Designated Survivor (ABC, 10 p.m.) — Kiefer Sutherland playing the president. Really, what else could get you excited for this show? ABC’s most-anticipated drama premieres tonight and the first episode of the season chronicles how Tom Kirkman, a lower level United States Cabinet member, finds himself suddenly appointed president of the country after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession. It’s a pretty great premise. We’ll see if the show can make it stick.
Mr. Robot (USA, 10 p.m.) — Rami Malek won an Emmy for his role on this show, so that should be reason enough to watch tonight’s season two finale which sees Angela making an unexpected acquaintance, Darlene realizing she’s in too deep, and an old friend revealing all to Elliot.
Lethal Weapon (Fox, 8 p.m.) — Fox is trying its hand at a Lethal Weapon reboot for TV. Tonight’s season premiere sees an ex-Navy SEAL-turned-cop relocate to L.A. following the death of his wife and baby in order to start over. He’s partnered up with a seasoned detective who’s just returned to the job after suffering a heart attack. There’s no Mel Gibson/Danny Glover combo in this one but Damon Wayans is always a sure bet so at least it’ll be funny.
Blindspot (NBC, 8 p.m.) — The team works to stop a corrupt DEA agent from selling missiles to a drug cartel but their mission is made harder thanks to Jane and Nas.
Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X (CBS, 8 p.m.) — Season 33 begins as 20 castaway get dropped on an island in Fiji and separated into teams based on what generation they were born into. On day two, a cyclone hits the island and forces an evacuation — which is a great sign of how this season will probably go.
The Goldbergs (ABC, 8 p.m.) — The Goldbergs return for season four and they’re paying homage to another ’80s classic: The Breakfast Club. The kids start off a new school year by earning themselves detention on a Saturday courtesy of their new substitute teacher who looks pretty familiar. Oh, that’s right, it’s their mom.
Speechless (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) — Minnie Driver stars in this emotional new drama/sitcom from ABC that focuses on a mom and her special needs son. The premiere focuses on the DiMeos family moving yet again, enrolling their kids in a new school and struggling to find the right caregiver for J.J., their son with cerebral palsy.
Empire (Fox, 9 p.m.) — Season three picks up with Hakeem stranded at the alter with Lucious and Anika newly married, and someone falling off a roof during a fight — so, your typical Empire shenanigans. Lucious works to make his streaming service a success but he runs into a road block when his half-brother Tariq leads a federal task force charged with investigating his business. Man, we’ve missed the craziness that is this show.