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.
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.
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.
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.
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