Today’s Top TV Picks – Saturday September 12

Today’s Top Picks


Animal Babies

8 p.m. on BBCA – Series Premiere

This new nature series encompasses three heartwarming and fascinating films about baby animals who are growing up in unusually challenging environments, where they take their first breaths and first steps, along with other natural developmental milestones. The opener, “Safari Babies,” plays out on the great plains of Africa, home to some of the most iconic animals on the planet. Growing up here means facing many challenges. With the largest herds all vying for the same food, the African savannah is hugely competitive.


Coastal Elites

8 p.m. on HBO

Screenwriter Paul Rudnick (“Addams Family Values,” “In & Out”) penned this satirical new collection of monologues from contemporary characters who are approaching the end of their ropes because of the dual pressures of toxic politics and the coronavirus pandemic. Bette Midler heads an imposing ensemble cast as Miriam, a New York schoolteacher, while Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”) plays Mark, a gay West Hollywood actor videoconferencing with his shrink. Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae and Kaitlyn Dever also star.


Help! I Wrecked My House

8 p.m. ET on HGTV – Series Premiere

If you know what you’re doing, tackling home makeover projects as a DIY undertaking makes sense, but for a lot of homeowners, they quickly discover they have bitten off more than they can chew and wind up with a disaster on their hands. In this new home series, host Jasmine Roth comes to the rescue of hapless amateurs, bringing in her expert team to redeem failed home improvement projects and customize the new spaces with designs to suit each client’s tastes.


Deranged Granny

8 p.m. ET on LIFETIME – Premiere

Barbara always has yearned to have grandchildren, and it looks as if she may get her wish when her son, Ethan, falls for Kendall, a divorcée with kids. Unfortunately, Barbara pulls out all the stops to forge a close relationship with Kendall’s children and it’s soon clear that Barbara won’t tolerate anything that threatens her bond with the “grandkids.” It’s not long before Kendall gets the unmistakable impression Barbara sees her as an undesirable obstacle, which could have fatal consequences. Wendie Malick, Amanda Righetti and Josh Ventura star.

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