The famed comedy is back for its 10th season overall, and its second after being rebooted last year.

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Sunday, Sept. 30
Golf: Ryder Cup: Final Day
NBC, 6am Live
NBC has live coverage of the final day of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France, as the U.S team hopes to hold on to the Ryder Cup for another two years. The next Ryder Cup takes place in 2020 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
 
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bank of America ROVAL 400
NBC, 2pm Live
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs finish out the Round of 16 today on the combined road and oval course (or “ROVAL”) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The playoff field is narrowed to 12 drivers for the second round beginning next week at Dover International Speedway.
 
The Simpsons
FOX, 8pm
Season Premiere!
When asked about the fate of the controversial character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, FOX Television Group co-chairman Dana Walden shared that Apu’s fate is up to the series’ creators. “I think that they’ve treated the show and the characters on the show with so much respect, we definitely trust them to handle it in a way that will be best for their show.” The recurring character, an Indian immigrant, has faced a growing backlash claiming that the character reinforces negative ethnic stereotypes of South Asian people. Season 30 of The Simpsons starts tonight.
 
Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!
This film explores the disturbing true story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted and later released, only to have people question her story. In the early hours of Nov. 3, 1984, 17-year-old Lisa was kidnapped while riding home from work. After gaining her abductor’s trust and orchestrating her release by using reverse psychology, the teen is dismayed when police and even her own family refuse to believe her. But when a veteran detective hears the details of Lisa’s story, the two of them realize that her kidnapper is a notorious serial killer who might strike again. Stars Katie Douglas, David James Elliott and Rossif Sutherland.
 
The Durrells in Corfu
PBS, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Journey back to Corfu for the third season of the series based on the memoirs of Gerald Durrell. An eccentric English family experiences adventure on a Greek isle in the 1930s.
 
NFL Football: Baltimore at Pittsburgh
NBC, 8:20pm Live
Two fierce AFC North rivals face off at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field as Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens take on Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
 
God Friended Me
CBS, 8:30pm
New Series!
This humorous, uplifting drama is about outspoken atheist Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall), whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he’ll play along and, in the process, change his life forever. Violett Beane, Joe Morton, Suraj Sharma and Javicia Leslie also star.
 
Poldark
PBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson return as the dashing Ross Poldark and his fiery partner Demelza for the fourth season of this action-packed drama.
 
Halloween Wars
Food Network, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Halloween Wars is back for Season 8, with 18 of the best pumpkin carvers and cake and sugar artists in the world looking to join the battle! These gleefully ghoulish geniuses hone their crafts with dreams of victory and a $50,000 grand prize.
 
NCIS: Los Angeles: “To Live and Die in Mexico”
CBS, 9:30pm
Season Premiere!
Gravely injured and unable to communicate with the team in the U.S., Callen (Chris O’Donnell), Sam (LL Cool J) and Kensi (Daniela Ruah), with an unconscious Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) in tow, search for a safe way home as a cartel boss places a “dead or alive” bounty on their heads. Gerald McRaney guest-stars in the Season 10 premiere “To Live and Die in Mexico.”
 
Monday, Oct. 1
31 Days of Halloween
Syfy, 10am
Syfy celebrates the 10th anniversary of its spooky, monthlong programming event featuring movies and series leading up to Halloween. The event kicks off today with movies including the 2017 Syfy original Neverknock, as well as films including The Rite, Resident Evil and more. Highlights for the rest of the month will include the season premieres of Z Nation and Van Helsing on Oct. 5, new original movies each Saturday night, and the return of the Channel Zero series on Oct. 26.
 
The Neighborhood
CBS, 8pm
New Series!
Loosely based on the real-life experiences of creator/executive producer Jim Reynolds, this multi-camera comedy explores what happens when a white family from the Midwest moves into a predominantly black neighborhood in Los Angeles. Cedric the Entertainer stars as Calvin Butler, an old-school guy and longtime resident who’s wary of his new neighbors, played by New Girl’s Max Greenfield and 2 Broke Girls’ Beth Behrs.
 
