Today’s Top 5 Picks – Monday October 8


Today’s Top 5 Picks


1

The Resident

8 p.m. ET on FOX
As they work together to diagnose and treat an apparently happy couple who are admitted with some puzzling symptoms, the case prompts Conrad and Nic (Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp) to ponder their own relationship in the new “Three Words.” Meanwhile, Bell and Marshall (Bruce Greenwood, Glenn Morshower) clash during a work trip, and Devon (Manish Dayal) continues to fall under the spell of Julian (Jenna Dewan), the medical device representative. Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Jane Leeves also star.

Lennie James

2

Long Island Medium

8 p.m. ET on TKC – Season Premiere
Here’s hoping Season 13 proves to be lucky for Theresa Caputo as she deals with quite a few life challenges, even as she moves to a new night. For starters, she has separated from Larry, her husband, but she also is going through significant discomfort after having major knee surgery. On top of everything else, her house currently is under construction. Celebrity readings on tap this season include actresses Barbara Eden, Annie Potts, Cindy Williams and chef Anne Burrell.


3

RX Early Detection: A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee

8 p.m. ET on HBO – Premiere
Daytime Emmy-winning Food Network personality Sandra Lee opens up a very personal and challenging chapter of her life in this informative new documentary, which chronicles Lee’s experience after learning that she had breast cancer. Airing in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the film follows Lee as she receives her diagnosis, then seeks treatment and undergoes surgery. It’s a vanity-free project that manages to keep an objective distance to maximize clarity in its message to other women who face the same ordeal.

Lennie James

4

Better Call Saul

9 p.m. ET on AMC – Season Finale
Season 4 of this “Breaking Bad” spinoff wraps things up in a finale called “Winner,” as Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) makes the fateful decision to turn the page when it comes to his good reputation. Elsewhere, Mike (Jonathan Banks) finds himself forced into making a difficult decision of his own, while Lalo (Tony Dalton) endeavors to track down and tie up a loose end in Gus’ (Giancarlo Esposito) enterprise. Rhea Seehorn also stars.


5

Long Lost Family

9 p.m. ET on TLC – Season Premiere
Hosts Chris Jacobs and Emmy-winning journalist Lisa Joyner — both of whom are adopted and have traced their own biological family members — return with a new season that features two-hour episodes running through October, each following personal stories of people searching for family members after an extended separation. The Season 5 premiere, “A Baby in a Shoe Box,” finds Chris exploring the story of a woman who was left abandoned near an Ohio gas station just hours after her birth.

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