Tonight is the Series Premiere of Terra Nova. Tuesday night NCIS begins a new season. Wednesday night is the Series Premiere Suburgatory. Thursday night is the Series Premiere of How to Be a Gentleman. Friday night on Nikita an old corrupt Division program seems to have resurfaced. Saturday night Melissa McCarthy hosts Saturday Night Live. Sunday night on Pan Am Kate and Laura are surprised when a familiar face shows up as one of their passengers.
US television highlights for the week of Sept. 26, 2011. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
CBS Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, CBS.
How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men , and Mike & Molly are all new.
Terra Nova, Genesis. 8:00pm, Fox.
* Series Premiere * The Shannon family travels back in time to prehistoric Earth as part of a daring experiment to save the human race, and the family of five make efforts to find their niche in this new and beautiful utopia as they battle enemies and danger as well. 2 hrs.
Hart of Dixie, Pilot. 9:00pm, CW.
* Series Premiere * A fast-talking New Yorker has her life figured out until she is turned down for a prestigious fellowship, in a desperate move she decides to accept the offer from a kindly doctor she met at her medical school graduation for a practice in Alabama.
Hawaii Five-O, Ua Lawe Wale. 10:00pm, CBS.
Governor Denning assigns a new officer to Five-0 to make sure McGarrett and the team follow the new rules; Five-0 investigates the kidnapping of a teenage paddleboard champion; Internal Affairs Captain Fryer continues his interrogation of Kono.
The Playboy Club, The Scarlett Bunny. 10:00pm, NBC.
The bunnies find out there will be a contest to be on the cover of Playboy magazine, however it means the bunnies must reveal their past; Bunny Mother Carol-Lynne trains the women to become perfect bunnies but discovers a dark secret about one.
Castle, Heroes & Villians. 10:00pm, ABC.
A former convict is murdered in a darkened alley and the only possible suspect appears to be a masked vigilante who traverses the city streets while dressed in the costume of a superhero, forcing Castle and Beckett to track him down.
Alphas, Original Sin. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Dr. Rosen and his team find themselves caught in the middle when Red Flag decides to escalate the war on the United States Department of Defense, and they are forced to decide to which side they choose to pledge their allegiance.
Pawn Stars, Security. 10:00pm, History.
Rick and the rest of the staff at Gold and Silver Pawn Shop must determine the values and authenticities of a Civil War-era drum and an original Royal Riders motorcycle club uniform, and Chumlee works security at the store. Note: another new episode at 10:30pm.
Weeds, Do Her / Don't Do Her. 10:05pm, SHO.
Silas unexpectedly betrays Nancy and leaves her reeling, while Shane looks to take one last shot at protecting her from Detective Ouellette's wrath; Doug and Whit are struggling to keep their hedge fund alive and devise a plan to save it.
The Big C. 10:30pm, SHO.
Cathy decides to ring in the New Year in a unique way to remember Lee following his passing, and Paul's financial issues force him to try a new tactic with an insurance agency; Adam visits Dr. Todd and quickly becomes connected with him.
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Frontline, The Man Behind the Mosque. PBS, check local listings for time.
The story of a real estate developer's mission to build a Mosque in lower Manhattan is chronicled by sharing the inside details of his fight and the effects the September 11 victims' families and anti-Islam activists had on the project.
NCIS, Restless. 8:00pm, CBS.
The NCIS team must search through garbage during the investigation of a young Marine who arrived at his homecoming celebration after being fatally stabbed by an unknown assailant, and they make a surprise discovery in the process.
Glee, I Am Unicorn. 8:00pm, Fox.
Shelby Corcoran makes her return to the hallways of McKinley High School; in the mean time, Mr. Schuester comes up with the idea to initiate a type of boot camp for some of the members of the New Directions organization.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Cyber Threat. 9:00pm, CBS.
The NCIS team unites with the NSA to hunt down a computer software engineer believed to be involved in an online attack against the U.S. Department of Defense; Callen quests to gain more knowledge about his uncertain past.
New Girl, Kryptonite. 9:00pm, Fox.
Nick and Schmidt convince Jess to go get her things out of her ex-boyfriend Spencer's apartment; Jess meets new roommate Winston as he returns from playing basketball in Latvia; Winston tries to get his old room back from Schmidt.
Ringer, If You Ever Want a French Lesson. 9:00pm, CW.
Bridget learns she has a potential clue that will bring her closer to Siobhan's killer; Bridget discovers some information about Andrew that causes some tension; tensions flare between Henry and Gemma over their investment with Andrew.
