Friday TV: The Grinder Encore, Hawaii Five-0, Strike Back & More

News & Notes

Get Get Strike Back S.1-3 Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, ABC has the series premiere of Dr. Ken and The CW has the fifth season finale of Masters of Illusion.

Over on cable, Discovery Channel has the second season finale of Edge of Alaska, Showtime has a SXSW Comedy Night Two With W. Kamau Bell comedy special, and Travel Channel has the ninth season premiere of Mysteries at the Museum.

On streaming, Netflix has the premiere of the Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy comedy special as of this morning.

Prime Pick

Last Man Standing (ABC): New. Mike and Ryan disagree on whether Boyd should be able to walk home by himself. Eve and Mandy attempt to keep a secret. Runs 31 minutes.
The Grinder (FOX): Repeat. This past Tuesday night’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays. Listen to my preview of The Grinder.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. A bomber wants someone released from prison. Kono thinks she and Adam are being watched.

Strike Back (Cinemax): New. Scott and Stonebridge head to Geneva in hopes of finding Li-Na and the bomb. Plays three times. Last week’s episode replays right before over on MoMax.

Solid Selections

Grandfathered (FOX): Repeat. This past Tuesday night’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays. Listen to my preview of Grandfathered.
Survivor’s Remorse (Starz InBlack): Repeat. This past Saturday night’s episode, “The Dagger,” replays. Starts at the half hour and runs 35 minutes.

Shark Tank (ABC): New. Two brothers from Paradise Valley, Ariz., arrive in tuxedos to pitch their solution to forgotten computer passwords.

Blue Bloods (CBS): New. Danny and Baez start working a potential serial case. Erin is thinking about other career options.

Other Options

  • Dr. Ken (ABC): Series Premiere. A doctor with poor beside manor tries to keep things balances between work and family life. In this first episode, he deals with a patient complaint and his daughter getting her driver’s license. Stars a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes. While the cast is great, the show is sadly not. Ken Jeong wants people not to judge the show by the “Pilot” episode, but the second episode isn’t really all that good either. For more on Dr. Ken, listen to my spoiler free preview.
  • The Player (NBC): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has MLB action tonight with the Los Angeles Angels at the Texas Rangers.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader Friday Night College Football action with Memphis at South Florida followed by UConn at BYU.

Late Night

  • Continuum (Syfy): New. Kiera is not sure she can trust Brad. Alec reflects on his future. Plays again later.
  • Dominion (Syfy): Repeat. Last night’s second season finale episode, “Sine Deo Nihil,” replays.

Friday TV Marathons

Criminal Minds (A&E): Has episodes all day.
Criminal Minds (ION): Seven episodes tonight.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Has 12 episodes tonight.
Good Times (TV One): Has 32 episodes.
Hawaii Five-0 (TNT): Has five episodes in late night.
Law & Order (SundanceTV): Seven episodes tonight into late night.
Law & Order: Criminal Minds (ION): Seven episodes today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 15 episodes.
Martin (BET): Has episodes all day today, tomorrow and Sunday.
The Simpsons (FXX): Has 12 episodes.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America): Eight episodes today.

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