Today’s Top TV Picks – Saturday January 18


Today’s Top Picks


1

College Basketball

6 p.m. ET on ESPN
Could it be an NCAA Final Four preview when the Louisville Cardinals visit the Duke Blue Devils? Despite losing Zion Williamson to the NBA, the Dukies are reloaded with sophomore Tre Jones leading the way. The Cardinals, meanwhile, return to prominence with a solid lineup based around junior forward Jordan Nwora. This will be a key measuring-stick game for both teams as they prepare to get into the heart of inter-conference play.


2

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

8 p.m. ET on HBO – Premiere

Michael Dougherty directed and co-wrote this 2019 sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla,” which finds the human race pinning its hopes on the giant lizard to defeat King Ghidorah and Rodan, two other formidable monsters. Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds and David Strathairn star in the film, which was dedicated in part to the memory of Haruo Nakajima, the original Godzilla “suit performer,” who died in 2017.


3

Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story

8 p.m. ET on LIFETIME – Premiere
Emmy winner Niecy Nash (“Claws”) stars in this fact-based drama — launching a “Robin Roberts Presents” franchise of true-story movies — as Gloria Williams, a woman who becomes emotionally unmoored following a 1998 miscarriage. In the aftermath of that loss, Williams walks into a Jacksonville, Fla., hospital posing as a nurse and takes newborn Kamiyah Mobley from the arms of her mother, Shanara (Ta’Rhonda Jones, “Empire”). Renaming the infant Alexis, Gloria raises her as her own, acting as an ideal mother … until Alexis/Kamiyah (Rayven Symone Ferrell, “All Eyez on Me”) learns the truth in her late teens.


4

Seven Worlds, One Planet

9 p.m. ET on AMC
In the tradition of the Emmy-winning "Planet Earth II" and "Blue Planet II," this new docu-series chronicles the story of Earth's seven continents and how they shape the distinctive animal behavior and biodiversity encountered in each of these environments. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the seven-part project uses the ultimate in high-tech filming to capture such firsts as scenes of grave-robbing hamsters in Europe, and a Sumatran rhino singing. First up, though, is "Australia," a continent that has dominated news headlines of late for tragic reasons.

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