Tuesday TV: Two ‘NCIS’ Shows Return

NCISThe 16th season of “NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.) begins a month after the kidnapping of Director Vance, with Gibbs as acting director. Here’s a chat I had with the show runners about the new season that was in TV Guide magazine.

Scott Bakula’s Pride is still in the ICU after the shootout in last season’s cliffhanger of “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS, 10 p.m.). But there’s a new agent joining the team, Necar Zadegan of “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.” Here’s a thing I did with the NCIS: N.O.” show runner for TV Guide.

Of the new shows tonight, a new medical director hopes to turn over a big city hospital in “New Amsterdam” (NBC, 10 p.m.), Missy Pergym leads a team also set in New York, of the “FBI” (CBS, 9 p.m.) in Dick Wolf’s new procedural.

A second season begins for “The Gifted” (Fox, 8 p.m.), with Reeve Payge becoming sole leader of the Inner Circle, and the Mutant Underground moving to D.C.

The third season of “This is Us” (NBC, 9 p.m.) begins with the 38th birthdays of Randall, Kate and Kevin.

“Lethal Weapon” (Fox, 9 p..m) begins its own third season with a big change: Seann William Scott has been brought in as the new partner of Daymon Wayans’ character, replacing Clayne Crawford. Scott plays an ex-CIA operative Wesley Cole.

Grocery Store Joe got the lowest score yesterday, but he also had one of the biggest fan reactions. So it might be someone else who is first to go tonight on the first results night of the season of “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.). Also Mackenzie Ziegler will sing and the cast of the impending “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” will be introduced.

Lost among the new programming is the latest from Ken Burns, highlighting the medical center in Rochester, Minn., “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

Earlier, “The Great American Read” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) looks at the nominated books that are about heroes, from Katniss Everdeen to Don Quixote.

The Book of Names, meanwhile, falls into enemy hands on “The Outpost” (CW, 9 p.m.).

“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (HBO, 10 p.m.) profiles Dale Earnhardt Jr.

On “Mayans M.C.” (FX, 10 p.m.), there’s a new threat in Santo Padre.

It’s Christmas on “Flipping Out” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

Jane must leave the office during “The Purge” (USA, 10 p.m.).

There’s more of a “Lost” vibe happening on “Wrecked” (TBS, 10 p.m.).

“Life Below Zero” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.) begins its 11th season.

Turner Classic Movies’ Black Experience on Film continues with “Hollywood Shuffle” (8 p.m.), “Stir Crazy” (9:30 p.m.), “Watermelon Man” (11:30 p.m.), “Greased Lightning” (1:30 p.m.), “The Joe Louis Story” (3:30 a.m.) and “The Jackie Robinson Story” (5 a.m.).

Baseball includes Yankees at Tampa Bay (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Philadelphia at Colorado (MLB, 8:30 p.m.) and Dodgers at Arizona (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

Preseason hockey includes Columbus at Buffalo (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.) and Vancouver at Edmonton (NHL, 9 p.m.).

Men’s college soccer has Ohio State at Michigan (ESPNU, 7 p.m.).

Women’s college volleyball has BYU at Pepperdine (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Ricky Gervais. The View: Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Taraji P. Henson. The Talk: Gina Rodriguez, Jessica Radloff, Carrie Ann Inaba. Steve Harvey: Carrie Ann Inaba, Teddi Mellencamp, Bridget Kelly, Christina Tossi. Ellen DeGeneres: Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez. Wendy Williams: Michael Rapaport. The Real: Lil Rel Howery, Sinbad, Jessica Moore, Jordan L. Jones.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: America Ferrera, Nas. Jimmy Kimmel: Sofia Vergara, David Alan Grier, Tyga with Offset. Jimmy Fallon: Taraji P. Henson, BTS. Seth Meyers: Ted Danson, Interpol, Ben Sesar. James Corden: Rupert Everett, Rob Ringle, Ben Howard. Carson Daly: Judy Greer, Ashe, Natascha McElhone. Trevor Noah: M.I.A. Conan O’Brien: Norm Macdonald, Judy Greer, Nick Nemeroff.


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