What to Watch Friday: Raising Hope Returns, Bones' New Home, Alpha House Opens and More

Raising HopeOn TV this Friday: Bones and Blue Bloods both serve jury duty, Raising Hope returns, Alpha House premieres, Nick Jonas visits Hawaii, Top Model wraps up its co-ed cycle and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Bones (Fox) | New time slot alert! Brennan’s pure objectivity may have steered her wrong when she serves jury duty and proves a murderer not guilty. (Get scoop, more scoop and watch an exclusive clip.)

8 pm The Carrie Diaries (The CW) | Carrie’s job is on the line as she struggles to wrangle an interview with a difficult wunderkind playwright.

8 pm Last Man Standing (ABC) | Vanessa tries to make things right when she feels guilty about pressuring Mandy to break up with Kyle — only she ends up making things worse.

8 pm The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon) | In back-to-back episodes, President Raiko is attacked in Republic City, and then Korra’s closest friends must help her close both spirit portals.

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9 pm America’s Next Top Model (The CW) | Season finale: The final runway show and photo shoot (shot by Tyra herself!) will decide who wins the title this cycle around. (Yep, renewed.)

9 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | Hour-long Season 4 premiere: Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) guest-stars as a mysterious stranger who keeps popping up in the Chance family members’ lives. Burt and Virginia engineer a pyramid scheme in Natesville. (Get a first look.)

9 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Nick Jonas (The Artist Formerly Known as the Youngest Jonas Brother) guest-stars as a hacker to whom McGarrett and Grover must serve a warrant to protect national security.

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10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Frank narrowly escapes a shootout while at dinner with mob lawyer Angelo Gallo (Chazz Palminteri, Modern Family). Meanwhile, since it’s Jury Duty Night on Friday procedurals (see: Bones), Danny is the sole dissenting opinion on a murder trial.

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Alpha House (Amazon) | Created by Pulitzer-winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, Amazon’s first original series stars John Goodman (Community), Clark Johnson (The Wire), Matt Malloy (Royal Pains) and Mark Consuelos (American Horror Story) as misfit senators who rent a house together in D.C. Bill Murray cameos in the pilot, which is being released online along with the second and third episodes.

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  1. Lo says:

    Didn’t that episode of Last Man Standing already air last month when Mandy joined the sorority? Or is Vanessa still trying to get them to break up?

  2. Aimee says:

    Raising Hope! Woo Hoo!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    Live: Bones

    DVR: Hawaii Five-0

  4. Eric7740 says:

    Raising Hope!!! Please move it back to Tuesday’s FOX!!!

  5. Linda says:

    I’m so excited that Raising Hope is coming back! I just wish it wasn’t going up against Grimm. :-(

  6. Jax says:

    I saw the first episode of Alpha House and it’s pretty good so i will definitely check out the series. However, it’s on Amazon so it’s not like we have to watch it tonight.

  7. Aimee says:

    Dang! The only two shows I watch on Friday and the networks had to schedule them at the same time. Oh well, that’s what DVRs are for.
    Grimm: Live
    Raising Hope: DVR

  8. Rae says:

    Hawaii 5-0 & Blue Bloods

  9. Brandy says:


  10. A says:

    I went to the Selena Gomez concert last night, so tonight I’m catching up with last night’s Big Bang, TVD and Grey’s. Then the Top Model and Jessie.

  11. Babybop says:

    Raising Hope AND Bones tonight? Best Friday ever. I’m also watching ANTM, but only if Cory makes it into the final two. If he doesn’t, I don’t even care who wins, I hate the other two…

  12. Stormy says:

    Hugh Jackman as Curly in Rogers’ & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma on PBS.

  13. Tran 2.0 says:

    Hawaii Five-O w/ Nick Jonas.

  14. Joey says:

    Hawaii Five-O and Haven.

  15. Ded says:

    Raising Hope, Grimm and Haven

  16. prue says:

    Carrie, ANTM

  17. Jared says:

    The Carrie Diaries! Such a cute show nobody’s watching.

  18. Samantha says:

    Bones and H50! DVRing Grimm and Dracula.

  19. bobbie says:

    Bones! Grimm, Haven, Dracula (though I’m not sure even Rys Meyer can save this one from being silly), Alpha House

  20. Shannon says:

    Bones and Grimm

  21. Daniel says:

    Season finale of ANTM? That means Nikita will be returning next week! Yay! :)

  22. ollie says:

    Tcd raising hope yay it’s finally back on

  23. KC says:

    Raising Hope! I love it!
    DVR – H5O

    Could care less about Bones…

  24. Jared says:

    The Carrie Diaries
    Top Model

  25. Bella says:

    Bones, Grimm, Hawaii Five-0, Haven, Hugh Jackman on PBS Oklahoma. Haven’t decided yet which I’m DVRing and which I’m watching live.

  26. Parker says:

    Raising Hope! What else would I need? :D

  27. Can I just say that while I understand that trials make for good storytelling it makes absolutely no sense for either Brennan or Danny to be serving on a jury for a murder trial? Both of them would be among the first jurors dismissed (cops and lawyers are ALWAYS among the first dismissed.)

  28. rebecca says:


  29. Please, please, please tell me what hideous sin or sins did Eric Mulligan commit that keeps him locked (far) away from “Bones?” In my opinion, which is in conjunction with thousands of others from what I’ve seen, he was perfect as Dr. Addy. His naivete was charming, his eccentricities appealing and he related beautifully with all the cast members.

    I was so sure that he would be returning and as the weeks and months passed, I grew hungrier and hungrier for his appearance. It’s been years now, of course, and each time I’ve seen the question “When will Zach Addy return to “Bones?” comes up, the person who asks is brushed away with one ridiculous response after another. Last time they gave the silliest response of all: “It would be too difficult to work him back in. Most of the viewers didn’t even watch the show when he was on it.” Oh, BIRD SEED to that one!! Everyone watches reruns and anyone who watches “Bones” has seriously purchased the entire set of all seasons.

    I would be most appreciative if you could give me the skivvy on this. I am so tired of all the silly little excuses about scheduling, etc. Clearly he made a mis-step, but time is fleeting and so many of us miss what he brought to the show. Is there no forgiveness at all at the production company? It’s not as though Mr. Mulligan’s career is booming and he’s too busy to come back.

    Regards, C.K. Laurence, Mystery Writer. (Oh, and this is the only mystery I can’t solve!)