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What to watch on TV this week: Richard Branson and Mark Cuban clash, Spielberg opens up, and much more

October 1, 2017 Updated: October 1, 2017 at 10:19 am
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GHOSTED: Pictured L-R: Craig Robinson and Adam Scott in the "Succubus" episode of GHOSTED airing Sunday, Oct. 15 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Kevin Estrada/FOX

Sunday 
“Shark Tank” (7 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - In the season nine opener, Richard Branson sits in with the sharks and vents his frustration with Mark Cuban in the first half of this two hour episode.

“Ghosted” (7:30 p.m., Fox, Series Premiere) - In the premiere, a key member of a top secret government agency goes missing, so cynical former detective Leroy (Craig Robinson) and genius “true believer” Max (Adam Scott) are recruited to find him.   

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (8 p.m., HBO, Season Premiere) - In the season nine premiere, Larry offends Jeff’s barber, tries to get rid of an inept assistant and gets into hot water over a new project. 

Monday 
“The Gifted” (8 p.m., Fox, Series Premiere) - A suburban couples lives are rocked by the discovery that their children possess mutant powers, forcing the family to go on the lam from a hostile government and seek help from an underground network of mutants. 

“Me, Myself and I” (8:30 p.m., CBS) - Daryl encourages mid-life Alex to get back into the dating scene following his divorce; young Alex has trouble making friends after an embarrassing moment at the school dance; older Alex goes on his first date with Eleanor. 

Tuesday
“Black-ish” (8 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - In the fourth season opener, the family attend a school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by its inaccuracies. 

“The Mayor” (8:30 p.m., ABC, Series Premiere) - An aspiring rapper runs for mayor as a publicity stunt and unexpectedly wins the election in the series premiere of this comedy. 

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” (9 p.m., ABC, Series Premiere) - Kevin returns home to Texas to crash with his sister and niece and has a strained homecoming. Soon after, he meets a celestial guide who informs him he is a righteous soul mean tot protect the world. I really enjoyed the pilot for this series. Look for my Gazette review online and in the paper later this week. 

Wednesday 
“The Blacklist” (7 p.m., NBC) - Liz and the Task Force join Red in pursuit of a billionaire who moonlights as a high end art thief.  

“Designated Survivor” (9 p.m., ABC) - FBI Agent Hannah Wells finally closes in on Patrick Lloyd and the president decides to take action during the White House Correspondents Dinner. 

Thursday 
“Scandal” (8 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - In the seventh season opener, Olivia must make a tough call to avoid an international incident 100 days into Mellie’s presidency. 

“Real Estate Wars” (8 p.m., Bravo, Series Premiere) - John McMonigle was formerly the number one real estate agent in the country, but lost everything when the real estate market crashed, ultimately forcing him into bankruptcy. John, never a man to stay down, rebuilt his empire with five ambitious agents to create The McMonigle Team, with one of their primary goals being to beat The Relegance Group. 

Friday 
“The Raid: Redemption” (6:15 p.m., Starz Cinema) - If you love martial arts movies and haven’t seen this instant classic from 2011, you’re missing out. 

“Once Upon a Time” (7 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - In the season seven opener, Henry leaves Storybrooke and encounters troubled Cinderella, chasing the trajectory of his quest. 

“Marvel’s Inhumans” (8 p.m., ABC) - In my review I gave “Marvel’s Inhumans” a horrible grade. That said, Friday night is a poor evening for TV so I’ll give this series another shot. 

Saturday
“Spielberg” (6 p.m., HBO) - More than 30 hours of interviews with Steven Spielberg shed light on the filmmaker’s long career, directorial influences and motivations as he shares largely unknown stories behind some of his most iconic films. 

“Saturday Night Live” (9:30 p.m., NBC) - “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot hosts. Sam Smith this 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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