Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Friday January 4

Today’s Top 5 Picks


Den of Thieves

8 p.m. ET on SHOW – Premiere

Christian Gudegast (“London Has Fallen”) wrote and made his directorial debut with this 2018 action thriller that focuses on California’s most infamous — and successful — bank robbery crew as they plan an elaborate and, in fact, seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles. As the story unfolds, the story cuts back and forth between this crooked team and an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to reveal how some of their lives intersect. Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber star.


Hawaii Five-0

9 p.m. ET on CBS

Still badly shaken by the murder of one of their ohana, Steve and Catherine (Alex O’Loughlin, Michelle Borth) launch an effort to track down the killer in the new episode “Hala I Ke Ala O’i’ole Mai” (Hawaiian for “Gone on the road from which there is no returning”). They’re joined in this venture by Danny, Junior (Scott Caan, Beulah Koale) and a pair of old friends, Wade Gutches and Harry Langford (guest stars David Keith and Chris Vance). Meaghan Rath and Chi McBride also star.


The Blacklist

9 p.m. ET on NBC

The new “The Corsican” wraps up a two-part story that began Thursday, as Liz (Megan Boone) and the Task force find themselves in a life-or-death race to stop an imminent bombing by a person on the Blacklist who has remained stubbornly elusive so far. Meanwhile, Red (James Spader) has an encounter with someone that may well change the trajectory of his life forever. Fiona Dourif and Christopher Lambert guest star.


Blue Bloods

10 p.m. ET on CBS

Frank (Tom Selleck) finds himself uncertain as to whether a recent run-in with community activists was an accident or a coordinated set-up in a new episode called “Disrupted.” Elsewhere, Jamie (Will Estes) resolves to make more independent decisions on his own instead of relying so much on his father, and Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and his neighbor take the measure of each other after learning their children have started dating. Kate Miller, Isabel Harper Leight and Kevin Chapman guest star.


Ron Funches: Giggle Fit

11 p.m. ET on COMEDY

Ron Funches has been building a credible career as an actor in recent years, but this new hour — filmed at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle — finds the performer in the world where he first found success: as a stand-up comic. Unlike many of his peers, however, Funches has found an audience by being one of the most unfailingly cheerful personalities in the world of comedy, happily sharing stories about his passions, which include vision boarding, parenting his autistic son and wrestling.

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