Nashville (ABC, 10 pm) — The series premiere of Nashville airs tonight, and while the idea of a veteran country singer (Connie Britton) competing with a young upstart (Hayden Panettiere) might not sound terribly intriguing, anyone who loves Connie Britton from her Friday Night Lights and even American Horror Story days will likely at least give it a shot. If reviews are any indication, it’s a shot worth taking.
Modern Family (ABC, 9 p.m.) — To help launch Nashville, ABC is airing two episodes of Modern Family tonight, which means one more week without Suburgatory. It also means that, come April, Modern Family is going to be nothing be reruns.
Chicago Fire (NBC, 10 p.m.) — Dick Wolf is trying to adapt his police procedural to a fire department because ORIGINAL. I haven’t been able to muster the energy to watch the screener, but reviews have been somewhere between terrible and watchable, if you squint. I give the pilot 9 minutes before a child is rescued from a burning house.
Arrow (CW, 8 p.m.) — It’s a superhero show, so I’m going to at least give it a shot, and I won’t be alone, as our friends over on GammaSquad will also be tuning in.
Animal Practice/Guys with Kids (NBC, 8 p.m.) — Enjoy it while you can, folks, because while neither show is likely to be the second to be canceled, one of them will surely be one of the first five to go. Look for Whitney in one of these slots by November.
LATE NIGHT LISTINGS: RON SWANSON IS ON LETTERMAN. GO TO THERE. Tyler Perry will be on Leno, Will Arnett is on Kimmel trying to save Up All Night from imminent cancellation, Nikki Reed is on Ferguson, Tina Fey will pal around with Fallon, and Magic Johnson is on The Daily Show.
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