TV highlights: ‘Vegas,’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Touch,’ ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ finales

HIGHLIGHTS

Friday afternoon, long-running children’s animated series “Arthur” (WETA Kids at 4 p.m.) kicks off the spring season with a bullying-themed episode, as Arthur makes fun of his friend’s sweater (all in good fun, of course) and hurts her feelings. “While we have seen a renewed focus on anti-bullying efforts over the last couple of years, most resources are targeted towards older children,” said executive producer Carol Greenwald.

FINALE WATCH: The finalists compete for the big prize (and to impress mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos) on the second-season finale of “Fashion Star” (NBC at 8). The winner gets to launch an original collection at three popular fashion retailers.

FINALE WATCH: “Kitchen Nightmares” (Fox at 8). Status: Unknown. Gordon Ramsay wraps up Season 6 with a trip to Scottsdale, Ariz., to help a baking company that doesn’t have any trouble with cleanliness — but whose owners refuse to listen to constructive criticism about food and service.

FINALE WATCH: “Vegas” (CBS at 9). Status: Unknown. Things are still up in the air for a renewal on this drama, and the odds are questionable given that it was moved to Friday nights. In the first season finale, Sheriff Lamb teams up with Savino to get revenge on the man who killed his wife; later, Jack catches Mia in a compromising position.

FINALE WATCH: “Touch” (Fox at 9). Status: Unknown. The Kiefer Sutherland series landed a second season, although there’s still no word from the network whether the series will continue for a third. Astor Corps gets closer to the number sequence that could help them rule the world, while Martin races to save Jake and Amelia before that happens.

FINALE WATCH: “Blue Bloods” (CBS at 10). Status: Renewed. This drama, starring Tom Selleck in a New York City police family, has proved to be a solid Friday-night performer and will be back for Season 4. The Reagans joins together to take down a gang leader when someone close to the family is murdered, and Danny gets a lead from the leader’s girlfriend.

Bob Saget, known for his “edgy” humor ever since his family-friendly “Full House” days, lands a stand-up special with “Bob Saget: That’s What I’m Talkin’ About” (Showtime at 10).

Actor Chris Pine, comedian Tom Dreesen and musical guest She & Him are on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35).

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35) hosts actor Aaron Eckhart, actress Sherri Shepherd and a performance by 98 Degrees.

— Emily Yahr

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