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October 25, 2013

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

In “Dracula,” the murderous count pretends to be Alan Grayson (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), an American industrialist newly arrived in England.

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.

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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.

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