Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Friday March 8

Today’s Top 5 Picks



8 p.m. ET on NBC

In a taut new hour called “The Big Blast From the Past Episode,” citizens are paralyzed with fear as a bomber wreaks havoc, and the villain forces Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) and his teammates to look for clues to his identity and motive in one of their past cases. Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson and Ennis Esmer also star.


Gold Rush

9 p.m. ET on DISCOVERY

The new episode “Brace for Impact” finds Rick Ness and his crew hard hit by the winter freeze as they struggle to get as much gold as is humanly possible before the severe weather shuts them down. Similarly, Tony Beets races to finish rebuilding his second dredge, ultimately making a desperate decision that could wind up costing him everything. Finally, Parker Schnabel gambles on making the longest and most precarious plant move of this season.


Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

9 p.m. ET on FOOD

Guy demonstrates that “putting some South in your mouth” leaves plenty of room for diverse cuisines as he samples fare ranging from classic Southern comfort food to specialties from South America in the new episode “Southern to South American.” He starts off in Atlanta, where an authentic soul food spot throws in some unconventional quirks like collard green lasagna and a twist on classic fried chicken. In the Lone Star State, an Austin food truck specializes in Brazilian flavors.



9 p.m. ET on SHOWTIME – Premiere

British actress Bel Powley received excellent reviews for her lead performance in director and co-writer Fritz Bohm’s deeply unsettling 2018 horror fantasy revolving around Anna, a teenager going through some eerie changes as she reaches maturity. The man she knew as “Daddy” (Brad Dourif) took her in as a child, but keeps her confined to the attic of his home, ostensibly to protect her from a monster prowling outside. Liv Tyler, James Le Gros and Collin Kelly-Sordelet also star.


Trailblazer Honors 2019

9 p.m. ET on VH1

Nancy Pelosi, the formidable new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Canadian author Margaret Atwood (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) are among the vanguards honored during this event, which is airing on International Women’s Day and helps kick off Women’s History Month activities. Others recognized during this special include Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma,” “13th”) and MeToo founder and activist Tarana Burke.

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