What to Watch Friday: Grimm Scares Up New Episodes, Nikita Teams With Amanda (!) and More

Grimm Spoilers -- What to WatchOn TV this Friday: NBC brings Grimm tidings (back) to you, Fashion Star returns with a small makeover, Nikita must deal with the Devil and Banshee‘s Rabbit refuses to rest. Here are 10 programs to keep in your radar.

8 pm Fashion Star (NBC) | Season 2 features celeb mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos, while fashionista Louise Roe now hosts and Express joins Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue as possi-buyers.

8 pm Nikita (The CW) | When Ari’s son Stefan’s bodyguard manages to capture both Nikita and Amanda, the two adversaries must work together to escape. Meanwhile, Owen is furious after Michael assigns Alex as Nikita’s back-up instead of him.

8 pm Last Man Standing (ABC) | Mike hires a private soccer coach to help Eve’s chances for a scholarship, only to see the ladies in the  household — especially Vanessa — swoon over the swarthy hire.

8:30 pm Jessie (Disney Channel) | While Zuri tries to get back a childhood toy of Jessie’s that she traded to a collector, Luke and Emma teach Bertram Salsa dancing so he can join a contest with his crush.

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9 pm Grimm (NBC) | Midseason premiere: After Nick learns about Juliette and Captain Renard, he must deal with the consequences — ‘cept things grow more complicated when he is called to investigate his own crime. Elsewhere, the search for the key intensifies as Renard makes a surprising alliance, and Monroe informs Nick that, with Rosalee’s help, they might be able to stop Renard and Juliette before it’s too late. (Watch an exclusive video sneak peek and check out our scoop-filled preview.)

9 pm Golden Boy (CBS) | Temporary time slot: Arroyo threatens to go public with evidence that Clark gave a criminal informant confiscated money. (Vegas takes over this time slot in April, after the NCAA Tourney.)

9 pm Touch (Fox) | When Lucy’s fury peaks and she takes matters into her own hands, Calvin offers an unthinkable deal for Amelia’s return. Looking for Lucy, Martin and Jake enlist Breakwire’s Trevor to help.

9 pm Cult (The CW) | New time slot: A surprise visitor in Nate’s apartment tells Jeff about a dangerous on-campus game that Nate had been hosting, involving role-playing scenes from past “Cult” episodes. On the show-within-the-show, Kelly confronts Billy.

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10 pm Banshee (Cinemax) | As Rabbit closes in, Carrie flees the hospital in a desperate attempt to collect her family and get them out of town; Kai introduces Rebecca to the business world and sends Lucas a message about fooling around with his niece.

10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | An off-duty cop is disarmed by the “Bonnie and Clyde” bank robbers who wound a bystander, and Frank considers getting romantic with a woman from the ACLU (24‘s Sarah Wynter)… who happens to be Erin’s acquaintance.

10 pm Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street (Fuse) | Season finale: Billy Eichner tests Kristen Johnston on her knowledge about 3rd Rock from the Sun co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Syfy will unspool Merlin‘s final five episodes starting May 3.

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

Comments (32)

  • Yay! So excited that Grimm returns tonight. Although, I’m not very happy with the direction they are taking with ette and Renard.

    Comment by Chris – March 8, 2013 04:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • D’oh! That’s supposed to be ‘Julette’. Fingers don’t work so early in the morning. :-)

      Comment by Chris – March 8, 2013 04:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Completely agree with you! I can’t believe NBC had such a long hiatus, that’s one way to lose viewers. I also don’t care for the Juliette/Renard coupling. I suppose what else is Juliette’s character going to do though, she doesn’t really have a purpose on the show. I heard in an interview that the J/R pairing will play out the rest of the season :(

      Comment by Tamera – March 8, 2013 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Touch (DVR Probably)

    Comment by kirads09 – March 8, 2013 04:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last Man Standing
    Malibu Country

    Comment by Leondre – March 8, 2013 04:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm! It’s finally back!

    Comment by SK – March 8, 2013 05:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The long national nightmare is over, hooray!

      Comment by Jay – March 8, 2013 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita, Cult, Grimm and Spartacus!

    Comment by Michelle – March 8, 2013 05:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm…FINALLY!

    Comment by Renee – March 8, 2013 05:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Golden Boy – I hate Arroyo!
    Spartacus: War of the Damned
    Undercover Boss

    Comment by King – March 8, 2013 06:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cult
    Golden boy
    Touch……. Ooooooff XD

    Comment by sarah birkin – March 8, 2013 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I haven’t watched Grimm since the beginning but I heard it’s a very cool show and Thank Grimm It’s Friday. Until then I’m going to have to tune in for Touch tonight and we’re just 21 days before Happy Endings return to ABC on its new night.

    Comment by Tran – March 8, 2013 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so nice first its NIKITA then switch over to NBC for Grimm

    Comment by James – March 8, 2013 07:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • nikita cult

    Comment by ollie – March 8, 2013 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm (So Excited) way too long of a wait.

    Comment by Sherri – March 8, 2013 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank God Grimm is back, was having Grimm withdrawals! It’s awesome.

    Comment by Tee – March 8, 2013 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm and Blue Bloods

    Comment by Bella – March 8, 2013 08:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The two best shows on Friday night. I’m right there with you.

      Comment by Jay – March 8, 2013 09:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita and GRIMM!!!!!!!!!! :D

    Comment by Elyse – March 8, 2013 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So very glad Grimm is back! It is one of my top 5 favorite shows. I will also be watching Banshee and Sparatcus. I have Golden Boy on the DVR, which I haven’t watched yet. I guess I’m waiting to see if it’s cancelled before I put precious hours of my time into it like I did with Zero Hour.

    Comment by Mel – March 8, 2013 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @mel…..Just avoid ABC. That alone improves your chances of a show staying on the air by a factor of 10.

      Comment by JimC – March 8, 2013 08:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah, even FOX would have kept it longer, and that’s saying a lot!

        Comment by Jay – March 8, 2013 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for GRIMM!

    Comment by Bridget jones – March 8, 2013 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why did they delay Merlin.

    Comment by Gerry – March 8, 2013 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cult and Golden Boy

    Comment by Andy – March 8, 2013 08:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ooooo, Nikita. The Nikita/Amanda dynamic is such delicious drama.

    Comment by scifisiren – March 8, 2013 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm, Banshee and Blue Bloods. Have been anticipating Grimm for a looking time, hopefully the ratings don’t dip tremendously

    Comment by Bill – March 8, 2013 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m watching Grimm – TWICE

    Comment by Dijea (@Dijea) – March 8, 2013 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm and Banshee. Two amazing shows! I’ve been waiting for Grimm for FOREVER, though I am dreading the resolution of the Renard/Juliette storyline. Those two are hot together.

    Comment by rachelle – March 8, 2013 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah Grimm’s Back only had to wait like Forever!! And New Episode Of Cult…=Good Night!

    Comment by Drew – March 8, 2013 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm, thoiugh Juliette needs to go. That has never been a good character. I’ll also watch Golden Boy, but I don’t know yet if I’ll like it.

    Comment by Sable – March 8, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm — I have confidence in the script writers and Juliette will become an important member of the Grimm team (Grimm, Munroe, Rosalee, Renard and now Juliette)

    The Americans — an adult show and well done.
    Hawaii Five 0 — dropped not interesting any longer.

    Finally, tv for adults.

    Comment by Sherry – March 18, 2013 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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