Monday TV: Old Schtick in Apartments

9JKLThe eye-rolling new sitcom “9JKL” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), whose title refers to adjoining apartment numbers, is from “Royal Pains” star Mark Feuerstein and his wife, about the time that he was single and living in an apartment next to his parents — sitcom throwbacks Eliot Gould and Linda Lavin – and his brother’s family. Except for the randier jokes, it seems to have been mined from a bygone era of TV, complete with laugh track.

In the new series “The Gifted” (Fox, 9 p.m.), a family goes on the run after the parents learn that their kids have mutant superpowers and the government comes after them. Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker play the parents in the handsomely done work from Bryan Singer and company. But exactly how many Marvel-derived series about mutant superpowers do we now have on TV, A dozen? There are more series about mutant families than, say, African American families by now. As well done as this one seems to be, it’s just mining the same diminishing area.

On cable, British import “The Gifted” (Ovation, 10 p.m.) looks at life at a luxury hotel in London about the time of World War II. A good sign: It’s from the producers of “Downton Abbey.” With Steven Mackintosh, Olivia Williams and Hermione Cornfield.

In the documentary “City of Ghosts” (A&E, 10 p.m.), filmmaker Matthew Heineman follows a group of activists in Syria who try to chronicle atrocities committed by ISIS in the city of Raqqa.

In another documentary, “Swim Team” on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings, follows the progress of three competitive swimmers who also have to navigate the autism spectrum.

Speaking of autism, he young doctor has his first day at the hospital in the second episode of “The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

The third season of “Lucifer” (Fox, 8 p.m.) begins, with Lucifer finding out why he was kidnapped and Tom Welling of “Smallville” joining the cast as a police lieutenant.

With most of everything else they’ve tried lately failing, MTV tries to go back to what they started with, with the revival of “Total Request Live” (MTV, 3:30 p.m.), featuring new hosts and the pop stars of the day, whoever they might be.

The weird wife-replacement operation continues on “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

The trio on “Me, Myself & I” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.) try to continue with their lives.

The team on “Scorpion” (CBS, 10 p.m.) tries to prevent an extinction that could end humanity.

Leonard gives a bad radio interview on “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

“The Brave” (NBC, 10 p.m.) heads to Russia to investigates an attack on a CIA officer.

Seats are oiled and blind auditions continue on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

How does Debbie Gibson become the second to be eliminated on “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.)? Four others had lower judges’ scores including Nick Lachey and Terrell Owens.

“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (The CW, 9 p.m.) reaches its fourth season finale.

A hotel on the Outer Banks is up for sale on “Hotel Impossible” (Travel, 10 p.m.). Being haunted is the selling point of some “Extreme Hotels” (Travel, 9 p.m.).

Cooking continues on the “Halloween Baking Championship” (Food, 9 p.m.).

Trailblazing women are saluted Mondays this month on Turner Classic Movies. It starts with Bess Meredith who wrote the silent 1925 “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” (8 p.m.); Dorothy Parker, who wrote the 1937 “A Star is Born” (10:30 p.m.);  Anita Loos, who wrote “The Women” (12:30 a.m.); Frances Marion, who did the screenplay for “Camille” (3 a.m.); and Jeanie McPherson, who wrote “Dynamite” (5 a.m.).

Monday Night Football has Washington at Kansas City (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.).

Preseason NBA begins with Charlotte at Boston (NBA, 7:30 p.m.) and Denver at Lakers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Regular season baseball is over.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Patricia Heaton, Jensen Ackles. The View: Viola Davis. The Talk: Mark Feuerstein, Natalie Morales. Harry Connick: Brüskere Gray, Kaitlin Olson. Steve Harvey: Nick Lacher & Peta Mugatroyd, Tricia Helfer. Ellen DeGeneres: Anthony Anderson, Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy. Wendy Williams: Nikki Boyer, Mally Roncal. The Real: Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Tina Lifford, Bianca Lawson, Tiffany Aliche, Brooke Valentine.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Pierce Brosnan, Jason Alexander, Ta-Nehisi Coates. Jimmy Kimmel: Anthony Anderson, Alex Rodriguez, 21 Savage. Jimmy Fallon: Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Miley Cyrus. Seth Meyers: Michael Strahan, Justin Hartley, Tash Sultana, Gene Hogan. James Corden: Debra Messing, Jay Pharaoh, Elizabeth Billies, the Shins. Carson Daly: Sarah Wright Olsen, Best Coast, Natalie Alyn Lind. Trevor Noah: Robin Thede. Jordan Klepper: Asha Rangappa. Conan O’Brien: Adam Scott, Marsai Martin, Grouplove.

 

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