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