Today’s Top TV Picks – Friday June 26


Today’s Top Picks


1

Charlie’s Angels

8 p.m. on STARZ! – Premiere

Elizabeth Banks wrote, directed and co-produced this 2019 action film, the third entry in a film franchise that in turn was inspired by the 1976-81 TV series of the same title. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska star as the titular trio of formidable female agents dispatched by executive Charles Townsend (voice of Robert Clotworthy), owner of the Townsend Agency. Patrick Stewart co-stars as John Bosley, Charlie’s original assistant; Banks also has a featured role, along with Djimon Hounsou, Sam Claflin, Jonathan Tucker and Nat Faxon.


2

Midway to Love

9 p.m. ET on HMM – Premiere

In this new romance, TV therapist Dr. Rachel August (Rachel Hendrix) is aghast when her network announces her show is changing to a shock-driven tabloid format, so she heads home to decide on her next move. During her visit, she unexpectedly reconnects with old flame Mitchell Sims (Daniel Stine), now working as a grade-school teacher. As they spend time together, Rachel feels torn between going back to a frustrating but high-profile job and forsaking the spotlight for more low-key happiness with this nice guy.


3

Great Performances

9 p.m. ET on PBS

Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Christine Lahti stars as feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem in the new “Gloria: A Life” featuring an all-female cast playing both male and female roles. Playwright Emily Mann devotes Act 1 to a chronicle of Steinem’s life, particularly in terms of her path to activism. Act 2, however, changes format to a “talking circle” with the audience, moderated by Steinem herself, to discuss some of the play’s themes.


4

The Dead Files

9 p.m. ET on TRAVEL

In the new episode “Mass Hauntings in the West,” psychic Amy Allan and former homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi investigate a dangerous poltergeist terrorizing a family in Magna, Utah. Later, they head to picturesque Sedona, Ariz., where they confront disturbing paranormal activity at a restaurant.

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