On 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.
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?)
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 Vincent 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.)
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