What to Watch Friday: GH Loves Lucy, Fringe's Strange Trip, Portlandia Winter Special and More

Lynn Herring Returns to General HospitalOn TV this Friday: Returning General Hospital favorite Lynn Herring has a ball (to plan), Fringe goes down the rabbit hole, winter arrives in Portlandia for the first time and Degrassi lets it ride in Las Vegas. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

2 pm General Hospital (ABC) | Lynn Herring reprises her role as Lucy Coe, who is enlisted to help plan the Nurses’ Ball (side note: whee!). Also, Today‘s Meredith Viera guest-stars as madam-turned-makeup-exec Bree Flanders, a character she first played in 2003.

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7 pm White Christmas (AMC) | Sing along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney in the musical holiday hit. (If you can’t get enough snooooooow, snoooooow, snoooooow, it plays again at 9:45 pm.)

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8 pm Kitchen Nightmares (Fox) | Chef Ramsay revisits restaurants he helped in the past to see whether his guidance boosted their success… or whether they ignored his advice like they ignore health codes.

8 pm Last Man Standing (ABC) | When he hears that Vanessa longs for their pre-kid Christmases, Mike plots a way to get Boyd and the girls away for the holiday.

8:30 pm Malibu Country (ABC) | Reba has some not-so-Christian thoughts when Kim is chosen to sing a solo in the church’s Christmas service.

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9 pm Fringe (Fox) | Walter drops LSD in an attempt to recall a plan to defeat the Observers, while a mysterious signal leads Peter and Olivia to a grisly scene in the woods. (Read our in-depth preview.)

9 pm Great Performances (PBS) | The documentary Magical Mystery Tour Revisited chronicles the making of the legendary Beatles film and includes contributions from Paul, Ringo and Martin (Scorsese).

9 pm Degrassi Vegas (Teen Nick) | In this TV movie, the crew heads to Las Vegas with various motives – among them, Bianca and Drew plan to marry and Katie wants to win big to pay for school.

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10 pm Haven (Syfy) | In Season 3’s penultimate episode, a string of bodies representing IFC's Portlandia Season 3 - 092412long-buried resentments casts a pall on the Haven High School Reunion. Also, Smallville alum Laura Vandervoort kicks off a two-episode arc as The Colorado Kid’s wife (get scoop).

10:30 pm Portlandia (IFC) | Sketches in this “bonus” winter episode – which airs in advance of Season 3’s January premiere — include Bohemian couple Peter and Nance trying to keep off holiday weight and Candace’s son (played by Saturday Night Live‘s Bobby Moynihan) visiting the feminist bookstore around Christmas.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!

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19 Comments
  1. Can’t wait for Haven tonight!

  2. Eric says:

    MALIBU COUNTRY!!!

  3. Renee says:

    I have to get caught up on Haven so I can watch this. I hate they wouldn’t release season 2 DVD’s until 5 seconds before season 3 started. You would think they would want viewers to actually watch the show when it airs.

  4. ctwildheart says:

    LOVE Fringe! They are giving us a lot of good stuff this last season.

    LUCY COE! I can’t wait for her to come back and help the Nurse’s Ball happen. General Hospital has been on fire these past few months and shows no signs of stopping! :)

  5. violettfem says:

    Omg look at the contrast between Lynn Herring/Lucy Coe’s face and her neck. Why are all these women injecting their faces with poison and fillers?

  6. Justin says:

    Fringe and Haven for me tonight. Man, those sound good together.

  7. Templar says:

    Looking at what’s on offer on TV tonight, I’m glad to have a Christmas party to attend.

  8. SusieQ says:

    I love that you have GH mentioned here. Can’t wait for the return of Lucy! The show is on fire right now! Definitely must see tv for me.

  9. kozmikg says:

    So excited for Lucy to be back on GH!!

  10. eddie g says:

    Does anyone know if gh is running later tonight because its preempted today?

  11. Bonnie says:

    Haven. Excited to see Laura Vandervoort on the show!

  12. Andy says:

    Last Man Standing and Malibu Country.

  13. nick1372 says:

    Last Man Standing & Malibu Country.

  14. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Oh yay, Portlandia. I needed that today.

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