What to Watch Friday: Nikita's Season-Ending Choice, Shark Tank and Boss Finales and More

NikitaOn TV this final Friday of May Sweeps: Nikita can’t catch a break – even in her final Season 3 mission, Maron‘s pop is a piece of work, Jessie bears a huge responsibility and an evil scientist braves the Shark Tank. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | Back-to-back episodes: In the first hour (postponed from an earlier date), a New York man peddles his door-to-door, luggage-pick-up service. Then, in the season finale, two Wharton grads gauge interest in their translation app for international travelers, and Phineas and Ferb‘s Dr. Doofenshmirtz pitches his latest “-Inator” (watch a sneak preview). (Yep, renewed.)

8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Season finale: Amanda forces Nikita into a situation where she must choose between saving Michael or saving herself. (Yep, renewed for a short, final season.)

8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | Season finale: The show closes out its season by catching up with several past bosses, including Rick Tigner of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates and Kat Cole of Cinnabon. (Renewed.)

8:30 pm Jessie (Disney Channel) | Luke test-drives giving up his stuffed koala Kenny by putting the bear in Jessie’s care. But when Kenny is accidentally damaged, Stuart performs emergency “surgery” to repair him.

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9 pm Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) | The Turk’s clue about the Book of Leaves sends Leonardo to Wallachia, where he encounters Vlad Dracula.

9 pm Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel) | The boys create an infinite probability generator that will allow Baljeet to make as many choices as he pleases without being affected by the consequences.

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10 pm XIII: The Series (Reelz) | XIII searches for the final letter on a (slow?) boat to China.

10 pm Merlin (Syfy) | Mordred’s decision between love and loyalty could shape Camelot’s destiny.

10 pm Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) | Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass, The Hangover‘s Zach Galifianakis, conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, documentarian Michael Moore and journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin join Maher.

10 pm Maron (IFC) | Judd Hirsch (Numb3rs) guest-stars as Marc’s estranged dad, who shows up with a get-rich-quick scheme and winds up in a power struggle with his son. Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) also appears.

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

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15 Comments
  1. Dan says:

    I’m definitely watching ‘NIKITA’ tonight. It’s such a shame that the show is coming to a close next year/Season. IMO, The CW was the wrong network for such an awesome show as their audience tends to be young/High Schoolers who probably couldn’t care less about spies and secret agencies and whatnot.

  2. kavyn says:

    Nikita and Shark Tank! I’m curious if they’ll actually kill off Michael – If they did it would put Nikita in uber-Revenge mode with Alex, a la season 1, so I wouldn’t oppose it :)!

  3. SK says:

    Merlin! Can’t believe it’s the final few episodes.

  4. ollie says:

    NIKITA!!!! I wouldnt want michael dead.

  5. Mikael says:

    I still can’t wrap myself around the 6-episode final season. Do they not care about syndication, or has the minimum been lowered? 6 is such a random number. I figured maybe 12 episodes.

  6. King says:

    Undercover Boss and Da Vinci’s Demons.

    Fridays are getting boring soon. Strike Back can’t come soon enough.

  7. Jay says:

    Well, everything I watch on Friday has ended for the summer. Time to dust off the old DVD player! If anyone’s with me on this, please speak up.

  8. lyn says:

    Foyle’s War on PBS

  9. bobbie says:

    Maron, Real Time

  10. Julio says:

    Was the Jessie episode preempted, because it looked like last week’s episode?

  11. bahadır says:

    please go on nikata. very very vonderful

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