Today’s Top TV Picks – Friday February 21

Today’s Top Picks


Bad Times at the El Royale

7:35 p.m. on CINEMAX – Premiere

Set in 1969, this 2018 thriller from writer-producer-director Drew Goddard flopped at the box office, but may be a cult classic in the making, given its glowing reviews from several critics. The story follows seven shady strangers who converge at a hotel on the California-Nevada border. Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cynthia Erivo and Chris Hemsworth star.


Fresh Off the Boat

8 p.m. ET on ABC – Series Finale

The acclaimed family comedy closes out its sixth and final season with two back-to-back episodes, starting with “Family Van,” which finds Jessica and Louis (Constance Wu, Randall Park) mourning in their own way when the ancient but heretofore faithful Huang vehicle finally gives up the ghost. Then, in the series finale “Commencement,” which Park directed, change is on the horizon as each of the Huang boys (Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen) crystallizes his personal vision of the future. Guest stars include Matt Oberg, Jaleel White and Andy Richter.



8 p.m. ET on NBC

The Charmed Ones (Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery) rush to Harry’s (Rupert Evans) side to lend their assistance after he fails in attempting to expel his past. Unfortunately, he ultimately makes a deal with the devil in the new episode “Breaking the Cycle.” As the three sisters continue their determined effort to restore the Power of Three, they find themselves in the gravest situation they’ve ever confronted. Poppy Drayton also stars.



8 p.m. ET on SHOWTIME – Premiere

Bryan Cranston scored a well-deserved Oscar nomination as best actor for his performance in the title role of Jay Roach’s 2015 biopic about the life of esteemed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who landed on the infamous Hollywood blacklist after he declined to cooperate fully with the House Committee on Un-American Activities as it explored allegations that the movie industry was putting Communist propaganda in its films. Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, John Goodman and Michael Stuhlbarg also star.

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