TV Picks: Friday, March 9th – ‘Spartacus,’ ‘The Mentalist’ & More…

SR TV Picks - Friday

With Fringe and Supernatural still on hiatus, Friday night television pickings may be a little slim this week. Fortunately, there are still enough shows presenting new episodes to fill your viewing schedule

CBS has moved Simon Baker and The Mentalist for a special Friday episode; Spartacus tries to free the enslaved fighters in Spartacus: Vengance; and Darth Maul is preparing to be reunited with his brother on Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the second-to-the-last episode of the season).


Star Wars: The Clone Wars - "Brothers" (Cartoon Network)


Grimm - "Plumed Serpent" (NBC)

The Mentalist - "Ruddy Cheeks" (CBS)


Spartacus: Vengeance - "Sacramentum"  (Starz)


Comedy Bang! Bang! - Series Premiere (IFC)


You can check out the episode descriptions and trailers for our TV picks below:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - "Brothers" Preview

Savage Oppress searches for his missing kin, Darth Maul who is now a shadow of his former self.


Grimm - "Plumed Serpent" Preview

While investigating an arson-related homicide with Hank (Russell Hornsby), Nick (David Giuntoli) finds himself in the heated world of Portland fire-dancing where he meets a woman (guest star Danielle Panabaker) who might just be too hot to handle. With Monroe's (Silas Weir Mitchell) help, Nick will have to find out if he can investigate the case without getting himself or those close to him burned.


The Mentalist - "Ruddy Cheeks" Preview

Jane and the CBI try to narrow down the list of suspects when a terminally ill man, is found murdered. Meanwhile, Cho is forced to face his demons.


Spartacus: Vengeance - "Sacramentum" Preview

Spartacus and his rebels try to free the fighters enslaved in foreign wars; Lucretia recruits one of her husbands former gladiators.



Comedy Bang! Bang! - Series Premiere

Comedy Bang! Bang! is a sketch variety show featuring celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and animation. The series is hosted by Scott Aukerman (co-creator/director/producer, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis; writer/performer, Mr. Show), and based upon his popular podcast of the same name. Music will be provided by the show's resident one-man bandleader, Reggie Watts.


So the question remains… What will you be watching tonight?

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