What to Watch Friday: Haven and 4 Other Finales, Nikita's Big Decision, Five-0 Meets WWII and More

HavenOn TV this Friday: Haven, The Neighbors and Shark Tank ready themselves for a respite; Nikita gets the opportunity of a lifetime; Netflix throws down the Lilyhammer and Hawaii Five-0 goes (back) to war. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | Fall finale: In which we learn that Shane Evans, COO of one of the largest massage chains in North America, hates touching people. Weird.

8 pm The Carrie Diaries (The CW) | Samantha’s nascent PR skills get some use when she sets the record straight re: a gossip rag’s item about Carrie.

8:30 pm The Neighbors (ABC) | Fall finale: When Debbie accidentally ruins Larry’s surprise Christmas gift for Dick, Larry gets “revenge” by buying extravagant presents for the Weaver children.

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9 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Actual World War II veterans served as extras for tonight’s episode, in which the attempted murder of a Pearl Harbor vet leads the team to investigate a decades-old crime.

9 pm Nikita (The CW) | Jones, having relieved Amanda of her post, offers Nikita and her team freedom – but only if they wipe their identities, fake their deaths and walk away from their mission.

9 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | Fall finale: Tonight’s holiday innovations include a solution to tangled light strands, an alternative to hideous seasonal sweaters and an item for The O.C.’s Cohens and other families celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas.

9 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | Double-episode fall finale: Becoming Natesville’s mayor turns Burt into a Grinch; Burt and Virginia go undercover to expose a corporate scandal responsible for the town’s high bee death rate.

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10 pm Haven (Syfy) | Season finale: William continues his plan to turn Audrey back into her original self. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang finds out that some doors are better left unopened. (Get scoop; not yet renewed.)

10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Danny and Baez meet resistance from a local community as they investigate a bombing. Tom Degnan (One Life to Live) guest-stars.

Lilyhammer (Netflix) | Season 2 premiere: Frank (we mean, Johnny) is back in the Netflix original drama — all eight episodes of which are available as of today — living as a nightclub owner and dad in Norway. But then his former associates find out he’s alive…

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  1. erin says:

    I really thought that they had already announced that this season was Haven’s last. Did I imagine that??

    That being said, I really do hope that it gets renewed!!

  2. Martin says:

    That The Neighbors description sounds hilarious. This show started off just okay, but it is fast becoming one of my favourites, so funny.

  3. B says:

    Is Bones not on tonight?

  4. Roni says:

    Comedy Bang! Bang! with Cobie Smulders on IFC.

  5. lindasays says:

    Should Haven fans be worried? When does Syfy usually decide what stays or goes? We cannot let them take away our Haven! Fans must revolt if they try to cancel!!

  6. CourtTV says:

    Thanks for the Haven photo.

  7. NYCSnob says:


  8. Michelle says:

    I am really, really hoping that Haven will be renewed.

  9. Jared says:

    The Carrie Diaries

  10. Maryann says:

    Blue Bloods

    I can’t believe that SyFy would not renew Haven! With such a a long-running show with loyal, devoted fans and a complex mythology, the least SyFy owes the show is to announce its final season so that the writers can give the mythology and the personal lives of the characters proper closure.

  11. Brandy says:

    Carrie Diaries

  12. SK says:

    Hawaii 5-0

  13. Joey says:

    Hawaii Five-O and Haven.

  14. MisterGrimmster says:

    GRIMM for two hours!

  15. MM9 says:

    I’ll be surprised if Haven doesn’t get renewed considering it’s the only SyFy show I ever hear of in any manner. (And it’s also damned good!)

    • JC says:

      I think it’s the only one you hear about because it’s the only Syfy scripted show airing right now. That being said, I would hope they would at the least give it a shortened final season to wrap things up.

  16. omnikey1 says:

    Love the Haven picture :) So not ready for the season final .

  17. “William continues his plan to turn Audrey back into her original self. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang finds out that some doors are better left unopened.”

    The other day I posted on Facebook my theory that “Audrey”s original self might be the little girl whose photograph we’ve been seeing in the opening credits since the start of the show.

    I’m only up to the fourth episode of the current season, so I don’t know if that has been corroborated or flat out negated.

  18. bobbie says:

    Bones, Grimm, The Neighbors, Haven

  19. Lynnette says:

    Hawaii Five-0!! That is all!

  20. Amanda says:

    Who else saw that photo and thought it was Noel and Felicity?

  21. barbara says:

    bones a repeat but still watched it will be glad when all our shows come back. hawaii fiveo outstanding. it had me tearyeyed. such a beautiful way of honoring pearlharbor day.