What to Watch Friday: Haven Time-Travels, a Wild Fringe Event, Whitney Houston Tribute and More

On TV this Friday: Haven messes with the time-space continuum, Miss Tyra picks America’s Next Top Model, Malibu Country holds out for a Gym Class Hero and Grammy shows the greatest love of all to Whitney Houston. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | Cinnabon president Kat Cole – the series youngest jefe so far – goes undercover in one of the franchise’s micro-bakeries (and, I’m assuming, doesn’t get the heavenly smell out of her clothes for weeks).

8 pm America’s Next Top Model: College Edition (The CW) | Season finale: A bunch of photo shoots and a runway show featuring previously eliminated contestants lead up to the choosing of this cycle’s fiercest face. Work it, girls! (An hour-long highlights show follows at 9 pm. Sorry, Nikita!)

8:30 pm Malibu Country (ABC) | Reba’s insulted when Mr. Bata wants a rapper (Travie McCoy, guest-starring as himself) — and not her — to record one of her songs.

PREVIEW | Grimm‘s Claire Coffee on Adalind’s Schade-y Return to Portland, Plans for Renard

9 pm Fringe (Fox) | A member of the team orchestrates a Fringe event of his own. (Check out a photo.)

9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | Lindsay returns to Montana to visit her father (played by Charmed‘s James Read) and deal with her past. Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives) also guest-stars. (Watch a video sneak peek!)

RELATED | Syfy Renews Haven for Season 4

10 pm Haven (Syfy) | Duke’s transported into the past, so Nathan has to find a way to rescue him and set things right in the present.

10 pm We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Tribute to Whitney Houston (CBS) | Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and others pay homage to the pop icon in a special featuring performances, new footage and exclusive interviews.

10 pm Dateline (NBC) | Today co-anchor Hoda Kotb chats with The Voice coach Christina Aguilera about her new album, Lotus; Gossip Girl‘s Kelly Rutherford talks with Andrea Canning about her high-profile custody dispute and the legal decision that changed her life.

10 pm Hunted (Cinemax) | Sam wakes up in her hospital room to find a familiar face promising to be an ally – and he seems to back that up by divulging a secret that causes her to take action.

10 pm Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) | Season 10 finale: Maher’s guests are Monty Python alum Eric Idle, documentarian Michael Moore, Daily Beast journalist David Frum and political strategist Ana Navarro.

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

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  1. SK says:

    Grimm and CSI:NY this weekend on On Demand.

  2. tvdiva says:

    Can’t wait for my top three shows – Fringe Grimm and Haven!

  3. omabin says:

    fringe, grimm and malibu country!

  4. Olivia says:

    HAVEN <3 <3

  5. Eliza says:

    Grimm and Haven!

  6. Liz says:

    Boo, no Blue Bloods. Slow night with just Last Man Standing and Malibu Country.

  7. wrstlgirl says:

    Grimm and Haven!!!

  8. I just can’t wait for tonight’s CSI:NY. I’ve waited six years for this episode <3

  9. ollie says:

    boo no nikita so dvd or something else for me tonight. love the tv ads for nikitas new/old time slot

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  12. Shaun says:

    No Nikita is a sad thing :(

  13. cjeffery7 says:

    i feel like every promo for fringe these days is “the fringe team creates a fringe event of their own” lol. i’ll take it! loving the bittersweet final run!

  14. Prue says:

    The SF of ANTM!!!! (Laura)

  15. Justin says:

    Fringe, Grimm, CSI:NY and Haven are on my must watch list tonight.

  16. Blake says:

    Last Man Standing
    Malibu Country
    At some point I have some major catching up to do on Grimm and Nikita.

  17. Eric says:

    Malibu Country!!! Whitney Tribute!!!

  18. HEATHER says:

    Malibu Country
    Last Man Standing

    Very said for no Nikita or Blue Bloods :(

  19. King says:

    Undercover Boss, CSI: NY and Hunted.

  20. Alan says:

    so nikita gets bumped for a “highlight” reel of the show which has been dragging it down all season, yeah good work there cw

  21. nick1372 says:

    Last Man Standing & Malibu Country

  22. jenn says:

    Haven!!!!!! Best show on TV!!!!!!&

  23. wrstlgirl says:

    Can you clarify that Haven is new tonight because I just checked and my DVR is saying repeat. :-)

  24. Candice says:

    Malibu County and Haven

  25. Joshua says:

    Doesn’t Nate go into the past on Haven?

  26. William says:

    Grimm, Last Man Standing and WWE Smackdown

  27. Bobbie says:

    Eric Idle! Time Travel! what a Friday! Haven, Grimm, Fringe, Real Time.

  28. Sable says:

    Fringe and Grimm