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What to Watch Tonight: The Season Premieres of Arrow, Supernatural, and American Horror Story: Hotel, and the Debut of Hulu's Casual

What to watch on Wednesday, October 7...

SERIES PREMIERE, 12:01am, Hulu
Casual
Michaela Watkins and Tommy Dewey star as siblings who are forced to become roommates in this comedy from producer and director Jason Reitman, also featuring Eliza Coupe. The first two of the season’s 10 episodes are available today, with new episodes streaming weekly.

SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 8pm, The CW
Arrow
What’s this? Star City besieged by the dastardly Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and his deadly disciples? Their latest casualty—Oliver and Felicity’s love life? Can the city’s valiant vigilantes vanquish the villains—or must the Emerald Archer make his verdant return? Tune in to “Green Arrow” to find out—same Arrow-time, same Arrow-channel!

SEASON 1 FINALE, 8pm & 8:30pm, ABC Family
Kevin From Work
In “Escape from Work,” Kevin contemplates a job opportunity while recuperating from an injury, which Roxie sees as a chance to bring a handsome nurse into their lives. Then “Team Kevin From Work” finds our hero tapping into his Machiavellian side when he hears that Audrey and Brock are on the rocks.

8pm, ABC
The Middle
Mike’s sudden change of attire flummoxes Frankie, and Sue’s blabbermouth discombobulates Devin in “The Shirt.” In more focused Heck business, Brick dives into his bathroom-cleaning duty with a zeal that would make any Scrubbing Bubble proud.

8pm, NBC
The Mysteries of Laura
“The Mystery of the Locked Box” tasks the team with solving the murder of a technology whiz in a supposedly impregnable building. If the culprit isn’t caught soon, the victim’s many lucrative ideas could be stolen and, one imagines, schlepped off to Shark Tank under false pretenses.

8pm, Fox
Rosewood
When a brilliant but troubled man is accused of multiple homicides, Rosewood is determined to clear his name. Meanwhile in “Have-Nots & Hematomas,” Miami’s Premier Private Pathologist™ juggles a new flame, a new foe, and a new flare-up of health problems.

8:30pm, ABC
The Goldbergs
Murray hopes to bond with Adam by helping him build a robot in “Jimmy 5 is Alive,” but like Dr. Light and Dr. Wily before them, they wind up driven apart by their scientific ambitions. In other technological setbacks, Barry accidentally records over one of Beverly’s prized video tapes.

SEASON 11 PREMIERE, 9pm, The CW
Supernatural
“Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” pits Sam and Dean against the newly unleashed Darkness, which is hanging out on the Edge of Town if Springsteen is any guide (and clearly, he is). Castiel, meanwhile, reckons with the effects of Rowena’s spell and the fallout from his throwdown with Crowley.

9pm, Fox
Empire
Cookie and Anika surreptitiously collaborate on a performance that will wow Pitbull, and I have just three words for them: plate-spinning seals. Elsewhere in “Fires of Heaven,” Lucious hopes to woo Frank Gather’s daughter Young Ma to sign with him, while Andre and Rhonda see their soon-to-be-born baby as their ticket back into Lucious’s good graces.

9pm, NBC
Law & Order: SVU
In “Institutional Fail,” the discovery of malnourished children leads the squad to probe potential negligence and deception at the Department of Child Services, possibly on the part of guest-starWhoopi Goldberg. At the precinct, Dodds informs Benson that change is on the horizon.

9pm, ABC
Modern Family
Dylan crashes with the Dunphys in “The Closet Case,” but Phil immediately has second thoughts about their new houseguest. Elsewhere, Mitchell takes a consulting job with Jay’s chief rival, while Gloria and Cam disagree over the best way for Manny to address a girl problem.

9:30pm, ABC
Black-ish
In “Dr. Hell No,” Dre and Bow urge Pops to get a physical after he admits that he hasn’t seen a doctor in years. When he returns with news of a clogged artery and the need for surgery, the family has a wide range of reactions.

SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 10pm, FX
American Horror Story: Hotel
In the anthology series’ latest incarnation, Ryan Murphy and company welcome you to the Hotel Cortez, which doesn’t quite put the “hospitality” in “hospitality industry.” “Checking In” begins the stay with a detective following a lead to the eponymous establishment while investigating a string of grisly killings. Among the ensemble are new and returning AHS repertory players Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Matt Bomer, Lady Gaga, and Chloe Sevigny.

10pm, ABC
Nashville
Beverly suffers a second aneurysm, leaving her braindead, Deacon guilt-ridden, and Scarlett facing an agonizing decision. By that standard, Avery’s filing for divorce and Juliette’s continued downward spiral actually qualify as the sunnier plotlines in “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye.”

10pm, NBC
Chicago P.D.
“Natural Born Storyteller” finds the team investigating the death of a young boy. Off the beat, Burgess fills Ruzek in on Roman’s strange behavior, and Bunny jeopardizes Voight’s career.

10pm, FXX
The League
Kevin is nonplussed by Ellie’s new sex ed class, while Taco is inspired to start a Little Eskimo Brothers program, in “The Bully.”

10:30pm, FXX
You’re the Worst
Gretchen and Lindsay strive for more conversational variety when the realize their friendship isn’t passing the Bechdel Test. Meanwhile in “We Can Do Better Than This,” Edgar bonds with his improv instructor, and Jimmy pushes past his insecurities to address his next project.

LATE-NITE:
– David Mizejewski, Nasim Pedrad, and Robert DeLong on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Documentarian Evgeny Afineevksy on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Jay Leno on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Kate Winslet, Norman Reedus, and Fallonventions on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Gina Rodriguez, Ben Bernanke, and Tame Impala on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Keanu Reeves, Guillermo del Toro, and Thomas Rhett on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Joel McHale and Sara Bareilles on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Jamie Lee Curtis, Sharon Osbourne, and Elyes Gabel on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS

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