Hello and welcome to Week 2 of the 2015 fall TV season. How are you holding up? DVR bursting? Ignoring the whole thing in favour of binging on only the series that make it past the four-episode mark? I feel ya. But get back up on that sofa and hit play. You can take it. (Here’s a list of premiere dates for new and returning series.)
And you’ll be happy to know that I’m sticking with my plan to summarize the new shows in just 10 words. Until they prove themselves, they’re not getting a word more.
Monday, Sept. 28
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy, 11 p.m., CTV 12:05 a.m.)
It’s happening. Trevor Noah is taking over the Daily Show tonight and he promises nothing will change. And we’re good. We’re moving on. We don’t miss Jon Stewart anymore. Wait, YES WE DO. But the first step is to admit we’re still grieving. The second is to give it a try. Maybe a little whiskey might help. Cry if you need to. It’ll be OK.
Guests this week are: Kevin Hart, Whitney Wolfe, Chris Christie and Ryan Adams.
Tuesday, Sept. 29
Grandfathered (City, Fox, 8 p.m.): Ridiculously cute show in which John Stamos belatedly discovers family.
The Grinder (City, Fox, 8:30 p.m.): Pretend lawyer Rob Lowe and real lawyer Fred Savage bond.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, CTV, 9 p.m.)
Beyond the Tank (ABC, 10 p.m.)
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Code Black (CTV, CBS, 10 p.m.): Marcia Gay Harden helms an ER for a new generation.
Bones (Global, 9 p.m., repeating on Fox Oct. 1)
Criminal Minds (CTV, CBS, 9 p.m.)
Chicago PD (Global, NBC, 10 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 1
Bones (Fox, 8 p.m.)
Sleepy Hollow (CTV, Fox, 9 p.m.)
The Blacklist (Global, NBC, 9 p.m.)
Friday, Oct. 2
Dr. Ken (ABC, 8:30 p.m.): Dopey-sounding sitcom about curmudgeonly doctor, but Ken Jeong! Dave Foley!
Saturday, Oct 3
Austin City Limits (Mountain Lake PBS, 11 p.m.)
Saturday Night Live (NBC, Global, 11:35 p.m.): Hosted this night by Miley Cyrus.
Sunday, Oct 4
Madam Secretary (Global, CBS, 8 p.m.)
The Good Wife (Global, CBS, 9 p.m.)
The Leftovers (HBO, 9 p.m.)
Rogue (The Movie Network, 9 p.m.)
The Affair (The Movie Network, 10 p.m.)
CSI: Cyber (CBS, 10 p.m.)
Broadcast times are subject to change.
That’s it for me this week. Got a question? Spot an error? Find me, tell me. And as always, you would do well to check my daily Watchers picks on the Montreal Gazette’s smartphone app in the iTunes and PLAY stores. (It’s the blue one — the app, not the store.)