What to Watch on Friday: NBC debuts ‘Dracula,’ plus ‘Grimm’ and ‘Carrie Diaries’ return

10/25/2013 6:00 AM

10/23/2013 3:18 PM

Dracula (10pm, NBC) - In this new series, Count Dracula pretends to be Alan Grayson ( Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), an American industrialist newly arrived in England. In the premiere, Grayson throws a lavish party and becomes infatuated with Mina, an engaged woman who strongly resembles his dead former love.

Also on …

The Carrie Diaries (8pm, CW) - In the second season opener, Carrie meets Samantha Jones while spending the summer in Manhattan with Walt. Elsewhere, Mouse attempts to ignore Maggie at the country club, and Tom discovers that Dorrit has a boyfriend.

Hawaii Five-0 (9pm, CBS) - Catherine's seemingly harmless surveillance job turs deadly. Meanwhile, Adam considers making the ultimate sacrifice to save Kono.

Grimm (9pm, NBC) - The third season opens with Juliette, Monroe, Rosalie and Hank frantically fending off zombies while Capt. Renard works to rescue Nick.

A Raisin in the Sun Revisited (10pm, UNC-TV) - The legacy of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun" is examined via the staging at Baltimore's Center Stage of two contemporary plays that it inspired: Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park" and Kwame Kwei-Armah's "Beneatha's Place." "Clybourne Park" is both a prequel and sequel to "Raisin," while "Beneatha's Place" follows "Raisin" characters Beneatha and Joseph to Nigeria.

Blue Bloods (10pm, CBS) - A little girl's kidnapping takes an unusual twist when her parents deny she was abducted. Elsewhere, Frank talks to a priest who counsels cops following the cleric's arrest for DUI.

Happiness is a Warm TV logo

Happiness is a Warm TV

It's must read television! We have DVRs. We have cable. We have armchairs. That makes us highly qualified to talk about television. Join us as we explore what's good, what's bad, what's too bad to miss, and anything else TV has to offer. Contributors are Brooke Cain and Thad Ogburn.

Join the Discussion

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service