Queen of the World
HBO, 8pm
This revealing documentary will offer insights into the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, explore her role as a world figurehead and examine how she’s preparing to pass the baton to a new generation of royals. This film, which was created with privileged access to the queen, her family, her staff and her residences, draws on footage from her private film archives. It features behind-the-scenes moments with the queen and other members of the royal family, including Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Princess Anne; Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; and the Countess of Wessex.
 
The Voice: “The Blind Auditions, Part 3”
NBC, 8pm
The Blind Auditions continue as superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton all vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon. Part 4 of the Blind Auditions airs tomorrow night.
 
Happy Together
CBS, 8:30pm
New Series!
In this new multi-camera comedy, 30-something married couple Claire (Amber Stevens West) and Jake (Damon Wayans Jr.) find their staid suburban existence turned upside down when his accounting client, pop star Cooper James (Felix Mallard), suddenly moves in. The premise is inspired by a period when One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles sought refuge in the home of TV producer Ben Winston and his wife.
 
The Good Doctor: “Middle Ground”
ABC, 10pm
As Shaun (Freddie Highmore) pushes back against Dr. Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) in order to treat a gravely ill hospital janitor and deal with the return of Lea (Paige Spara), Dr. Lim (Christina Chang) risks a lawsuit and her career to help a teenage girl repair the damage caused by an archaic custom. Meanwhile, Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) exercises demanding oversight with Dr. Blaize (Lisa Edelstein) in choosing a doctor for his brain surgery.
 
Manifest: “Reentry”
NBC, 10pm
The passengers from Flight 828 find themselves under government scrutiny as they struggle to resume their lives. Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) is forced to confront the fact that Jared (J.R. Ramirez) is married to her once-best friend, while Ben (Josh Dallas) tries to help a fellow passenger reconnect with his son. Cal (Jack Messina) is approached by an obsessive stranger, as Grace (Athena Karkanis) and Olive (Luna Blaise) disagree on whether or not to reveal a devastating secret.
 
X Company: “Supply and Demand”
Ovation, 10pm
Aurora (Evelyne Brochu) struggles to keep her cover as Helene Bauer as the Nazis hunt for spies among the Polish resistance. Two new Camp X recruits join the team on a dangerous mission that brings them closer to the heart of Operation Marigold.
 
POV: “Dark Money”
PBS, 10pm
Follow an investigative reporter through a political thriller to expose the shadowy world of unlimited, anonymous campaign contributions threatening to upend Montana's government and the very integrity of American democracy.
 
24 to Life
Lifetime, 10pm
Season Premiere!
This documentary series, returning for the first time since 2015, follows soon-to-be prisoners on their final day before incarceration. Each is facing a long-term sentence and has one last opportunity to right their wrongs, embrace their final hours of freedom and say their goodbyes. In the premiere episode, “A Slap in the Face,” Erika is about to begin her sentence for a desperate crime that also implicated her family, and she races to clear her siblings’ names. Also, Lilly is a single mom whose crime destroyed her daughter’s dream of becoming a lawyer. In her last day of freedom, she tries to reconcile with her daughter.
 
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Zombie Apocalypse Week
AMC, 9am
Before Sunday’s Season 9 premiere of The Walking Dead, catch a marathon of every episode of the series from Season 1-8.
 
NCIS: “Love Thy Neighbor”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “Love Thy Neighbor,” a Navy lieutenant is found murdered in his hot tub, and the team interviews several families in the victim’s peculiar neighborhood.
 
MLB Playoffs: NL Wild-Card Game
ESPN, 8pm Live
The pressure is on the National League’s two wild-card playoff teams in this win-or-go-home showdown for the right to move on to the NL Division Series beginning Oct. 4.
 
FBI: “Green Birds”
CBS, 9pm
After eight people are fatally poisoned at a deli in New York City, special agents Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym) and Omar Adom “OA” Zidan (Zeeko Zaki) trace the crime to an unlikely culprit and conduct a sting operation to prevent further attacks in the new episode “Green Birds.”
 
Driver vs. Driver 2
Golf Channel, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Fourteen finalists will present their innovative driver concepts on the second edition of Golf Channel's Driver vs. Driver, with the hopes of ultimately creating Wilson Golf’s next world-class driver. Driver vs. Driver 2 pits aspiring golf equipment designers in an elimination-style competition in which their concepts are transformed into prototypes, field tested, critiqued and refined. In the end, one designer will win $250,000 and have his or her driver hit retail stores worldwide. Judges are Tim Clarke, president of Wilson Golf; former NHL star and current NBC hockey analyst Jeremy Roenick; and Rick Shiels, PGA professional and expert golf equipment reviewer. Melanie Collins hosts.
 
