DON’T MISS: “Murphy Brown” – More than 30 new and returning shows will launch their seasons this week, and there isn’t room to list them all here. But we’ll certainly take time to welcome back an old friend. After 20 years off the air, this iconic sitcom returns to prime time as Candice Bergen and most of the original cast reprise their roles. The reboot has a bored Murphy coming out of retirement to launch a roundtable cable TV news program. (9:30 p.m. Thursday, CBS).
SUNDAY: On the Season 2 premiere of “9-1-1,” the first responders have their hands full with a number of harrowing incidents, including a road rage accident involving a van full of tourists. (8 p.m., Fox).
SUNDAY: The final episodes of “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” begins airing tonight with an installment that has the host traveling to Kenya with comedian W. Kamau Bell. Filming for season 12 of the series had been in progress when Bourdain died in June. (9 p.m., CNN).
MONDAY: “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” is a fascinating new documentary that delves into the remarkable – and controversial – life of the actress and activist. Director Susan Lacy draws upon 21 hours of interviews with Fonda. (8 p.m., HBO).
MONDAY: Break out the sequins. Mary Lou Retton, Nancy McKeon and several people we’ve never heard of are ready to rumba as Season 27 of “Dancing With the Stars” gets under way. (8 p.m., ABC).
MONDAY: Will “Manifest” be the next “Lost”? The new high-concept drama is about a commercial jet that encounters crazy turbulence during a flight in the year 2013 and lands in … 2018 New York. Whoa! Just try to figure that one out. (10 p.m., NBC).
TUESDAY: As “NCIS” embarks on a new season, the search is on for Director Vance, who was abducted by a terrorist in last season’s finale. Meanwhile, Gibbs is serving as the acting director. (8 p.m., CBS).
TUESDAY: Break out the tissues. A third season of “This Is Us” begins tonight and you just know the Pearsons will be trying to yank on your heartstrings again. (9 p.m., NBC).
WEDNESDAY: The emotional new drama “A Million Little Things” follows a close-knit group of adult friends who re-examine their lives after one of them unexpectedly dies. Think: “The Big Chill”-meets-“thirtysomething.” (10 p.m., ABC).
THURSDAY: The producers of “Grey’s Anatomy” say Meredith will finally get a little more adventurous this season when it comes to her love life. We say: You go, girl. (8 p.m., ABC).
FRIDAY: So you thought Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” was gone forever? Nope. The blue-collar sitcom killed off by ABC last year begins life anew on another network. (8 p.m., Fox).
SATURDAY: Adam Driver (“Star Wars”) is set to do his second hosting stint on “Saturday Night Live” as the venerable sketch-comedy series kicks off its 44th season. Kanye West is the musical guest. (11:30 p.m., NBC).
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