Today’s Top TV Picks – Saturday August 17

Today’s Top Picks


V.C. Andrews’ Gates of Paradise

8 p.m. on LIFETIME – Premiere

In this adaptation of the fourth novel in Andrews’ sprawling Casteel family saga, fate delivers a blow to Annie Stonewall (Lizzie Boys), who finds herself both orphaned and crippled. After her great-grandfather Tony Tatterton (Jason Priestley) spirits her away to the family estate, Annie pines for her half-brother Luke (Keenan Tracey) and the rest of her lost family. As her despair grows, the imposing Nurse Broadfield (Daphne Zuniga) forces her more deeply into submission.


Escape Room

8 p.m. on STARZ! – Premiere

Adam Robitel’s clever 2019 psychological horror thriller follows a diverse group of six individuals who are challenged to navigate a series of tricky escape rooms. They don’t know until it’s too late that their fates are tied to whether they can successfully escape from their room before time runs out. The ensemble cast features Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine, Jay Ellis and Nik Dodani, with Yorick van Wageningen as The Gamemaster.


A Summer Romance

9 p.m. ET on HALLMARK – Premiere

Samantha “Sam” Walker (Erin Krakow) is under heavy pressure to sell her family’s picturesque Montana ranch to wealthy developers from New York, or risk losing the property altogether to foreclosure. Handsome real estate executive Richard Belmont (Ryan Paevey) flies out to sweet-talk Sam, but instead he winds up getting a crash course from her in the importance of home and the joys of a country lifestyle. Sarah Strange, Geoff Gustafson and Kevin O’Grady co-star in this 2019 romantic drama.


In the Blood

10 p.m. ET on FS1

Fox Sports and Major League Baseball have teamed up during this second half of the baseball season on a series of documentaries. “In the Blood” profiles Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr, whose fathers were both MLB stars. Guerrero Jr. debuted with the Toronto Blue Jays in April and excited the crowd at this year’s All-Star Home Run Derby. Tatis Jr., who plays with the San Diego Padres is an NL Rookie of the Year candidate.

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