News & Notes
Over on cable, Animal Planet has the third fall season premiere of I Shouldn‘t Be Alive, Discovery Channel has the fourth season premiere of Storm Chasers, E! has the series premiere of What‘s Eating You.
Undercovers (NBC): New. Steven and Samantha are tasked with retrieving a CIA hard drive that has gone missing, which takes them to Ireland. Note: This is the best option in the first hour of primetime by default. It isn’t very good, but there isn’t anything better. Wish FOX’s Human Target was returning sooner than mid November, as the first episode of that is worth watching and will play in this time period.
Modern Family (ABC): New. Claire and Mitchell attempt to keep their significant others from embarrassing situations. Haley is trying to help Alex be cool. Runs 31 minutes.
Cougar Town (ABC): New. Grayson is going to tell Jules about him and Laurie. Travis thinks that Kylie isn‘t devoted to him. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.
Terriers (FX): New. Hank and Britt are looking for an antique engagement ring, but end up on a wild goose chase. Runs 61 minutes. Plays twice and again later.
The Middle (ABC): New. Axl gets suspended from school and Mike sets out to teach him a lesson. Meanwhile, Brick can’t figure out a magic trick he is doing.
Better With You (ABC): New. Casey has a plan he is trying out to keep him out of fights with Mia.
Criminal Minds (CBS): New. A serial killer that goes after married couples is being profiled by the BAU team. Hotchner looks to fill JJs role with another member of the team.
The Defenders (CBS): New. Nick realizes that a potential client could go away for quite some time in what looked like a simple arson case. Pete attempts to help a lottery winner that lost all his money at a casino.
- Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC): New. The detectives investigate what looks like a robbery gone wrong that left a former surfing champion dead. Plays again Saturday night.
- MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. The guys look into some “Storm Chasing Myths.” Plays again later.
- The Next Iron Chef (Food Network): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Innovation,” replays. Plays again later.
- ESPN has College Football action with Central Florida at Marshall.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
USA has nine episodes of NCIS.