What to watch this week: Fox's 'The Gifted,' ABC's 'The Mayor,' 'Black-ish'
Fall TV premieres and returns just keep coming. This week ABC brings back primetime favorites Fresh Off the Boat and Black-ish and premieres political comedy The Mayor and drama Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. And don't forget Scandal, which debuts its seventh and final season on Thursday. And the breakout TV star this week is Fox's The Gifted, a Marvel Comics-inspired series that follows mutants that escape to an underground community to avoid an oppressive government. I hope you're keeping up, TV watchers.
SEASON PREMIERE: Lucifer, 8 p.m., Fox: After Lucifer wakes up in the middle of the desert with his wings back, he recruits Chloe to help him figure out what happened to him.
SERIES PREMIERE: 9JKL, 8:30 p.m., CBS: In this cringeworthy new comedy from Mark Feuerstein, he plays a newly-divorced, out of work actor who moves back home to New York to live right next to his entire family. Why? We still don't know.
SERIES PREMIERE: The Gifted, 9 p.m., Fox: In this new Marvel-inspired series, a family must go on the run after their two children are exposed for having mutant powers. Inspired by characters in the X-Men universe.
SEASON PREMIERE: The Middle, 8 p.m., ABC: In the ninth season, Axl returns from Europe with a new outlook on life and Sue tries to catch up on some summer fun.
SEASON PREMIERE: Fresh Off the Boat, 8:30 p.m., ABC: The Huangs move in with Honey and Marvin in the fourth season while Jessica gets to compete on Wheel of Fortune.
SEASON PREMIERE: Black-ish, 9 p.m., ABC: In the fourth season, the family attends a school play about Columbus Day, but Dre is frustrated by its inaccuracies.
SERIES PREMIERE: The Mayor, 9:30 p.m., ABC: Aspiring rapper Courtney (Brandon Michael Hall) runs for mayor as a publicity stunt...and wins.
SERIES PREMIERE: Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, 10 p.m., ABC: This new drama sees Kevin meeting a celestial guide who tells him he's a righteous soul meant to protect the world. Okay, sure.
SEASON PREMIERE: The Blacklist, 8 p.m., NBC: While Dembe chases a lead and Tom seeks outside help in identifying the remains in the suitcase, Liz and the Task Force join Red in pursuit of a billionaire moonlighting as a high end art thief.
SEASON PREMIERE: Nature, 8 p.m., PBS: The new season features the story of a baby elephant named Naledi, who was raised by caretakers and researchers after her mother died.
SEASON PREMIERE: Scandal, 9 p.m., ABC: In the seventh and final season, Olivia has to make a tough call to avoid an international incident just 100 days into Mellie's presidency.
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