Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Saturday March 16


Today’s Top 5 Picks


1

Flip That Romance

8 p.m. ET on HALLMARK – Premiere

At an auction to buy half a duplex she plans to flip, Jules (Julie Gonzalo) is shocked to find herself bidding against her ex, Lance (Tyler Hynes), who owns the other half of the property. Their relationship collapsed under the stress of a difficult previous flip, but when Jules prevails at the auction, they can’t resist challenging each other to a contest to see who can do a better job making over their half of the property. The ensuing sparks start to rekindle their passion in this 2019 romance.


2

Mommy Group ­Murder

8 p.m. ET on LIFETIME – Premiere

A new mother suffering from postpartum depression joins a support group aimed at helping women like her cope with new pressures, but she soon discovers that membership carries a stiff price. When the husband of a member is found dead, she becomes convinced another mom is responsible and sets out to discover the truth before her own family is endangered. Leah Pipes (“The Originals”), Helena Mattsson (“My Dinner With Hervé”) and Ryan Carnes (“General Hospital”) star in this 2019 thriller.


3

Trading Spaces

8 p.m. ET on TLC – Season Premiere

Paige Davis returns as host of this hit home makeover series as it opens Season 10, which will see the show’s designers tackling such new spaces as teachers’ lounges, the homes of twin sisters, attics, basements and even the residences of former spouses. Among the designers appearing this season are Carter Oosterhouse, Brett Tutor, Doug Wilson, Hildi Santo Tomas, Frank Bielec, John Gidding, Joanie Sprague, Ty Pennington, Sabrina Soto and Vern Yip.


4

The First Purge

8 p.m. ET on HBO – Premiere

The fourth film in the “Purge” horror movie series, this 2018 thriller actually is a prequel to the original trilogy, once again written by franchise creator James DeMonaco, who turned the directorial reins over to Gerard McMurray. The movie opens in the 21st century after the U.S. government has been overthrown by the New Founding Fathers of America and chronicles the origins of the first Purge. Y’lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Velez and Kristen Solis star.


5

While You Were Out

9:01 p.m. ET on HGTV – Series Premiere

Ananda Lewis hosts this reboot of a “Trading Spaces” spinoff that previously aired on TLC more than 15 years ago and will now air on both TLC and sister channel HGTV. Designers from both networks participate, each team designing a room in two neighboring houses while the occupant has been sent on a weekend getaway. The makeover budget for each room is $10,000 per room, with the big reveal taking place upon the absent party’s return. Participants include Carter Oosterhouse, Sabrina Soto, Vern Yip, Vanilla Ice and Ty Pennington.

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