Friday TV: Fringe, Banshee Series Premiere, Blue Bloods & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 11, 2013

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News & Notes

Download Fringe Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, Cinemax has the series premiere of Banshee and IFC has the series premiere of Out There.

Prime Picks

Last Man Standing (ABC): New. Richard Karn guest stars as the longtime architect of Outdoor Man, who is getting some competition from a young attractive female architect. Runs 30 minutes.

Fringe (FOX): New. Walter thinks a dip in the deprivation tank will help him unlock some clues about Donald. Windmark is on a revealing mission. Fantastic episode that got me really excited for the final two hours next week.

Blue Bloods (CBS): New. Jamie deals with the consequences of his on the job actions. Erin is questioning the mayor.

Solid Selections

Nikita (The CW): Repeat. The fall finale episode, “Sideswipe,” replays. New episodes resume next Friday.

Arrow (The CW): Repeat. The fall finale episode, “Year’s End,” replays. New episodes resume next Wednesday.

Banshee (Cinemax): Series Premiere. A master thief just out on parole assumes the identity of the sheriff-in-waiting of Banshee, PA. Runs 65 minutes. Plays twice. I haven’t seen it yet, but an very interested in it based on the quality of Cinemax’s recent scripted offerings.

Other Options

  • Merlin (Syfy): New. Merlin thinks he may not be able to sway Arthur from his chosen path. Plays again later.
  • Portlandia (IFC): New. Nina is throwing herself a huge birthday party for her 32nd. Both play again later.

Sports Note

  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action tonight.

Late Night

  • Flashpoint (ION): Repeat. This past Tuesday night’s episode, “Lawmen,” replays.
  • The Lying Game (ABC Family): Repeat. This past Tuesday night’s episode, “The Revengers,” replays.

Friday TV Marathons

Cold Case (ION): Has 11 episodes.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (USA Network): Five episodes today.
Good Times (TV One): Has 14 episodes early.
Sanctuary (Syfy): Five episodes early.

What will you watch on Friday TV?

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