Upcoming Week in TV 9/18: Red Carpet & the Emmys, plus a Big Bang

By: DRWHO42 & Alyssa

This week in TV amounts to a fantastic week of new and returning shows for everyone to gaze at. We start the week off with the Emmy Awards and followed by a huge wave of excitement beginning Monday with the return of The Big Bang Theory & Gotham with Star Wars: Rebels concluding the week on Saturday.

Season Premieres for week include: The Big Bang Theory, Gotham, Lucifer, Scream Queens, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, The Blacklist, Star Wars: Rebels, and Hawaii Five-o.

The new entries cover a range of formats from heavenly comedy to demon fighting. Spotlight shows include: The Good Place, The Exorcist, Lethal Weapon, Designated Survivor, Falling Water, MacGyver, & Van Helsing.

Lastly, we will see season finales for Ray Donovan, Vice Principals, and Mr. Robot.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: The Big Bang Theory, The Blacklist, Gotham, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, The Exorcist, Designated Survivor, & Falling Water
On-going: Blindspot, Fear the Walking Dead, The Strain, & Mr. Robot
Binge / Stack: Elementary, Lethal Weapon,

Alyssa’s picks:
New/Returning: Emmy’s, Pitch, Lucifer, Marvel’s Agents Of Shield, Designated Survivor
Watching live: Fear & Talkin’ the Walking Dead, Z Nation, Geeking Out, Hells Kitchen, Survivor
Letting Stack up: Mr. Robot, Son of Zorn, Forces Of Nature, Blindspot, Gotham, Bull, Lethal Weapon, Notorious, MacGyver, The Strain, Van Helsing

Notable geek shows are highlighted in red. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

7:00 PM

ABC     Countdown To The Emmy Awards: Red Carpet Live [1-hour Special Presentation]

FOX     Bob’s Burgers: Sliding Bobs (bob-510) [Special Presentation]

8:00 PM

ABC     68th Primetime Emmy Awards [3-hour Special Presentation]

9:00 PM

PBS     Poldark: Poldark Revealed [1-hour Special Presentation]

SHOWTIME     Ray Donovan: Rattus Rattus (#412) [4th Season Finale]

SMITH     WWII’s Most Daring Raids: Stealing Hitler’s Radar (#101) [Series Premiere]

10:30 PM

HBO     Vice Principals: End Of The Line (#09/109) [1st Season Finale]

Monday, September 19, 2016

8:00 PM

CBS    The Big Bang Theory: The Conjugal Conjecture (#bbt1003) [10th Season Premiere]

E!     Fashion Police: 2016 Emmy Awards (#711) [1-hour Special Presentation]

FOX     Gotham: Mad City: Better To Reign In Hell… (gth-301) [3rd Season Premiere]

8:15 PM     ESPN     Monday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles At Chicago Bears (#4703)

8:30 PM

CBS     Kevin Can Wait: Pilot [Series Premiere]

KEVIN CAN WAIT stars Kevin James as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Kevin’s retirement plans consist of chilling with his family and having epic adventures with fellow retirees Goody (Leonard Earl Howze), his former partner and close friend, and Duffy (Lenny Venito), his oldest pal, as well as his brother, Kyle (Gary Valentine), a fireman whose closest encounter with a blaze would be a grease fire in the firehouse kitchen. However, Kevin’s dream is jeopardized when he discovers that Donna (Erinn Hayes), his wonderful wife of 20 years, has shielded him from key family info while he worked overtime protecting the community. Their usually reliable eldest, Kendra (Taylor Spreitler), is dropping out of college so she can support her unemployed fiancé, Chale (Ryan Cartwright), while he designs the next “big app”; his teenage daughter, Sara (Mary-Charles Jones), is having issues at school; and their youngest, Jack (James DiGiacomo), is a bit of a hypochondriac. For now, his plans for a cushy life will have to wait, because Kevin has work to do, and this time, his family is his beat. Bruce Helford, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Fickman directed the pilot. Read more

9:00 PM

DISNEY XD     Right Now Kapow: Victory Speech / Magic Chair (#01) [Series Premiere]

9:01 PM

FOX     Lucifer: Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer (l-201) [2nd Season Premiere]

10:00 PM

NBC     The Good Place: Pilot / Flying (#101/102) [One-hour Series Premiere – Special Night & Time]

A smart, unique new comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, “House of Lies,” “Veronica Mars”), an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. With the help of her wise newfound afterlife mentor (Ted Danson, “Bored to Death,” “Cheers”), she’s determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within. Directed by Drew Goddard, the Oscar-nominated writer of “The Martian.” The cast includes Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden. Read more

SCIENCE     Mega Shippers: Migration Of The Monsters (#108) [1st Season Finale]

 

11:00 PM

NGC     Startalk: Whoopi Goldberg (#301) [3rd Season Premiere]

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

8:00 PM

FOX     Brooklyn Nine-nine: Coral Palms Pt.1 (brk-401) [4th Season Premiere]

