Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Sunday June 23

Today’s Top 5 Picks


License to Kill

7 p.m. ET on OXYGEN – Series Premiere

Dr. Terry Dubrow (“Botched”), a licensed plastic surgeon, hosts this new true-crime series that explores cases of patients thrust into jeopardy by medical professionals who turn their expertise to dubious ends. The series premiere, “Deadly God Complex,” focuses on Dallas spine surgeon Christopher Duntsch, whose out-of-control arrogance spelled trouble for both his patients and his medical colleagues.


Highwire Live in Times Square With Nik Wallenda

8 p.m. ET on ABC

Lijana Wallenda, a seventh-generation member of the celebrated family circus troupe, faces a major test of courage and focus when she joins her brother, Nik, for a death-defying stunt 25 stories above New York’s Times Square in this live two-hour special. Starting at opposite ends of a wire strung between 1 Times Square and 2 Times Square, the siblings will meet in the middle of the 1,300-foot walk, cross, then continue to where each other started. It’s Lijana’s first appearance since a serious 2017 fall.



8 p.m. ET on BBC-AMERICA – Season Finale

Season 5 comes to a climax as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther (Idris Elba) finds his unusually unflappable demeanor thoroughly “flapped” by recent personal tragedies, which have left him reeling. Now he has to pull himself together so he can race to stop a deranged killer who is driven to complete his sick and macabre “masterpiece.” That means setting aside the myriad problems that are assailing him from all sides. Ruth Wilson also stars.


Apollo 11

9 p.m. ET on CNN – Premiere

Among several TV events marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller’s epic new documentary looks to be in a class by itself. Comprising newly discovered 70mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings, the film is a joint effort by Miller’s team, the National Archives and NASA to locate, digitalize and restore material relating to this mission. “Apollo 11” promises to deliver an immersive experience capturing this tense yet exhilarating moment in history.


Yellowstone Live

10 p.m. ET on NATGEO – Season Premiere

Journalist Josh Elliott, naturalist Chris Packham and roving reporter Jenna Wolfe team up to take viewers on a live tour of one of America’s most beloved ecosystems as it shakes off its winter drowsiness and starts bursting with new life. Following on the success of last year’s inaugural presentation, this new four-night event, airing through Wednesday, emphasizes “more”: more animals, more scenic vistas, thanks to more cameras and live crews spread across the national park. Nat Geo Wild will simulcast the coverage.

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