On TV this Friday: Neil Patrick Harris unleashes A Series of Unfortunate Events, a Five-0 regular says “Aloha” to Hawaii and The Vampire Diaries returns. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
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A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Series premiere (all eight episodes): Neil Patrick Harris stars as the villainous Count Olaf in this adaptation of the Lemony Snicket book series; Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement) co-stars. (Watch trailer.)
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): A con man (Giovanni Ribisi) takes on the identity of his former cellmate and begins working in the bail-bond business; Margo Martindale (The Americans) co-stars; series co-creator Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) recurs.
Girl Meets World
In the series’ penultimate episode, the kids contemplate their futures as Riley’s 16th birthday approaches. (Did cast and crew know the show was ending?)
Hank and Wu figure out a way to stop Renard; Diana demonstrates her abilities; Eve and Trubel look into the mysterious cloth found with the healing stick.
Last Man Standing
Mike is asked to submit an artifact to a renowned museum; Vanessa invites herself to the girls’ slumber party. (Get ABC midseason premiere dates.)
Rebecca sees her rabbi (Penny Dreadful‘s Patti LuPone) at a family bar mitzvah, and realizes her quest to find happiness is far from over. (Hear the good news?)
Dorothy discovers that the Wizard has sent his guards to kill her; the Wizard seeks counsel as the witches gain power. (What did you think of the premiere?)
Five-0 investigates a murder that took place during a police convention; Max (exiting cast member Masi Oka) prepares to leave the island; Jimmy Buffett returns as Frank Bama.
Crane and Jenny try to find a way to break difficult news to Diana, as the new team investigates a case of witchcraft. (Thoughts on Season 4’s reboot?)