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Friday TV Picks: ‘Portlandia’ season finale on IFC

TV picks for Friday, March 1, 2013, include the season finale of “Portlandia” on IFC, “Nikita” on the CW and “20/20” on ABC.

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It’s been fun to have Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and their multitude of quirky Northwest characters back for a third season, but just as winter comes to a close, so must our winter-TV favorites. So savor tonight’s episode (in which Portland suffers a citywide blackout) — it’ll have to tide you over until next season. Season finale, 7 and 10 p.m. on IFC (

Also on Friday

“Nikita,” 8 p.m. (CW): Nikita and Owen try to catch Ari before the FBI does; Ari reveals that Amanda is working with a terrorist; Ryan considers paying Ari a bribe.

“Jessie,” 8:30 p.m. (Disney): Luke hurts his knee while showing Jessie dance moves.

“Touch,” 9 p.m. (Fox): Jake and Amelia escape their supervision to meet; while searching for the kids, Martin and Lucy find information about Calvin’s brain-damaged brother; Guillermo faces a difficult decision.

“Ghost Adventures,” 9 p.m. (Travel): A century-old strip club in San Francisco; a dark entity that stalks women and hurts men; an angry spirit blind sides Nick.

“20/20,” 10:01 p.m. (ABC): Friends discuss Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp; interviews with Steenkamp’s ex-boyfriend and roommate; Olympic athletes who have fallen off the pedestal.

“House Hunters International,” 10:30 p.m. (HGTV): A mechanical engineer needs to find a home in Würzburg, Germany, in two weeks.

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