On TV this Friday: A Lost alum joins Fringe‘s futuristic battle, former Beverly Hills resident Jennie Garth is now a little bit country, Ricky Gervais‘ animated adventures return and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are seven programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Finder (Fox) | While tracking down a missing father — with a partial voicemail as the only lead — an attractive FBI agent (Nip/Tuck‘s Kelly Carlson) tries to squeeze as much information as she can out of Walter.
9 pm Fringe (Fox) | The mind-bending 19th episode tradition continues as the story jumps ahead to 2036, when the Observers and the Fringe team engage in a game-changing battle. Lost‘s Henry Ian Cusick guest-stars. (See photos and get scoop, scoop and more scoop!)
9 pm Grimm (NBC) | When Nick discovers that Monroe and Rosalee are harboring a murder suspect (Lost alum Neil Hopkins), he realizes he’s hunting the hunted — a freedom fighter trying to escape the clutches of a creature bounty hunter (Supernatural‘s Sebastian Roche).
9 pm Fairly Legal (USA) | Kate and Ben team up, representing the victim of alleged police brutality against Justin and the SF Police Department; Lauren defends herself against an ethics violation. Brian Goodman (Rizzoli & Isles) and Larisa Oleynik (aka Alex Mack!) guest-star.
9 pm Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country (CMT) | On the heels of Shannen Doherty’s own reality series debut, this new show chronicles the Beverly Hills, 90210 star’s move from Los Angeles to a farm in Central California. In the first episode, there is a bet involving sucking a cow’s udder. What would Kelly Taylor say?
9 pm The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO) | In the Season 3 premiere, Karl pitches his new idea for a film about a man whose brain is transported into Tom Cruise’s body.
10 pm In Plain Sight (USA Network) | The return of Mary’s fugitive father puts Brandi and Jinx in danger, while Mary struggles to determine whom she can trust. Smallville‘s Aaron Ashmore guest-stars.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.