 2012 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Blue Bloods and Grimm

    Comment by William – May 11, 2012 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once again another busy Friday for me: Nikita, Grimm, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Fringe, The Finder, Fairly Legal and Common Law. Whew!!

    Comment by Justin – May 11, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita. Always Nikita.

    Comment by CJ – May 11, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Diane – May 11, 2012 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita and Fringe!

    Comment by Pati D – May 11, 2012 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA and MY SUPERNATURAL !!!!!!!! Have not missed live-viewing an SPN episode in SEVEN YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Jude – May 11, 2012 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved The Finder, shows that have intelligent interactions just keep getting left behind for mind numbing comedies. Another sad day in tv land

    Comment by sean – May 11, 2012 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • tonight last Finder was beautiful, sad and badass…..best episode of the only season…..frick you fox!

    Comment by Kevin – May 11, 2012 08:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Erin – May 11, 2012 09:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?!

    Comment by Christa – May 15, 2012 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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