On TV this Friday: Nora Zehetner makes Maron an offer he can’t refuse, Magic City rolls the dice on a new season, XIII gets Shanghai’d and Vice documents dribbling diplomacy. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Dateline NBC (NBC) | A young sister and brother are torn apart when their mother disappears. (Just in time to start your weekend on a happy note.).
8 pm Crossing the Ice (NatGeo) | This special follows a pair of Australian explorers who walked from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without assistance.
8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Repeat to Revisit: Nikita’s heartbreaking secret farewell to Michael as she pretends to get ready to run away with him, but knows it will never happen? I can’t.
9 pm Magic City (Starz) | Season 2 premiere: Ike has a plan to get Ben outta the Miramar Playa, but he’s got to recruit Sy Berman and Fidel Castro (?) to get it rolling. (Watch a sneak preview.)
10 pm Continuum (Syfy) | Kiera and Carlos have an uneasy reunion as they work to stop Liber8 from rescuing Travis.
10 pm XIII: The Series (Reelz) | A city-wide riot breaks out just as XIII, Betty and Amos try to escape Shanghai? Pretty suspicious, no?
10 pm Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) | Maher is joined by former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy, documentarian Josh Fox, Bloomberg View columnist Jonathan Alter, Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway and historian Niall Ferguson.
10 pm Maron (IFC) | Nora Zehetner (Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood) kicks off a guest arc as a fan who sends Marc an explicit photo and offers a weekend of no-strings-attached sex.
11 pm Vice (HBO) | Season finale: Remember all that ballyhoo about Dennis Rodman in North Korea a few months back? Vice was there with him, documenting the surreal adventure. (Yep, renewed.)
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