What to Watch Friday: CSI: NY's Pie Puzzle, House of Cards Debuts, NAACP Image Awards and More

White GoldOn TV this Friday: The NAACP Image Awards get handed out, Netflix deals its House of Cards, an Undercover Boss plays chicken and the CSI: NY team investigates a take-out take-down. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

8 pm The 44th NAACP Image Awards (NBC) | Sanaa Lathan (Boss) and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) host the two-hour celebration of people of color in the arts. Scandal, Grey’s and Treme are in the running – check out a list of nominees.

8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | The Boston Market boss mans the drive-through and carves up some birds during her stint among the rank-and-file. (That’s good and all, but tell us what we really wanna know: What, in the name of all that is holy, makes the Market’s neon orange mac-n-cheese so tasty?)

8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Nikita can’t understand why Michael sends Owen into the field to help her take down a rogue agent instead of going himself; Sean makes a decision about Alex.

8 pm Kitchen Nightmares (Fox) | Chef Ramsay visits a Pennsylvania Italian joint run by a brother and sister who can’t stop bickering long enough to save their restaurant.

8 pm Last Man Standing (ABC) | Inspired by Mike’s patriotism, Eve decides to join the Junior ROTC.

8:30 pm Malibu Country (ABC) | Reba helps Cash get over writer’s block by advising him to write what he knows… and then isn’t psyched when he pens a play about Reba and Bobby’s marital woes.

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9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | When a young pizza-maker is carjacked, the CSIs must determine what the perpetrators were really after. Daniel Roebuck (Glee) guest-stars.

9 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | A Colorado couple want the sharks to finance their sandals for barefoot runners. (Hey, we read Born to Run, too. You planning on sending the Tarahumara a cut of those profits?)

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10 pm Mumford & Sons: The Road to Red Rocks (Showtime) | This 90-minute special chronicles the Grammy-nominated band’s sold-out, two-night stint at Colorado’s Red Rocks Park and Amphiteatre.

10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Frank has to deal with a bigoted radio host (played by Desperate Housewives‘ Mark Moses). Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Grimm) and HouseOfCardsVincent Pastore (The Sopranos) also guest-star.

House of Cards (Netflix) | Series premiere: Kevin Spacey stars as a White House insider in this Netflix original drama, all 13 episodes of which are available on the online streaming service as of today. The political soap also stars Robin Wright (The Princess Bride) and Kate Mara (American Horror Story) and is co-executive-produced by David Fincher (The Social Network). (Check out a video preview.)

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

Comments (25)

  • Fringe – I know, give it up already, right? Well, in my Alt-verse, it’s still going strong. ;)

    Comment by SK – February 1, 2013 04:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Right there with you. Thank goodness for the science channel! Get my Walter fix….

      Comment by Kristin – February 1, 2013 05:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! FRINGE and MERLIN!!!

      Comment by opus – February 1, 2013 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I miss my Walter. :-(

        Comment by Elaine – February 1, 2013 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • We all miss Walter. He was the greatest mad scientist in the history of science fiction!

          Comment by Jay – February 1, 2013 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t Nikita on at 8pm?

    Comment by Jamie Paton – February 1, 2013 05:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is 8PM, yes. 9PM was it’s previous timeslot during October and most of November until The CW realized it’s mistake.

      Comment by Jarrod Mitchell – February 1, 2013 05:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Fixed. Mgmt.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – February 1, 2013 06:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • House of Cards all night long.

    Everything else can go on the PVR.

    Comment by Troy – February 1, 2013 05:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Banshee!!

    Comment by LynnH – February 1, 2013 05:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • House of Cards (several episodes probably) and Gold Rush

    ps. Netflix is making the first episode of House of Cards available to non members for the entire month of February

    Comment by Chris – February 1, 2013 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ooh, thank you for that! Perhaps this is the time to start my free month…

      Comment by Emily – February 1, 2013 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita! So happy to finally have Sean back, and I can’t wait to see what happens with the Sean/Alex reunion.

    Comment by kat – February 1, 2013 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Downton Abbey season 3…got tired of waiting and bought all of season 3 on DVD and just watching them all as fast as I can :-) lol

    Comment by Billy – February 1, 2013 07:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Going to wait next Friday for the new season of Touch.

    Comment by Tran – February 1, 2013 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, to whoever it was who recommended trying the show “Continuum” the other day, thanks! I checked it out and, you’re right, it is a really good show, so, thank you for that!!

    Comment by Drew – February 1, 2013 08:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Undercover Boss (food businesses are the most fun to watch), CSI: NY, Spartacus: War of the Damned and Banshee.

    Comment by King – February 1, 2013 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Friday night is a loser with the exception of NIKITA

    Comment by VOXPOP – February 1, 2013 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree………we love Blue Bloods………but except for that show, why don’t they put ANYTHING decent on Friday nights? Not everybody is out on a date!

    Comment by jackie2830 – February 1, 2013 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • FOX used to show a lot of “World’s Blankiest Blank” which was fun, but they keep trying to put actual TV shows on Friday and failing miserably.

      Comment by Jay – February 1, 2013 04:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last Man Standing, Malibu Country, CSI: NY, Nikita, Banshee.

    Comment by G – February 1, 2013 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Treme should do very well at the NAACP awards, I would think. Great characters, great acting on that show.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – February 1, 2013 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Portlandia should be on tonight too, I think, unless for some reason they’re not airing one this week. Check local guides for times on the IFC channel.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – February 1, 2013 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mumford and Sons is on at 8 pm

    Comment by Tammy – February 1, 2013 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bill Maher, and Archive.org

    Comment by bobbie – February 1, 2013 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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