Today’s Top 5 Picks – Wednesday October 3

Today’s Top 5 Picks


Burden of Truth

8 p.m. ET on CW – Season Finale
In the Season 1 finale, “Cause in Fact,” Joanna (Kristin Kreuk) shrewdly manages to turn the law to her advantage and finds herself back in the game, where she promptly decides it’s time to play her trump card. After she does so, the industrial company counters with a new offer, leaving the plaintiffs to decide whether what is now on the table is acceptable enough to settle. Peter Mooney also stars.

Lennie James



8 p.m. ET on FOX
Hey, how hard could it possibly be to launch a new artist, even when you don’t have the vast resources of Empire Entertainment at your disposal? Cookie and Lucious (Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard) learn the bitter answer to that question as their future with newcomer Treasure (guest star Kaitlynn Simone) threatens to fall apart in the new episode “Pay for Their Presumptions.” Fortunately, they get two interesting offers that could restore them to power. Toby Onwumere also guest stars.



9 p.m. ET on FOX
Social media trolls run wild after Mateo (William Levy) pulls an outrageous stunt to reveal Star’s (Jude Demorest) pregnancy in the new episode “Who’s the Daddy.” Meanwhile, Simone (Brittany O’Grady) confronts a tough choice between marriage and career, while Cassie and Maurice (Brandy Norwood, Lance Gross) collaborate on an unlikely ploy. Cassie continues battling it out with Carlotta (Queen Latifah), however. Ryan Destiny and Quincy Brown also star.

Lennie James



9:01 p.m. ET on CBS – Season Premiere
After the American crew on an oil platform is overtaken and captured by a fierce company of armed militants, Jason (David Boreanaz) and the members of his Bravo team immediately depart for the Gulf of Guinea to undertake a dangerous hostage rescue mission in the Season 2 premiere, “Fracture.” Michael Irby guest stars; Max Theieriot, Neil Brown Jr., AJ Buckley and Jessica Pare also star.


Criminal Minds

10 p.m. ET on CBS – Season Premiere
The 14th season of this dark, compelling crime drama opens with “300,” which — as its title indicates — also marks the 300-episode milestone of the show. The story finds BAU team members Reid and Garcia (Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness) kidnapped by Benjamin Merva (guest star Michael Hogan), sending their friends and colleagues scrambling to find them. Surprising clues in the BAU’s history explain why this mass murderer has targeted his two latest victims. James Urbaniak and Stafford Douglas also guest star.

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