What to watch on Tuesday, October 20...
The Mindy Project
While Mindy tries to tell her nanny (a.k.a., Danny’s mom) that her services are no longer required, Jody tries to extricate Jeremy from his unhealthy relationship in “Mindy and Nanny.”
The 2015 World Series
The New York Mets visit the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the Fall Classic. The last time either of these teams won a World Series, Madonna was topping the singles charts, people were still watching NBC sitcoms, and Marty McFly hadn’t yet traveled to a future that’s now officially the past.
In “Viral,” the team must figure out whether a petty officer was murdered by a serial killer, or by a copycat, or by the serial killer’s bratty nephew taking a game of “Shadow” way too far. In other challenges, McGee and Delilah realize that cohabitation will require compromise.
8pm, The CW
“The Fury of Firestorm” sees the team scrambling to find Dr. Stein another Firestorm partner, and frustratingly there still isn’t a location-based app for that sort of matchmaking. Elsewhere, Barry and Patty manage to forge a closer bond without the help of comic book pseudoscience.
Reese Witherspoon is the celeb with whom Miss Piggy is feuding this week, and their acrimony only intensifies when they team up on a Habitat for Humanity project. Meanwhile in “Walk the Swine,” Fozzie has relationship troubles.
Fresh Off the Boat
The Huangs pull out all the stops on All Hallows’ Eve in “Miracle on Dead Street,” as Louis strives to make their block a trick-or-treater’s dream while he, the boys, and Grandma go costume-crazy. Jessica, however, has a more practical mission: defending her investment property against the prankery of local rapscallions.
SEASON 9 FINALE, 9pm, Syfy
The finalists put the finishing touches on their short-film characters in “Movie Magic, Part 2,” and then the season’s champ is crowned.
9pm, WGN America
As Liza tangles with Darrow, Abby uncovers a secret about Oppenheimer in “The Threshold.”
9pm, The CW
Liv’s feeling a little bit country in “Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues,” but I can neither confirm nor deny if Clive’s new office-mate from the FBI is feeling a little bit rock ‘n roll. In musical-genre-nonspecific affairs, Blaine recruits an old associate, Ravi is off-kilter in the wake of Peyton’s return, and Major shows no signs of steering out of his skid.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Simmons relates her harrowing saga of survival on an alien world in “4,722 Hours,” and also shares the best place to get Thai food if you happen to find yourself in that otherwise desolate and terrifying neighborhood.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, ABC
This anthology series plans to spend each season in a different era of Los Angeles history, kicking off amid the glitz and glamour of the Sunset Strip in 1982. In the opener, two detectives (Jeremy Sisto and Gabriel Luna) hunt for a serial killer (Ed Westwick) who is targeting young women, and who has just found himself a possible partner in predation (Erika Christensen).
Being Mary Jane
The news of Lisa’s suicide, and the arrival of her family, force Mary Jane both to reckon with her emotions and to face David in “Sparrow.”
“Side Effects May Include…” finds Brian suffering another round of NZT-related atrophy—and Sen. Morra extracting a painful price for an inoculation.
Boden remains in the line of fire despite apparently exculpatory evidence, while the team responds to a stuck elevator in a high-rise hotel. Elsewhere in “I Walk Away,” Brett and Chili must come to the aid of a stabbing victim, and Jimmy Borrelli learns that his big brother wants him transferred to another house.
10:30pm, Comedy Central
“Los Angeles” includes such Southland tales as Andres Pico leading his vigilante band in a crusade for justice, Rin Tin Tin rising to canine fame and fortune, and the city’s head honchos making a pretty penny off an aqueduct project. Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Ryan Phillippe, andGiancarlo Esposito are among the performers.
– Kate Bosworth, Mihael Carbonaro, and Jack Garratt on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Drew Barrymore, Stephen Moyer, and 5 Seconds of Summer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Hillary Clinton, Anthony Bourdain, Carrie Brownstein, and Lianne La Havas on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Julie Bowen and Carrie Underwood on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Blake Shelton, Eve Hewson, and Jeremy Gara on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Rebecca Romijn and Kygo on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS