Today’s Top TV Picks – Saturday June 20


Today’s Top Picks


1

Ford v Ferrari

8 p.m. on HBO – Premiere

James Mangold’s 2019 sports drama emerged as one of that year’s winners from every perspective, earning big bucks at the global box office, cheers from critics and multiple accolades, including an Oscar nomination for best picture and wins in two editing categories. Matt Damon and Christian Bale head the cast as, respectively, automotive designer Carroll Shelby and British driver Ken Miles, leaders of an American team determined to build a new racing car that can break the Ferrari winning streak at Le Mans. Jon Bernthal also stars.


2

Birthmother’s Betrayal

8 p.m. ET on LIFETIME – Premiere

At 16, Tara discovers the name of her birth mother, Grace, on a DNA website and reaches out to the older woman. In short order, Grace comes crashing into the life of the daughter she gave up years ago, much to the consternation of Amy, who subsequently adopted Tara and gave her a stable home. “Stable,” however, is the last word to describe Grace, who has both a needy love for Tara and a poisonous resentment toward Amy. Tanya Clarke, Aria Pullman, Monica Rose Betz and Matthew Pohlkamp star.


3

Love Under the Olive Tree

9 p.m. ET on HALLMARK – Premiere

Nicole Cabella (Tori Anderson) yearns to expand her family’s Northern California olive oil business, until her childhood crush, Jake Brandini (Benjamin Hollingsworth) — who also happens to be the heir apparent to a neighboring ranch — quite by accident discovers that his family owns the land Nicole wants to incorporate. Long-standing bad blood between the two families further complicates things, until a judge proposes awarding the property to whichever of the pair wins an upcoming olive oil competition. Gardiner Millar co-stars in this 2019 romance.


4

Girlfriends Check In

10 p.m. ET on OWN – Season Finale

The Season 1 finale of this informal chat fest found actress Tisha Campbell (“Last Man Standing”) sitting down with gal pals Kym Whitley, Holly Robinson Peete and A.J. Johnson (“House Party”) to dish on a variety of subjects including raising a family, learning to love yourself, dating and, of course, the mysteries of men. It adds up to a funny girls’ night in.

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