What’s On Tonight: ‘Empire,’ ‘Modern Family’ And ‘South Park’ vs. Donald Trump

09.23.15 3 years ago 4 Comments
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Empire (FOX, 9:00 p.m.) — Three months after his arrest, Lucious is still trying to run EMPIRE from inside federal lockup in the season two premiere of last year’s biggest new drama. Oh, and Chris Rock, Marisa Tomei, Kelly Rowland, Don Lemon, Al Sharpton and Swizz Beatz guest star in the new episode. You know it’s good ’cause Swizz Beatz is in it.

South Park (Comedy Central, 10:00 p.m.) — It’s finally happening. Trey Stone, Matt Parker and Eric Cartman vs. Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. There’s no way this ends in anything but hilarity.

Modern Family (ABC, 9:00 p.m.) — Competitive preschools, mid-life crises and an attempt to subvert a proposal prove that — seven years later — things are as chaotic as ever for the Dunphys.

Survivor (CBS, 8:00 p.m.) — What can a show that’s been around for 30 seasons do to freshen things up? Trade new contestants for familiar faces in season 31. Survivor: Second Chance opens with one loser from each of the previous seasons in a 90-minute premiere.

Rosewood (FOX, 8:00 p.m.) — Sure, Beaumont Rosewood Jr. sounds like he’d be a midfielder on your local boarding school’s lacrosse team. He’s actually a private pathologist in Miami forced to work with an ambitious detective to solve a case that’s a little close to the chest.

The Goldbergs (ABC, 8:30) — When Dad’s away, the kids will play … Bob Seger over the stereo and lip-sync in their underwear, probably. Lainey throws a Risky Business-themed party while her dad’s out of town on a work trip in the season three premiere.

Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 9:00 p.m.) — This classic cop drama is now old enough to see R-rated movies by itself because Olivia Benson and Co. are back for their 17th season with a two-hour premiere.

Black-ish (ABC, 9:30 p.m.) — Jack either has an unfortunate slip of the tongue or takes a stand on the topic of censorship and artistic expression when he performs a Kanye song at the school talent show. (They just don’t understand Jack’s genius.)

Nashville (ABC, 10:00 p.m.) — The season four premiere kicks off with Juliette set to star in the Patsy Cline biopic and Steven Tyler stopping by to sing a duet.

The League (FXX, 10:00 p.m.) — Football is meant to be watched from the comfort of your own couch. Beer in the fridge. Remote in hand. Instant access to replay. No cold weather or drunken strangers spilling all over you. It’s a great American tradition and Ruxin, Taco and Co. enter a heated debate over its validity this week.

You’re the Worst (FXX, 10:30 p.m.) — Edgar’s still pining after Lindsay, who gets to meet her hubby’s new gf.

Moonbeam City (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) — Bright colors, bad hair and more Miami Vice jokes in the second episode of the parody cartoon from Rob Lowe and Elizabeth Banks.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS: Hugh Jackman, Hugh Evans, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Pearl Jam on Colbert; Tim Allen, Ta’Rhonda Jones and Gary Clark Jr. on Conan; Brit Marlin, Kunal Nayyar and Fifth Harmony on Corden; James Spader, Andrew Rannells and Kenan & Kel on Fallon; Don Johnson and James Taylor on Kimmel; Will Forte and Natasha Lyonne on Meyers.

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