Friday’s TV: The Mentalist, Grimm, Blue Bloods & More

by Jason the TVaholic on March 9, 2012

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News & Notes

Get Grimm Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, CBS has a new The Mentalist on a special night.

Over on cable, Discovery Channel has a Gold Rush: Alaska special, FX has the 15th season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter, IFC has the second season finale of Portlandia and the series premiere of Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Travel Channel has the sixth season premiere of Ghost Adventures.

Prime Picks

Nikita (The CW): Repeat. The “Pale Fire” episode from earlier this season replays, where Alex returns to her childhood home and finds that she didn’t know everything that happened the night her father was killed.

Grimm (NBC): New. Nick meets a fire-dancer that may be too much to handle during an arson and murder investigation.

Blue Bloods (CBS): New. The attorney of a defendant that Erin is prosecuting is killed and Danny catches the case.

Solid Selections

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeats. The first two of six repeat episodes that play tonight play in this time period. All six play again later.

The Mentalist (CBS): New. The team is looking into the murder of a terminally ill salesman.

Spartacus: Vengeance (Starz): New. Spartacus and his men attempt to free some enslaved fighters. Plays twice.

Other Options

  • Merlin (Syfy): New. Things go bad after an eerie shrine in the woods is disturbed. Plays again later.
  • The Walking Dead (AMC): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Judge, Jury, Executioner,” replays. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has two college basketball games from the Big Ten Basketball Tournament and two from the Big East Basketball Tournament.
  • ESPN2 has four college basketball from the ACC Basketball Tournament.
  • NBA TV has doubleheader action tonight.
  • NHLTV has a game tonight.

Late Night

  • Being Human (Syfy): Repeat. This past Monday’s episode, “I’ve Got You Under Your Skin,” replays.
  • Lost Girl (Syfy): Repeat. This past Monday’s episode, “Vexed,” replays.

TV Marathons

ION has six episodes of Cold Case tonight.
Oxygen has six episodes of House tonight.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order tonight.
USA Network has six episodes of House today.
WE tv has 14 episodes of Frasier tonight.

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