‘The Good Place,’ ‘This is Us,’ ‘Scream Queens,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss this week


The Good Place: From the genius who gave us Parks and Recreation is this new series in which Kristen Bell stars as a woman who ends up in the “good” place after her death even though she totally does not deserve to be there. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attack: This documentary looks back at the horrific attack on the Parisian satirical magazine, which following the events of this past weekend feels particularly timely. 7 p.m., HBO

Kevin Can Wait: You’re either a Kevin James fan or you’re not. I’m not here to judge. But you pretty much know what you’re in for with this new series, right? Series premiere. 7:30 p.m., CBS

  • The Big Bang Theory: Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
  • Gotham: Season premiere. 7 p.m., FOX
  • The Voice: Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC
  • Lucifer: Season premiere. 8 p.m., FOX


This is Us: Apparently the tears are flowing over this ensemble drama, so be prepared with plenty of tissues. You’ve been warned. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

Scream Queens: John Stamos, Kirstie Alley and that werewolf boy from Twilight join the cast this season which is somehow set in a hospital. Season premiere. 8 p.m., FOX

Bull: This new procedural is loosely based on Dr. Phil’s life as a trial consultant, so I expect a lot of folksy colloquialisms. Series premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season premiere. 7 p.m., FOX
  • NCIS: Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
  • New Girl: Season premiere. 7:30 p.m., FOX
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
  • NCIS: New Orleans: Season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS


Speechless: Minnie Driver plays a fierce matriarch of a family with a special needs child in this new, very well-reviewed comedy. Series premiere.  7:30 p.m., ABC

Designated Survivor: Kiefer Sutherland becomes the accidental president after a State of the Union address goes terribly wrong in this new political conspiracy thriller. Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Mr. Robot: So are we finally going to find out what happened to Tyrell? I have to be honest, I barely know what is even happening on this show. Season finale. 9 p.m., USA

Falling Water: In this trippy-looking new series, a bunch of people realize they are connected through their dreams. Special preview. 10 p.m., USA

Empire: So who got pushed over the ledge? Season premiere. 8 p.m., FOX

  • The Goldbergs: Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
  • Survivor: Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
  • Modern Family: Season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC
  • black-ish: Season premiere. 8:30 p.m., ABC
  • Chicago PD: Season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC


Easy: Pretty much everyone you’ve ever liked in anything is in this new 8-part comedy series about modern relationships. Series premiere. Netflix

Pitch: A girl?! Playing baseball?! GRASPING MY PEARLS. Series premiere. 8 p.m., FOX

Notorious: A news show producer and a defense attorney team up to undermine justice/democracy in this new series, so far as I can tell. Series premiere. 8 p.m., ABC

  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
  • Rosewood: Season premiere. 7 p.m., FOX
  • Superstore: Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC
  • Chicago Med: Season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC
  • The Blacklist: Season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
  • How to Get Away with Murder: Season premiere. 9 p.m., NBC


The Exorcist: It’s exactly what you think it is: an update of the classic horror film, but this time with 100% more Gina Davis. Series premiere.  8 p.m., FOX

Transparent: The third season of the Emmy-award winning family dramedy is here. Season premiere. Amazon

MacGyver: It’s exactly what you think it is: a reboot of the classic 80s show, but this time with 100% less awesome mullet. Series premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

  • Hell’s Kitchen: Season premiere. 7 p.m., FOX
  • Last Man Standing: Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
  • Dr. Ken: Season premiere. 7:30 p.m., ABC
  • Hawaii Five-0: Season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS
  • Shark Tank: Season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC
  • Blue Bloods: Season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS
  • Longmire: Netflix


Steve Jobs: That one movie about turtlenecks. 7 p.m., HBO

The Hunger Games marathon: The Hunger Games & The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Begins at 6:15 p.m., Freeform


  • 60 Minutes: Season premiere. 6 p.m., CBS
  • Bob’s Burgers: Season premiere. For real this time. 6 p.m., FOX
  • Once Upon a Time: Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC
  • The Simpsons: Season premiere. 7 p.m., FOX
  • NCIS: Los Angeles: Season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS
  • Family Guy: Season premiere. 8 p.m., FOX
  • Power: Season premiere. 8 p.m., Starz
  • Secrets and Lies: Season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC
  • The Last Man on Earth: Season premiere. 8:30 p.m., FOX
  • Quantico: Season premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
  • Survivor’s Remorse: Season premiere. 9 p.m., Starz

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