This Is Us: “A Philadelphia Story”
NBC, 9pm
The Pearsons gather to support Kevin (Justin Hartley) at his movie premiere; the teenage Big Three make college decisions.
 
The Outpost: “The Dragman Is Coming”
The CW, 9pm
Season Finale!
Talon (Jessica Green), Garret (Jake Stormoen), and Janzo (Anand Desai-Barochia) return from the Greyskin wastelands to find the Outpost very different from how they left it. Talon faces Dred (Philip Brodie), but is torn between getting revenge and saving her friends.
 
NCIS: New Orleans: “Inside Out”
CBS, 10pm
New series regular Necar Zadegan joins the cast as Special Agent Hannah Khoury in the new episode “Inside Out.” Khoury helps the team search for a former IRA bomb-maker who was smuggled into the city.
 
Trans Am
Discovery Channel, 10pm
New Series!
After the iconic Trans Am automobile fell into oblivion, entrepreneurial brothers Scott and Tod Warmack risked everything they had to acquire the exclusive rights to the Trans Am brand to pioneer a new era of the American muscle car. This series follows the Warmack brothers as they embark on a forward-looking journey, fueled by nostalgia, to restore and re-create an American staple while forging a reputation in the competitive automotive industry.
 
Student Athlete
HBO, 10pm
LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment presents this sports documentary about the complex rules governing amateur athletics in America and how they affect the athletes the rules are intended to protect. The film unveils the high-revenue world of collegiate sports through the stories of four young men at various stages of their athletic careers, a coach turned advocate, and a shoe company representative who exposes the money trail. 
 
New Amsterdam: “Rituals”
NBC, 10pm
Max (Ryan Eggold) navigates his diagnosis while Dr. Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) encourages him to make a plan. Meanwhile, Dr. Bloom (Janet Montgomery) encourages Reynolds (Jocko Sims) to take a chance, and Dr. Kapoor (Anupam Kher) and Iggy (Tyler Labine) work together to help a child.
 
The Purge: “Rise Up”
USA Network, 10pm
Catalina (Paulina Gálvez) warns Jenna (Hannah Anderson); Henry torments Penelope (Jessica Garza); Jane (Amanda Warren) goes on a ride along with the Matron Saints.
 
13 Sons & Pregnant
Lifetime, 10:30pm
Michigan couple Kateri and Jay Schwandt are the parents of 13 sons, ranging in age 2 to 25 years old, and Kateri is pregnant with baby No. 14. She is keeping with family tradition and waiting until the birth to find out the sex of the baby. This one-hour special documents the final days before the baby’s arrival and the moment when Kateri and Jay welcome either their 14th son or their first daughter. 
 
Wednesday, Oct. 3
NHL Hockey
NBCSN, beginning at 7:30pm Live
It’s opening night of the NHL regular season, and the puck drops with a doubleheader on NBCSN. First up, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals raise their long-awaited Stanley Cup championship banner to the rafters of Capital One Arena before facing off against the Boston Bruins. The second game has the Anaheim Ducks at the San Jose Sharks.
 
The Goldbergs: “You Got Zuko’d”
ABC, 8pm
Adam’s (Sean Giambrone) girlfriend, Jackie (now played by Alexis G. Zall), is back after spending her summer at NYU; she has changed so much, it’s almost like she’s a whole different person. After receiving some not-so-great romantic advice from his loved ones, Adam takes drastic measures to hold on to his relationship. Meanwhile, Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) is not happy with Lainey’s (AJ Michalka) less-than-ideal domestic skills and decides to teach her future daughter-in-law a thing or two.
 
Chicago Fire: “Going to War”
NBC, 8pm
In the first part of a three-show, one-night Chicago franchise crossover event, Firehouse 51 is faced with a daunting challenge when an out-of-control blaze consumes a 15-story apartment complex, trapping victims on the top floors. Complicating the rapidly escalating situation, members soon discover that someone close to home may be one of the trapped victims.
 
