What to Watch on Friday: A leadership change in ‘Whale Wars’ season premiere

Posted by Brooke Cain on December 13, 2013 

Due to legal troubles, Paul Watson must step away from the Zero Tolerance mission on the season premiere of “Whale Wars.”

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Whale Wars: A Commander Rises (9pm, Animal Planet) - In a special two-hour premiere of “Whale Wars,” Paul Watson has to step down as captain due to legal troubles, so a new commander must take over to guide the Sea Shepherds' "Zero Tolerance" mission in 2012.

Also on tonight . . .

The Carrie Diaries (8pm, CW) - Carrie reads an ugly rumor about herself in a gossip paper, so Samantha sets out to correct things. Meanwhile, Walt assists Bennet with a situation at work.

The Neighbors (8:30pm, ABC) - Larry's generosity with gifts for Debbie's kids stems from her ruining his Christmas surprise for Dick. Also, Reggie and Amber struggle with finding each other a present that will show their true feelings.

Hawaii Five-0 (9pm, CBS) - A murder attempt on a Pearl Harbor veteran leads Five-0 to use decades old evidence to investigate a deadly crime committed in an internment camp on Oahu during WWII.

Paul McCartney: Something NEW (9pm, VH1 Classic) - The making of Paul McCartney's 2013 album "New" is documented.

Grimm (9pm, NBC) - Two straight hours of "Grimm" tonight. First, a deadly crime wave may be linked to a 100-year-old urban legend. Then, an old Wesen tale of an evil Santa Claus-like creature comes to life when delinquent teens begin disappearing. Merry Christmas!

Raising Hope (9pm, Fox) - Burt wants to be mayor so Virginia can have the honor of plugging in the Natesville Christmas tree, but holding office does a number on Burt's holiday spirit.

Haven (10pm, Syfy) - Season 4 comes to a close with Audrey desperate to track down William in order to sever their ethereal connection.

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