What to Watch Friday: Magic City's New Hand, Maron Studies a Grey's Doc's Anatomy and More

Magic City 2 2013On 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.

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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.)

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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 MaronJonathan 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.

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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.)

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

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  1. mia says:

    Continuum! I’m excited for when Keira and Sonja finally team up. Its gotta be coming….

  2. Rachel says:

    continuum. missed this show last year like an idiot and thanks to netflixs all caught up and one of my new favorite shows.

  3. Chablis says:

    Anybody know how to stop those damn annoying banner ads from popping up at the bottom screen. Using IPhone so not sure can put in malware?

    • Important feedback. says:

      I wish I knew. Obviously Tvline needs to advertise to make money, but that persistant pop-up banner is really intrusive and makes for an unpleasant mobile browsing experience. Banner ads on the top and bottom of the page? Fine. Layer ads? Fine. But that pop-up banner perpetually obscuring the bottom of your screen and needing to be closed every time you load a new article is supremely irritating.

      I hope someone on staff is paying attention.

  4. bobbie says:

    Dateline, <3 Keith Morrison reports! <3, Maron, Real Time.

  5. EJ says:

    Dennis Rodman. Uggh.

  6. Chablis says:

    Important Feedback – so agree. TVline please fix this. It really is making me stop reading articles.

  7. Steve says:

    Continuum and Magic City.

  8. Steve says:

    XIII also.