Burden of Truth: “Cause In Fact”
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!
Using the law to her advantage, Joanna (Kristin Kreuk) finds herself back in the game and decides to play her trump card. After executing her big move, the industrial company proposes a new offer. The plaintiffs must decide whether it’s time to settle or time to demand more.
 
MLB Playoffs: AL Wild-Card Game
TBS, 8pm Live
The two American League wild-card playoff entrants square off in a one-game showdown to determine which team moves on to the AL Division Series beginning Oct 5.
 
American Housewife: “Here We Go Again”
ABC, 8:30pm
With her new job taking up more of her time, Katie (Katy Mixon) and Greg (Diedrich Bader) try to split up parenting duties. Katie over-involves herself in Taylor’s (Meg Donnelly) social life by trying to keep some distance between Taylor and her boyfriend, Trip (Peyton Meyer). Meanwhile, Greg tries to convince Oliver (Daniel DiMaggio) to be honest after overhearing him lie to his friends about his less-than-luxurious summer vacation.
 
Modern Family: “Kiss and Tell”
ABC, 9pm
Haley (Sarah Hyland) needs a little help deciding whether or not to tell Arvin (Chris Geere) about her kiss with Dylan (Reid Ewing) and goes to Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) for their advice. Meanwhile, Gloria (Sofia Vergara) suspects Manny’s (Rico Rodriguez) Canadian girlfriend is made up and wants to find out the real truth.
 
SEAL Team: “Fracture”
CBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!
In the Season 2 premiere episode, Jason (David Boreanaz) and Bravo Team head to the Gulf of Guinea to rescue American hostages after an oil platform is overtaken by armed militants.
 
Chicago Med: “When to Let Go”
NBC, 9pm
In the second part of the three-show, one-night Chicago crossover event, the doctors and nurses of Chicago Med find themselves on high alert when an overflow of patients are rushed into the doors following a terrifying apartment complex blaze. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) fights to save the life of one of Chicago Fire’s own, while Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and his brother Jay (Jesse Lee Soffer) struggle with their own personal battle.
 
Mysteries at the Museum: “Special: Zodiac Killer”
Travel Channel, 9pm
History enthusiast and adventurer Don Wildman investigates the most notorious unsolved crime in American history — the Zodiac murders. Diving headfirst into the case, Wildman meets with a retired inspector who worked the crimes, learns code-breaking from a Zodiac cryptographer, visits a DNA lab to understand how close authorities are to catching the killer and learns a new theory on who may be responsible.
 
Forged in Fire: “Tournament: Round 1”
History, 9pm
In the first ever Forged in Fire tournament, four different classes of metalsmithing professionals will compete over five weeks for the chance to win the biggest Forged in Fire prize ever — $50,000. In this first week, four farriers are tasked with creating a San Mai blade from familiar tools: horseshoes and hoof rasps. After testing, the remaining two farriers return to their home forges to create a famed weapon of the English Civil War. The winner will return in the final Tournament of Champions for a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize.
 
Single Parents: “Sleepover Ready”
ABC, 9:30pm
Douglas (Brad Garrett) is stuck hosting the kids’ Saturday sleepover, and Will (Taran Killam) uses this as an opportunity to try to bond with him. Angie (Leighton Meester) and Graham (Tyler Wladis) both struggle with their own fear of sleepovers — Graham is worried to stay the night without his mom and not in his own house, and Angie is worried to sleep over with her man friend Owen (Andy Favreau). Meanwhile, Poppy (Kimrie Lewis) helps Miggy (Jake Choi) come up with potential job ideas in order to help him become more responsible.
 
A Million Little Things: “band of dads”
ABC, 10pm
The group tries to be there for Sophie (Lizzy Greene) as an upcoming father-daughter dance recital approaches, and when she asks a very reluctant Eddie (David Giuntoli) to dance with her, it leaves Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) feeling uneasy. Against her better judgment, Maggie (Allison Miller) agrees to have Rome (Romany Malco) in for a therapy session, but it quickly becomes clear that her new friendships are a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, someone discovers a cryptic voicemail from Jon (Ron Livingston) that was left right before he died.
 
