For Friday, January 11th 2013 LA TV Insider Examiner recommends:
Fringe (FOX, 9 p.m.) – “The Boy Must Live” – Peter (Joshua Jackson), Olivia (Anna Torv), and Walter (John Noble) stop at nothing to save the universe from Observer rule. Walter enters the infamous deprivation tank in an attempt to uncover a key piece of information about the mysterious figure, Donald. Meanwhile Captain Windmark (Michael Kopsa) sets out on a revealing mission of his own as long-standing questions are answered.
Blue Bloods (CBS, 10 p.m.) – "Front Page News" – Jamie (Will Estes) must deal with the emotional consequences of his actions on the job. Meanwhile, Erin (Bridget Moynihan) questions Mayor Poole (David Ramsey) on the witness stand.
Banshee (Cinemax, 10 p.m.) – “Pilot” – In the series premiere, an ex-con assumes the identity of a lawman in a small, out-of-the-way Pennsylvania town, where he immediately has a run in with an Amish gangster while keeping a watchful eye out for the New York mob czar he once crossed.
Portlandia (IFC, 10 p.m.) – “Nina’s Birthday” – Nina (Fred Armisen) throws herself an extravagant, all-day birthday party that includes horseback rides, sunset yoga, and a tapas dinner, which thrills Kath (Carrie Brownstein) and Dave (Armisen), who are just returning from Spain and eager to share their knowledge of all things Iberian. Meanwhile, another couple is so broke, they head to a bank to take out a birthday party loan to ensure they can attend.
Merlin (Syfy, 10 p.m.) – “Arthur’s Bane Part Two” – Ancient prophecies of Mordred (Alexander Vlahos) weigh heavy on Merlin (Colin Morgan), for not even he can sway Arthur from his chosen path. As dawn breaks across the icy tundra, Merlin and Arthur (Bradley James) are close to exhaustion. With each tortured step, the fortress of Ismere looms ever nearer and Merlin's fear intensifies. What game is Mordred playing? And what powerful secrets are Morgana and the druid Ruadan (Liam Cunningham) searching for amongst its twisted catacombs? It seems like this time, not even Merlin can stop Arthur from walking right into the lion's den… For in this bleak and transient wilderness, only one thing is certain: The great trial for Albion has finally begun.
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