“Hawaii Five-0” season-finale, 10 p.m., CBS.
really should include weddings, you know. So tonight, Kono (Grace
Park) will marry Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) -- maybe. There are plenty
of distractions: Catherine (Michelle Borth) is back ... Chin (Daniel
Dae Kim) confronts Adam about his past ... and a nuclear weapon is on
Then the reruns
begin. Actually, there's one rerun before this (9 p.m., the show's
regular spot), with a bounty hunter slain; another rerun will be at 8
“Scream” (1996), 8-10 p.m. Friday, Fox.
This is a night
filled with popular popcorn movies, the sort that Fridays demand.
Before finding fame with “Dawson's Creek,” Kevin Williamson wrote
a smart script, with clever horror-film references. Wes Craven
directed it sharply and cast appealing young actors. That includes
Courteney Cox and David Arquette (who later had a 14-year marriage),
Drew Barrymore (in the film's dandy prologue), Neve Campbell, Skeet
Ulrich and Rose McGowan.
ALTERNATIVE: “The Gershwin Prize,” 10-11:30 p.m. Friday, PBS
(check local listing).
Each year, this
award goes to a master songwriter. Previous winnetrs were Paul Simon,
Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Carole King and the Burt Bacharah/Hal
David duo; now it's Billy Joel's turn.
This rerun has lots
of flaws, including odd song choices and a loudly vacuous biography
film. Still, it's all redeemed by Joel's music; he closes with five
songs, preceded by ones sung by John Mellencamp, LeAnn Rimes, Boyz II
Men, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, Natalie Maines and Gavin DeGraw.
-- “The Amazing
Race,” 8 p.m., CBS. A week before the finale, four duos are racing
through Peru. That includes three of the five “blind dates”;
those pairs – including lawyers and a medical match-up – didn't
meet until the race began. Of the six couples who were already
dating, only Rochelle Nevedal (an engineer) and Michael Dombrowski (a
truck-stop manager and wrestling promoter) have survived.
-- More movies, 8
p.m., cable. The popcorn night includes two music-laced films --
“Sister Act” (1992) on Lifetime and “Pitch Perfect” (2012) on
ABC Family, a week before its sequel reaches theaters. Also, FX's “21
Jump Street” (2012) is a fun film with Channing Tatum and Jonah
Hill going undercover.
-- Basketball, 8 and
10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. Here's a match-up that arrives twice this
weekend – first Cleveland at Chicago, then Houston at the Los
Angeles Clippers. That's part of the playoff semi-finals, with the
same teams Suday, at 12:30 p.m. on ABC and 5:30 p.m. on TNT.
Ballroom Challenge,” 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings). The
three-week event wraps up.
9 p.m., CW. These people were strangers before an odd force teamed
them. Now one is in jail; the others go to an energy conference,
uncertain about whom they're targetting and saving.
-- “Bitten,” 9
p.m., Syfy Last week ended with researcher Sondra Bauer injecting
herself with werewolf blood. Tonight, the aftershocks are nasty.
Also, we start to learn the background of Bauer and the cruel
Aleister; we see why he's captured Elena (a werewolf) and Savannah (a
-- “Lost Girl,”
10 p.m., Syfy. Bo and Tamsin disagree about a young Fae who wants