Today’s Top TV Picks – Tuesday February 16

Today’s Top Picks


Young Rock

8 p.m. ET on NBC – Series Premiere

Dwayne Johnson collaborated with “Fresh Off the Boat” creator Nahnatchka Khan on this new sitcom, which is freely based on Johnson’s formative years, with three actors portraying the future “Rock” at different stages in his development. Adrian Groulx plays the character at age 10, with Bradley Constant as 15-year-old Johnson and Uli Latufeku as the budding Rock from 18 to 20 years old. Stacey Leilua is cast as Johnson’s mother, Ata; Joseph Lee Anderson and Ana Tuisila round out the main cast. Johnson himself also appears in each episode.



8:31 p.m. ET on NBC – Series Premiere

“Saturday Night Live” veteran Kenan Thompson stars in this new sitcom as recently widowed Kenan Williams, who struggles to balance his high-profile role as an Atlanta morning TV show host with his family responsibilities to his two daughters, Aubrey and Birdie (Dani Lane, Dannah Lane). He gets more advice on the situation from his father-in-law, Rick (Don Johnson), and his brother, Gary (Chris Redd, also from “SNL”). Kimrie Lewis also co-stars.


Prodigal Son

9:01 p.m. ET on FOX

While the team investigates the murder of an architect who was in the process of renovating a supposedly haunted hotel, Bright (Tom Payne) is knocked out and falls into an open elevator shaft. While trapped and unconscious, he imagines an alternate world in which he leads a semi-normal life and his father (Michael Sheen) isn’t a notorious serial killer in the new episode “Head Case.” Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips and Halston Sage also star.


Temptation Island

10 p.m. ET on USA – Season Premiere

Mark L. Walberg is expected to return as host when this reality show and social experiment opens its third season, which follows four couples at a crossroads in their personal lives as they spend time at a luxury island resort. Details still are being finalized due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to reports the season is being filmed at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort in Hawaii. Cast and crew reportedly are in a quarantine bubble at the location and tested regularly.

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