Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Saturday April 20


Today’s Top 5 Picks


1

Ransom

8 p.m. ET on CBS

The members of the Crisis Resolution team are summoned on an urgent assignment to negotiate with a formidable adversary, a sociopath who is murdering diabetics via insulin that he has tainted, in a new episode called “Dark Triad.” Natalie Brown, Amber Goldfarb and Peter Outerbridge guest star; Luke Roberts, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor also star.


2

I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina ­Louise Story

8 p.m. ET on LIFETIME – Premiere

Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon a Time”) and newcomer Angela Fairley make a compelling acting team in this fact-based 2019 drama, which chronicles the harrowing journey a young black woman (Fairley) made through 30 foster homes and psychiatric facilities before the age of 18. Jeanne Kerr (Goodwin) saw Angela’s promise and tried to adopt her, but was stymied by a racially motivated ruling. She never lost faith in her young friend, however, throwing Angela a lifeline that kept her alive until the adoption was approved after 25 years.


3

Easter Under Wraps

9 p.m. ET on HALLMARK – Premiere

Alarmed that sales at her family-owned chocolate company are declining, not peaking, as Easter approaches, marketing director Erin (Fiona Gubelmann, “The Good Doctor”) goes undercover to see what the problem is. Bryan (Brendan Penny, “Chesapeake Shores”), the handsome head chocolatier, advises Erin that he’s losing some of his best workers to automation as the company sacrifices product quality for stepped-up quantity. As the two work together on Easter baskets, they start to get sweet on each other, too.


4

The Catcher Was a Spy

9 p.m. ET on SHOWTIME – Premiere

Paul Rudd is best known for his comedic work in films and television, but he ventures into the thriller genre in director Ben Lewin’s 2018 adaptation of Nicholas Dawidoff’s biography of Moe Berg, a 15-year Major League Baseball veteran who later joined the World War II espionage effort by the Allies and worked as a spy against Nazi Germany. Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels and Tom Wilkinson also star in the film, which did a resounding belly flop at the summer box office after getting mixed reviews.


5

My Mom’s Letter From Heaven

10:03 p.m. ET on LIFETIME – Premiere

A single father nears the end of his rope due to the turbulent relationship he shares with his rebellious teenage daughter in this 2019 drama, which is based on a true story. Their interaction starts to undergo a profound change, however, when a long-lost letter written to the daughter by her dying mother suddenly turns up out of the blue. Barry Watson (“7th Heaven”), Cindy Busby (“Marrying Mr. Darcy”), Karen Holness (“The 100”) and Jaime M. Callica (“UnREAL”) star.

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