What to Watch Friday: CSI: NY's Pie Puzzle, House of Cards Debuts, NAACP Image Awards and More

White GoldOn TV this Friday: The NAACP Image Awards get handed out, Netflix deals its House of Cards, an Undercover Boss plays chicken and the CSI: NY team investigates a take-out take-down. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

8 pm The 44th NAACP Image Awards (NBC) | Sanaa Lathan (Boss) and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) host the two-hour celebration of people of color in the arts. Scandal, Grey’s and Treme are in the running – check out a list of nominees.

8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | The Boston Market boss mans the drive-through and carves up some birds during her stint among the rank-and-file. (That’s good and all, but tell us what we really wanna know: What, in the name of all that is holy, makes the Market’s neon orange mac-n-cheese so tasty?)

8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Nikita can’t understand why Michael sends Owen into the field to help her take down a rogue agent instead of going himself; Sean makes a decision about Alex.

8 pm Kitchen Nightmares (Fox) | Chef Ramsay visits a Pennsylvania Italian joint run by a brother and sister who can’t stop bickering long enough to save their restaurant.

8 pm Last Man Standing (ABC) | Inspired by Mike’s patriotism, Eve decides to join the Junior ROTC.

8:30 pm Malibu Country (ABC) | Reba helps Cash get over writer’s block by advising him to write what he knows… and then isn’t psyched when he pens a play about Reba and Bobby’s marital woes.

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9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | When a young pizza-maker is carjacked, the CSIs must determine what the perpetrators were really after. Daniel Roebuck (Glee) guest-stars.

9 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | A Colorado couple want the sharks to finance their sandals for barefoot runners. (Hey, we read Born to Run, too. You planning on sending the Tarahumara a cut of those profits?)

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10 pm Mumford & Sons: The Road to Red Rocks (Showtime) | This 90-minute special chronicles the Grammy-nominated band’s sold-out, two-night stint at Colorado’s Red Rocks Park and Amphiteatre.

10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Frank has to deal with a bigoted radio host (played by Desperate Housewives‘ Mark Moses). Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Grimm) and HouseOfCardsVincent Pastore (The Sopranos) also guest-star.

House of Cards (Netflix) | Series premiere: Kevin Spacey stars as a White House insider in this Netflix original drama, all 13 episodes of which are available on the online streaming service as of today. The political soap also stars Robin Wright (The Princess Bride) and Kate Mara (American Horror Story) and is co-executive-produced by David Fincher (The Social Network). (Check out a video preview.)

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  1. SK says:

    Fringe – I know, give it up already, right? Well, in my Alt-verse, it’s still going strong. ;)

  2. Jamie Paton says:

    Isn’t Nikita on at 8pm?

  3. Troy says:

    House of Cards all night long.

    Everything else can go on the PVR.

  4. LynnH says:


  5. Chris says:

    House of Cards (several episodes probably) and Gold Rush

    ps. Netflix is making the first episode of House of Cards available to non members for the entire month of February

  6. kat says:

    Nikita! So happy to finally have Sean back, and I can’t wait to see what happens with the Sean/Alex reunion.

  7. Billy says:

    Downton Abbey season 3…got tired of waiting and bought all of season 3 on DVD and just watching them all as fast as I can :-) lol

  8. Tran says:

    Going to wait next Friday for the new season of Touch.

  9. Drew says:

    So, to whoever it was who recommended trying the show “Continuum” the other day, thanks! I checked it out and, you’re right, it is a really good show, so, thank you for that!!

  10. King says:

    Undercover Boss (food businesses are the most fun to watch), CSI: NY, Spartacus: War of the Damned and Banshee.

  11. VOXPOP says:

    Friday night is a loser with the exception of NIKITA

  12. jackie2830 says:

    I agree………we love Blue Bloods………but except for that show, why don’t they put ANYTHING decent on Friday nights? Not everybody is out on a date!

    • Jay says:

      FOX used to show a lot of “World’s Blankiest Blank” which was fun, but they keep trying to put actual TV shows on Friday and failing miserably.

  13. G says:

    Last Man Standing, Malibu Country, CSI: NY, Nikita, Banshee.

  14. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Treme should do very well at the NAACP awards, I would think. Great characters, great acting on that show.

  15. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Portlandia should be on tonight too, I think, unless for some reason they’re not airing one this week. Check local guides for times on the IFC channel.

  16. Tammy says:

    Mumford and Sons is on at 8 pm

  17. bobbie says:

    Bill Maher, and Archive.org