Today’s Top TV Picks – Wednesday March 18

Today’s Top Picks


Little Fires Everywhere

on HULU – Series Premiere

This new miniseries adaptation stars Reese Witherspoon as Elena Richardson, a third-generation resident of affluent Shaker Heights, Ohio, whose placid family life is disrupted by enigmatic photographer Mia Warren (Kerry Washington) and her daughter, Pearl (Lexi Underwood). Rosemarie DeWitt and Joshua Jackson also star.


Motherland: Fort Salem

9 p.m. ET on FREEFORM – Series Premiere

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are among the executive producers of this offbeat new fantasy series, set in an alternate version of contemporary America where witches successfully ended their persecution by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to use their supernatural powers for their country’s good. Taylor Hickson (“Deadly Class”), Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams and Amalia Holm star as young recruits who have completed basic training in this witches’ army and await deployment into various dangerous hotspots. Demetria McKinney and Lyne Renee also are featured.



10 p.m. ET on IFC – Season Premiere

Hank Azaria returns for his fourth and final season playing Jim Brockmire, the famous yet brilliant major league baseball announcer who hit a career slump after a notorious public breakdown years ago. His story resumes 15 years into a dystopian future where he is back on top as, incredibly enough, the commissioner of baseball. His major challenges are trying to reconnect with his newfound daughter (Reina Hardesty) and rekindle his relationship with love-of-his-life Jules (Amanda Peet). Tyrel Jackson Williams and Katie Finneran also return.


True Terror With Robert Englund

10 p.m. ET on TRAVEL – Series Premiere

Actor and horror-movie icon Robert Englund proves that truth not only is stranger than fiction, it also can be scarier, in this new six-episode series. Each installment finds Englund recounting a trilogy of chilling tales taken from actual events, augmented by newspaper accounts and commentary from historians and experts. The premiere, “Twisted Relationships,” reveals chilling tales about a North Carolina storekeeper confronting his doom and a New Orleans teenager trapped inside a waking nightmare.

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