On TV this Friday: The Neighbors visit Shark Tank, Grimm deals with some huffing and puffing, MasterChef finds its Junior victor, Pete’s Christmas comes early and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Carrie Diaries (The CW) | Larissa returns from Kyoto and meets Samantha at a Japanese festival in New York. Meanwhile, the award for our favorite line from an episode description this week goes to “Samantha seduces an acrobatic Ninja.”
8 pm Last Man Standing (ABC) | Mike teaches Eve a lesson on capitalism and the free market (A free market?! Sounds like fun!) when she’s disappointed that her neighbor has beaten her to the snow-shoveling-business punch.
8 pm MasterChef Junior (Fox) | Season finale: The two pint-sized finalists compete for $100,000 by preparing a three-course meal and making full-grown people everywhere feel bad as we microwave our TV dinners.
8 pm Pete’s Christmas (Hallmark Channel) | Middle child Pete, tired of being overshadowed by his siblings, discovers he’s pulling a Groundhog Day on Christmas, living December 25 ad infinitum. With the help of his neighbor (Bailee Madison, Trophy Wife), he tries to make the day perfect for his grumpy grandfather (Bruce Dern, Big Love). Molly Parker (Dexter) also stars in this reminder that Christmas is fewer than two months away!
8:30 pm The Neighbors (ABC) | Jackie, Debbie and Larry appear on Shark Tank (which of course tonight at 9) to pitch a unique purse Debbie has designed. The Sharks themselves, Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary, all appear. (Get upcoming casting scoop!)
9 pm Grimm (NBC) | Nick and Hank investigate a series of gruesome crime scenes pointing to the resurrection of an old feud that’s very familiar to Nick and Monroe.
9 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | While working a case, McGarrett and the Five-0 team must take care of Mary’s (Taryn Manning, Orange Is the New Black) newly adopted baby after she gets sick. Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill) guest-stars as a realtor. (Get a sneak peek.)
10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Frank’s department faces scrutiny from the community, including an angry local woman (Aida Turturro, The Sopranos) and the mayor (Arrow‘s David Ramsey). Famed John Gotti defense lawyer Bruce Cutler appears as himself.
10 pm Haven (Syfy) | Mysterious thugs who have followed Lexie to Haven are holding William hostage.
10 pm Strike Back: Origins (Cinemax) | Collinson sends Porter on a dangerous undercover mission in Africa. David Harewood (Homeland) guest-stars.
Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!