Criminal Minds: “300”
CBS, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The 14th season premiere episode — aptly titled “300” — is also the series’ milestone 300th episode. When Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) are abducted by Benjamin Merva (guest star Michael Hogan), it’s up to the rest of the team to find them.
 
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death
History, 10pm
Season Premiere!
This original competition series hosted by Bill Goldberg and Special Forces veteran Tu Lam features the country’s most experienced bladesmiths, martial artists and knife experts as they slice, stab and chop their way through a blade-shattering gauntlet for a chance at winning a $20,000 grand prize. Season 2 turns up the heat with new challenges and even tougher courses.
 
Chicago P.D.: “Endings”
NBC, 10pm
The three-part, one-night Chicago crossover concludes as, after discovering the true cause of the high-rise fire, Intelligence races to find the man responsible. And for Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), it’s personal.
 
Thursday, Oct. 4
MLB Playoffs: NL Division Series: Game 1
FS1 or MLB Network, 4pm Live
FS1 and MLB Network split coverage of both best-of-five-game National League Division Series beginning today. The two series winners advance to the NL Championship Series beginning Oct. 12.
 
Grey’s Anatomy: “Gut Feeling”
ABC, 8pm
Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) works on a patient who happens to specialize in matchmaking, and a seemingly drunk patient pushes Richard’s (James Pickens, Jr.) buttons and gives him a medical mystery to solve. Meanwhile, Maggie (Kelly McCreary) tries to reach Teddy (Kim Raver) after bearing the burden of her secret becomes overwhelming.
 
The Big Bang Theory: “The Procreation Calculation”
CBS, 8pm
Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) talk about starting a family, while Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) explores an arranged marriage. Guest star Keith Carradine returns as Penny’s father in the new episode “The Procreation Calculation.”
 
Man at Arms: Art of War
El Rey Network, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Danny Trejo is back as host for Season 2 of this series that features a team of weapon experts and blacksmiths re-creating famous weapons and armor. The 10 new episodes will feature arms and armor from ancient Japan, China, the Philippines and Persia.
 
Superstore
NBC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
The comedy returns for Season 4.
 
Young Sheldon: “A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens”
CBS, 8:30pm
In the new episode “A Crisis of Faith and Octopus Aliens,” Sheldon (Iain Armitage) is rattled after his mother’s (Zoe Perry) faith is shaken by a tragedy in the community.
 
The Good Place: “The Brainy Bunch”
NBC, 8:30pm
Michael’s (Ted Danson) grand scheme hits an unexpected snag and forces him to take drastic measures.
 
Station 19: “No Recovery”
ABC, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Lives hang in the balance as the members of Station 19 continue to fight a raging inferno inside a skyscraper. Meanwhile, Pruitt’s (Miguel Sandoval) health is in grave danger at Grey Sloan, and a seasoned firefighter with a mysterious past arrives at Station 19, leaving everyone to wonder what the future holds.
 
Mom: “Go-Go Boots and a Butt Cushion”
CBS, 9pm
In the new episode “Go-Go Boots and a Butt Cushion,” Christy (Anna Faris) and Bonnie (Allison Janney) are at odds over Christy’s decision give up Gambler’s Anonymous.
 
The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Graham Hetrick, coroner of Dauphin County, Pa., for the last 25 years, returns with more stories of some of the most mysterious and disturbing homicides he has helped investigate.
 
Will & Grace
NBC, 9pm
Season Premiere!
The famed comedy is back for its 10th season overall, and its second after being rebooted last year.
 
Irreconcilable Differences: “Amber Heard & Johnny Depp”
REELZ Channel, 9pm
New Series!
The end of a relationship for celebrities can mean huge scandals, vicious custody battles, financial ruin and libelous accusations that can tarnish a career. This series will follow some of the most infamous celeb breakups. In the premiere episode, see the contentious split between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard with commentary from legal, relationship, crisis management and entertainment experts chronicling the dysfunction, abuse and addictions that poisoned their headline-grabbing marriage.
 
Murphy Brown: “I (Don’t) Heart Huckabee”
CBS, 9:30pm
After decades of being banned, Murphy (Candice Bergen) and the team devise an elaborate ruse to sneak her into a White House press briefing in the new episode “I (Don’t) Heart Huckabee.”
 
