What to Watch Tonight

The Killing Returns, It's Party Time in Gravity Falls and More

The Killing Season 4

On TV this Friday: The Killing returns to the scene of the crime, Masters of Illusion hope to dazzle, Gravity Falls throws a welcome back party and The Almighty Johnsons deal with a pregnancy scare. Here are 9 programs to keep on your radar.

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  • Netflix
    The Killing

    Season 4, six episodes: Linden and Holder investigate a murder at an all-boys military academy; Joan Allen plays headmaster Colonel Margaret Rayne.

  • Disney Channel
    Dog With a Blog

    The kids hire actors to play their parents as they try and prevent a wealthy businessman from buying Stan and using him in an animal rescue campaign.

  • The CW
    Masters of Illusion

    Series premiere: Lois & Clark‘s Dean Cain hosts as escape artists and illusionists perform sleights of hand and illusions in front of a live audience. (Remember, these aren’t tricks. They’re illuuuusions.)

  • Disney Channel
    Girl Meets World

    After Cory teaches them a lesson on truth, Riley and Maya feel bad about lying to Farkle about his acting. Also, Maya contemplates keeping a locket she found.

  • CBS
    Hawaii Five-0

    Repeat to Revisit: Internal Affairs questions Chin about his father’s long-ago murder and how his then-new relationship with Malia might have hurt the investigation. Robert Knepper (Prison Break) guest-stars.

  • Disney Channel
    Gravity Falls

    Season 2 premiere: The Pines try to get back to normal by throwing a “Mystery Shack Is Back” party, but some unwanted guests crash the event — is it the gnomes again?

  • Syfy
    The Almighty Johnsons

    When a former flame of Olaf’s shows up pregnant, Axl must convince the mother to let Mike and Val adopt the baby. Meanwhile, Dawn and Ty are disgusted by Anders’ reaction to a scandal involving two celebrities.

  • NBC
    Hannah Anderson: Anatomy of a Kidnapping

    In this one-hour special, Hannah Anderson opens up about her August 2013 kidnapping, rescue and the murder of her mother and brother. (REMINDER: Crossbones‘ final two episodes air Saturday starting at 8 pm.)

  • HBO
    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Season finale: Guests include political activist Ralph Nader, author Douglas Brinkley, deputy chief of staff to the House Majority Leader Doug Heye and California congresswoman Barbara Lee.

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13 Comments
  1. Columbus says:

    Been waiting for The Killing.

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Girl Meets World and Jimmy Fallon.

  3. enri says:

    The Killing! So excited. :)

  4. david7118 says:

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to have the show “Masters of Illusion” before or after the Penn and Teller show “Fool Us”? Is that too logical for the CW?

  5. Steve says:

    The Killing
    The Almighty Johnsons

  6. Yamas says:

    Anyone else finish The Killing yet? I am extremely ready to discuss!

    • Suez says:

      How did you finish The Killing? So jealous.

    • Marc says:

      The last six minutes was EVERYTHING!

      • Annie says:

        YES! I actually squealed. Had no idea how much I really wanted *that* ending in particular until I saw it. Overall, the episodes were a little rough in patches but still amazing. The main problem was the writing – the actual plot, I mean, not the dialogue which was fabulous (happy to see Holder able to curse like you *know* he does). Overall I’d give it a solid B+ and am very sad it’s over – but that ending? Definitely an A+, LOL.

    • Marlon says:

      Just finished!
      Just wonderful. I loved everything in these six episodes.

  7. jo jo jo says:

    I finished the killing!!!! it was great… best season… but… you guys will know what that but means

  8. Coal says:

    The Killing, the show that refuses to die. I still have to watch season 3.