CBS     NCIS: Rogue (#307) [14th Season Premiere]

8:31 PM

FOX     New Girl: House Hunt (ng-601) [6th Season Premiere]

9:00 PM

CBS     Bull [Series Premiere]

BULL stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Bull employs an enviable team of experts at Trial Analysis Corporation to shape successful narratives down to the very last detail. They include his quick-witted brother-in-law, Benny Colón (Freddy Rodriguez), who plays a defense attorney in mock trials; Marissa Morgan (Geneva Carr), a cutting-edge neurolinguistics expert from the Department of Homeland Security; former NYPD detective Danny James (Jaime Lee Kirchner), the firm’s tough but relatable investigator; haughty millennial hacker Cable McCrory (Annabelle Attanasio), who is responsible for gathering cyber intelligence; and Chunk Palmer (Chris Jackson), a fashion-conscious stylist and former All-American lineman who fine tunes clients’ appearances for trial. In high-stakes trials, Bull’s combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.’s and a top-notch staff creates winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients’ favor. Paul Attanasio, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Jay McGraw, Mark Goffman and Rodrigo Garcia are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Garcia directed the pilot. Read more

9:01 PM

FOX     Scream Queens: Scream Again (sq-201) [2nd Season Premiere]

10:00 PM

ABC     Marvel’s Agents Of Shield: The Ghost [4th Season Premiere]

CBS     NCIS: New Orleans: Aftershocks (#no301) [3rd Season Premiere]

NBC     This Is Us: Pilot (#101) [Series Premiere]

A refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. From the writer and directors of “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” comes a smart, modern dramedy that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know. The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones. Read more

SCIENCE     Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman: Can We All Become Geniuses? (#704) [7th Season Finale]

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

8:00 PM

NBC     Blindspot: Heave Fiery Knot (#202) [Time Slot Premiere]

ABC     The Goldbergs: Breakfast Club [4th Season Premiere]

FOX     Lethal Weapon: Pilot (let-101) [Series Premiere]

Combining action and drama with friendship and humor, LETHAL WEAPON reboots the hit movie franchise, as it follows classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective MARTIN RIGGS (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) moves to California to “start over” at the LAPD. He’s paired up with ROGER MURTAUGH (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), who’s just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggs’ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaugh’s prudent, by-the-book technique. It’s clear from the moment they meet, this partnership could be lethal. But during their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh on a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and into a seaport shootout with drug dealers – and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day – he’s got a family and a newborn baby of his own. By the time their investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for – a partner and friend like Murtaugh. And even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesn’t get them killed first…Read more

8:30 PM

ABC     Speechless: P-i-pilot [Series Premiere]

Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver, “About a Boy,” “The Riches,” “Good Will Hunting”) is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.”Read more

9:00 PM

FOX     Empire: Light In Darkness (emp-301) [3rd Season Premiere]

NBC     Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Terrorized (#1801) [18th Season Premiere]

ABC     Modern Family: A Tale Of Three Cities [8th Season Premiere]

 

9:31 PM

ABC     Black-ish: Vip (#304) [3rd Season Premiere]

10:00 PM

NBC     Chicago Pd: The Silos (#401) [4th Season Premiere]

ABC     Designated Survivor: Pilot [Series Premiere]

Kiefer Sutherland (“24”) returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history. Read more

USA     Mr. Robot: Eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z (#212) [2nd Season Finale]

11:00 PM

USA     Falling Water: Special Preview (#101) [1-hour Special Presentation]

FALLING WATER is the story of three unrelated people who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The deeper they dig, the more they come to realize that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world. Lizzie Brocheré (“American Horror Story: Asylum”), David Ajala (“Fast & Furious 6”) and Will Yun Lee (“Hawaii 5-0”) star. The series, from Universal Cable Productions, is executive produced by Hurd of Valhalla Entertainment, Masters and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”) who also directed the pilot. The late Emmy(R) Award-winner Henry Bromell (“Homeland”) executive produced the pilot. Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2016

3:01 AM

NETFLIX     Easy: Complete First Season (#101-108) [Series Premiere]

Easy is an anthology series from creator Joe Swanberg that explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture. The eight-episode series, written and directed by Swanberg, features Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Michael Chernus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Aya Cash, Jane Adams, Elizabeth Reaser, Evan Jonigkeit and more. Read More

8:00 PM

ABC     Grey’s Anatomy: Undo [13th Season Premiere]

FOX     Rosewood: Forward Motion & Frat Life (Ros-201) [2nd Season Premiere]

NBC     Superstore: Strike (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]

8:30 PM

NBC     The Good Place: Tahani Al-jamil (#103) [time Slot Premiere]

8:59 PM

FOX     Pitch: Pilot [Series Premiere]

