What to Watch Friday: CSI: NY Goes Out With a Bang, Nikita Races to Save (or Sink) Sean & More

Today Is LifeOn TV this Friday: CSI: NY closes the book on Season 9, Blue Bloods turns up the heat on an Ugly Betty alum, Malibu Country hopes to bowl you over and Nikita is all or nothing. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Amanda frames Sean for the murder of the CIA director, so Nikita and Alex  — apparently working on the “go big or go home” theory of extraction — come up with a plan that either will free him… or cost him his life. Amanda Schull (Center Stage, Pretty Little Liars) guest-stars.

8:30 pm Malibu Country (ABC) | Lillie Mae’s birthday wish is for Reba to bowl for her league’s opposing team, so Reba straps on those ugly shoes and preps for an intense competition. Tisha Campbell-Martin (My Wife and Kids) guest-stars.

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9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | Season (and as we tack on every year: series?) finale: Mac & Co. scramble to solve a police shooting of an unarmed man before community unrest erupts into chaos; Mac also considers his future with Christine. (Check our Renewal Scorecard for the latest prognosis.)

9 pm Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz) | The possible infiltration of a Roman spy fuels tension between Spartacus and his men; Crassus resurrects a long-abandoned form of Roman punishment (a Gigli DVD…?) to teach his soldiers a lesson. Get scoop, including on the series finale.

9 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | Tonight, the sharks circle eyewear made from sustainable wood, camouflage clothing for duck hunters and “premium denim” peddled by some Southern sorority sisters.

9 pm Touch (Fox) | Martin’s forced to strike a deal with someone unexpected; Avram spots Guillermo in New York and warns Martin and Jake that he’s hunting them.Quid Pro Quo

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10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Hot off this week’s Scandal, Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty) guest-stars here as a rich guy who attacked his girlfriend but was never convicted. But now that Erin and Danny are on the cold case, we’re thinking Richie Rich might wanna lawyer up….

10 pm Rock Center With Brian Williams (NBC) | The newsmagazine reports on male Marines who claim contaminated water gave them breast cancer, baby pandas (Buzzfeed, prep that GIF-filled post now!) and the first feature film based on a Judy Blume novel.

10 pm Banshee (Cinemax) | A drugstore robbery turns into a hostage crisis that puts Deva and Janie in danger. And if that’s not enough, Carrie decides to give Lucas over to Rabbit – threatening his cover – in an attempt to protect her family.

10 pm Merlin (Syfy) | With Merlin far from Camelot, Gwen targets Arthur for death.

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  1. Elyse says:

    Nikita :)

  2. Nina says:

    Can’t wait for Nikita! :)

  3. Jay says:

    Shark Tank!

  4. ollie says:


  5. Bob says:

    I seem to remember way back when that there used to be a show on Friday night. Something about fairy tales. Once Upon A Time? No, that’s not it. For the life of me, I cannot remember. This is dire. This is grim!

  6. Charles says:

    Nikita, Spartacus, BANSHEE!!!!!!

  7. Tran says:

    TOUCH. Hope CSI: NY is going to end up as a “series finale”.

  8. King says:

    Undercover Boss
    CSI: NY :(

  9. arial2 says:

    Re CSI:NY, I always find it fascinating – and depressing – that CBS cancels good series that win their time slots because CBS, apparently, is not satisfied with all the millions of dollars those shows are generating. I guess their attitude is “no such thing as enough money.”

  10. Cuddy's lawyer says:

    CSI:NY can’t wait!

  11. SK says:


  12. JeffDJ says:

    Fridays are pretty much a ghost town for me, at least until “Grimm” (finally) returns from it’s extended break. So tonight it’s just “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” & “CSI:NY”.

  13. nick1372 says:

    Last Man Standing
    Malibu Country

  14. Hollee says:

    Merlin. I love Grimm too

  15. Linda says:

    Hoping CBS renews CSI New York. A lot of good programming has gone by the wayside to make room for reality shows etc. Quite frankly I do get a little tired of it all.