Today’s Top TV Picks – Friday October 18

Today’s Top Picks


Sid & Judy

8:05 p.m. ET on SHOWTIME – Premiere

Never-before-heard recordings by Judy Garland are incorporated into this new documentary from filmmaker Stephen Kijak about the singer’s stormy marriage to Sid Luft, the third of her husbands and father of her children Sid and Lorna Luft. The film, narrated by Jon Hamm and Jennifer Jason Leigh, chronicles the couple’s turbulent union, revealing how Garland’s vulnerabilities were exploited by a Hollywood film industry she played a big part in building.


Long Island Medium

9 p.m. ET on TLC – Season Premiere

Tatum O’Neal, Wayne Brady, Louie Anderson, Michael Fishman, Bronson Pinchot, Taylor Dayne, Kate Flannery, Reginald VelJohnson and Arie and Lauren Luyendyk from “The Bachelor” are among the celebrities and public figures receiving messages and advice from the beyond as Theresa Caputo returns for Season 14 of her hit reality series. As always, the show also features Caputo struggling to balance her psychic gifts with the “normal” demands of her everyday life.


Blue Bloods

10 p.m. ET on CBS

After the terminally ill wife of his friend, FBI Agent Wilson Ortega (guest star Emiliano Díez), dies under circumstances ruled mysterious, Frank (Tom Selleck) takes a personal interest in Jamie’s (Will Estes) subsequent investigation in the new episode “Another Look.” Elsewhere, Erin’s (Bridget Moynahan) desire to work on more meaningful cases lands her an unsolved robbery that looks impossible to solve, while Danny and Baez (Donnie Wahlberg, Marisa Ramirez) get to the shocking truth behind a baffling assault claim.


Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents…

11 p.m. ET on COMEDY – Season Premiere

A new season of this hit comedy series launches with two new back-to-back half-hour stand-up sets by rising stars, performing once again from the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, where previous episodes also were shot. First up is Jaboukie Young-White, a gay comic whom viewers may recognize from his appearances as a correspondent on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.” He also has written for the Netflix series “Big Mouth” and “American Vandal.” Immediately following, comic and writer Vanessa Gonzalez takes the stage.

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