On TV this Friday: Bones and Blue Bloods both serve jury duty, Raising Hope returns, Alpha House premieres, Nick Jonas visits Hawaii, Top Model wraps up its co-ed cycle and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Bones (Fox) | New time slot alert! Brennan’s pure objectivity may have steered her wrong when she serves jury duty and proves a murderer not guilty. (Get scoop, more scoop and watch an exclusive clip.)
8 pm The Carrie Diaries (The CW) | Carrie’s job is on the line as she struggles to wrangle an interview with a difficult wunderkind playwright.
8 pm Last Man Standing (ABC) | Vanessa tries to make things right when she feels guilty about pressuring Mandy to break up with Kyle — only she ends up making things worse.
8 pm The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon) | In back-to-back episodes, President Raiko is attacked in Republic City, and then Korra’s closest friends must help her close both spirit portals.
9 pm America’s Next Top Model (The CW) | Season finale: The final runway show and photo shoot (shot by Tyra herself!) will decide who wins the title this cycle around. (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | Hour-long Season 4 premiere: Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) guest-stars as a mysterious stranger who keeps popping up in the Chance family members’ lives. Burt and Virginia engineer a pyramid scheme in Natesville. (Get a first look.)
9 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Nick Jonas (The Artist Formerly Known as the Youngest Jonas Brother) guest-stars as a hacker to whom McGarrett and Grover must serve a warrant to protect national security.
10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Frank narrowly escapes a shootout while at dinner with mob lawyer Angelo Gallo (Chazz Palminteri, Modern Family). Meanwhile, since it’s Jury Duty Night on Friday procedurals (see: Bones), Danny is the sole dissenting opinion on a murder trial.
10 pm Strike Back: Origins (Cinemax) | Collinson and Porter have doubts about their mission in Africa.
Alpha House (Amazon) | Created by Pulitzer-winning Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, Amazon’s first original series stars John Goodman (Community), Clark Johnson (The Wire), Matt Malloy (Royal Pains) and Mark Consuelos (American Horror Story) as misfit senators who rent a house together in D.C. Bill Murray cameos in the pilot, which is being released online along with the second and third episodes.
Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!