TV This Week, Sept. 20-26: ‘Selma’ on Epix

David Oyelowo in “Selma”

David Oyelowo portrays the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 drama “Selma” on Epix.

(Atsushi Nishijima / Paramount Pictures)

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Will somebody please just give “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm an Emmy already at the “67th Emmy Awards”? 5 p.m. Fox

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) leads the march from “Selma” in Ava DuVernay’s 2014 drama. 8 p.m. Epix



“The Big Bang Theory” bounces back for a ninth season. Then, James Brolin, Dianne Wiest, et al., try to keep it together in the new family sitcom “Life in Pieces.” 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS

The march of the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) continues on the return of the before-Batman drama “Gotham.” 8 p.m. Fox

The cops are already on to you in the new series “Minority Report,” based on Steven Spielberg’s futuristic 2002 thriller. Meagan Good stars. 9 p.m. Fox

Gwen Ifill leads a discussion on race relations in the special “America After Charleston.” 9 p.m. KOCE

“Thor’s” Jaimie Alexander arrives nude and tattooed but with no memory of who she is in the new action drama “Blindspot.” Sullivan Stapleton also stars. 10 p.m. NBC

The fear and isolation felt by young undocumented immigrants is detailed in “Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)” on a new “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE


“The Muppets” make their presence felt again in this new sitcom. 8 p.m. ABC


A sinister sorority is the setting for the campy new horror comedy “Scream Queens.” With Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abigail Breslin and “Glee’s” Lea Michele. 8 p.m. Fox

Take an African safari without getting up off the couch with the new series “Gorongosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise.” 8 p.m. KOCE

Just say no to drugs… unless it’s a drug that gives you “Limitless” mental abilities like in this new series based on the 2008 movie starring Bradley Cooper, who has a recurring role here. 10 p.m. CBS

The story of two siblings — one a POW, the other an antiwar protester — is told in the new documentary “On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam.” 10 p.m. KOCE


The new documentary “Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ” salutes the boxing legend who stood tall both inside and outside the ring. 7 p.m. BET

A new season of “Survivor” begins, and another season of “Big Brother” ends. 8 and 9:30 p.m. CBS

Morris Chestnut is a one-man CSI unit in the new Miami-set forensics drama “Rosewood.” 8 p.m. Fox


Aww! Veterinarians give some orphaned baby animals the care they need on the season premiere of “Nature.” 8 p.m. KOCE

You hip-hop and you don’t stop: The hit music-biz drama “Empire” drops its second-season premiere. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson star. 9 p.m. Fox

“Nova” goes in search of a 19th century wreck in the chilling new episode “Arctic Ghost Ship.” 9 p.m. KOCE


Save the cheerleader, save the world? That’s, like, so 2006 — and besides, she’s on “Nashville” now. So there’ll be a new crop of super-powered individuals, plus a few old favorites, in the new reboot “Heroes Reborn.” 8 p.m. NBC

Meredith wakes to find McDreamy in the shower, meaning last season was all just a dream … Yeah, that ain’t gonna happen on the season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy.” 8 p.m. ABC

How do you get to David Geffen Hall? Practice! Pianist Lang Lang helps the New York Philharmonic break in their newly rechristened auditorium on a new “Live From Lincoln Center.” 9 p.m. KOCE

“The Player” gambles on a job with a shady outfit called “The House” in this new action drama starring Philip Winchester and Wesley Snipes. 10 p.m. NBC


Venice Beach to Rio de Janeiro is just the first leg of the journey on the season premiere of “The Amazing Race.” 8 p.m. CBS

What do Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Alicia Keys and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have in common? They all made “The Women’s List” in this new documentary airing on “American Masters.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Ms. Cho also takes the stage in the new stand-up special “Margaret Cho: psyCHO.” 9 p.m. Showtime

An expert art forger who gave his fakes to unsuspecting museums is profiled in the 2014 documentary “Art and Craft,” on “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE


Beyoncé, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Pearl Jam will perform as part of the star-studded “2015 Global Citizen Festival” live from New York City’s Central Park. noon MSNBC

Local hero: The late Louis Zamperini — Olympic athlete, WWII veteran, POW, survivor — is saluted in the 2014 bio-drama “Unbroken” directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Jack O’Connell. 8 p.m. HBO

The twisted tale of Bruce Beresford-Redman, a reality-TV producer suspected of killing his wife, is retold in the TV movie “Murder in Mexico.” 8 p.m. Lifetime

This one’s going out to Alison Sweeney, who plays a romantically challenged DJ in the new TV movie “Love on the Air.” 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Rap mogul Suge Knight is profiled in the new documentary “American Dream/American Knightmare.” 9 p.m. Showtime

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