Unforgettable, Heroes. 10:00pm, CBS.
When a young boy witnesses a murder, Carrie must focus and put aside the memories of her sister's death to help him lead the police to the killer.
Body of Proof, Hunting Party. 10:00pm, ABC.
The younger wife of a wealthy mogul is gunned down during the middle of a deer-hunting expedition with her family, and Megan crosses the line when she views the evidence and believes she has already found the most likely suspect.
Parenthood, Step Right Up. 10:00pm, NBC.
Sarah strives to remain a part of Amber's life as Amber revels in her new independence; Crosby is unsure how he feels about Jasmine dating and wonders if she fits in the Braverman family; Kristina is worried about Crosby and Adam's business venture.
Sons of Anarchy, Una Venta. 10:00pm, FX.
The ever growing Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club attempts to continue on with its steady rise by taking on a new business venture that promises to bring in a healthy flow of money; Gemma manages to form an alliance with Charming.
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Survivor: South Pacific, Reap What You Sow. 8:00pm, CBS.
One castaway reveals a shocking secret to their tribe; in a last-ditch effort to keep alive in the game, a castaway devises a plan to find the hidden Immunity Idol; the first castaway on Redemption Island is sent back home.
The Middle, Hecking Order. 8:00pm, ABC.
Overwhelmed by embarrassment due to perfectionist Sue's arrival at school, Axl plays a trick that yields her a number of tardy slips; Mike sets a meeting with Brick's new teacher; Frankie and Mike quarrel over who is really in charge of the family.
Up All Night, Working Late and Working It. 8:00pm, NBC.
Chris and Reagan use advice from new friend Reed to get the sexy back into their relationship; Ava finds out her ex-boyfriend B-Ro is getting married and she blames Reagan for the advice she gave her that caused them to break up.
Suburgatory, Pilot. 8:00pm, ABC.
* Series Premiere * A single father decides to leave the city behind and take his teenaged daughter to the heart of the suburbs, where the girl struggles to fit in with her new neighbors while trying to adapt to a lifestyle that is both unfamiliar and bewildering.
Free Agents, Dr. Hu. 8:30pm, NBC.
Stephen assigns Emma to pitch a big project's presentation, and Alex struggles to deal with this unpleasant development; Helen decides to visit Alex's therapist, Dr. Hu, but finds herself wanting to date him rather than see him professionally.
Modern Family, Phil on Wire. 9:00pm, ABC.
Gloria can't seem to stand the fact that Jay and Stella have been spending all of their time together; Claire attempts to hand down life lessons after Phil and Luke try some tightrope walking; Cameron goes on a fast with terrible timing.
Criminal Minds, Proof. 9:00pm, CBS.
The BAU team searches rural Oklahoma for a murderer who is robbing women of one of their five senses, then killing them in cold blood; JJ and Prentiss get the cold shoulder from Reid as he deals with their deception about Prentiss' presumed death.
Harry's Law, There Will Be Blood. 9:00pm, NBC.
Even though the charges against Harry are dropped, she and her team must scramble to turn things around in the Eric Sanders murder trial as DA Remmick causes trouble; and as the media fervor develops, Harry recruits Tommy to handle all of the press.
America's Next Top Model, Kristin Cavallari. 9:00pm, CW.
The competition heats up as the All-Stars meet reality star Kristin Cavallari, who tells them what it takes to make it as a celebrity in Hollywood; the women are tested with their interview skills when they meet with "Extra" host Mario Lopez.
MythBusters, Bikes and Bazookas. 9:00pm, Discovery.
Jamie and Adam conduct a number of experiments to find out if motorcycles run cleaner and are better for the environment than a car; Tory, Grant and Kari attempt to determine if a single bullet is capable of destroying a bazooka.
Revenge, Trust. 10:00pm, ABC.
Emily uses her connection with Nolan to her benefit as she targets a rich hedge funds manager who was a family friend before the betrayal of his false testimony; Victoria investigates Emily's past after growing suspicious about her.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Tell-Tale Hearts. 10:00pm, CBS.
The CSI team must figure out a family homicide mystery with a twist after three different suspects come forward with different reasons for killing the family.
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NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
Community, Parks & Rec. The Office and Whitney are all new.
