Today’s Top TV Picks – Friday March 20

Today’s Top Picks



7:50 p.m. ET on CINEMAX – Premiere

British director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) directed and co-wrote this crackling 2018 British-American heist drama about four Chicago women who try to rob $5 million from a local politician to repay a crime boss from whom their late husbands stole before being killed in a failed getaway. The exceptional cast is led by Viola Davis, joined by Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall. Among several other accolades, Davis was nominated for a BAFTA Award (the British Oscar) as best actress.



8 p.m. ET on EPIX – Premiere

Director Alexandre Aja’s 2019 horror movie stars Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper as Haley and Dave, an aspiring college swimmer and her dad, who become trapped in their home after a Category 5 hurricane slams into Florida and floods the residence. Making matters far more terrifying: an invading horde of alligators who make their way inside the structure. Ross Anderson, Anson Boon, Jose Palmer and Morfydd Clark co-star in the film, which did well at the box office and earned respectable reviews.


The Blacklist

8 p.m. ET on NBC

The hit drama returns from hiatus with a midseason premiere consisting of two new back-to-back episodes. First, in “Victoria Feinberg,” the Task Force helps Red (James Spader) track a gifted art forger who has complicated Red’s scheme to sell some stolen art pieces. Elsewhere, Liz and Ressler (Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff) share confidences, while Aram’s (Amir Arison) love life becomes increasingly complicated. Immediately following, “Cornelius Ruck” features Joely Richardson as one of Red’s old flames.


Portals to Hell

10 p.m. ET on TRAVEL

A new episode takes paranormal investigators Katrina Weidman and Jack Osbourne to scenic Lake George, N.Y., where the region’s breathtaking natural beauty is wildly at odds with their destination: Fort William Henry, the site of one of the bloodiest massacres in Colonial America. The pair have received several reports of eerie activity at this venue, so their mission is to find out if this seemingly paranormal activity echoes dead soldiers or is something even more sinister.

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