What’s on TV This Week: ‘The Comey Rule,’ the NBA Finals and more
Get animated with the season premieres of “The Simpsons,” “Bless the Harts,” “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy.” 8, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m. Fox
They’re not giving away their shot in “Benedict Men,” a new docuseries from NBA star Steph Curry about a high school basketball team. Anytime, Quibi
Everything you always wanted to know about the electoral college, gerrymandering, etc., is explained in the docuseries “Whose Vote Counts, Explained.” Anytime, Netflix
911 operators dispatch first responders to those in need of assistance in a reboot of the 1990s reality series “Emergency Call.” Luke Wilson hosts. 10 p.m. ABC
An artist creates a performance piece as a way of coping with his father’s Alzheimer’s in the documentary “Our Time Machine” on a new “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE
“Dr. 90210” will see you now. This reality series about Beverly Hills plastic surgeons gets a female-led reboot. 10 p.m. E!
Something tasty this way comes in a Halloween-themed challenge in the premiere of “The Big Bake.” 10 p.m. Food Network
“Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia” finds the comic and “Always Be My Maybe” costar holding court in her first-ever standup special. Anytime, Netflix
In the halls of Congress and the streets of Portland, women are showing us how to be better.
“Black Dynamite’s” Michael Jai White kicks butt and takes names in “Welcome to Sudden Death,” a remake of a 1995 Jean-Claude Van Damme action thriller. Anytime, Netflix
Broadcast networks and cable news outlets will offer live coverage as President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden meet in the first “2020 Presidential Debate.” 6 p.m. various channels
You are the “Weakest Link” … goodbye! “Glee’s” Jane Lynch takes over hosting duties in a reboot of this primetime quiz show. 8 p.m. NBC
Former Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada is saluted in the documentary “The New West and the Politics of the Environment” on the season finale of “Earth Focus.” 8 p.m. KCET; also 9 p.m. Thu., KOCE
Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells are “The Boys in the Band” in a new adaptation of playwright Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking gay-themed 1968 drama. Anytime, Netflix
We don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble, but pro basketball’s finest will hit the hardwood in the opening games of the “NBA Finals.” 6 p.m. ABC; also Fri.
“The 100,” we hardly knew ye. After seven seasons, the sci-fi drama ends it run. Eliza Taylor stars. 8 p.m. The CW
Pacific Symphony makes the first of four monthly appearances with a piano-centric program on a new “Southland Sessions.” 8 p.m. KCET
Aloha! Hawaii is the last stop in the finale of the three-part nature series “Islands of Wonder.” 8 p.m. KOCE
The off-color animated series “South Park” sets its sights on the coronavirus pandemic in a very special hourlong episode. 8 p.m. Comedy Central
Read the fine print: “Nova” recalls the invention of the printing press in the new episode “A to Z: How Writing Changed the World.” 9 p.m. KOCE
The new documentary “Blood on the Wall” explores the ongoing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. 9 p.m. National Geographic
The night-time is the fright time in the new terror tale “Scare Me” starring Josh Ruben and “The Boys’” Aya Cash. Anytime, Shudder
An unplanned pregnancy puts a Pennsylvania teen on the road to New York City in Eliza Hittman’s poignant 2020 drama “Never Rarely Sometimes Always.” With Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder. 8 p.m. HBO
Another edition of your regular field guide to the world of movies in Los Angeles and beyond.
Who’s Zooming who? A close-knit group of friends tries keep in contact via video chat in the new pandemic-era sitcom “Connecting…” 8:30 p.m. NBC
No strings attached: Puppets poke fun at politics and pop culture in “Let’s Be Real,” a new satirical series from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog creator Robert Smigel. 9 p.m. Fox
The special “CripTales” features monologues based on the real-life experiences of people living with disabilities. 10 p.m. BBC America
The special “Hitler’s Teen Killers” recalls the havoc wrought on WWII battlefields by some of the Nazi leader’s most fanatical followers. 10:15 p.m. National Geographic
A filmmaker stages a series of macabre scenes as a way of coping with her father’s dementia in the documentary “Dick Johnson Is Dead.” Anytime, Netflix
“Mirror Mirror’s” Lily Collins is just a Midwestern gal in the City of Light in “Emily in Paris,” a new comedy from “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star. Anytime, Netflix
The docuseries “Tiny World” gets up close and personal with some of nature’s littlest critters. “Ant-Man’s” Paul Rudd narrates. Anytime, Apple+
There will be blood in the new horror comedy “Vampires Vs. The Bronx.” With Sarah Gadon and “SNL’s” Chris Redd. Anytime, Netflix
Who’s the boss? Find out as more head honchos go incognito in new episodes of “Undercover Boss.” 9 p.m. CBS
Rock me, Amadeus! Host Scott Yoo celebrates the 18th-century Austrian composer Mozart in a new “Now Hear This” on “Great Performances.” 9 p.m. KOCE
The new documentary “Kingdom of Silence” spotlights the shocking murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by agents of his own government in 2018. 9 p.m. Showtime
Everybody is still kung fu fighting in a second-season of the action drama “Warrior.” Andrew Koji stars. 10 p.m. Cinemax
Smells like teen spirit in the new thriller “Dying to Be a Cheerleader.” With Dominique Booth and Ashlynn Yennie. 8 p.m. Lifetime
From Studio 8H, it’s “Saturday Night Live.” The sketch comedy series returns for Season 46. 8:29 and 11:29 p.m. NBC
A singer and a songwriter make beautiful music together in the TV movie “Country at Heart.” With Jessy Schram, Niall Matter and Lucas Bryant. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel
The late great singer-songwriter John Prine is seen and heard in archival performances on the season premiere of “Austin City Limits.” 11:30 p.m. KOCE
Movies on TV this week, Sept. 27: ‘Psycho’; ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and more
Movies on TV Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 in interactive PDF format
TV Listings for the week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 in PDF format for downloading and printing
Your essential guide to the arts in L.A.
Get Carolina A. Miranda's weekly newsletter for what's happening, plus openings, critics' picks and more.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.