What to Watch Friday: Dracula Finale Sees the Light, Carrie Goes to Prom, Shark Tank and More

dracula-finale-325On TV this Friday: Dracula goes public (in love and in technology), Carrie & Co. go to prom, Bones calls “Checkmate!” and Helix can’t control its suspicions. With CBS in repeat mode and as supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs plus 1 Netflix entry to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Bones (Fox) | Sweets goes undercover in the world of professional chess to catch a killer, while everyone’s favorite chirpy forensic podiatrist, Dr. Douglas Filmore (Queer as Folk‘s Scott Lowell), returns. (As does Brennan as Ms. Grumpy Gills.)

8 pm The Carrie Diaries (The CW) | In this season’s penultimate episode, Carrie, Mouse, Maggie and Walt attend their senior prom. (Let’s hope there are no buckets of blood at this Carrie’s prom.)

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9 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | Mark Cuban hears his favorite story ever on how to start a business and a Salt Lake City man pitches a pill-sized food substitute. Wait, is his last name Wonka…?

9 pm Grimm (NBC) | Monroe’s parents (played by Switched at Birth‘s Dee Wallace and The Mentalist‘s Chris Mulkey) come to town while Nick and Hank investigate a killer who collects people’s scalps.

9 pm The Real Mary Poppins (PBS) | Put down that spoonful of sugar and watch this special that explores the parallel lives of author Pamela Travers and the beloved character she created, Mary Poppins.

9 pm Enlisted (Fox) | New time slot alert: Pete tries to distance himself from his brothers and the platoon but (spoiler alert!) it ain’t happening.

9:30 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | New time slot alert: Jimmy and Sabrina start fencing. Molly Shannon (Getting On) guest stars.

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10 pm Banshee (Cinemax) | A shocking murder near an Amish farm finds Proctor and Lucas at odds with various members of the mob; Carrie welcomes an unexpected visitor. (Get romance scoop.)

10 pm Helix (Syfy) | As Walker tries to survive on Level R, suspicions and secrets mount between members of the team.

10 pm Dracula (NBC) | Season finale: A public demonstration of Grayson’s technology moves forward with unexpected results; Van Helsing exacts revenge on Mr. Browning and Lady Jane; Mina discovers a certain someone loves her.

Mitt (Netflix) | Via unprecedented access to Mitt Romney and his family for six years, this documentary follows the politician’s presidential aspirations, from his initial bid to be the Republican nominee in 2008 to his concession speech in 2012.

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  1. BB says:

    Likely also the series’ penultimate episode for TCD – not just the season.

    • Tommy says:

      Never say Never. The show is only .1 away from “The Tomorrow People” and has been steady as a rock on Friday’s, not to mention doubling it’s audience within the week through DVR and On Demand… Crazier things have happened…

      • CSI Fan says:

        I think that they had enough with Hart of Dixie on fridays and pairing it with ANTM/Whose Line… so… If the renew it, that will be only for summer or fill a hole on the schedule (IMHO)

  2. Jeff says:

    Hope they renew Dracula, but I guess it’s not likely. I think if more people actually knew about the show they’d watch.

    • Katie_Mead says:

      There’s a (small) glimmer of possibility for Dracula‘s renewal, as reported by Deadline last Sunday (see article titled TCA: NBC Brass On Thursday Woes & Plans (Football?) And Future Of Bubble Series), as the show comes cheaply to NBC due to it’s joint UK/US production, and is selling well overseas.
      “After the [TCA] session, [NBC entertainment president Jennifer] Salke indicated that there is a good possibility for [Dracula] to get another season as it is a big seller for the company internationally and its price point makes the show work for NBC.”

      • Autumn says:

        I hope you’re right about renewal. This is the best show no one is tuning into. Seriously. It got so much better these past few episodes. People that gave up early on are missing out.

        • Carolinagirl says:

          Being one of those who didn’t really care for it at first but stayed with it – I can testify that it has gotten so much better and I am a certified believer in the show now. Hope it gets a second season!

    • CJ says:

      I think that like Hannibal it isn’t costing NBC much at all to air it, so they may go for it if there is space on their schedule.

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  5. Prue says:

    Carrie Diaries

  6. Liz says:

    Carrie Diaries and Raising Hope

  7. Jared says:

    The Carrie Diaries

  8. Aimee says:

    Grimm and Raising Hope!

  9. Sarah says:

    Bones and Enlisted

  10. webly3 says:

    Raising Hope
    The Neighbors

    DVR: Helix (I’m not sure if I like this one yet. The first episode was just OK.)

  11. Brandy says:

    Carrie Diaries

  12. bobbie says:

    Bones, Grimm, Helix, alucarD

  13. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    GRIMM and maybe Helix.

  14. Joey says:


  15. Jax says:

    I haven’t decided whether to invest my time in Helix yet or not. Those who have seen it do you think it’s worth it?

  16. ScorpionGlow says:

    Bones, Banshee, Dracula.

  17. Isobel says:

    Grimm and Dracula

  18. Michael says:

    Banshee, Dracula, Helix. I’ve really enjoyed both the new shows, and of course, Banshee is just crazy fun. JRM has period pieces down to perfection, and nails it every week. Helix is still finding it’s legs, but once it does, it’ll be interesting to watch. Sort of an andromeda strain series. I’m liking the twists in Dracula, and I hope they keep the “anti-hero” view they’re painting of him, it really works!

  19. Steve says: