What To Watch: Friday

by | March 19, 2010 at 7:40 AM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

TOP PICK:Who Do You Think You Are?‘ (8pm ET on NBC)

Since childhood, Lisa Kudrow has known that her grandmother Gertrude had it tough. Gertrude’s mother, Meri, perished in the Holocaust. Lisa’s father recalls hearing about her death from a young Polish sailor, a cousin named Yuri who was last seen in New York in the late 1940s. Lisa’s father never forgot Yuri for warning him and his family to leave their village for safety before the Nazi army invasion. From Los Angeles to Belarus, to the actual village where Meri once lived, Lisa’s journey reveals clues leading her to something neither she nor her father ever thought possible.

KEY EPISODE:Kitchen Nightmares‘ (9pm ET on Fox)

Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Mama Rita’s, a struggling Mexican restaurant in Newbury Park, CA. Owner Laura dreams of honoring her grandmother’s cooking legacy, but finds the transition from a successful catering business to restaurant ownership challenging. With a chaotic atmosphere in the kitchen and a lack of leadership from management, this restaurant faces foreclosure if Gordon is unable to help Laura’s cooking staff add some spice back into their business.

WATCH:Spartacus: Blood & Sand‘ (10pm on Starz)

Batiatus breaks the news that Spartacus is to service the richest woman in Rome.