This week has nearly as many new and returning shows as last week so I’m going to cover it similarly, though instead of daily posts I’ll be looking at groups of two or three days at a time.
Monday, September 29
Castle (10:01-11 pm, ABC)
Rick disappears after the car accident, but he’s the main character so you know he’ll be showing up again before long.
NCIS: Los Angeles (9:59-11 pm, CBS)
I dislike season-ending cliffhangers because they’re lazy. Here’s the network’s description for tonight’s season six opener: ““Callen and Sam are trapped in an armed submarine that terrorists have aimed to hit an aircraft carrier in San Diego.” Why couldn’t this have been the last episode of the previous season? Why am I arguing about it rhetorically with no one?
Tuesday, September 30
Selfie (8-8:30 pm, ABC)
A narcissistic, social media-obsessed pharmaceutical rep (Karen Gillan) tries to become a better person with the help of a marketing whiz (John Cho). See my thoughts on the pilot episode in this article.
Manhattan Love Story (8:30-9 pm, ABC)
This is a fairly standard romantic sitcom with the
gimmick twist that the audience gets to hear the main characters’ inner thoughts.
Happyland (11:02-11:34 pm, MTV)
MTV continues to build its Tuesday night comedy block with this “soapy dramedy” about the employees at a Disneylandesque theme park. (Last week Awkward resumed the second half of its fourth season at 10 pm and Faking It returned for its second season at 10:30 pm.)
(Note: this information is accurate as of publication time, but programming is subject to change at the discretion of channels and networks. All times listed are Eastern time.)