I Feel Bad
NBC, 9:30pm
This new comedy, which debuted last month and begins in its regular time slot tonight, follows Emet (Sarayu Blue), a wife, mom and successful video game artist who has trouble letting go of life’s little imperfections.
 
How to Get Away With Murder: “Whose Blood Is That?”
ABC, 10pm
Annalise (Viola Davis) preps to defend her first class action plaintiff and adjusts to the politics of the new job. Meanwhile, Frank (Charlie Weber) is suspicious of Gabriel (Rome Flynn) and does some investigating of his own, and Asher (Matt McGorry) complicates Bonnie’s (Liza Weil) new life away from Annalise.
 
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: “Zero Tolerance”
NBC, 10pm
After the rescue of a young girl from a sex trafficker, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Stone (Philip Winchester) must take drastic measures to reunite her with her mother. Meanwhile, Rollins (Kelli Giddish) decides to give her rocky relationship another chance.
 
Friday, Oct. 5
The Man in the High Castle
Amazon
Season Premiere!
In Season 3 of this adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel, Juliana (Alexa Davalos) works with Tagomi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) to interpret the mystery of the last remaining films. Joe (Luke Kleintank) returns from Berlin and is sent on a diplomatic mission to San Francisco, where he and Juliana reunite. Obergruppenführer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) finds himself celebrated by Nazi high society, but political forces are closing in. Jason O’Mara joins the cast as Wyatt Price, an immigrant hustler in the Neutral Zone who still believes in what America once was.
 
Into the Dark
Hulu
New Series!
Blumhouse, the production company behind big-screen horror hits like Get Out and the Purge franchise, continues its television presence with this ambitious series. The first Friday of each month will see the debut of a scary new episode related to a notable holiday in that month. Things appropriately kick off with a Halloween-themed episode called “The Body,” which is about a hitman (Tom Bateman) who finds his work made more difficult when he has to transport a body on Halloween night, but everyone is enamored by what they think is his killer costume.
 
Private Life
Netflix
Original Film!
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tamara Jenkins writes and directs this funny and moving story of Richard (Paul Giamatti) and Rachel (Kathryn Hahn), a couple in the throes of infertility who try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper into the world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption.
 
Dancing Queen
Netflix
New Series!
This docuseries follows Justin Johnson — a.k.a. drag superstar Alyssa Edwards — as he juggles his dance life, drag life, family life and love life.
 
Big Mouth
Netflix
Season Premiere!
The edgy animated series picks up where it left off, with 7th grade more embarrassing than ever. This season, the gang is still grappling with all of the emotional baggage that comes with growing up. Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate and Jessie Klein return in the voice cast. New to the cast this season are Gina Rodriguez and David Thewlis.
 
MLB Playoffs: AL Division Series, Game 1
TBS, 5pm Live
TBS has exclusive coverage of both best-of-five-game American League Division Series beginning today. The two winners advance to the AL Championship Series beginning Oct. 13.
 
Fresh Off the Boat: “Fresh Off the RV”
ABC, 8pm
Season Premiere!
While Honey (Chelsey Crisp) and Marvin (Ray Wise) celebrate the birth of their baby, Jessica’s (Constance Wu) book is finally released, and she’s optimistically looking forward to a book store reading that’s been set up by her publisher to help boost sales. Louis (Randall Park) is so excited to promote the book across the country that he buys an RV from Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (guest-starring as himself), who owns an RV dealership which is managed by underappreciated Calvin (guest star Jaleel White, Family Matters).
 
MacGyver: “Bravo Lead + Loyalty + Friendship”
CBS, 8pm
MacGyver (Lucas Till) and Jack (George Eads) attempt to rescue one of Jack’s old Delta buddies who is falsely accused of terrorism in a foreign country in the new episode “Bravo Lead + Loyalty + Friendship.”
 
Speechless: “L-O-N-- LONDON (Part 1)”
ABC, 8:30pm
Season Premiere!
The DiMeos cross the pond so Maya (Minnie Driver) can ask her estranged father, the challenging Martin (guest star John Cleese), for a loan to save their house. Meanwhile, Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) puts on his "fun dad" hat to ensure JJ (Micah Fowler) has a great trip, Ray (Mason Cook) digs deep to summon Californian vibes to endear himself to British girls, and Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) reveals a love for all things royal.
 
