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.

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



Comments (30)

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

    Comment by BB – January 24, 2014 04:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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…

      Comment by Tommy – January 24, 2014 07:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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)

        Comment by CSI Fan – January 24, 2014 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope they renew Dracula, but I guess it’s not likely. I think if more people actually knew about the show they’d watch.

    Comment by Jeff – January 24, 2014 04:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.”

      Comment by Katie_Mead – January 24, 2014 06:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by Autumn – January 24, 2014 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • 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!

          Comment by Carolinagirl – January 24, 2014 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by CJ – January 24, 2014 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bones
    Grimm
    Helix

    Comment by Justin – January 24, 2014 04:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bones
    Grimm

    Comment by SK – January 24, 2014 05:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Carrie Diaries

    Comment by Prue – January 24, 2014 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Carrie Diaries and Raising Hope

    Comment by Liz – January 24, 2014 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m so sorry for your loss (lol)

      Comment by CSI Fan – January 24, 2014 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Carrie Diaries

    Comment by Jared – January 24, 2014 06:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm and Raising Hope!

    Comment by Aimee – January 24, 2014 07:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bones and Enlisted

    Comment by Sarah – January 24, 2014 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Raising Hope
    The Neighbors

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

    Comment by webly3 – January 24, 2014 07:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Carrie Diaries

    Comment by Brandy – January 24, 2014 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bones, Grimm, Helix, alucarD

    Comment by bobbie – January 24, 2014 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GRIMM and maybe Helix.

    Comment by Jax&Juice's Girl – January 24, 2014 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Enlisted.

    Comment by Joey – January 24, 2014 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by Jax – January 24, 2014 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I have watched the first 3 episodes and really enjoyed those.

      Comment by Carolinagirl – January 24, 2014 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, i’ve also seen the first 3 eps. it just depends on the person watching weather they LIKE IT OR NOT.

      Comment by Jax&Juice's Girl – January 24, 2014 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m enjoying it so far. YMMV.

      Comment by Simon Jester – January 24, 2014 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bones, Banshee, Dracula.

    Comment by ScorpionGlow – January 24, 2014 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm and Dracula

    Comment by Isobel – January 24, 2014 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm

    Comment by Leondre – January 24, 2014 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Michael – January 24, 2014 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Helix
    Banshee
    Bones
    Grimm
    Dracula

    Comment by Steve – January 24, 2014 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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