Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Thursday May 23

Today’s Top 5 Picks


Red Nose Day

8 p.m. ET on NBC

A mini-sequel to the 1994 romantic comedy “Four Weddings and a Funeral” is among the highlights in this year’s edition of the annual charity event dedicated to raising funds to help children in need. Richard Curtis, who penned the Oscar-nominated “Weddings” screenplay and also is a co-founder of Red Nose Day, wrote the script for tonight’s short sketch, which reunites stars Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah and Rowan Atkinson. This two-hour special also follows “This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia on a trip to Kenya to see the charity’s funds in action.


Christina on the Coast

9 p.m. ET on HGTV – Series Premiere

Fans first got to know real estate expert and designer Christina Anstead on the hit show “Flip or Flop,” but she’s flying solo in this new docu-series that finds her working with clients to create upscale living spaces filled with striking design elements and her signature SoCal style. In the series premiere, Christina undertakes what may be her most personal project yet, performing an extensive renovation on the home of a childhood friend.



10 p.m. ET on CBS – Season Premiere

Forced to move to London at the end of Season 6 after Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) confessed to a murder he didn’t really commit, he and Watson (Lucy Liu) kick off their seventh and final season in that British capital city, where they find success working as consultants for Scotland Yard. A dilemma arises, however, when a member of their inner circle back home is gravely wounded. Meanwhile, tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach (James Frain), the greatest nemesis they’ve ever confronted, prepares to test the duo.


Hollywood Game Night

10 p.m. ET on NBC

Following this year’s two-hour “Red Nose Day” special, Jane Lynch hosts a special tie-in episode of her hit game show, in which her guests compete in rounds of play to raise more money for this charity to help the world’s needy children. Among the stars scheduled to appear are Sean Hayes (also an executive producer on this series), Kelly Clarkson, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Garner, Jeff Goldblum, Leslie Mann and Thandie Newton (“Westworld”).


The Name of the Rose

10 p.m. ET on SUNDANCE – Series Premiere

John Turturro stars as sleuthing Franciscan monk William of Baskerville in this new series adaptation of Umberto Eco’s cerebral best-selling novel, which premieres tonight with a double episode. William and his novice, Adso von Melk (Damian Hardung), find themselves witnesses to a series of mysterious murders.

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