Today’s Top TV Picks – Friday October 16

Today’s Top Picks


Shark Tank

8 p.m. on ABC – Season Premiere

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, and Kendra Scott, one of only 16 women to found a $1 billion company, join the shiver of Sharks in various episodes as this hit business reality series returns for its 12th season. Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez and KIND founder Daniel Lubetzky will be back as well, joining such familiar Sharks as Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary.



8 p.m. on CINEMAX – Premiere

Luc Besson wrote, produced and directed this 2019 French-U.S. action thriller, which stars Sasha Luss in the title role of a Russian beauty who escapes a desperate life of domestic abuse by accepting an offer from Alex (Luke Evans), a KGB officer. After a year of training, Anna must work for five years as a KGB assassin reporting to Olga (Helen Mirren), her handler, after which she may resume life as she pleases. Cillian Murphy, Lera Abova and Alexander Petrov also star.


Disney Channel Halloween House Party

8 p.m. ET on DISNEY

Some fan-favorite Disney Channel stars take on a variety of zany characters for spooktacular spoofs in this seasonal half-hour sketch comedy special, which was filmed remotely and hosted by Tobie Windham (“Just Roll With It”). Scheduled performers include Raphael Alejandro, Suzi Barrett, Issac Ryan Brown, Kylie Cantrall, Scarlett Estevez, Kaylin Hayman, Ramon Reed, Caroline Rhea, Trevor Tordjman and Ruby Rose Turner.


World’s Funniest Animals

9 p.m. ET on CW

Husband-and-wife singers Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo, both alumni of “American Idol,” join host Elizabeth Stanton and her panelists for a new half-hour of animals caught doing amusing things on video. Tonight’s featured critters include a yelling yak, a lion who insists on maintaining his personal space, and a bird that definitely is not camera-shy, among several others.

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