What’s On Tonight: ‘The Good Place’ Premieres And ‘Big Bang Theory’ Returns

By: 09.19.16

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The Good Place (NBC, 10:00 p.m.) — NBC is working hard to prove it’s still good at comedy and their latest series, The Good Place, is pretty convincing. The show follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) who may have made it to Heaven by accident. Tonight’s premiere sees Eleanor entering the afterlife and trying to become a better person, with Ted Danson’s help.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:00 p.m.) — Season 10 kicks off as the gang tries to deal with the aftermath of that awkward overnight encounter between Sheldon’s mother and Leonard’s father. Elsewhere, Penny’s dysfunctional family is in town for her wedding — and by dysfunctional we’re talking neurotic mothers and drug-dealing brothers.

Dancing With the Stars (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) — The second week of performances features the contestants dancing to TV theme songs. Included: Maureen McCormick dances to the theme from The Brady Bunch, and Marilu Henner dances to the Taxi theme song. We’ll see if more protesters show up to harass disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

Gotham (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) — Season three premieres with Gordon adjusting to his new job as bounty hunter while still investigating the Indian Hill escape and trying to figure out why the escapees’ power seem to be killing them. Meanwhile, Bruce’s doppelgänger roams the streets and Barbara and Tabitha open a nightclub.

The Voice (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) — Season 11 begins with a few blind auditions as Blake Shelton and Adam Levine welcome Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys to the coaches panel.

WWE Monday Night Raw (USA, 8:00 p.m.) — The action picks up from Memphis tonight where Seth Rollins and Rusev come to blows.

Kevin Can Wait (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) — Kevin James returns to TV tonight with his new series that follows a retired police officer (Kevin) who struggles to make the transition into stay-at-home dad. In tonight’s opener, Kevin’s retirement plans hit a roadblock when he discovers his wife has protected him from some tough family truths that he must now face head-on. Honestly, this show doesn’t sound too appealing, but CBS’ crowd will probably like it, and it’s on after Big Bang which means it might stick around for a while.

Monday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears (ESPN, 8:30) – The Eagles and their shiny new quarterback, Carson Wentz, travel to Chicago to take on Jay Cutler and the Bears.

The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey (CBS, 9:00 p.m.) — CBS concludes its investigative series into the death of JonBenet Ramsey.

Lucifer (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) — Season two opens with Lucifer’s mother escaping from hell — which is probably as terrifying as one would think. A new medical examiner tests Chloe’s faith in Lucifer while the devil and Amenadiel deal with the absence of Maze.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) — Sam talks with a superdelegate who is also a lobbyist to better understand the Democratic Party’s optics problem.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Kiefer Sutherland, John Oliver, Die Antwoord

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hillary Clinton, Terry Crews, Ariana Grande

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Chris Pratt, Scott Bakula, Frederik the Great

Late Night With Seth Meyers: Ice-T, Clark Gregg, Glass Animals, Elaine Bradley

The Late Late Show With James Corden: Damon Wayans Sr., Michael Weatherly, DeAndre Jordan, Rizzle Kicks

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer

Conan: Andy Samberg, Portia Doubleday, St. Paul & the Broken Bones

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