What to Watch Tonight

Crossbones Sets Sail, Derek Returns and More

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On TV this Friday: Crossbones brings Blackbeard to life, Derek‘s back at work, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers is up to no good and Continuum searches for high tech criminals. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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  • Netflix
    Derek

    Season 2 premiere: Ricky Gervais’ titular character is back in the retirement home as a caretaker in this six-episode second season.

  • Lifetime
    Betty White's Off Their Rockers

    First up, Betty advises her younger self, teaches the cast about weight loss and gets starstruck. (Is that even possible? She’s Betty White.) Then at 8:30, Betty gives advice about going on a first date and helps Michael go bird-watching.

  • NBC
    Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer

    Carey performs a one-of-a-kind concert from the house she shares with husband Nick Cannon, and also sits down with Matt Lauer for a personal interview

  • The CW
    Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    Repeat to Revisit: Lauren Cohan of The Walking Dead was the first guest star to bring this series “back to life.”

  • ABC
    What Would You Do?

    As the show travels down the Mississippi River, the scenarios involve a racist hairstylist, an absent-minded waiter and an extortionist psychic.

  • NBC
    Crossbones

    Series premiere: John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich) inhabits the infamous pirate Edward Teach Blackbeard as he plots to become the pirate in the Caribbean. The cast also includes Richard Coyle (Covert Affairs), newcomer Yasmine Al Massri, Claire Foy (Little Dorrit), David Hoflin (Touch), Tracy Ifeachor (Doctor Who) and Chris Perfetti (Next Caller).

     

  • Syfy
    Continuum

    Kiera pursues a group of brilliant students who are committing crimes using cutting-edge technology — so, not with iPads.

  • CBS
    Blue Bloods

    Repeat to Revisit: When Danny suspects that the fiancé of an old girlfriend (Buffy‘s Charisma Carpenter) is dealing drugs from a gym, Baez goes undercover to investigate.

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22 Comments
  1. The Crossbones trailer made it look very similar to Black Sails. Do the similarities continue or does it carve its own path?

  2. torimelching says:

    Nothing.

  3. Dav says:

    Guys I love you but this font has GOT to go.

    • Boo says:

      Hahaha – yeah – because it’s just sooooo unreadable. Sheesh – aren’t there more important things about which to be concerned? You can’t tell me that you can’t understand what is written…

  4. Walkie says:

    I’m sure the world has been on the edge of their seat awaiting the return of Derek.

  5. Joey Padron says:

    I’ll check out Crossbones.

  6. Tran says:

    Game Six between the Chicago Blackhawks and the L.A. Kings. My Stanley Cup Final predictions: Rangers vs. Kings (east coast-west coast showdown).

    • d4h8a15r16m23a42 says:

      Watching the same here, I’m not giving up hope though Hawks all the way. Also probably record Crossbones.

  7. Roberta says:

    Please do something about this tiny font or I will have to stop reading. Getting headaches from squinting.

    • wrstlgirl says:

      Not sure why this page seems to look different for some but for me this font is larger and easier to read than the old one and this site totally rocks on my mobile but others say it’s not readable on theirs. Strange.

  8. wrstlgirl says:

    Crossbones and Continuum. I’m sticking with Continuum until the end of this season but if I’m being honest I wouldn’t care if it got canceled. The story lines this season are pretty meh.

  9. Gerry says:

    Friday night’s tv selection is horrible.

  10. Britt says:

    Maybe Crossbones. If not, then I will continue with my 24 marathon.Im on second 2 and kinda addicted.

  11. Dav says:

    I was interested in Crossbones until I actually read a description of the show. It actually sounds kind of silly. Blackbeard is now old and retired and searching for some kind of macguffin magical device while the real main character of the show is some British agent who is suppose to kill Blackbeard but doesn’t because oh look, pretty lady…

    *ugh* No thank you.

  12. L says:

    Jill moya.

  13. Erica says:

    There is not one single thing on this list I care about. I will be watching Netflix.

  14. Steve says:

    Continuum
    Crossbones

  15. jennvozik says:

    Derek. It’s a beautiful show with a lot of heart. Everyone should at least give the pilot a shot. Team Ricky here!

  16. Erin says:

    Thanks for the tips, TVLine!