Big Bang Theory, The Pulled Groin Extrapolation. 8:00pm, CBS>
Amy and Leonard get an unexpected chance to improve their acquaintance and seem to give Sheldon a reason to worry about the state of his relationship; Howard and Bernadette spend their time off with Wolowitz's mother over the weekend.
Charlie's Angels, Runaway Angels. 8:00pm, ABC.
A young model mysteriously disappears without leaving behind any apparent evidence of her whereabouts, leading Charlie to call in his Angels to investigate the shadowy undercurrents of the fashion world, where a familiar face from Kate's past awaits.
The Vampire Diaries, The End of the Affair, 8:00pm, CW.
Klaus and Stefan arrive in Chicago, where Stefan is reacquainted with a vampire who hasn't moved on from her interest in him from decades earlier; Damon gets a tip on Stefan and Klaus' whereabouts from an unexpected source.
How to Be a Gentleman, Pilot. 8:30pm, CBS>
* Series Premiere * When an etiquette columnist is told that he must adapt to the new, sexier style of the magazine he works for, he hires his old high school bully to help teach him a thing or two about being a modern man in today's society.
Person of Interest, Ghosts, 9:00pm, CBS.
Reese and Finch start to doubt the dependableness of The Machine after they are given the Social Security number of a teenager who was killed two years ago; Finch ponders over The Machine's derivation and how it was constructed.
Grey's Anatomy, Take the Lead. 9:00pm, ABC.
The corridors of Seattle Grace Hospital are rocked after Chief makes a decision that will alter his career; Cristina and Owen attempt to achieve some regularity in their relationship; the five-year residents go solo on their surgery.
The Secret Circle, Loner, 9:00pm, CW.
A cute jock asks Cassie to the school dance; Melissa sees the dance as an opportunity to get closer to Nick; Faye has no plans to go and is focused on honing her powers; Dawn discovers a strange man in town asking about Cassie and the circle.
Prime Suspect, Carnivorous Sheep, 10:00pm, NBC.
After Sweeney calls for all hands on deck, Jane is required to come in to Duffy's homicide and kidnapping case; Duffy becomes irritated with Jane after she suggests that they talk with the deceased woman's employees; Jane meets Matt's son.
The Mentalist, Little Red Book, 10:00pm, CBS.
Patrick Jane must adjust to Lisbon's suspension and the rest of the team's reassignment as he is reinstated as a CBI consultant with a new team to work with in a case that follows the murder of a popular personal trainer.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Frank Reynold's Little Beauties, 10:00pm, FX.
The gang stubbles upon a gold mine when Frank begins to take part in the hectic world of child pageants, while Dee finally gets the opportunity to get her long awaited revenge on all of the Stage Mom's that happen to come her way.
Archer, Heart of Archness: Part III, 10:30pm, FX.
Archer attempts to lead a mass prison escape from the demented pirates that have managed to hold them captive; Malory implements her wise business strategies during the negotiations for the ransom needed to set her team free.
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A Gifted Man, In Case of All Hell Breaking Loose. 8:00pm, CBS.
Michael starts to get overloaded as he works to save a little boy with sickle cell disease and then finds his work getting a little too personal when he is also faced with a close pregnant friend with a brain tumor who needs his immediate help.
Nikita, Falling Ash, 8:00pm, CW.
Nikita and Michael run into Owen while investigating an old corrupt Division program that seems to have resurfaced; Owen is searching for a doctor that may be the mastermind behind the program and also invented the Regimen drug that he uses.
Fringe, One Night in October. 9:00pm, Fox.
A highly intelligent serial killer's victims stack up "Over There" causing Fringe Division "Over Here" to assist; the two sides tangle and innocent people remain at risk while the suspect's doppelganger "Over Here" is brought into the fold.
CSI: New York, Keep It Real. 9:00pm, CBS.
When an awkward teen is found dead, the CSI team learns that his efforts to win a sexy punk rock chick's heart may have gone a step too far.
Blue Bloods, Friendly Fire. 10:00pm, CBS.
Danny is put on modified assignment and must deal with an Internal Affairs investigation after he shoots a police officer who is unsuccessful at identifying himself; Danny's personal state of mind becomes temporarily unbalanced.
Haven, Sins of the Father. 10:00pm, Syfy.
The dead return to the world of the living in order to seek revenge and complete unfinished business, and the return of the otherworldly visitors forces Agent Parker, Nathan and Duke to confront their destinies in Haven.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
Scheduled guests: Dana Pries, Van Jones, Former Govenor Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), Seth MacFarlane and Salman Rushdie.