PITCH is the dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball. A beautiful, tough and gifted athlete, GINNY BAKER (Kylie Bunbury, “Under The Dome”) is vaulted into instant fame when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres to make her Major League debut. Like any rookie, Ginny must prove herself to her teammates. Foremost among them is MIKE LAWSON (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Franklin & Bash,” “NYPD Blue”), the team’s ruggedly handsome star catcher. There’s instant chemistry between them, although neither dares admit it. After all, Mike is captain of the team and a few of his players don’t even want Ginny on the field. One of the players watching Ginny’s back is center fielder BLIP SANDERS (Mo McRae, “Sons of Anarchy”), an old friend from the minor leagues. Guiding her is her agent/confidante AMELIA SLATER (Ali Larter, “Legends,” “Heroes”). Amelia saw Ginny’s star potential early on and left her previous job as a Hollywood publicist to concentrate on the young phenom. Although groomed for this moment by her demanding father, BILL BAKER (guest star Michael Beach, “Sons of Anarchy”), the end of Ginny’s improbable journey is the beginning of an almost impossible one: representing her gender as she embarks on a successful baseball career under the glare of the white-hot media spotlight. It’s a goal hard enough for anyone to achieve – except this player is also a woman, who happens to be the most important historical figure in sports since Jackie Robinson. This season, Ginny Baker will be the other woman trying to break into one of the oldest, most exclusive men’s clubs in the country. Read more

9:00 PM

NBC     Chicago Med: Soul Care (#201) [2nd Season Premiere]

ABC     Notorious: Pilot [Series Premiere]

“Notorious” is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. The series is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Josh Berman (“Blacklist,” “Bones,” “CSI”) is writer and executive producer, and Allie Hagan (“Suri’s Burn Book”) is writer and co-executive producer. Read more

10:00 PM

NBC     The Blacklist: Esteban (#401) [4th Season Premiere]

ABC     How To Get Away With Murder: We’re Good People Now [3rd Season Premiere]

Friday, September 23, 2016

3:01 AM

NETFLIX     Longmire: Complete Fifth Season [5th Season Premiere]

AMAZON     Transparent: Complete Third Season (#301-310) [3rd Season Premiere]

8:00 PM

ABC     Last Man Standing: Papa Bear [6th Season Premiere]

CBS     MacGyver: The Rising [Series Premiere]

MACGYVER, a reimagining of the classic series, is an action-adventure drama about 20-something Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Lucas Till) who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Lincoln (George Eads). Under the aegis of the Department of External Affairs, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip. Peter Lenkov, Golden Globe Award winner Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan and Michael Clear are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Lionsgate. Read more

8:31 PM

ABC     Dr. Ken: Career Move [2nd Season Premiere]

9:00 PM

CBS     Hawaii Five-0: Makaukau ‘oe E Pa’ani? (Ready To Play?) (#hf701) [7th Season Premiere]

ABC     Shark Tank: Episode 801 (#801) [8th Season Premiere]

SYFY     Z Nation (#303) [Time Slot Premiere]

9:01 PM

FOX     The Exorcist – Chapter One: And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee (exo-101) [Series Premiere]

Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera, “Sense8,” “The Chosen”) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels, “Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”) is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas’ parish. On the surface, they’re a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck, “Spin City,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey, SCREAM QUEENS) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka, “The Fosters”), thinks she’s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, “Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”) has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naïve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries. Read more

10:00 PM

CBS     Blue Bloods: The Greater Good (#bb701) [7th Season Premiere]

SYFY     Van Helsing (#101) [Series Premiere]

In a twist on the classic vampire adventure tale, VAN HELSING revolves around unlikely heroine Vanessa Helsing (Kelly Overton, “True Blood”), who unexpectedly discovers that she holds the key to humanity’s survival: her own blood! Gifted with not only an immunity to vampires, Vanessa is also capable of taking out her bloodthirsty foes by turning them into humans with her bite. Now both prey and predator, Vanessa sinks her teeth into her role as humanity’s leader – and secret weapon – in their resistance against the vampires that plagued their world. An original co-production, VAN HELSING is produced by Nomadic Pictures, which also serves as the studio. Executive producers are Chad Oakes & Mike Frislev from Nomadic Pictures, showrunner/writer Neil LaBute, Simon Barry (“Continuum”), Evan Tyler (Industry Works), Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell (Echo Lake Entertainment), as well as Daniel March (Dynamic Television). Nomadic Pictures will distribute the series within Canada, Fallout Asylum and Dynamic Television will distribute the series (initial window) in the United States. Dynamic Television is also on board as international distributor. Read more

Saturday, September 24, 2016

8:30 PM

DISNEY Xd     Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow: Part I And Ii (#301/302) [1-hour 3rd Season Premiere]

 

Alyssa

Alyssa bought her first comic at age 7 & was hooked. She has collected comics most of her life. Recently she has branched out to comic art and books and the occasional Lego. She goes to as many con’s as she can & enjoys the ‘long form’ story telling of TV. She also enjoys new kinds of food- yes, she is a foodie.