The network fall season gets underway with several returning shows, including some American shows that we get to see earlier in Canada (including Grey’s Anatomy, a day earlier). It also sees the revivals of Murphy Brown and Last Man Standing. For the first time, all of the Chicago shows (Med, Fire, and P.D.) are all on one night on NBC (although on Global, they are scattered around a bit, including earlier for Chicago P.D.). Happy viewing!
All times eastern; PBS time slots may vary on your station.
Anne with an E – 7 to 8pm on CBC – 2nd Season Premiere
9-1-1 – 8 to 9pm on Fox/Global – 2nd Season Premiere
Fox is calling this a two-night premiere event, continuing on Monday from 8 to 9pm.
The Nature of Things – 8 to 9pm on CBC – 58th Season Premiere
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – 9 to 10:15pm – 12th and Final Season
The Resident – 7 to 8pm on CTV/8 to 9pm on Fox – 2nd Season Premiere
The Big Bang Theory – 8 to 8:30pm on CBS/CTV – 12th and Final Season Premiere (another episode airs on Thursday in its regular time slot)
Murdoch Mysteries – 8 to 9:01pm on CBC – 12th Season Premiere
Dancing With the Stars – 8 to 10pm on ABC/City – 27th Season Premiere
The Voice – 8 to 10pm on NBC/CTV Two – 15th Season Premiere
Young Sheldon – 8:30 to 9pm on CBS/CTV – 2nd Season Premiere (another episode airs on Thursday in its regular time slot)
Magnum, P.I. – 9 to 10pm on CBS/CTV – Series Premiere
CBS continues to reboot classic TV series, and this latest one is destined to have several crossovers with Hawaii Five-0 (which trivia buffs might be interested to know have a long-time connection: when Hawaii Five-O was originally cancelled in 1980, CBS had Hawaiian studios to put to use, and thus Magnum P.I. was born). The biggest change in the new series is that the character of Higgins—a man in the original—is now a woman.
Frankie Drake Mysteries – 9:01 to 10pm on CBC – 2nd Season Premiere
Halloween Baking Championship – 9 to 10pm on The Food Network – 4th Season Premiere
The Good Doctor – 10 to 11pm on ABC/CTV – 2nd Season Premiere
Bull – 10 to 11pm on CBS/Global – 3rd Season Premiere
Manifest – 10 to 11pm on NBC/City – Series Premiere
The Stone family is returning from a Jamaican vacation, but they have to be separated onto two flights. The first flight lands without incident. The second one, though, lands five-and-a-half years later, and for the people on the plane, it’s as though no time has passed. This drama will unravel the mystery of what happened to all of the passengers on that second plane.
NCIS – 8 to 9pm on CBS/Global – 16th Season Premiere
The Gifted – 8 to 9pm on Fox/City – 2nd Season Premiere
FBI – 9 to 10pm on CBS/Global – Series Premiere
After putting in her time on Rookie Blue, Missy Peregrym takes a new character to a new series. In the opener, Maggie Bell deals with difficult decisions she made when a bomb obliterates an apartment building.
This Is Us – 9 to 10:01pm on NBC/CTV – 3rd Season Premiere
Lethal Weapon – 9 to 10pm on Fox/City – 3rd Season Premiere
NCIS: New Orleans – 10 to 11pm on CBS/Global – 5th Season Premiere
New Amsterdam – 10:01 to 11pm on NBC – Series Premiere
Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) stars as Dr. Max Goodwin, the newest medical director at America’s oldest hospital, where he tries to breathe new life into the old building…and its complacent staff.
Mr Inbetween – 11:20pm to 12:30am (two episodes) on FX – Series Premiere
This Australian black comedy-drama was written by and stars Scott Ryan as a hitman who tries to balance his vocation with other aspects of his life. Based on a 2005 mockumentary feature film called The Magicians, which was also written by, directed by, and starred Ryan.
Chicago P.D. – 7 to 8pm on Global/10 to 11pm on NBC – 6th Season Premiere
The Goldbergs – 8 to 8:30pm on ABC/CTV – 6th Season Premiere
Survivor – 8 to 9:30pm on CBS/Global – 37th Season Premiere
Chicago Med – 8 to 9pm on NBC/Thursday at 9pm on Global – 4th Season Premiere
Empire – 8 to 9pm on Fox/CHCH – 5th Season Premiere
American Housewife – 8:30 to 9pm on ABC/CTV – 3rd Season Premiere
The Cool Kids – 8:30 to 9pm on City/Friday at 8:30 on Fox – Series Premiere
Remember high school? The cool kids? Well, if this sitcom is to be believed, that concept of class hierarchy never goes away, because here we are some 60 years later, and that structure is alive and well in a retirement community, where three friends (Martin Mull, David Alan Grier and Leslie Jordan) are surprised when the new “guy” is actually a rebellious woman (Vicki Lawrence). And then, the fun begins…
Modern Family – 9 to 9:31pm on ABC/City – 10th Season Premiere
Chicago Fire – 9 to 10pm on NBC/Thursday at 10pm on Global
Star – 9 to 10pm on Fox – 3rd Season Premiere
Grey’s Anatomy – 9 to 11pm on CTV/Thursday from 8 to 10pm on ABC – 15th Season Premiere
Single Parents – 9:31 to 10pm on ABC/City – Series Premiere
Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live) stars as Will, a single parent who is so lost in parenting, PTA meetings and playing princess with his daughter, that his other single friends band together to get him back out in the dating world. Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Kimrie Lewis (Scandal) also star.
A Million Little Things – 10 to 11pm on ABC/City – Series Premiere
Friendship, it is said, isn’t a big thing; it’s a million little things. That’s the premise behind this drama series that is said to be in the tone of the film, The Big Chill, but is likelier ABC’s attempt at giving us another This Is Us. This ensemble of friends decide to live their lives to the fullest after one of them dies suddenly.
South Park – 10 to 10:30pm on Much – 22nd Season Premiere
The Good Place – 8 to 9pm on NBC/Global – 3rd Season Premiere
Mom – 9:01 to 9:30pm on CBS/City – 6th Season Premiere
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – 9 to 11pm (two episodes) on NBC/CTV – 20th Season Premiere
Murphy Brown – 9:30 to 10:05 on CBS/9:30 to 10pm on City – 11th Season Premiere/Revival
How to Get Away With Murder – 10 to 11pm on ABC/Friday at 9pm on CTV – 5th Season Premiere
S.W.A.T. – 10:05 to 11:05pm on CBS/10 to 11pm on Global – 2nd Season Premiere
MacGyver – 8 to 9pm on CBS/Global – 3rd Season Premiere
Last Man Standing – 8 to 8:30pm on Fox – 7th Season Premiere/Revival
Hawaii Five-0 – 9 to 10pm on CBS/Global – 9th Season Premiere
Hell’s Kitchen – 9 to 10pm on Fox/City – 18th Season Premiere
Blue Bloods – 10 to 11pm on CBS/CTV – 9th Season Premiere
Dateline NBC – 10 to 11pm on NBC – 27th Season Premiere
48 Hours – 9 to 11pm on CBS/CHCH – 32nd Season Premiere
Saturday Night Live – 11:29pm to 1:02am on NBC/Global – 44th Season Premiere