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Doctor Who, The Wedding of River Song. 9:00pm, BBC America.
The future of every planet in every galaxy is hanging in the balance, and The Doctor realizes that the only way to keep entire universe safe is his own death, so he makes his way to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah for his final moments.
Saturday Night Live, New!. 11:30pm, NBC.
Actress Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly) hosts and musical group Lady Antebellum performs.
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60 Minutes. 7:00pm ET, CBS.
Scheduled: a look at the relationship between a Japanese town and its "sister city" in California after the tragic tsunami; rock climber Alex Honnold scales a 1,600-ft. rock wall with just his hands and feet; an interview with Andy Rooney.
Amazing Race, The Sprint of Our Life (Indonesia). 8:00pm, CBS.
The racers are challenged to step up their game because for the first time in The Amazing Race history there will be a double elimination, so the teams try to avoid making costly mistakes in Indonesia in hopes of staying alive in the race.
The Simpsons, Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts. 8:00pm, Fox.
Principal Skinner dares superintendent Chalmers to take over Bart's education, so he takes Bart and his "Rough Riders" on an overnight trip to Springfield Forest; Chalmers is fired so Bart and the boys hold the school hostage to get his job back.
Sunday Night Football, New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens. 8:15pm, NBC.
Baltimore defeated New York last season, 10-9, as the Ravens limited New York to 176 yards, six first downs and held Mark Sanchez to just 74 yards passing; Joe Flacco completed 20 of 38 pass attempts for 248 yards and threw one interception.
Family Guy, Seahorse Seashell Party. 9:00pm, Fox.
A storm rocks the town of Quahog, and in an attempt to pass the time and calm his nerves, Brian consumes questionable substances and has issues sobering up; Meg goes off the deep end after the family takes one too many jabs at her.
The Good Wife, The Death Zone. 9:00pm, CBS.
Alicia discovers she must become an expert on English law when a libel case she wins involving a businessman from Britain becomes an international matter after it is retried and transferred to a court in England via satellite.
Desperate Housewives, Making the Connection. 9:00pm, ABC.
Susan combats her guilt in a thrilling albeit risky manner; Gaby attempts to revive Carlos' drive with a sultry surprise; Lynette and Tom's marriage struggles continue as they consistently fail to tell their children, "no"; Chuck's past is exposed.
Boardwalk Empire. 9:00pm, HBO.
Nucky discovers that some of his most trusted confidants have participated in acts of betrayal against him; Jimmy considers the options he has when he is presented with an opportunity to form an alliance with people in New York.
Dexter. 9:00pm, SHO.
Dexter decides to attend his 20th high school reunion in an attempt to hunt a former prom king while there; Homicide is given a gruesome, faith-based murder that forces Dexter to question his son's legacy and their spiritual well-being.
Pan Am, We'll Always Have Paris. 10:00pm, ABC.
Kate and Laura are surprised when a familiar face shows up as one of their passengers, and some unfinished matters are addressed; Maggie fends off an insistent passenger; Dean and Colette experience a momentary connection.
CSI: Miami, Stiff. 10:00pm, CBS.
The CSI team venture out into the sexy world of male gigolos when they discover an unusual murder weapon located at the crime scene of their investigation.
Breaking Bad, End Times. 10:00pm, AMC.
Hank strongly encourages Gomez to pursue one last lead he has a hunch about; Walt is desperately struggling to protect his own family, while Jesse gets some alarming news and doesn't want to waste any time to meet with Mr. White.
Iron Chef America, Flay vs. Staib. 10:00pm, Food Network.
Renowned Philadelphia chef and Emmy Award winner Walter Staib decides to put his cooking skills to the test and enter the extreme heat of Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Bobby Flay in an intense culinary competition.
Hung. 10:00pm, HBO.
While Ray Drecker and Tanya Skagle work together in an attempt to attain a financial loan, would-be life coach and professional solicitor Lenore Bernard searches for a new male prostitute in order to keep her business up and running.
Homeland. 10:00pm, SHO.
A volatile CIA agent feels that she has a sleeper agent on her hands when a Marine being heralded as an American hero after surviving eight years of Afghan captivity returns home and she is left to figure out if her gut instinct holds true merit.
How to Make It in America. 10:30pm, HBO.
Ben and Cam make plans to host a pop-up event for their business venture CRISP; Rachel reveals that she is still in love with Ben; Rene puts up a new billboard advertisement; Domingo decides it is time to move his business into new enterprises.