What to Watch Friday: House of Cards Returns, Banshee Spirals, Bill Maher Geeks Out and More

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house-of-cards325On TV this Friday: Netflix deals a new season of House of Cards, Banshee tries to save a life, Helix stages a rescue and Big Bang’s Mayim Bialik hangs with Bill Maher. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

House of Cards (Netflix) | Season 2 premiere: In an event better than New Year’s Eve, Netflix is streaming all 13 episodes of the political drama’s new season, now. Who needs a Valentine when you have hours of Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey)? (Watch a trailer.)

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8 pm Winter Olympics (NBC) | Tonight’s events include figure skating, alpine skiing and freestyle skiing.

8 pm Cold Justice (TNT) | The crime-solving duo head to Vigo, Ind., where they investigate the 1998 murder of a 19-year-old woman.

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9 pm Great Performances (PBS) | In this PBS special that celebrates the best in the arts and entertainment, The National Theatre celebrates it’s 50th anniversary with guests Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) and Helen Mirren (The Queen).

9 pm Oprah: Where Are They Now? (OWN) | Jane Seymour talks about her time on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Singer-turned-television writer Adam Ant (Chuck, EastEnders) discusses his musical past.

9 pm Enlisted (Fox) | Repeat to Revisit: Need a reason to get hooked on this charming army comedy? Catch this encore of the pilot episode and thank us later.

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10 pm Banshee (Cinemax) | Lucas makes a deal to save Jason while Gordon and Deva’s lives begin to spin out of control.

10 pm Helix (Syfy) | Hatake saves Walker from Sutton’s band of soldiers.

10 pm Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) | Maher sits down with famed science guy Bill Nye and The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik. We wonder if Maher will bring up that kiss?

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

Comments (15)

  • Just Helix for me tonight.

    Comment by Justin – February 14, 2014 04:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Banshee!

    Comment by Naazneen – February 14, 2014 05:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • House of Cards & Banshee

    Comment by enri – February 14, 2014 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hee Haw Reruns!!

    Comment by Phillip Flaky Blakey – February 14, 2014 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Adam Ant has written for EastEnders?

    Comment by EJ – February 14, 2014 06:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • House of Cards

    Comment by Steve – February 14, 2014 06:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • watched the 1st episode of season 2s house of cards. gonna watch some more of that, plus some bill maher.

    Comment by A.J. (@ctownlegend88) – February 14, 2014 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just Banshee

    Comment by Bill – February 14, 2014 08:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Probably would watch House of Card if it was on Direct TV.

    Comment by Bill Cord – February 14, 2014 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • None of the above. Catching up on DVR recordings.

    Comment by Peg – February 14, 2014 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wouldn’t watch Bill Maher if you paid me

    Comment by Gerry – February 14, 2014 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Most likely since you don’t subscribe to HBO!

      Comment by HAP – February 14, 2014 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Actually a lousy night for tv, Haven not on, and there is nothing else worth it.

    Comment by Gerry – February 14, 2014 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey Jerry
    I am with you. No wonder Bill Maher’ s initials are B.M and I DO have HBO.

    Comment by Mary M – February 14, 2014 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m already on House of Cards second episode. I’m wondering how many people have finished it by this point. I’m pretty impressed the spoiler for the first episode hasn’t gotten out yet. At least not on any site I’ve looked at.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – February 14, 2014 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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