What’s On TV Tonight? – ‘The Messengers’ Premiere, ‘Last Man Standing’ Finale on Friday

The Messengers premieres on The CW! But what else is on TV tonight? Here are the TV listings for Friday 04/17/2015:

8:00 PM ET

Last Man Standing [SEASON FINALE] (“Daddy Dearest”) – During a hunting trip, Ryan’s father, Victor, reveals the true motive behind his visit; Vanessa tries to get more relatives to attend Ryan and Kristin’s wedding. (ABC)

The Amazing Race (“Back in Business; Moment of Truth”) – The teams encounter wildlife and sand dunes in Namibia; a flat tire deflates a team’s hope of being in the lead; the double U-turn makes a reappearance. (CBS)

Grimm (“Mishipeshu”) – An investigation leads Nick and Hank to the path of a Native American power quest; Juliette’s behavior gets her in trouble with the law; Rosalee and Monroe turn to Captain Renard for help. (NBC)

Bitten [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Bad Blood”) – Elena and the pack are on the hunt for Malcolm; Jeremy receives an ultimatum from the Council of International Alphas that challenges his leadership. (Syfy)

Cedric’s Barber Battle [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Long Beach”) – Barbers Joe Barajas, Radames Perez and Geovanny Garcia use clippers to create hair sculptures with elaborate designs. (The CW)

Preachers of Detroit (“Trials and Tribulations”) – An all-new episode of the reality drama. (Lifetime)

Cold Justice (“Devoted (Okaloosa, FL)”) – The team must put together clues left behind by a mother of two who mysteriously vanished from Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (TNT)

8:30 PM ET

Whose Line Is It Anyway? [SEASON PREMIERE] (“Cedric the Entertainer”) – Guest stars include Cedric the Entertainer and comic Gary Anthony Williams. (The CW)

Girl Meets World (“Girl Meets Demolition”) – Maya and Riley meet a salesgirl named Aubrey, who tricks them into using Topanga’s credit card on an pricey purchase. (Disney Channel)

Cristela [SEASON FINALE] (“Movin’ On Up”) – Maddie, Cristela and Josh wait for the results of their bar exam; Cristela is faced with choices at work and at home. (ABC)

What's On TV Tonight - 'The Messengers' Premiere, 'Last Man Standing' Finale on Friday

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9:00 PM ET

NICK’S PICK: The Messengers [SERIES PREMIERE] (“Awakening”) – A mysterious object falls to Earth, resulting in the deaths — and resurrections — of five strangers, who learn they have supernatural gifts. (The CW)

Shark Tank – A sustainable soil replacement for peat moss; sweet-flavored wipes for cleaning kids’ faces; a safer way to connect electrical wires; a digital text technology. (ABC)

Bitten (“Scare Tactics”) – Clay investigates a mysterious symbol that may be related to witchcraft; the pack is faced with the disturbing truth that witches live among them. (Syfy)

Bring It! (“Road to Royale”) – The Dancing Dolls get an opportunity to compete against the Purple Diamonds; Miss D challenges Kayla to take the reins and run practice; Coach Traci makes a surprise appearance at the competition. (Lifetime)

Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse (“A Few Days”) – Richard starts plotting his revenge on Keisha; Keisha starts working at C-sports. (OWN)

Meet the Smiths (“Competitive Pedigree”) – Things get competitive when Gwen challenges Kenny to a race; Malloy tries to learn the importance of sportsmanship. (TBS)

Say Yes to the Dress (“Case of Dress Distress”) – A bossy bridesmaid picks out an over-budget gown, leaving a bride devastated; a bride has trouble committing to a dress with her ill mother absent. (TLC)

9:30 PM ET

Bride by Design (“It’s a Nice Day for a Black Wedding”) – A bride wants a custom black wedding gown that is not like a cocktail dress; a bride’s dress inspired by her mother’s wedding gown, but also reflecting her own style. (TLC)

10:00 PM ET

Dateline NBC (“Deadly Deceit”) – Suspicions arise when a man’s wife dies in a house fire and then a second tragedy claims his son’s life. (NBC)

The Soup [LIVE] – Actor Paul Feig. (E!)

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (“Sweet, Savory and Saucy”) – In Bakersfield, Calif., meaty Texas chili and decadent pumpkin pancakes and across town, a peanut butter burger alongside Bacon Love ice cream; in Phoenix, a gourmet taco spot mixing up a mean mole. (Food Network)

Real Time With Bill Maher [LIVE] – Journalist Judith Miller; singer Clay Aiken; journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; historian Jon Meacham; Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress. (HBO)

Jump! (“Tricks of the Trade”) – The FLDD team prepares to face the Jazzy Jumpers from Brooklyn; Floyd-Little plans to amp up their routine by adding a difficult trick to their already demanding performance. (Lifetime)

Bride by Design (“Extra Support, Please”) – Heidi helps bride Elon design a wedding gown that will keep her large assets in place and make her feel sexy; bride Rhonda wants to create a dress that would have made her late father proud. (TLC)

10:30 PM ET

The Grace Helbig Show (“Jim Parsons & Colleen “Miranda Sings” Ballinger & John Green”) – This week’s guests include actor Jim Parsons and singer Colleen Ballinger, aka “Miranda Sings” and John Green. (E!)

11:00 PM ET

E! News – Entertainment news. (E!)

VICE (“The Post-Antibiotic World & Indonesia’s Palm Bomb”) – The overuse of antibiotics leads to dire consequences, causing scientists to search for new natural sources of anti-bacterial compounds; as the demand for palm oil grows, growers in Indonesia push father onto rainforest land, torching the forests. (HBO)

Comedy Bang! Bang! (“Joel McHale Wears a Navy Zip-up and High Tops”) – Joel McHale talks about his unusual birth; a Hollywood actor discusses his recent firing; Scott’s new machine is running the show; Scott receives a warning from the future. (IFC)

Bama State Style [SERIES PREMIERE] (“The Price of Glory”) – Five candidates audition for the position of head drum major for Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets; the Stingettes and Honey Beez start their seasons with a bang. (Lifetime)

11:30 PM ET

The Xperiment (“Mike and Amberia”) – Mike P. and Amberia welcome celebrity guests. (BET)


The Wendy Williams Show – Dave Mizejewski brings endangered animals; hot topics. (BET)


Late Show With David Letterman – Actor Alec Baldwin; John Mayer performs. (11:35 PM, CBS)

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