Today’s Top TV Picks – Saturday November 14


Today’s Top Picks


1

Christmas in Vienna

8 p.m. on HALLMARK – Premiere

Sarah Drew stars in this 2020 romance as Jess Waters, an accomplished violinist, who recently has lost some of the joy she once felt in performing. That doesn’t stop her from accepting an invitation to be part of a prestigious Christmas Eve concert at the Vienna Music Hall in Austria. After flying to Vienna two weeks before the performance, Jess visits her close friend Tori (Alina Fritsch), who is currently working as a nanny for Tori’s cousin, Mark Olson (Brennan Elliott), a widowed diplomat.


2

Dolittle

8 p.m. on HBO – Premiere

Based largely on “The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle,” Hugh Lofting’s second book in his classic children’s series, this 2020 fantasy adventure stars Robert Downey Jr. as the Welsh veterinarian who can communicate with animals. As the story opens, however, Dr. Dolittle has retreated from human society following the death of his beloved wife. Antonio Banderas, Jim Broadbent and Michael Sheen are among the human co-stars; the posh animal voice cast includes Oscar winners Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer and Marion Cotillard.


3

History’s Greatest Mysteries

9 p.m. ET on HISTORY – Series Premiere

Emmy winner Laurence Fishburne is host and narrator of this new docuseries, which explores historically compelling topics and mysteries that surround each of them. The opener, “The Final Hunt for D.B. Cooper,” revisits the only unsolved case of air piracy in U.S. history. In 1971, an unidentified man hijacked a Boeing 727 airliner, extorted $200,000 in ransom, then parachuted to a fate that remains unknown. Now, Eric Ulis, an expert in this case, believes he has identified where Cooper (a pseudonym) landed after his famous leap.


4

Eli Roth’s History of Horror

10 p.m. ET on AMC – Season Finale

While earlier episodes explored horror films that share a common theme, the Season 2 finale, “Nine Nightmares,” takes a deep dive into nine films that defy categorization and push the boundaries of horror. Some of these great films exist to entertain and provoke audiences, while others put society under a microscope, making people question not just what they fear, but why they fear it.

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