Also on Tuesday: ‘The Conners’ Forge On

ConnersThe most surprising show to survive may be “The Conners” (ABC, 8 p.m.) beginning its second season as the remnants of “Roseanne” after the removal of that revival’s star. It’s got a strong cast though, with Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman leading the way. Tonight, Metcalf’s Jackie moves into the role of parent after the deportation of Emilio.

Get the tissues ready for the fourth season of “This is Us” (NBC, 9 p.m.), in which Jack meets Rebecca’s parents.

If a show can still shock you after 16 seasons, it came last spring when, to the delight of longtime fans of “NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.), Cote de Pablo’s character Ziva David had suddenly reappeared. De Pablo had left the show in 2011 and her character seemed to have killed in an explosion in 2016. But she’s back and understandably determined to go after responsible parties in the new season’s first few new episodes. Tom Harmon’s Agent Gibbs is happy to help.

Problems never seem to end for Scott Bakula’s beleaguered character on the swampy spinoff “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS, 10 p.m.). As season six begins, he’s still suffering aftereffects of the LSD somebody slipped him during a kidnapping in May’s finale, has a sudden hankering to visit his mother (Joanna Cassidy), and must find and defuse a bomb full of nerve gas threatening in the city. And he has to do it without his team leader (Necar Zadegan), who has been suspended.

The third season premiere of “The Resident” (Fox, 8 p.m.) brings new rules and new doctors. Then there’s a gas explosion.

The penultimate episode of “Country Music” (PBS, 8 p.m.) looks at the period from 1973 to 1983, focusing on Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr., Rosanne Cash and the Outlaw movement.

There’s a new stand-up comedy special from ventriloquist and comic, “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself” (Netflix, streaming), taped in Dallas.

Blind auditions continue on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“Undercover Billionaire” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) has a final reckoning: Did he succeed in raising a million in 90 days?

A second season starts for “Bless This Mess” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.) with a Husker’s kickoff party.

“Empire” (Fox, 9 p.m.) begins its sixth and final season, all while the show’s greatest drama occurred off camera this year.

The twins are entering eighth grade on the fourth season premiere of “Blackish” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.).

“New Amsterdam” (NBC, 10:08 p.m.) begins its second season three months after the catastrophic auto crash that ended season one.

A bomb blows up in a Queens restaurant on the second season premiere of “FBI” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

“Mysteries Decoded” (CW, 9 p.m.) purports that something turned teenagers into witches in Salem (which assumes that witches are real).

Tamara and Shannon feel left out on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“Ghosted” (MTV, 9 p.m.) is what I’ve done to this show already.

Secrets are told behind the death of EZ and Angel’s mother on “Mayans M.C.” (FX, 10 p.m.).

On “Greenleaf” (OWN, 10 p.m.), Bob Whitmore returns to Memphis.

The Fleet Academy prepares for Armistice Day on “Pandora” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“The Jim Jeffries Show” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) may address cast changes on “SNL”; he did on his own last week.

There’s a Halloween-themed competition on “Chopped” (Food, 9 p.m.).

September’s Tuesday night salute to Sidney Poitier on Turner Classic Movies concludes with his early 70s movies “The Organization” (8 p.m.), “Brother John” (10 p.m.), “Buck and the Preacher” (11:45 p.m.), “They Call Me Mister Tibbs!” (1:45 a.m.) and “A Warm December” (3:45 a.m.).

Earlier, the day is filled with crime capers with “Crooks and Coronets” (6 a.m.), “A Fine Pair” (8 a.m.), “Penelope” (9:45 a.m.), “Too Many Crooks” (11:30 a.m.), “Once a Thief” (1 p.m.), “5 Against the House” (3 p.m.), “The Split” (4:30 p.m.) and “Assault on a Queen” (6 p.m.).

Baseball includes Cleveland at White Sox (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Oakland at Angels (MLB, 10 p.m.).

WNBA playoffs have Washington at Las Vegas (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) in Game 4.

Preseason hockey has Islanders at Rangers (NHL, 7 p.m.) and San Jose at Anaheim (NHL, 10 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Forest Whitaker, Allison Tolman. The View: Gwen Stefani, Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Talk: Anna Camp, Katherine Schwarzenegger. Ellen DeGeneres: Demi Moore, Lenny Kravitz, Of Monsters and Men. Kelly Clarkson: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Tori Kelly. Wendy Williams: Nicole Murphy. The Real: Terrance Howard, Amanda Seales.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Whoopi Goldberg, Ta-Nehisi Coates. Jimmy Kimmel: Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Morgan Wallen. Jimmy Fallon: Demi Moore, Justin Hartley, Mark Ronson, Yebba. Seth Meyers: Gwen Stefani, Bradley Whitford, Emily Spivey. James Corden: Terrence Howard, Allen Leech, Bryce Vine and Loud Luxury. Lilly Singh: Elizabeth McGovern, Allen Leech, Hugh Bonneville. David Spade: Michael Rapport, Christina Pazsitsky, Dulce Sloan. Conan O’Brien: Anna Faris, Gavin Matts.

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  1. John
    Posted September 24, 2019 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    About NCIS – Perhaps you meant Tom Harmon’s son’s Agent Gibbs … … :-) I read TV Eye daily to discover What’s On and What’s New. Thank you.