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What to watch on TV for the week of September 24 - September 30: A bevy of new and returning series kick off the fall television season

September 24, 2017 Updated: September 24, 2017 at 9:40 am
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THIS IS US -- "A Father's Advice" Episode 201 -- Pictured: Sterling K. Brown as Randall -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

Sunday 
“60 Minutes” (6:30 p.m., CBS, Season Premiere) - A report on Hurricane Harvey’s destruction in Houston and an interview with Sen. John McCain highlight the season 50 premiere.  

“Star Trek: Discovery” (7:30 p.m., CBS, Series Premiere) - TV critics such has myself have been denied access to any screeners for “Star Trek: Discovery,” a giant red flag. Here’s hoping my concerns are unfounded. 

Monday 
“Young Sheldon” (7:30 p.m., CBS, Series Premiere) - I can’t stand most CBS sitcoms, but I really enjoyed the pilot for “Young Sheldon.” You can check out my review here

“Me, Myself and I” (8:30 p.m., CBS, Series Premiere) - No, I’m not just writing about CBS programs this week. This new sitcom starring Bobby Moynihan is really good. Read my review for proof. 

“The Good Doctor” (9 p.m., ABC, Series Premiere) - A man relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital but faces skepticism from the hospital’s board and staff in the series premiere of this drama about a talented young surgeon with savant syndrome. 

Tuesday
“Lethal Weapon” (7 p.m., Fox, Season Premiere) - In the season two premiere, Murtaugh follows Riggs down to Mexico, where he plans to avenge his wife’s death and finish off Tito Flores. 

“This is Us” (8 p.m., NBC, Season Premiere) - The season two premiere picks up during the Big 3’s birthdays as Randall and Beth debate on a life change, Kate pursues a new passion and Kevin balances his career and relationship. Get your tissues ready. 

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (8:30 p.m., Fox, Season Premiere) - In the season five premiere, Jake and Rosa assimilate to their new lives behind bars, but both cope in very different ways. 

Wednesday 
“Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers” (7 p.m., CBS, Season Premiere) - Eighteen castaways arrive in Fiji and are divided into three tribes based on how they are perceived by others. This is the 35th season of this reality series. 

“Designated Survivor” (9 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - In the season two premiere Ukranian nationalists hijack a Russian Air flight, leading to a hostage situation in which the president’s diplomatic skills are put to the test. 

Thursday 
“Grey’s Anatomy” (7 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - In the season 14 opener, Owen’s sister receives help from Meredith and the team. Meanwhile, Bailey must give the hospital a face lift after the fire. 

“Will & Grace” (8 p.m., NBC, Series Premiere) - In the premiere, Will and Grace both falter when their political beliefs are put to the test. 

Friday 
“Marvel’s Inhumans” (7 p.m., ABC, Series Premiere) - A divisive conflict erupts between Black Bolt and Maximus, brothers with different visions for the future of their people in the series premiere. My review runs later this week. I didn’t like the pilot that much but it does have potential. 

“Active Shooter: America Under Fire” (7 p.m. Showtime, Series Premiere) - This new eight episode series that explores mass shootings and their devastating effects, starts with a look at the 2012 shooting in an Aurora, Colorado theater. 

Saturday
“Why Him?” (6 p.m., HBO) - In this comedy an adoring dad (Brian Cranston) learns that this daughter’s tech billionaire boyfriend (James Franco) is a tattooed, party-hearty lout. Despite the latter’s heart of gold, the father refuses to warm to him.

“Saturday Night Live” (9:30 p.m., NBC, Season Premiere) - Ryan Gosling hosts the season 43 premiere. Jay-Z is the musical guest. 

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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