News & Notes
Tonight, ABC has the second season premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the timeslot premiere of Forever, CBS has the 12th season premiere of NCIS, the series premiere of NCIS: New Orleans and the third season premiere of Person of Interest, and NBC has the third season premiere of Chicago Fire.
Over on cable, MTV has the fourth fall season premiere of Awkward. and the second season premiere of Faking It and TV Land has the first season finale of Candid Camera.
In late night, ION has the second season finale of The Listener.
NCIS (CBS): Season Premiere. Gibbs and McGee head to Russia to bring back an NCIS computer engineer. But, they end up having to go off the grid when things go bad, as they are being hunted by a Russian mercenary group.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC): Season Premiere. Coulson and his team remained wanted fugitives and lack resources, but continue to protect the world. I am really looking forward to seeing if they can pick up where they left off last season and maintain that momentum into the second season. But, a team on the run helping people and being hunted by the military, sounds a lot like The A-Team. While I loved that show as a kid, I really hope this will continue to be more than that. Are you excited for tonight’s premiere?
Sons of Anarchy (FX): New. The club secures a much needed alliance. Runs 77 minutes. Plays twice and again later. Check out some video interviews with the Sons of Anarchy cast, creator and director about the final season of the show.
Arrow (The CW): Repeat. The second season finale episode, “Unthinkable,” replays. Season three premieres Wednesday, October 8th.
New Girl (FOX): New. Jess tries dating using a mobile app, but Schmidt thinks she isn’t suited for it. Winston wants the gang to help him impress his fellow cadets. Solid episode.
The Mindy Project (FOX): New. Mindy puts a plan in motion to impress Danny’s mom, played by Rhea Perlman (Cheers). I absolutely loved this episode and Perlman is fantastic. I really like what they are doing so far this season and hope we will continue to see the ups and downs of Danny and Mindy’s relationship.
Person of Interest (CBS): Season Premiere. Finch, Reese, Shaw and Root are trying to get used to the new identities that were created to protect them from Samaritan. But, Reese wants to get back to helping people, while Finch is done with it all. The Machine begins sending them numbers again. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes. Really liked what they did to reset things under the new situation that was created with Samaritan going online and am very much looking forward to next week’s episode. How do you think they will get out of their present predicament and get back to investigating the numbers?
- Forever (ABC): New. Henry believes that a suicide was actually a murder and gets Jo onboard to investigate it after being told to let it go. Another good episode, although it does feel a bit repetitive of the premiere episode that played last night.
- The Knick (Cinemax): Repeat. This past Friday night’s episode, “Start Calling Me Dad,” replays.
- Masters of Sex (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “One for the Money, Two for the Show,” replays.
- Matador (El Rey): New. Galan gives Sayer a personal package and Tony has a dangerous decision to make. The previous two episodes replay right before.
- NCIS: New Orleans (CBS): Series Premiere. Pride deals with a case that has a personal connection when a body is identified as a man he mentored as a youth. Runs 61 minutes. This spinoff is very much like NCIS, but with cases in New Orleans and doesn’t change up the formula much at all like they did with NCIS: Los Angeles. I liked the back door pilot last season well enough and this continues on from there, but came off a bit better. Making the case personal for Pride worked well and allowed them to introduce a couple of potential recurring characters including a nemesis to deal with. If you like the original, you’ll like this one.
- ESPN has doubleheader MLB action tonight.
- MLB Network has doubleheader action tonight.
Tuesday TV Marathons
Awkward. (MTV): Has 22 episodes.
Criminal Minds (ION): Has 10 episodes.
The Jeffersons (TV One): Has 12 episodes early.
Law & Order (WEtv): Has 11 episodes tonight into late night.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 15 episodes.