Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Friday May 24

Today’s Top 5 Picks


IndyCar Racing

11 a.m. ET on NBCSN

Auto Racing is gearing up for one of its biggest weekends of the year, which includes the upcoming Indianapolis 500. But today the weekend kicks off with Carb Day and includes the final practice for the Sunday’s 103rd running. It also includes the Indy Lights Race – Freedom 100 and the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge. Fans who attend will be treated to a post-broadcast concert by Foreigner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.



8 p.m. ET on CBS – Season Premiere

While many Americans may have a sense that they are becoming little more than cogs in a world run by faceless and ever-expanding corporations that seldom are held accountable for their wrongdoing, every now and then a brave soul steps forward to shine a cleansing light on such malfeasance, even though it may come at a cost to themselves. Host Alex Ferrer returns for another season of thrilling and heartfelt stories of such real-life David vs. Goliath confrontations and the ordinary people who put it all on the line to do the right thing.



8 p.m. ET on NBC

Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) is forced to reconsider his already complicated set of priorities when the FBI receives a chilling threat from an utterly ruthless villain hellbent on revenge in the new episode “Coder to Killer.” Meanwhile Zapata and Reade (Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown) confront their own challenges in terms of navigating their domestic situation, while Patterson (Ashley Johnson) turns her attention to a budding interest. Jaimie Alexander also stars.



8 p.m. ET on CW – Season Finale

Important allegiances are severely tested as various members of the Carrington clan are forced to choose between preserving their legacies and protecting cherished personal relationships in the Season 2 finale, “Deception, Jealousy, and Lies.” Meanwhile, still more dark secrets from the past bubble back up to the surface. Elizabeth Gillies, Grant Show, Ana Brenda Contreras and Rafael de la Fuente star.



8:10 p.m. ET on CINEMAX – Premiere

George Gallo (“Middle Men”) directed and co-wrote this uneven but generally entertaining chronicle of how brothers Joe and Ben Weider (Tyler Hoechlin, Aneurin Barnard) overcame virulent antisemitism and severe poverty to launch a bodybuilding empire that changed the American fitness world. Along the way, the brothers also discovered a young athlete named Arnold Schwarzenegger (Calum Von Moger), championed diversity among participants and were active agents for female empowerment. Julianne Hough, Victoria Justice, Steve Guttenberg, DJ Qualls and Tom Arnold co-star.

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