What To Watch: Friday

TOP PICK:Party Down‘ (10pm on Starz)

These cater-waiters are well worth sitting down for a meal with…and for those of you jonesing for your ‘Spartacus’ fix on Friday nights, this comedy will keep you tuning in week-after-week as well.

The unforgettable catering crew from ‘Party Down’ is back. And they’re all dressed up and going nowhere. The all-new season finds our dreamers stuck working for tips while struggling to get the life they really want. Now that Henry (Adam Scott) is finally the manager, he’s not sure how to feel about it. However, after failing to start his own business, Ron (Ken Marino) would trade places with Henry in a heartbeat. ack from her stint doing stand-up on a cruise ship, Casey (Lizzy Caplan) is hoping to break out as a comedienne. Kyle (Ryan Hansen) is handsome, talented, and on the verge of being a star. At least in his own mind. And Roman (Martin Starr) is still waiting for the world to see his genius. The newest member of the staff, Lydia (Megan Mullally), is in L.A. to achieve stardom for her 13-year-old daughter, Escapade.

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KEY EPISODE:Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution‘ (9pm ET on ABC)

Jamie’s food crusade comes to an end – at least for this season.

Jamie’s revolutionary efforts have borne fruit, but now what? In the final episode of ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,’ everything Jamie has accomplished unravels when he leaves Huntington. Rhonda is planning to reintroduce processed food into the schools to get rid of the mountain of surplus processed food she ordered.

WATCH:Gravity‘ (10:30pm on Starz)

Could be a potent 1-2 comedic punch on Friday nights, along with ‘Party Down.’

‘Gravity,’ which follows the sometimes comic, sometimes tragic exploits of a group from an eccentric out-patient program of suicide survivors. Krysten Ritter (‘Breaking Bad’), stars as Lily Champagne, a twenty-something who just can’t connect to anyone until she actually dies.

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DVR:Smallville‘ (8pm ET on The CW)

The epic romance of Clark and Lois continues to heat up, but when will she learn his true identity?

Lois investigates the early prison release of ex-District Attorney Raymond Sacks but he threatens her with a gun when confronted. The Blur saves her, but is captured on film by a delivery guy who plans to sell the photo to Sacks. Lois and Clark each attempt to thwart the delivery of the photo and run into Maxwell Lord (guest star Gil Bellows), a wealthy tycoon and Checkmate operative.

DVR:Who Do You Think You Are?‘ (8pm ET on NBC)

Another fascinating look at celebrities’ family trees. Who said Friday nights weren’t full of good TV anymore?

Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon has always been intrigued by her enigmatic grandmother, Anita Rigali, who abandoned her daughter, Leonora (Susan’s mother), when she was just two years old. Susan had grown up feeling a strange connection to her ‘colorful’ grandmother and had always wanted to solve the mystery of her life. With some clever sleuthing, Susan traces Anita’s roots to Italy.


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