On TV this Friday: It’s the beginning of the end for Banshee, Netflix reunites Kelso and Hyde, The Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC battle zombies and Blue Bloods endures unforeseen Damages. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
Banshee's End Begins, Motive, That '70s Reunion and More
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): A failed semi-pro football player (Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half Men) returns to his family home after 15 years; Danny Masterson (That ’70s Show), Sam Elliott (Justified) and Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment) co-star; Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings) guest-stars. (Watch trailer.)
Members of Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, 98 Degrees and O-Town come together to defeat zombies in this post-apocalyptic western. (Was Hanson unavailable?)
The Vampire Diaries
In an episode directed by Ian Somerhalder (read preview), Rayna closes in on Stefan, as Damon offers to have Stefan’s scar transferred to him, unaware of the consequences.
New time slot alert! Chef Ramsay challenges the chefs to a blind ice cream taste test before cooking for Family Ties mom Meredith Baxter and Olympian Haley Anderson.
Nick and Hank’s investigation into a young woman’s rapid aging and subsequent death leads them to a nearby doctor (Better Call Saul‘s Patrick Fabian).
Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse
Season 5 premiere (two episodes): Richard deals with his temper; Keisha attempts to alter a situation to work to her advantage.
Final season premiere: Unable to locate Job, Lucas returns to Banshee to track down a vicious serial killer. (Watch a sneak peek.)
Season 3 premiere: As the procedural finds a new Stateside home, Angie is lured back to work by a case involving Detective Vega’s father and a young socialite.
Series premiere: The eponymous character (played by The Listener‘s Melanie Scrofano) returns home to combat her family’s curse and take on the paranormal.
Frank and Danny help a rehabilitated ex-fugitive (Michael Nouri, Damages) when he’s implicated in the murder of a former foe.