Today’s Top TV Picks – Saturday July 11


Today’s Top Picks


1

Last Christmas

8 p.m. on HBO – Premiere

Emma Thompson co-wrote and has a featured role in Paul Feig’s 2019 holiday romantic comedy, which is based on the Wham! song of the same title and inspired by the music of George Michael. Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) stars as Kate, an aspiring singer who works in a year-round Christmas shop and has a history of making poor personal decisions. Things start to change when she meets Tom Webster (Henry Golding), an eccentric young man who seems almost too good to be true.


2

Crikey! It’s the Irwins

9 p.m. ET on ANIMAL PLANET

Season 3 of “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” premieres later this year, but for now, this special episode, “Life in Lockdown,” follows newlyweds Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell as they spend what was planned to be their honeymoon helping mom Terri and brother Robert Irwin care for the 1,200 animals at Australia Zoo when the popular tourist attraction goes into lockdown from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the family themselves are in home quarantine, they’re busier than ever dealing with unexpected obstacles while running both their zoo and its wildlife hospital.


3

Terminator: Dark Fate

9 p.m. ET on EPIX – Premiere

Director Tim Miller’s 2019 sci-fi action film was a direct sequel to 1984’s “The Terminator” and its first sequel, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” but disregarded events depicted in subsequent movie sequels or TV series spinoffs. Set 25 years after the events of “T2: Judgment Day,” this new release sees the future machines sending an advanced Terminator (Gabriel Luna) back to 2020 to kill Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) due to her destiny. Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise their roles as Sarah Connor and the T-800 Terminator.


4

The UnXplained

9 p.m. ET on HISTORY

As its title suggests, the new episode “The Greatest Escapes” looks back to unforgettable tales of escape, some of which nearly defy explanation. Among the highlights, experts consider the famous escape from Alcatraz and debate whether the prisoners who pulled it off actually lived to celebrate their success. A less famous incident involves a man who received a mysterious form of guidance that allowed him to escape the South Tower of New York’s World Trade Center during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. William Shatner is host.

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