Friday TV Picks: 'Malibu Country' on ABC
TV picks for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, include "Malibu Country" on ABC; Kitchen Nightmares" on Fox; and "Grimm" on NBC.
Tonight in Prime Time
Reba McEntire returns to series television with this new comedy about a former country star who moves from Nashville to California after her husband cheats on her. Reba is a bright and engaging personality, and she's surrounded herself with some great supporting players (Lily Tomlin, Sara Rue and Jai Rodriguez), but this is pretty basic sitcom stuff. 8:30 p.m. Friday on ABC (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Friday
"Kitchen Nightmares," 8 p.m. (Fox): Gordon Ramsay tries to help the owners of New York Italian restaurant Mama Maria's.
"Grimm," 9 p.m. (NBC): Hank remembers an arrest he made earlier in his career when a man claimed he committed murder in self-defense against monsters; Monroe gets involved in an unexpected situation.
"Nikita," 9 p.m. (CW): Amanda sends Anne (Sarah Allen), a rogue Division agent, to free Owen from a Russian prison; when Owen escapes from Anne, he tries to contact Nikita.
"Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team," 9 p.m. (CMT): The cheerleaders prepare intensely for their first regular season home game performance.
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1967), 9 p.m. (TCM): A drifter, a bandit and a bounty hunter reach a standoff over buried gold.
"Blue Bloods," 10 p.m. (CBS): When a man is stabbed by an attacker dressed as the spirit of death, Danny investigates a voodoo community; Garrett tells Frank about a dark secret; Nicky and Erin take Jack and Sean trick-or-treating.
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