TV highlights Feb. 11, 2011: 'The View' hosts on 'Oprah,' Ne-Yo on 'CSI: NY'
The ladies of "The View" meet Oprah on Friday afternoon, as Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd stop by "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (WJLA at 4 p.m.) for a special live episode.
Dan Akyroyd visits his pal Jim Belushi's show Friday night, as Akyroyd plays a judge on "The Defenders" (CBS at 8). The judge gets on Nick's (Belushi) nerves while he and Pete defend a young client who they say was "tricked" into carrying cocaine by a girl he met on spring break.
If restaurants thought they could just ignore Chef Gordon Ramsay's advice, they will soon find out they're sorely mistaken. Ramsay heads back to various establishments on "Kitchen Nightmares" (Fox at 8) to see how they have fared since his visits.
Country singer Tim McGraw, who had a close bond with his father, baseball player Tug McGraw, starts his ancestral journey on "Who Do You Think You Are?" (NBC at 8) and learns he has a family link to George Washington.
Documentary "Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime" (WETA at 9) looks at the life of the former first lady, including interviews with her and members of the Reagan inner circle as well as historians, friends and family.
Singer Ne-Yo guest-stars on "CSI: NY" (CBS at 9) as a charming hit man, though when the team investigates, a much more threatening conspiracy is accidentally uncovered.
New sci-fi series "Bar Karma" (Current TV at 10) takes place at a mysterious bar at the edge of the universe. Each week, the staff (bartender, owner and waitress) help one lost soul through a tough time by helping that individual time-travel.
Just in time for Valentine's Day! In one of those "you just can't make this up" television specials, "Ghostly Lovers" (Travel Channel at 10) tells the stories of people with sexual attraction to ghosts.
The roundtable on "Real Time With Bill Maher" (HBO at 10) includes journalist Hooman Majd, correspondent Norah O'Donnell and academic Cornel West, while the Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington and actor Matthew Perry are interview guests.
"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC at 11:35) has comedian Kathy Griffin, radio host Gayle King and a performance by the Black Keys.
Actor Ed Helms is a guest on "Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS at 11:35), along with comedian Ted Alexandro and musical guests the Dears.
- Emily Yahr