WASHINGTON, October 19, 2012 – While some people head for bright lights of the city night, I love friday nights for the chance to kick back and bask in the glow of the television with some favorite snacks.
Tonigh it’s a night of silly things people do, mystery, drama and competition.
8:00PM: Shark Tank starts the evening off. Its amazing what people will think they can build! Then we have baseball playoffs, Ed Asner on Hawaii 5-0, and one of my favorite hours, Grimm on NBC, even in repeat.
ABC: Shark Tank: This series features a panel of entrepreneurs and business executives called “Sharks” who consider offers from other entrepreneurs seeking investments for their business or product. In this new episode, among tonight’s participants is NFL player Brandon Jacobs, who helps a New Jersey woman pitch her protein-infused energy drink.
CBS: Hawaii Five-0: In this repeat episode McGarrett’s sister is arrested for allegedly smuggling 20 million dollars worth of conflict diamonds. Ed Asner makes a guest appearance.
FOX: MLB Playoff:Game 5: Giants at Cardinals
NBC: Grimm: Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt, (David Giuntoli) learns he is descended from a line of “guardians” known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. In this repeat episode a gruesome murder is investigated.
CW: America’s Next Top Model: College Edition: The models are sent job hunting, and the photo shoot has a jailhouse theme.
9:00PM: There is something intriguing about second guessing what people will do. Drama and moral dilemmas in this hour.
ABC: What Would You Do? This show uses a hidden camera to explore how people react to difficult situations.
CBS: CSI: New York: This detective procedural follows a group of forensic scientists and police officers as they investigate crimes. In this new episode Lindsay (Anna Belknap) is injured when a shooter attempts to kill a political candidate.
NBC: Grimm: In this new episode Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russel Hornsby) investigate the murder of a high-school athlete.
CW: Nikita: This series follows the adventures of a woman who escaped from a secret government-funded organization known as Division and, after a three-year hiding period, is back to bring down the organization. The third season starts with Ryan (Noah Bean) and Nikita (Maggie Q) taking charge of Division.
10:00PM: Investigative reporting and police drama in this hour.
ABC: 20/20: In this new episode one of the key witnesses in the Penn State/Sandusky scandal is interviewed. Also: the 2010 attempted murder of a San Diego day-care worker; the case of Raymond Roth, a New York man accused of faking his own death; celebrity look-alikes.
CBS: Blue Bloods: The series follows the Irish-American Reagan family of police officers with the New York City Police Department.(NYPD). In this new episode Danny (Donnie Walberg) and Jackie (Jennifer Esposito) are assigned to protect a Central American president.
NBC: Dateline: In this week’s new episode, an alleged sex scandal involving a former NFL cheerleader is explored.
A new episode of “Ghost Adventures” at 9:00PM on The Travel Channel
A new episode of “Dead Files Revisited” at 10:00PM on The Travel Channel
For Movie Lovers:
More Halloween on AMC with the airing of “Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday” at 8:00PM
A classic horror film: “The Shining” at 8:00PM on BBC
The original “Ghost Busters” at 8:00PM on Encore
Set in Georgetown, DC, “The Exorcist” returns at 8:00PM on IFC
“Men in Black” at 10:00PM on Encore
For Further Consideration: “Race 2012” on PBS at 9:00PM. The program explores the changing racial makeup of America and its potential impact on the presidential election.
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