Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Wednesday May 15

Today’s Top 5 Picks



8 p.m. ET on CBS – Season Finale

The sixth edition of this venerable reality competition series to be filmed in Fiji, Season 38 — subtitled “Edge of Extinction” — introduced a new twist where, unbeknownst to the continuing players, contestants who were voted out had the option of taking a boat to an even more spartan locale to await a chance to re-enter the game. Tonight, however, viewers learn which player outwitted, outplayed and outlasted the competition in the two-hour season finale. Jeff Probst is host. The traditional one-hour live reunion special immediately follows.


Southern Charm

8 p.m. ET on BRAVO – Season Premiere

Kathryn Dennis seeks to take her place on Charleston’s social equivalent of the Iron Throne as this juicy unscripted series launches Season 6. In other upcoming story lines, Cameran Eubanks has made peace with being a mother, but continues trying to keep her professional edge, while Shep Rose, currently unattached, takes steps to become more responsible by adopting a new puppy, Little Craig. Elsewhere, newcomer Eliza Limehouse tries to find her place in the group, which proves tricky once some of her past alliances come to light.



9 p.m. ET on A&E – Season Premiere

After he loses a bet to Mark, former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez works a shift at the Fenway restaurant, where the reception A-Rod gets from Boston Red Sox fans absolutely floors Paul, in the 10th and final season premiere, “What It Do in Des Moines.” Meanwhile, Mark and Donnie give Paul a hard time over his hostility to social media and they secretly plot to dramatically expand his Instagram followers, along with a signature tagline worthy of a celebrity chef.



9 p.m. ET on WGN-A – Series Finale

The internationally produced police procedural wraps its season with a finale called “Rise,” in which child abduction survivor Kick Lannigan (Leven Rambin), now an adult, confronts a dangerous situation that reawakens some of her old demons. Mel Foster (recurring guest star Lee Tergesen), the man who kidnapped Kick years ago, has escaped from prison and his current whereabouts are unknown. The team launches an intense search for this fugitive before he can flee the country.



10:01 p.m. ET on A&E – Series Premiere

This groundbreaking new docu-series follows job seekers who are living with a condition such as autism or Tourette syndrome that throws additional obstacles in their professional path to fulfilling employment. The series premiere, “Hire Intelligence,” introduces James, a 35-year-old man who tries to disguise his Tourette’s by suppressing his vocal and physical tics, which proves painful and exhausting. Jeff, 30, has high-functioning autism and a stutter, but dreams of working in a creative industry.

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