TV This Week Sept. 21 - 27: ‘The Good Wife’ on CBS

Julianna Margulies in “The Good Wife” on CBS.
“The Good Wife,” with Julianna Margulies, returns with new episodes on CBS.
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Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie) pulls double duty with back-to-back whodunits on “Masterpiece Mystery!” 8 and 9:30 p.m. KOCE

Téa Leoni is tasked with managing America’s affairs of state in the new series “Madam Secretary.” And Julianna Margulies just keeps getting better with the return of “The Good Wife.” 8 and 9 p.m. CBS



Thursdays are for football which is why “The Big Bang Theory” is back on its new/old night. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS

Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be doing the chair-spinning as “The Voice” returns for another season. 8 p.m. NBC; also Tue.

“Gotham” needs a hero, but Batman’s time has not yet come in this new series. Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith and Donal Logue star. 8 p.m. Fox

“Law & Order: SVU’s” Mariska Hargitay is in the hot seat on a new “Inside the Actors Studio.” 8 p.m. Bravo

Nerd alert! Homeland Security enlists some brainy misfits in the new series “Scorpion.” Robert Patrick stars. 9 p.m. CBS

Things are looking dire for Ichabod and Abbie (Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie) on the return of “Sleepy Hollow.” 9 p.m. Fox

Red (James Spader) is back in black on the season premiere of “The Blacklist.” Mary-Louise Parker guest stars. 10 p.m. NBC


Former New York City Mayor Ed “How’m I doin’?” Koch is remembered on a new “POV.” 10 p.m. KOCE

A New York coroner (Ioan Gruffudd) is, ironically, immortal in the new fantasy-drama “Forever.” 10 p.m. ABC; Tue., 10 p.m.


The “NCIS” franchise gets some exercise with the original’s season premiere followed by the new spin-off “NCIS: New Orleans” starring Scott Bakula. 8 and 9 p.m. CBS

What terrifying horrors lurk in the twisted branches of Stephen King’s family tree? The novelist finds out on the return of “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” 8 p.m. KOCE

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” are back in action with guest stars Hayley Atwell, Patton Oswalt and Lucy Lawless. 9 p.m. ABC

Billy Joel and other famous and not-so-famous baby-boomers who may or may not have started the fire discuss their lives and times on “American Masters.” 9 p.m. KOCE



Turn, turn, turn: A new season of “Survivor” beginneth and another season of “Big Brother” endeth. 8 and 9:30 p.m. CBS

“Penguins: Spy in the Huddle, A Nature Special Presentation” gets cozy with those waddling tuxedo-wearers down Antarctica way. 8 p.m. KOCE

After the return of perennial Emmy winner “Modern Family” comes the new sitcom “Black-ish” starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne. 9 and 9:30 p.m. ABC

It’s 9 o’clock. Do you know where your data is? A new “Nova” charts the “Rise of the Hackers.” 9 p.m. KOCE

The season premiere of “Nashville” features live — not Memorex? — performances by cast members and country duo Florida Georgia Line. 10 p.m. ABC

Remains to be seen: A new “Secrets of the Dead” probes the purported discovery of the bones of England’s tyrannical Richard III. 10 p.m. KOCE


It’s a Shonda Rhimes’ trifecta with the return of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” followed by the debut of the TV maven’s new show “How to Get Away With Murder” starring Viola Davis. 8, 9 and 10 p.m. ABC

Booth (David Boreanaz) is still in the big house on the season premiere of “Bones.” Emily Deschanel also stars. 8 p.m. Fox

The 2013 doc “Glena” profiles a single mom fighting to make a name for herself in the rough-and-tumble world of mixed martial arts. 8 p.m. Showtime

“Parenthood” — the little family drama that could — is back for its sixth season. 10 p.m. NBC


Taxi! The 25th running of “The Amazing Race” gets underway in New York’s Times Square. 8 p.m. CBS

Book ‘em: The cop dramas “Hawaii Five-0" and “Blue Bloods” are back with new episodes. 9 and 10 p.m. CBS

Attend the tale of “Sweeney Todd.” Welsh tenor Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson star in a concert staging of the Stephen Sondheim classic on “Live From Lincoln Center.” 9 p.m. KOCE


An heiress and a lawyer (Autumn Reeser, Christopher Russell) meet cute at a “Midnight Masquerade” in this TV movie. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

“Portlandia’s” Fred Armisen is among the honorees at “The Annual Imagen Awards” celebrating Latino contributions to the arts. 10 p.m. KOCE

“Saturday Night Live” is back for a 40th season, without longtime announcer Don Pardo, who died in August. “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Chris Pratt hosts. 11:29 p.m. NBC

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