Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Sunday May 12


Today’s Top 5 Picks – Happy Mother’s Day!


1

Our Cartoon President

8 p.m. ET on SHOWTIME – Premiere

Jonathan Van Ness from the Netflix reboot of “Queer Eye” makes an animated guest voice appearance as this satirical comedy series from executive producer Stephen Colbert returns for a second season of 10 new episodes. As with Season 1, story lines frequently reflect current or recent events involving the 45th president of the United States, albeit with a comic riff. The voice cast includes Colbert as CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer; Jeff Bergman as both Donald Trump and Joe Biden; James Adomian as Bernie Sanders; and Emily Lynne as both Nancy Pelosi and Ivanka Trump.


2

The Simpsons

8 p.m. ET on FOX – Season Finale

Homer’s (voice of Dan Castellaneta) insurance coverage at work cuts children’s healthcare benefits, forcing Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) to resort to a radical alternative — buying healing crystals — to treat Bart’s (voice of Nancy Cartwright) ADHD. When Bart’s academic performance inexplicably begins to improve, however, Marge decides to open her own crystals business and sell to the other gullible school moms in the Season 30 finale “Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion.” Guest stars Illeana Douglas, Werner Herzog and Jenny Slate also lend their voices.


3

Now Apocalypse

9 p.m. ET on STARZ! – Season Finale

Uly’s (Avan Jogia) “perfect” relationship with Isaac (Jacob Artist) disintegrates when Isaac finds out about Uly’s obsession with Gabriel (recurring guest star Tyler Posey) in the Season 1 finale “Everything Is Gone Forever.” Meanwhile, Carly (Kelli Berglund) clashes with Jethro (Desmond Chiam) about her camming, which leads to a huge career break for her, and Ford (Beau Mirchoff) wants to know where he and Severine (Roxane Mesquida) stand as she leaves for a business trip.


4

Shark Tank

10:01 p.m. ET on ABC – Season Finale

In the Season 10 finale, entrepreneurs from Fort Collins, Colo., present their ideas for a fast-food franchise that specializes in mealtime guilty pleasures. In other segments, visitors from Lexington, Ky., pitch high-design houses for some nocturnal guests that can help with pest control, and a couple from San Diego push a stylish product that also keeps pets safe from predators. A jiu-jitsu instructor, also from California, has come up with a dual fashion design to fix a problem many people don’t even realize they have. Sharks include Mark Cuban, Daymond John and Lori Greiner.


5

Veep

10:52 p.m. ET on HBO – Series Finale

If Aaron Sorkin’s high-minded “The West Wing” was the perfect political dramedy for turn-of-the-millennium America, this savage, multi-award-winning comedy is far more apt for the swampy current reality of U.S. politics. In its seventh and final season, “Veep” somehow has managed to match the bitter absurdity that prevails in Washington, D.C., while being consistently, profanely hilarious. Expect more of the same in tonight’s series finale, wherein Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her co-stars bid farewell to what seem destined to be the roles of a lifetime for all.

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