Monday TV: The Big Bang Theory S.10 Premiere, Major Crimes S.5 Summer Finale & More

News & Notes

Get Major Crimes Episodes via Amazon VideoTonight, ABC has the first season finale of Match Game, CBS has the 10th season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, the series premiere of Kevin Can Wait and the first season finale of The Case Of, FOX has the third season premiere of Gotham and the second season premiere of Lucifer, and NBC has the 11th season premiere of The Voice and the series premiere of The Good Place.

Over on cable, Disney XD has the series premiere of Right Now Kapow, E! has a Fashion Police: 2016 Emmy Awards special, HBO has the documentary premiere of Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks, TNT has the fifth summer season finale of Major Crimes, and Travel Channel has the second season finale of Secret Eats With Adam Richman.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Season Premiere. The group tries to figure out what to do with the knowledge of Sheldon’s mother and Leonard’s father got together. Penny deals with her family. Runs 31 minutes.
Kevin Can Wait (CBS): Series Premiere. Kevin is planning his retirement from the police force when he learns that some family developments may get in the way. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes. Not really a Prime Pick, as it isn’t really all that good. If you like Kevin James, you may like it. But, I’d recommend going back and watching episodes of King of Queens, as this show feels like a weak rehash of it with the addition of children. Will you be checking this one out tonight?

Major Crimes (TNT): Repeat. Last week’s episode, “White Lies Part 2,” replays.

Major Crimes (TNT): Summer Finale. “White Lies Part 3” has the squad closing in on the person behind the Dwight Darnell murders. Buzz’s investigation into his father case comes to a close. Plays twice and again Wednesday night.

Solid Selections

Supergirl (The CW): Repeat. The 15th episode, “Solitude,” replays, where Supergirl battles Indigo, a living supercomputer.

Supergirl (The CW): Repeats. The 16th episode, “Falling,” replays, where Kara is exposed to Red Kryptonite.

The Good Place (NBC): Series Premiere. Eleanor Shellstrop, played by Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), finds herself in the afterlife. But, it turns out it was a mistake that she ended up in the Good Place. Michael, played by Ted Danson (Cheers), runs the section that Eleanor was sent to. She ends up confiding in someone and asks for help in becoming a person worthy of being there. The series kicks off with two episodes tonight and then moves to its regular night this Thursday, September 22nd following the second season premiere of Superstore. Given the cast and creator Michael Schur, who created Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, I was really looking forward to this. But, I’ve seen the first four and just didn’t find it funny and don’t really see how the basic premise works long-term. May give it a few more episodes, as it took Parks & Recreation and to a lesser extent Brooklyn Nine-Nine a few episodes to find themselves. Have you been looking forward to this one?

Other Option

  • Gotham (FOX): Season Premiere. Gordon is looking for information about the Indian Hill escapees while being a bounty hunter. Bruce’s lookalike is roaming Gotham. Barbara and Tabitha are opening a nightclub. I gave up on this show part way into last season, but more for lack of time than no longer liking it. Will you be continuing on with season three?

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Chicago Bears.
  • MLB Network has a game tonight.

Late Night

  • Quarry (Cinemax): Repeat. This past Friday night’s episode, “Figure Four,” replays.
  • Queen of the South (USA Network): Repeat. The first season finale episode, “Cicatriz,” replays.

Monday TV Marathons

Castle (TNT): Five episodes tonight.
Criminal Minds (ION): Has 13 episodes today.
CSI: Miami (WEtv): Seven episodes tonight.
Law & Order (TNT): Five episodes in late night.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (WEtv): Six episodes today.
NCIS (USA Network): Has 11 episodes.
The Simpsons (FXX): Has 12 episodes tonight.
That ’70s Show (IFC): Has 10 episodes that play twice.

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