On TV this Friday: Vegas rolls the dice again, Touch reunites Kiefer Sutherland with a CTU boss, Spartacus wants a home where the Romans don’t roam and Happy Endings introduces Penny’s universe-controlling dad. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Michael learns of a prosthetic hand that could return him to his old self (yay!) — but it comes with a steep price (boo). Elsewhere, Alex and Sean try to figure out who inside Division is plotting a bloody mutiny.
8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | Fatburger CEO Andy Wiederhorn dons a disguise and works in one of his fast-food franchise locations.
8 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | Back-to-back episodes: Max gets great gossip about Jane and Alex during a cut from the Kerkovitch sisters’ long-time hairdresser (played by Drag Race host RuPaul), and Penny reunites with her estranged dad (played by Conan sidekick Andy Richter).
8:30 pm Jessie (Disney Channel) | Jessie nabs a role in an outdoor production of Shakespeare but ends up switching personalities – Freaky Friday-style — with wee Zuri. (Watch a video sneak peek.)
9 pm Vegas (CBS) | Time-slot premiere: Sheriff Lamb and FBI Agent Byrne clash when the G-man stops Lamb from pressing charges against a pimp in order to get info on Savino. Anna Camp (The Good Wife) returns as Hollywood starlet Violet, who catches Dixon’s eye. (Get scoop from Jason O’Mara.)
9 pm Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz) | In the series’ penultimate episode, Spartacus aims to secure a bargaining chip he can use against the Romans.
9 pm Touch (Fox) | Martin tracks a bloody path to Guillermo, who is stalking Dr. Nell Plimpton – whom we met in the pilot and who’s one of the righteous “36.” Meanwhile, Jake uses a cipher to locate Amelia. Mykelti Williamson (Justified, 24) guest-stars.
9:30 pm Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel) | Keeping with tonight’s Freaky Friday-inspired slate, the gang swaps bodies with alien tourists. Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl) lends her voice to the episode.
10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | The family of a murdered, devoutly religious young woman is surprised to learn she had a secret relationship.
11 pm Vice (HBO) | Series premiere: This international docu-series, based on the magazine of the same name and exec-produced by Real Time host Bill Maher, promises to “show some of the scariest, weirdest and most absurd customs and practices known to humanity.”
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