Tuesday’s TV Highlights: The season premiere of ‘NCIS’ on CBS

Wilmer Valderrama
Wilmer Valderrama joins the cast of “NCIS” in the season premiere on CBS.
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NCIS Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show”) and Jennifer Esposito (“Blue Bloods”) join the cast in the season premiere. Mark Harmon stars. 8 p.m. CBS

The Voice Blind auditions continue with judges Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. 8 p.m. NBC

Brooklyn Nine-Nine A federal marshal (guest star Maya Rudolph) is the only connection protected witnesses Jake and Capt. Holt (Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher) have to the outside world in the season premire of the police comedy. Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”) also guest stars with series regulars Terry Crews and Melissa Fumero. 8 p.m. Fox


The Contenders: 16 for ’16 This new episode of the documentary series looking back at past presidential candidates recall outspoken progressive Howard Dean and equally outspoken conservative Pat Buchanan. 8 p.m. KOCE

New Girl Newlyweds Schmidt and Cece (Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone) try to find a place of their own while Winston (Lamorne Morris) has a long-distance romance with Aly (Nasim Pedrad) and Nick (Jake Johnson) returns from his summer in New Orleans. Zooey Deschanel also stars in the season premiere. 8:30 p.m. Fox

Bull Michael Weatherly (“NCIS”) stars in this new series – based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw – as a trial consultant who uses psychology, data and technology to help his clients win. Freddy Rodriguez also stars. 9 p.m. CBS

MADtv Original cast members Alex Borstein and Will Sasso join regular cast members Carlie Craig, Jeremy D. Howard, Lyric Lewis, Michelle Ortiz and Adam Ray in this new episode of the sketch comedy series.  9 p.m. KTLA


Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food In the season finale two Berlin taxi drivers guide Zimmern on a culinary tour of the German city. 9 p.m. Travel

Scream Queens The horror-and-humor mashup returns, picking up several years after the first season in an abandoned hospital that has Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) as its new owner. Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer also return. John Stamos and Taylor Lautner join the cast. 9 p.m. Fox

NCIS: New Orleans Vanessa Ferlito (“CSI: NY”) joins the cast as an FBI agent who investigates Pride (Scott Bakula) and his team while they’re on the case of a sniper who strikes at well-attended events. Steven Weber reprises his recurring role as the city’s mayor. Lucas Black and CCH Pounder costar in the season premiere. 10 p.m. CBS

This Is Us Several characters in this new drama share the same birthday, face individual challenges and have surprising connections. Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown and Justin Hartley star. 10 p.m. NBC

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gabriel Luna guest stars as Ghost Rider and alter ego Robbie Reyes. Clark Gregg, Henry Simmons and Ming-Na Wen also star in the season premiere.10 p.m. ABC

Chopped The four remaining teen contestants compete in the season finale. Ted Allen hosts 10 p.m. Food


Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War This new documentary profiles Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and wife Martha, a  Massachusetts couple who risked their lives to save hundreds of dissidents and refugees from Nazi oppression in Europe before and during World War II. Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky – grandson of the central subjects – direct. Tom Hanks and Marina Goldman provide the voices of the Sharps. 9 p.m. KOCE




CBS This Morning Scott Bakula. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Jamie Lee Curtis; the Griswolds; John and Tony Alberti. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA

Good Morning America Chris Pratt; Magic Johnson and his wife, Cookie; Anthony Anderson; dancer Peta Murgatroyd. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Jussie Smollett (“Empire”); Eddie Cibrian (“Rosewood”); Jordan Sparks (“Tattoos for a Cause”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live with Kelly Jada Pinkett Smith (“Gotham”); Scott Bakula (“NCIS: New Orleans”); Jussie Smollett. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Kellyanne Conway; Jamie Lee Curtis; Cookie Johnson. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

Rachael Ray Ayesha Curry; NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

The Doctors A stronger type of heroin; a woman transforms after looking pregnant for seven years. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show The Game; Teyana Taylor. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Tim Allen; radio personality Big Boy; Jake Owen. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

The Dr. Oz Show (N) 1 p.m. KTTV

Steve Harvey Magic Johnson, his wife, Cookie, and two of their children. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Dr. Phil Fitness diva Janet Jones says a former employee is out to destroy her. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Olympian Michael Phelps; John Oliver (“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”); co-host Kristen Bell. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

Harry Tracee Ellis Ross (“black-ish”); behind the scenes of “Empire” with Trai Byers; Maddie Ziegler (“So You Think You Can Dance”). 4 p.m. Fox and 9 p.m. KCOP

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; midnight KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Jeffrey Tambor. (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central

Conan The NFL’s Marshawn Lynch; Brian Posehn. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

Tavis Smiley (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Mark Wahlberg; Sofia Vergara; MX performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert First Lady Michelle Obama; America Ferrera. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Denzel Washington; Minnie Driver; Usher performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Alan Cumming; Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Nick Jonas. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers James Spader; Jordana Brewster; the Cadillac Three perform; Elaine Bradley performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

Last Call With Carson Daly Sullivan Stapleton; the Black Lips perform; Colman Domingo. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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