What to Watch Friday: Welcome to Mockingbird Lane, Haunted Haven, Obama on MTV and More

On TV this Friday: Mockingbird Lane modernizes The Munsters, Haven‘s terror is coming from inside the house!, 20/20 is country strong and POTUS courts the youth vote in Ask Obama Live. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

5 pm Ask Obama Live: The MTV Interview With the President (MTV) | MTV News’ Sway Calloway sits down with President Obama at the White House to ask him questions relevant to young voters.

PREVIEW | Nikita‘s Lyndsy Fonseca on Alex’s Relapse Woes, ‘Salex’ Love and – Possible Romance With Owen?

PREVIEW | Disney Teen Queen Debby Ryan Previews Jessie‘s Next Adventures (Including Another Crossover!)

8 pm Mockingbird Lane (NBC) | This re-imagining of the 1960s comedy The Munsters was created as a series pilot but instead airs tonight as a Halloween special. Jerry O’Connell (The Defenders) stars as Herman, Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development) is his wife Lily and Eddie Izzard (The Riches) plays Grandpa. (Get a spooky sneak peek at the project, written by Pushing Daisies‘ Bryan Fuller and directed by X-Men‘s Bryan Singer.)

8 pm Kitchen Nightmares (Fox) | Part 1 of an all-new episode finds Chef Ramsay in Boston, where he tries to help two stubborn sisters save their North End Italian restaurant.

8 pm America’s Next Top Model: College Edition (The CW) | The girls travel to Jamaica, where they take part in a dance-off and shoot some love-triangle-themed photos while afloat on a river raft.

PREVIEW | Degrassi Video: Adam Is Dealt a Setback in the Milestone 300th Episode

PREVIEW | Exclusive Grimm First Look Video: Monroe Can’t Get Enough Halloween!

9 pm Fringe (Fox) | When the team tracks a lead into a hostile and heavily guarded location… Broyles resurfaces! But can he be trusted? (Get scoop!)

9 pm 20/20 (ABC) | Katie Couric interviews some of country music’s biggest stars, including Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift, in an “All Access Nashville” installment of the news journal.

9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | Mac investigates a 20-year-old case of a missing boy (whose mom is played by Dawson’s Creek alum Meredith Monroe) when the prime suspect is found murdered on the anniversary of the boy’s disappearance.

9 pm Nikita (The CW) | Nikita, Michael and the team extract a young girl brainwashed to be a Division agent, only to lose her right as she’s about to unleash a bomb on a high-value target. The girl’s abduction, meanwhile, brings up painful memories for Alex.

PREVIEW | Exclusive Degrassi Video: Adam Is Dealt a Setback in the Milestone 300th Episode

10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | An undercover NYPD detective who has worked in Malaysia – and gets a medal from Frank for it — is taken hostage by a drug lord whose brother he put in prison. Michelle Hurd (The Glades) guest-stars.

10 pm Haven (Syfy) | Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210) directs a Halloween episode that traps Audrey, Nathan and Duke in a haunted house with a captor that pits them against each other. Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey) guest-stars as Roland, a man bent on vengeance against one of Haven’s own.

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

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  1. Nick says:


  2. POIfanatic says:

    Mockingbird Lane

  3. Amanda says:

    Everyone watch Mockingbird Lane!

  4. Mockingbird Lane (because it’s written by Pushing Daisies‘ Bryan Fuller and directed by X-Men‘s Bryan Singer) but I wish I could watch Community Halloween episode (and I will on Twitter #Darkest402)

  5. King says:

    CSI: NY and maybe the Mockingbird Lane pilot.

  6. Mh says:

    Nikita live and catch up with the other shows. Nikita comes first

  7. Isn’t Shark Tank coming on at 8pm with the “All Access Nashville” 20/20 coming on at 9pm?

  8. Gail says:

    “Roland” on haven? Is this a King reference or more?

  9. Taylor says:

    I’ll be watching Grimm for sure, and I’ll probably watch Mockingbird Lane too.

  10. mia says:

    Mockingbird Lane

    …. And I’ll check out the Obama special. Great to see him recognizing and valuing younger voters. So few. politicians actually speak to my demo or younger

    • Angela says:

      Agree completely with you on the Obama thing. And I’m always pleased to see younger people show an interest in the elections :).

  11. Simon Jester says:

    Mockingbird Lane & Fringe

  12. kali says:

    For me, best tv show since Lost, maybe even a little better…

  13. Renee says:

    I’ll be watching nothing live, but will DVR Grimm, Nikita and Haven.

  14. Balaji K says:

    Mockingbird Lane
    Blue Bloods

  15. Templar says:

    Mockingbird because Eddie Izzard rules. And Grimm because Monroe co-rules.

  16. Blake says:

    Mockingbird Lane

  17. murley says:

    so excited about mockingbird lane!
    and grimm and fringe.

  18. I’m glad I have a 4 tuner TiVo.

    8 – Mockingbird Lane
    9 – Fringe
    10 – Haven
    then Nikita and Grimm if I don’t fall asleep too early

    CSI NY and Bluebloods when I get a chance

  19. Jared says:

    Mockingbird Lane!

  20. lulu says:

    Mockingbird Lane & Ghost Adventures

  21. Gary says:

    CSI: NY, Kitchen Nightmares adn without a doubt Grimm.

  22. M says:

    Grimm, Fringe, and Haven tonight; Nikita tomorrow on demand :) So happy The CW is finally available on demand now. It makes things ALOT easier. :)

  23. Gina says:

    What a horrid night of TV, overall. Shark Tank and Mockingbird Lane are the only things worth checking out.

  24. vane says:

    What!!! I didn’t even know mockingbird lane was airing tonight dam good tv night today grim llorona special and then mockingbird lane!!! Soooooo excited!

  25. Keren says:

    Grimm and Blue Bloods

  26. Justin says:

    Nikita, Fringe, Grimm, CSI: NY, Haven and Blue Bloods for me tonight. Lots of good shows!

  27. nick1372 says:

    Kitchen Nightmares season premiere!

  28. Ann says:

    Mockingbird Lane! I really wished NBC had aired more promos for it…I only saw one ad for this thing on tv. I hope it does well in the ratings because I really want this to become a series!

  29. Bobbie says:

    Grimm, Fringe, Mockingbird Lane, Haven, what a wonderful night Fridays are turning out to be!

  30. tvaddict says:

    This is actually an exciting night of television ON A FRIDAY-Mockingbird Lane, Nikita, Fringe

  31. So this season Haven is building toward Audrey disappearing like she did twice before. I think that the season will end one of two ways: She will vanish and the series will end, leaving viewers and the other characters with the idea that she will return to Haven 27 years from now, or it will lead into a new and final season in which all the mysteries will be resolved and all the questions will be answered.

    One theory I have is that Haven will turn out to be like a testing ground for an organization like The Shop from Firestarter and that The Troubles will trace their origin back to something like MKUltra. Another theory is that it might link up to Randall Flagg from The Stand since his name has been in the opening credits since the first season.