Child Support
ABC, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Dominic of Yonkers, N.Y., and Ashlie of Ontario, Calif., will each try to answer 10 questions correctly in order to win the ultimate prize of $200,000. If they answer incorrectly, the contestants will have a chance to be saved by a group of kids being asked the same question by comedic mastermind Ricky Gervais.
 
Great Performances: “Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2018”
PBS, 9pm
Season Premiere!
Enjoy an all-star concert honoring Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Queen, film composer John Williams, New Orleans funk band the Meters and other recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement, Trustee and Music Educator Awards.
 
Z Nation
Syfy, 9pm
Season Premiere!
That other zombie apocalypse drama returns for its fifth season.
 
Blue Bloods: “Meet the New Boss”
CBS, 10pm
With Frank’s (Tom Selleck) safety at risk, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) is tasked with tracking down the former NYPD detective believed to be responsible. Guest star Bebe Neuwirth returns as the corporation counsel Kelly Peterson in the new episode “Meet the New Boss.”
 
Van Helsing
Syfy, 10pm
Season Premiere!
The action-horror series returns for Season 3.
 
Saturday, Oct. 6
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet
Nat Geo Wild, 8pm
Season Premiere!
Dr. Michelle Oakley returns for Season 6 as she makes veterinary house calls across Canada’s Yukon Territory. This season, her older daughters Maya and Sierra are a big part of the action. Dr. Oakley shares, “In Season 1 they were like 14 and 15, and now they’re 20 and 21, so everybody’s grown up. And now, they’re like right in there helping me. One daughter is pre-vet, the other one is criminology, but in the summers they work for me, and we’re ‘Team Oakley,’ getting it done.”
 
Criminal Confessions
Oxygen, 8pm
Season Premiere!
From Executive Producer Dick Wolf (Law & Order) comes a new season of the show that gives viewers an inside look at actual police interrogations around the country with detectives who will stop at nothing until they find justice.
 
Falling for You
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
While planning a fundraising event, the manager of a small New England town’s radio station (Taylor Cole) meets her match in a visiting businessman (Tyler Hynes) who can’t seem to see beyond the screen of his laptop computer until she ropes him into participating in her bachelor bake-off to help save the station.
 
Ghost Adventures: “Graveyard of the Pacific”
Travel Channel, 9pm
New Miniseries!
In this special four-part event, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley head to the “Graveyard of the Pacific” — a treacherous nautical region within the Pacific Northwest where the freshwater of the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Here, the ocean has claimed thousands of shipwrecks and countless lives, while unexplained deaths, diseases, fires and murders have impacted areas around the shoreline. The investigation takes the team to multiple haunted locations, culminating at the North Head Lighthouse in Washington, site of some of the most tragic shipwrecks in this area. 
 
Versailles: “Smoke and Mirrors”
Ovation, 10pm
Season Premiere!
In the third and final season, Louis XIV (George Blagden) resolves to regain control of his own life, his precious Versailles and France itself. Emboldened by his new favorite mistress, Madame de Maintenon (Catherine Walker), Louis won’t relent in his quest for absolute power. Meanwhile, Queen Marie-Thérèse (Elisa Lasowski) becomes intimate with her cousin, Louis’ archenemy Leopold (Rory Keenan), and Prince Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) suspects his brother is hiding a dark secret that only a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask can corroborate.
 
Flight of the Conchords: Live in London
HBO, 10pm
Taped before a sold-out audience at the Eventim Apollo in London, musical comedians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return to HBO to perform their classics and new original songs from their “Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords” tour.
 
Hit Properties With Nathan Morris
DIY, 10:30pm
New Series!
Nathan Morris, founding member of the hit pop band Boyz II Men, is swapping his microphone for blueprints as he applies his innovative, high-end flavor to the house-flipping market. His four-part series follows him as he transforms an 8,200-square-foot, dated and neglected mansion in Orlando, Fla., into a magnificent modern estate. “On the business side, I’ve invested in some lucrative real estate deals, and, on the personal side, I’ve done some construction, renovating and designing,” Morris said. “But I’ve never brought the two together in one project. This was my chance to do that — on a massive scale!”

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