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Weekend Preview: ‘MacGyver’ Premieres And ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Transparent,’ And ‘Quantico’ Return

MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — Showrunner Peter Lenkov has had plenty of success bringing Hawaii Five-O back to TV, so it makes sense CBS would turn to him to breathe new life into their MacGyver reboot. With X-Men star Lucas Till starring as the (younger) ingenious agent, tonight’s premiere Department of External Services (DXS) agents Angus “Mac” MacGyver and Jack Dalton assigned to recover a dangerous bioweapon that has gone missing.

The Simpsons (Fox, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — Season 28 opens with all of Springfield going up in a blaze of glory. The Simpsons turn to Mr. Burns to help rebuild the city, but first he has to put on a variety show.

Transparent (Amazon) — Jeffrey Tambor returns to the role that won him yet another Emmy this year. Transparent season three is full of even more changes. As Maura goes through a health crisis, she takes stock of her life and considers gender-confirmation surgery while the rest of the family goes through a spiritual reawakening.

Quantico (ABC, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — The season two premiere finds Alex at “the Farm,” the CIA’s mysterious training facility, where she learns about the dark art of espionage and is pulled into a conspiracy that threatens the lives of Americans and countless others around the globe. We’re getting into Alias territory now, people.

Hell’s Kitchen (Fox, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — Season 16 premieres with chef Gordon Ramsay welcoming 18 new cooks into his kitchen, which just happens to be on the grounds of a U.S. Army training facility. It’s survival of the fittest as the chefs face the Signature Dish Challenge and their first dinner service, during which they cook for VIP guests Nolan Gould and Erica Ash.

Last Man Standing (ABC, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — Season six opens as a bear wanders into Outdoor Man after Kyle leaves a door open on the loading docks. Elsewhere, Kristin’s dedication to her work leaves Ryan feeling neglected at home.

Dr. Ken (ABC, Friday 8:30 p.m.) — In the season two premiere, Pat thinks Allison would be a good fit for a job opening at Welltopia, but Ken balks at the idea of working under the same roof as his wife.

Hawaii Five-O (CBS, Friday 9:00 p.m.) — Speaking of Hawaii Five-O, its seventh season kicks off tonight with the body of a serial killer being found at headquarters, along with an ivory chess piece that happens to be in his mouth. When a second serial killer turns up dead (also with a chess piece), the team hunts for the vigilante.

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