TV Friday: Happy Endings, Da Vinci’s Demons Series Premiere, Blue Bloods & More

by Jason the TVaholic on April 12, 2013

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News & Notes

Download Happy Endings Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, Reelz Channel has the miniseries premiere of Eve of Destruction and Starz has the series finale of Spartacus and the series premiere of Da Vinci’s Demons.

The CW has pulled Cult and has not said when or if the remaining six episodes of the series will play. It is all but officially cancelled at this point.

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Prime Picks

Happy Endings (ABC): New. Brad and Jane host a couples’ game night and things go quickly off the rails.
Happy Endings (ABC): New. Penny writes a play and attempts to get Derrick and his theater group to stage it for her.

The Carrie Diaries (The CW): Repeat. This past Monday’s first season finale episode, “Kiss Yesterday Goodbye,” replays. As of next week encores of Oh Sit! will play in place of the pulled Cult.

Blue Bloods (CBS): New. Two Wall Street brokers get killed during a drug deal and Linda keeps Danny from questioning a wounded suspect about his accomplices until after he has surgery.

Solid Selections

Nikita (The CW): New. Alex tells Birkoff she wants out. Amanda gives Owen some details about his background.

Spartacus: War of the Damned (Starz): Series Finale. Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in a final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus. Plays again later.

Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz): Series Premiere. The powerful Medicis commission rising artisan Leonardo da Vinci to create an Easter spectacle in Florence; Leonardo takes on another assignment to engineer war machines; the arrival of a mysterious Turk intrigues Leonardo. Runs 65 minutes. Plays again later. I haven’t had a chance to see this yet, but I’ve heard good things about it. Looking forward to checking it out.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has second round coverage of The Masters golf tournament.
  • MLB Network has a game tonight.
  • NBA TV has doubleheader action tonight.

Late Night

  • Being Human (Syfy): Repeat. This past Monday night’s third season finale episode, “Ruh Roh!,” replays. Syfy has picked the series up for a fourth season.
  • Dallas (TNT): Repeats. This past Monday’s episodes, “A Call to Arms” and “Love and Family,” replay.
  • Lost Girl (Syfy): Repeat. This past Monday night’s episode, “Hail, Hale,” replays.
  • Mad Men (AMC): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s sixth season premiere episode, “The Doorway,” replays.

Friday TV Marathons

Cold Case (ION): Has 11 episodes.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (USA Network): Five episodes today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Five episodes tonight.
Living Single (TV One): Has 14 episodes early.
The Mentalist (TNT): Eight episodes.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America): Seven episodes.

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