Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Friday July 5


Today’s Top 5 Picks


1

Seinfeld

6:30 p.m. ET on TBS

Writers Peter Mehlman and Jill Franklin scored a joint Emmy nomination for co-penning “The Yada Yada,” a now-classic 1997 episode that finds George (Jason Alexander) worried that his latest girlfriend (guest star Suzanne Cryer) is glossing over awkward information by saying “yada yada yada” a lot. Elsewhere, Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) suspects that his dentist (guest star Bryan Cranston) converted to Judaism “for the jokes.” The episode airs as part of today’s Seinfeld 30th Anniversary Marathon on TBS.


2

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

8 p.m. ET on ABC

In the new episode “Collision Course (Part 1),” as the team on Earth readies for a mission to confront The Galaxy-Hopping Hate-Beast That Eats Planets, they unfortunately manage to ask for help in just about all the wrong places. Meanwhile, back on the Lazy Comet, something really weird is going on with Izel’s (guest star Karolina Wydra) crew, and for once it doesn’t seem to be totally puffie-related. Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen also star.


3

The Wrong Stepmother

8 p.m. ET on LIFETIME MOVIES – Premiere

This 2019 thriller — the first of four new TV movies in the “Wrong” franchise that star and are produced by Vivica A. Fox — co-stars former teen actor Corin Nemec (“Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”) as a widower with two daughters who recently has begun seeing the lovely Maddie (Cindy Busby, “The Big Year”). At first, Maddie scores points with the girls by appearing supportive, but daughter Lily (Calli Taylor) soon starts to suspect something is “off” with Dad’s new girlfriend.


4

Thoroughbreds

8:25 p.m. ET on HBO – Premiere

Screenwriter Cory Finley made his directorial debut with this 2017 pitch-black comic thriller that follows Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy), a high-school student, and her sociopathic friend, Amanda (Olivia Cooke), as they plot to hire a young drug dealer (Anton Yelchin) to murder Lily’s abusive stepfather (Paul Sparks). Yelchin died 14 days after finishing his scenes, but while this film received only a limited theatrical run after its Sundance Film Festival premiere, it got almost uniformly positive reviews.


5

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

9 p.m. ET on FOOD

Host Guy Fieri hits the road in search of some flavorful fowl and surprises on a bun in the new “Crazy Chicken and Twisted Burgers.” A bourbon bar in Wilmington, Del., puts pork on its patties and adds something extra to its addictive chicken skins, while San Diego has an eatery that stuffs shawarma into sausages and spices up a unique mushroom sandwich. Finally, Vancouver, British Columbia, is home to a heavy metal haven that puts creative comfort in its chicken and serves up walnut burgers.

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