What to watch on Tuesday, September 15...
SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 12:01am, Hulu
The Mindy Project
The sitcom moves to Hulu for its fourth season, debuting new episodes weekly beginning with “While I Was Sleeping.” Danny’s reluctance to pop the question has Mindy fantasizing about domestic bliss with an ideal beau (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
SEASON 1 FINALE, 8pm, PBS
In Their Own Words
Muppets creator Jim Henson is the subject, including his landmark work on Sesame Street andThe Muppet Show. An impressive resume, and yet it won’t stop those two snarky geezers in the balcony from making snide remarks the whole time.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 9pm, CBS
“That Great Big Hill of Hope” finds Renegade Zoologist Jackson Oz and his merry band of animal-conspiracy-fighters making one last ditch effort to find a cure. But will their efforts be thwarted by an insurmountable obstacle in the form of, oh, let’s say, an enormous possum Voltron made up of dozens of angry possums?
The conclusion of this profile of Walt Disney includes more highlights from the studio’s vault, commentary from his colleagues and biographers, and the first on-camera interview in decades with a visibly emotional Goofy.
“The Gauntlet” puts the nine remaining artists through a series of three challenges, each more diabolically difficult than the last.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, NBC
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris
As you might expect, Neil Patrick Harris hosts this variety show brimming with comedy skits, musical performances, games, celebrity guests, probably magic, maybe some plate-spinning, safe to guess a chimp on a unicycle at some point, potentially the Harlem Globetrotters, and all other manner of network TV entertainment potpourri. Reese Witherspoon joins as the guest announcer in the premiere.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, FX
The Bastard Executioner
A former knight struggles to trade his swords for plowshares in the latest blood-marinated drama from Kurt Sutter, set in Ye Olde Medieval Wales. Lee Jones, Katey Sagal, and Stephen Moyerstar.
Real Husbands of Hollywood
“Cabin Pressure” sends the fellas on their annual trip to the NBA All-Star Weekend. And if you suspect that they’ll encounter travel headaches, nutball fans, and whatever hijinks Regina Hall and Nadine Velazquez have in store, well then you probably have a pretty good handle on life in a sitcom universe.
It’s “Ladies Night” and the feeling’s right for temporary partners Shea and O’Bannon, or at least I hope it is, because otherwise I’ve wasted a perfectly good Kool & the Gang joke. Elsewhere, Muldoon and Latucci take advantage of professional perks during a double date with their wives, while Kane schemes to avenge Mr. O’s death.
10:30pm, Comedy Central
Scenes from the Big Easy include Louis Armstrong rising to apex of the jazz world, Sam Zemurray striking it big in the banana business, and pirate John Lafitte helping Andrew Jackson win the utterly pointless Battle of New Orleans. Performers include Jack McBrayer, Thomas Middleditch, Jason Momoa, Miles Brown, and Andre Royo.
– Paul Bettany, David Drew Howe & Pam Howe, and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats onConan, 11pm, TBS
– Salman Rushdie and Ricky Velez on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Robert De Niro, Ariana Grande, and Duran Duran on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Jake Gyllenhaal and Run The Jewels with TV On The Radio on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– John Stamos, Jake Tapper, and Cold War Kids on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Josh Brolin, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Judd Winick, and Abe Laboriel, Jr. on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– TBD on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS