Tuesday’s TV Highlights: ‘NCIS’ on CBS

Jon Cryer, center, and Mark Harmon, front, in “NCIS” on CBS.

Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon, front) life is in the hands of a surgeon (Jon Cryer) in the season premiere of “NCIS.”

(Sonja Flemming / CBS)

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NCIS Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) life depends on a gifted surgeon (Jon Cryer) in the season premiere of the hit drama. Michael Weatherly, Mimi Rogers and Pauley Perrette also star. 8 p.m. CBS

The Muppets This new series returns Jim Henson’s family of creations to weekly television. 8 p.m. ABC

Scream Queens This new horror-comedy series from the creators of “Glee” is set at a college sorority where a murder doesn’t dissuade pledges from wanting in. With Jamie Lee Curtis. 8 p.m. Fox


Gorongosa Park — Rebirth of Paradise In the premiere of this documentary mini-series cinematographer Bob Poole joins scientist Paola Bouley to determine why the number of lions in an African wildlife sanctuary is remaining stagnant and then studies elephants in the park. 8 p.m. KOCE and PBS

Fresh Off the Boat The comedy revolving around an immigrant family returns for its second season. Rob Riggle and Paul Scheer guest star. 8:30 p.m. ABC

NCIS: New Orleans An attack on a military convoy puts Pride (Scott Bakula) and his colleagues on the trail of a stolen missile — intended to be used against a Navy vessel — in the second-season premiere. 9 p.m. CBS

Dancing With the Stars The couples dance to songs that represent the professional dancers’ hometowns in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC

Limitless Jake McDorman stars as a man whose brainpower gets a big boost from a revolutionary drug, making him valuable to the FBI agents played by Jennifer Carpenter and Hill Harper in this new series based on the 2011 movie. 10 p.m. CBS

Drunk History In a new episode titled “Spies,” Octavia Spencer, Alia Shawkat and Will Ferrell act out stories of wartime espionage. 10:30 p.m. Comedy Central


Papal Visit Pope Francis’ trip to the U.S. will be covered as breaking news on several cable and broadcast news outlets. Special programs will also air on CNN, CSPAN, Fox News and MSNBC


On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam This new documentary details the impact of participation in the Vietnam War on young Latino soldiers and their communities. 10 p.m. KOCE and KPBS


CBS This Morning Elizabeth Gilbert; Jake McDorman. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Neil Patrick Harris; Jamie Lee Curtis; Joan Lunden; Kim Goldman; Margaret Cho; Keke Palmer. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America Anthony Anderson; Sandra Lee. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Live With Kelly and Michael Terrence Howard; Stephen Curry, NBA. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Lee Daniels. (N) 10 a.m. KABC

The Meredith Vieira Show Pamela Anderson; Kim Goldman and Tanya Brown; members of the O.J. Simpson murder trial jury. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC


The Doctors A new danger to children. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Lane Bryant; Gloria Allred (“American Masters: the Women’s List”). (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

The Talk Kunal Nayyar; Chi-Lan Lieu. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS

Rachel Ray Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen (“The Talk”); Katie Lee. (N) 1 p.m. KABC

The Dr. Oz Show Wendy Williams tells what she ate to lose 50 pounds. (N) 2 p.m. KTTV

Dr. Phil Parents learn they have lost custody of their 3-year-old daughter. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS

Steve Harvey Emily Riedel (“Bering Sea Gold”). (N) 3 p.m. KNBC

The Real (N) 3 p.m. KTTV

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Taraji P. Henson; Lea Michele; James Taylor performs. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC

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

Conan Donald Glover. (N) 11 p.m. TBS

Tavis Smiley Author Annie Jacobsen; the Rev. James Maher. (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (N) 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Anne Hathaway; Anthony Anderson; Great Big World. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Donald Trump; Ernest Moniz; Raury performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Kerry Washington; Lea Michele; Travis Scott performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC

The Late Late Show With James Corden Emma Roberts; Kristen Schaal; Royal Blood performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Patrick Stewart; Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio); Michael Irvin; George Ezra performs; Stephen Perkins performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Last Call With Carson Daly Scott Cooper; $wingin’ Utter$ perform; Seaton Smith. (N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC

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