What to Watch Today

Banshee's Big Finish, Grimm and Originals Finales and More

On TV this Friday: Banshee goes out with a bang, Grimm leads viewers down a dark path, Annie Edison checks in with Doctor Thorne and Lady Dynamite explodes onto the comedy scene. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Amazon Prime
    Doctor Thorne

    Series premiere (all six episodes): Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes brings Anthony Trollope’s 19th Century novel to life, with Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) in the title role; Alison Brie (Community) and Ian McShane (Deadwood) co-star.

  • Netflix
    Lady Dynamite

    Series premiere (all 12 episodes): Maria Bamford (Benched) leads this star-studded comedy from Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park) about a woman who, and we quote, “loses — and then finds — her s–t.”

  • NBC

    Season 5 finale (two hours): Nick’s on a warpath when Black Claw plots against Hank; Hadrian’s Wall ramps up its search for Bonaparte. (Renewed for 13 episodes.)

  • The CW
    Masters of Illusion

    Season 3 premiere (two episodes): Dean Cain returns to super… vise an hour of magic featuring performers Greg Frewin, Les Arnold and Dazzle.

  • CBS
    I Love Lucy Superstar Special

    These colorized episodes from 1955 find Lucy stealing John Wayne’s footprints from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, then looking for a way to replace them.

  • Disney Channel

    Season 1 finale: Emma, Ravi and Lou put Xander through a series of drills when his dad insists he attend football training. (Get renewal status.)

  • The CW
    The Originals

    Season 3 finale: Klaus is put on trial; Marcel is visited by someone from his past; Elijah, Freya and Kol look for a way to save their family. (Season 4 delayed?)

  • ABC
    Shark Tank

    Season 7 finale: Pitches include a line of men’s hair products, an app for handwritten cards and a wristband to help break bad habits. (Renewed.)

  • CBS
    Undercover Boss

    Special night and time: A real estate franchise CEO goes undercover as a real estate agent, a land appraisal specialist, an interior decorator and an auctioneer.

  • Cinemax

    Series finale: Lucas learns a murder investigation might resume; Proctor tries to finalize a deal with the Colombians; Brock attempts to make an ally out of Bunker; Carrie sets out on one last act of vengeance.