Today’s Top TV Picks – Saturday February 22


Today’s Top Picks


1

Almost Family

8 p.m. on FOX – Season Finale

Fox hasn’t made any official announcement about the fate of this freshman drama, but it doesn’t bode especially well for the show that the network is burning off the final two episodes of Season 1 in a Saturday night slot. First, in “Permanent AF,” the trial against Dr. Bechley (Timothy Hutton) starts with the prosecution making an opening statement so powerful that it scares Leon. Then, in the finale, “Expectant AF,” Roxy (Emily Osment) takes drastic action to help Isaac (Mustafa Elzein).


2

Murdoch Mysteries

7 p.m. ET on OVATION

Hey, no fare! While moonlighting for extra money as a cab driver on one of the seamier sides of Toronto, an off-duty Constable Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch) is stunned to find a dead passenger in the back seat of his vehicle in a new episode called “Toronto the Bad.” In a less melodramatic turn of events, a valuable statue goes missing after neighbor Goldie Huckabee (Jonelle Gunderson) visits the Murdoch home. Yannick Bisson also stars; another new episode immediately follows.


3

Rocketman

8 p.m. ET on EPIX – Premiere

British actor Taron Egerton won a richly deserved Golden Globe Award for his captivating portrayal of pop superstar Elton John in this 2019 biographical musical, for which Egerton also provided his own vocals. The film charts John’s rise from a musical prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his long and happy professional partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell). Less happy influences on the singer and songwriter are his cold mother (Bryce Dallas Howard) and his manipulative manager, John Reid (Richard Madden).


4

Love in Store

9 p.m. ET on HALLMARK – Premiere

Bryan Cranston scored a well-deserved Oscar nomination as best actor for his performance in the title role of Jay Roach’s 2015 biopic about the life of esteemed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who landed on the infamous Hollywood blacklist after he declined to cooperate fully with the House Committee on Un-American Activities as it explored allegations that the movie industry was putting Communist propaganda in its films. Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, John Goodman and Michael Stuhlbarg also star.

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