TV This Week Sept. 27 - Oct. 3: ‘The Last Man on Earth’ on Fox

Will Forte in “The Last Man on Earth” on Fox.

Will Forte is not exactly “The Last Man on Earth” on the return of this quirky sitcom.

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The fantasy drama “Once Upon a Time” offers up a fan-centric special followed by its fifth-season premiere. 7 and 8 p.m. ABC

Who are you? Who, who, who, who? Original cast members William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger and Paul Guilfoyle will be on hand for the series finale of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” 9 p.m. CBS

Don Johnson is Hap Briggs, who’s basically the J.R. Ewing of North Dakota, in the new drama “Blood & Oil.” 9 p.m. ABC


It’s the beginning of the end of British rule in India in the new miniseries “Indian Summers” on “Masterpiece Classic.” With Julie Walters. 9 p.m. KOCE

“The Last Man on Earth” is back, as are series creator and star Will Forte, his awesome beard, and co-star Kristen Schaal, on the return of this there’s-never-been-anything-quite-like-it sitcom. 9:30 p.m. Fox

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra plays an FBI trainee in the new action drama “Quantico.” Dougray Scott also stars. 10 p.m. ABC


Alexandra Pelosi’s new documentary “San Francisco 2.0.” explains why some of the city’s longtime residents have become tetchy over tech-industry hegemony. 9 p.m. HBO

Your hungry host is in Guatemala on the season premiere of “Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.” 9 p.m. Travel Channel

Gastronomy ensues in “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having,” a foodie travelogue hosted by “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal. 10 p.m. KOCE

Sept. 28, 2015. This is “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.” Which is to say that this is the night the South African comic takes over as host of the house Jon Stewart built. 11 p.m. Comedy Central



John Stamos doesn’t have any kids — at least, none that he knows about — in the new sitcom “Grandfathered.” 8 p.m. Fox

Rob Lowe is not a lawyer, but he plays an actor who once played one on TV in the new sitcom “The Grinder.” 8:30 p.m. Fox

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” leap into action for a third season. 9 p.m. ABC

A producer for “Frontline” explores his personal connection to the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in the new three-part episode “My Brother’s Bomber.” 10 p.m. KOCE


Cheaters never prosper, except when they use performance-enhancing drugs, etc., as detailed in the documentary “Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports.” 8 p.m. Epix

“Archer’s” Aisha Tyler joins the cast of “Criminal Minds” in the procedural drama’s 11th-season premiere. 9 p.m. CBS


“E.O. Wilson — Of Ants and Men” profiles the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, researcher and standard-bearer for the field of sociobiology. 9 p.m. KOCE

Marcia Gay Harden and Luis Guzmán ride herd over some first-year medical residents in the new drama “Code Black.” 10 p.m. CBS

“Chicago PD” is back for a third season. 10 p.m. NBC


“The Jam: About the Young Idea” is a new rock doc about the punk/mod trio that made a big noise in Britain in the 1970s and 80s. 7:30 p.m. Showtime

“Bones” and “Sleepy Hollow” are back with new episodes. 8 and 9 p.m. Fox

Liz and Red (Megan Boone, James Spader) go on the lam on the season premiere of “The Blacklist.” 9 p.m. NBC

Puckishness ensues in the new sitcom “Benders,” about a group of pals who play on the same amateur hockey team. 10 p.m. IFC

David Krumholz puts the “chutz” in “chutzpah” by playing a 77-year-old woman who gets a new lease on life in the new sitcom “Gigi Does It.” 10:30 p.m. IFC


“Community’s” Ken Jeong is a doctor (for real) and he plays one on TV in the new sitcom “Dr. Ken.” 8:30 p.m. ABC

Eva Green is the titular femme fatale in “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba and Bruce Willis return for this 2014 sequel to 2005 thriller. 9 p.m. Showtime

Kevin Costner coaches a high school’s cross-country track team in the inspirational 2015 drama “McFarland, USA.” 9 p.m. Starz

“POV” presents “Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case,” a 2013 profile of the Chinese artist and free-speech advocate. 10 p.m. KOCE

Relax, no one’s having “Sex in Public.” They’re just in public, talking with sex expert Jill Dictrow, in this new series. 10 p.m. TLC


Bradley Cooper portrays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s gritty 2014 action drama “American Sniper.” Sienna Miller also stars. 8 p.m. HBO

The new docu-drama “The Unauthorized Beverly Hills 90210 Story” recalls the 1990s-era teen soap that launched the careers of Jason Priestley, Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling and “Sharknado’s” Ian Ziering. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Jill Wagner stars in the made-for-cable romantic fable “Autumn Dreams.” 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

Miley Cyrus pulls double duty as host and musical guest on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” 11:29 p.m. NBC