Monday’s TV highlights: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ on CBS

Simon Helberg and Melissa Rauch in the premiere of the final season of "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS.
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The Big Bang Theory The smart and popular comedy returns for its 12th and final season with Sheldon and Amy (Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik) running into some problems on their honeymoon in New York. Meanwhile, back in Pasadena, Penny and Leonard (Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki) discover how much they have in common with Amy’s parents. Also, Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) ignites a Twitter war with physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (guest starring as himself). 8 p.m. CBS

The Voice The singing competition returns for a new season. 8 p.m. NBC

Dancing With the Stars “The Facts of Life” star Nancy McKeon, gymnast Mary Lou Retton, radio personality Bobby Bones, John Schneider, former NFL linebacker DeMarcus Ware and Paralympic skier Danelle Umstead, the show’s first blind contestant, are among the celebrities as the unscripted competition returns for a new season. Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli return as judges, with hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. 8 p.m. ABC

The Resident A power blackout forces the hospital staff to treat their patients without technology in the season premiere of the medical drama. Bruce Greenwood, Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Emily VanCamp and Malcolm-Jamal Warner star. 8 p.m. Fox


Young Sheldon The refrigerator starts making a strange noise, so Sheldon (Iain Armitage) takes it apart hoping to fix it in the season premiere of the spinoff comedy. 8:30 p.m. CBS

Magnum P.I. Jay Hernandez stars as a military veteran in Hawaii who works for an unseen employer via an intermediary named Higgins (Perdita Weeks) in the premiere of the latest reboot of a classic series. Rick and TC are played now by Zachary Knighton and Stephen Hill. 9 p.m. CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Gary Anthony Williams is a guest comic in this new episode of the improv comedy series. 9 p.m. KTLA

9-1-1 First responders are rushing to rescue victims at a high-rise hotel that is falling apart in the aftermath of an earthquake as this drama moves into its regular Monday time slot in the conclusion of the two-part season premiere. Angela Bassett and Jennifer Love Hewitt also star. 9 p.m. Fox


Better Call Saul Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) goes to great lengths to right a wrong, as Kim (Rhea Seehorn) pulls out all the stops for a case. Jonathan Banks and Michael Mando also star in this new episode of the spinoff drama.9 p.m. AMC

Planet Earth: Yellowstone Over the summer, Yellowstone has flourished; as a result, in late August there are more living things at the park than at any other time of the year in the conclusion of this documentary miniseries. 9 p.m. BBC America

Halloween Baking Championship This popular seasonal competition series returns for a fourth season with John Henson as host and Carla Hall, Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young as judges. 9 p.m. Food Network

Bull Bull (Michael Weatherly) is back from his heart attack (that’s not a spoiler), but he’s not the same (we won’t say what’s changed) in the season premiere. 10 p.m. CBS


Manifest When Flight 828 lands in New York, it seems only a few hours have passed for those aboard, but it’s been five years for those on the ground in the premiere of this mysterious new series. Melissa Roxburgh stars. 10 p.m. NBC

The Good Doctor Dr. Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is shaken by an uncharacteristic surgical blunder that nearly cost a patient his life as this medical drama returns for a new season. Hill Harper and Richard Schiff also star. 10 p.m. ABC

POV Two healthcare workers in Sierra Leone face the Ebola epidemic in their country in the new episode “Survivors.” 10 p.m. KOCE


Jane Fonda in Five Acts Filmmaker Susan Lacy’s new documentary takes an intimate look at this complex woman, the daughter of movie star Henry Fonda. Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin and ex-husband Ted Turner are among the interviewees. 8 p.m. HBO



CBS This Morning Theresa May; Brad Smith; author Michael Ovitz. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

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

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC


Good Day L.A. Manny Medrano; Dan Rather; Patrick Ta and Charlotte Kinney; Hector Elizondo (“Last Man Standing”); Dr. Mehmet Oz; Melissa Garcia. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Megyn Kelly Today (N) 9 a.m. KNBC

Live With Kelly and Ryan Freddie Highmore (“The Good Doctor”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View (N) 10 a.m. KABC


The Wendy Williams Show (N) 10 a.m. KTTV

The Dr. Oz Show Food-borne illness; lettuce industry leaders; taking too much probiotics. (N) 10 a.m. KCOP; 3 p.m. KTTV

The Real (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Doctors (N) 11 a.m. KCOP


The Talk (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Steve (N) 2 p.m. KNBC

Rachael Ray Matt Czuchry (“The Resident”). (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil A couple’s violent marriage; Dr. Simone and Cecil Whitmore (“Married to Medicine”). (N) 3 p.m. KCBS


The Ellen DeGeneres Show Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Grinch”); Cher; Yara Shahidi (“Smallfoot”). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé (N) 6 p.m. KVCR

Amanpour and Company (N) 10 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

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


Conan Bradley Cooper; Superorganism performs. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Mandy Moore; John David Washington; Mumford & Sons. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Emma Stone; Flight of the Conchords performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC


The Late Late Show With James Corden Tiffany Haddish; Jay Hernandez; Tori Kelly performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Samantha Bee; Ron Livingston; Portugal. the Man performs; Ben Sesar performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

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


NFL Football Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 5:15 p.m. ESPN


Baseball The Dodgers visit the Diamondbacks, 6:30 p.m. SNLA; the Angels host the Rangers 7 p.m. FSN

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