Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Tuesday May 21


Today’s Top 5 Picks


1

The Village

8 p.m. ET on NBC – Season Finale

This poignant ensemble drama wraps its freshman season with a finale called “I Have Got You,” wherein the Village family unites during a time of need. An unanticipated set of circumstances brings Katie, Sarah and Nick (Grace Van Dien, Michaela McManus, Warren Christie) back into one another’s personal orbits, while Ben (Jerod Haynes) must confront both his past and future. As Patricia (Lorraine Toussaint) struggles to cope with her diagnosis, Ron (Frankie Faison) sees a chance for them to reconnect. Dominic Chianese also stars.


2

The Kids Are Alright

8:30 p.m. ET on ABC – Season Finale

In the season finale “Irish Goodbye,” Peggy (Mary McCormack) is privately dismayed that Lawrence (Sam Straley) wants to move out, especially after she discovers he’s secretly moving in with a previously undisclosed girlfriend. Needless to say, her son’s wish to maintain some privacy only leads her to snoop more aggressively. Meanwhile, Timmy (Jack Gore) is upset to learn that Joey (Christopher Paul Richards) took Knuckles the ventriloquist dummy without permission.

3

Blood & Treasure

9 p.m. ET on CBS – Series Premiere

This new globe-trotting action-adventure series stars Matt Barr (“Valor”) as Danny McNamara, an antiquities expert and former FBI agent who teams up with Lexi Vaziri (Sofia Pernas, “The Brave”), an old flame and art thief, to pursue a terrorist (Oded Fehr) with a penchant for priceless historic antiquities. In the two-hour series premiere, their quest leads Danny and Lexi around the world and into the heart of ancient history. James Callis, Michael James Shaw, Katia Winter and Alicia Coppola co-star.


4

Mental Samurai

9 p.m. ET on FIX – Season Finale

The cream of Season 1’s crop of contestants return in the season finale “The Grand Championship” to test which of them can stand up to Ava, the giant robot arm that whips them around the set in their capsule, which can also rotate 360 degrees. While subjected to that intense level of distraction, the players simultaneously are expected to answer questions in the categories of general knowledge, memory, puzzles and sequencing. Rob Lowe is the host.


5

Bless This Mess

9:30 p.m. ET on ABC – Season Finale

More determined than ever to prove themselves to their rural neighbors, Mike and Rio (Dax Shepard, Lake Bell) decide to enter Priyanka, their prized chicken, in a county fair competition to select the best hen, in the Season 1 finale “The Estonian Method.” Meanwhile, sparks are flying nicely between Rudy and Constance (Ed Begley Jr., Pam Grier) until a run-in with someone from his past. Elsewhere, Kay and Beau (Lennon Parham, David Koechner) work through some marital issues.

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