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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Friday Night Drama

I wish there was a good drama on TV tonight, as I’d be watching it, instead of being caught up in the drama around here. . And a special happy 49th to my husband who is bar-hopping in a limo with his buddies. That leaves me hear to watch Ghost Adventures. If you’re out for the night too, catch up on your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Talk. Wayne Brady, Jimmie Johnson, and Christian LeBlanc are the guests today. 1:00 PM CT CBS

2. Bandslam. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, a high school boy moves to escape his past and hooks in with a band, making friends and looking for romance. It’s unexpectedly deep. 2:30 PM CT Showtime Women

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Julia Roberts, Liam Hemsworth, Justin Bieber, and Carley Rae Jepsen. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. Empire Records. The owner and employees of a record store try to stop the business from being taken over. Anthony LaPaglia and Liv Tyler star, and it’s yet another movie that has me not liking Tyler’s acting. 3:45 PM CT Encore

5. College Basketball. Regional Semifinal of NCAA Basketball Tournament. 6:00 PM CT CBS

6. College Basketball. Regional Semifinal of NCAA Basketball Tournament. 6:30 PM CT TBS

7. Who Do You Think Are? Helen Hunt researches her ancestral background. 7:00 PM CT NBC

8. Shark Tank.The ideas pitched include beer-infused ice cream, pre-packaged pet meals, motorcycle safety wear, and a clothing business with digitally added images. Also included is a followup with the Ride-On Carryon Luggage. 7:00 PM CT ABC

9. Nikita.Michael and Nikita go to Moscow after he finds out Cassandra has been harboring a secret, and Alex sends out a coded message with the hopes of finding her mom. 7:00 PM CT CW

10. Kitchen Nightmares. Gordon Ramsey heads to Philadelphia to lend his expertise to Chiarella’s. 7:00 PM CT Fox

11. NBA Basketball. Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

12. Primetime: What Would You Do? A woman at a salon with terrible-looking hair, a sales clerk refusing to sell a lesbian a wedding dress, dropped money in front of a bank, and teens asking others at a liquor store to buy then alcohol. 8:00 PM CT ABC

13. Supernatural. Sam is driving to the breaking point by Lucifer, landing him in a mental hospital, and Dean faces a healer resembling an old friend when he begs for help. 8:00 PM CT CW

14. Fringe. Peter considers his options after emotional events and shocking revelations, and a killer targets love. 8:00 PM CT Fox

15. Fairly Legal. Justin asks for Kate to negotiate a deal between the FBI and a local hospital, and Lauren has to make a decision regarding two clients. 8:00 PM CT USA

16. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. In the first half hour, A bride and her family disagree on dresses, and a bride brings her terminally ill father with her. In the second half hour, the top ten Southern belles. 8:00 PM CT TLC

17. Ghost Adventures. Nick & Aaron return to Nevada City to investigate The National Hotel as well as an underground cavern. Things get eerie when Aaron discovers a door on the top floor that spontaneously unlocks and opens. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. America’s Most Wanted. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

19. Boxing. Robert Garcia vs. Antwone Smith. 8:00 PM CT ESPN2

20. College Basketball. Regional Semifinal of NCAA Basketball Tournament. 8:30 PM CT CBS

21. 20/20. 9:00 PM CT ABC

22. College Basketball. Regional Semifinal of NCAA Basketball Tournament. 9:00 PM CT TBS

23. In Plain Sight. Mary tries to juggle her work and childcare duties while a hoarder witnesses a murder. 9:00 PM CT USA

24. Merlin. Morgana’s Southron army closes a deadly net around Camelot. Morgana’s forces capture Camelot, while Arthur goes to see his uncle’s treachery. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

25. My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Flamboyant wedding dress, including one with a pineapple and palm tree. 9:00 PM CT TLC

26. Real Time with Bill Maher. Panelists include Glenn Greenwald, Wendy Schiller, Andrew Sullivan, Fred Armisen, and Charles M. Blow 9:00 PM CT HBO

27. Spartacus: Vengeance. Spartacus (Liam McIntyre) must convince his people to unite against the imminent Roman assault. Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) struggles to be free from the commands of men who threaten her fate, and Glaber’s (Craig Parker) ruthlessness has consequences. 9:00 PM CT Starz

28. NBA Basketball. Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz. 9:30 PM CT ESPN

29. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Christina Aguilera, Kevin Smith, Melanie Fiona, and J. Cole. 9:00 PM CT NBC

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