What to Watch Tonight

Designated Survivor and Lethal Weapon Debut, Empire and SVU Return, Mr. Robot Finale and More


On TV this Wednesday: Jack Bauer seizes control of the White House, The Goldbergs pay tribute to a John Hughes classic, Minnie Driver is left Speechless and USA samples Falling Water. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar:

  • CBS
    Survivor

    Season 33 premiere: This time around, Jeff Probst pits millennials against Gen X-ers. (Meet the castaways.)

  • Fox
    Lethal Weapon

    Series premiere: A cop (Rectify‘s Clayne Crawford) who refuses to play by the rules is partnered with a high-strung, by-the-books detective (My Wife and Kids‘ Damon Wayans). (Read preview.)

  • NBC
    Blindspot

    Time slot premiere: As the team tries to prevent the sale of stinger missiles by a corrupt DEA agent, Weller deals with the uncomfortable addition of Nas. (Who was Performer of the Week?)

  • ABC
    The Goldbergs

    Season 4 premiere: In this Breakfast Club homage, Beverly takes her demotion from teacher to janitor out on the kids, placing them all in Saturday detention.

  • ABC
    Speechless

    Series premiere: A SPEECHLESSmother (About a Boy‘s Minnie Driver) moves her family to an upscale school district to do what’s best for her son (Labor Day‘s Micah Fowler) who has CP; John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory) and Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911!) star. (Read first impression.)

  • Fox
    Empire

    Season 3 premiere: Lucious clashes with Tariq as he tries to solidify his legacy; Anika and Rhonda’s fates are revealed. (Read preview.)

  • NBC
    Law & Order: SVU

    Season 18 premiere: SVU teams with the joint-terrorism task force when the investigation into the death of a boy unveils the planning of a larger, mass casualty event. (Get scoop.)

  • ABC
    Modern Family

    Season 8 premiere: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker family reunites after separate trips to New York, the Midwest and Mexico.

  • CBS
    Big Brother

    Season 18 finale: The last remaining houseguest receives the $500,000 prize. (The CBS All Access exclusive season begins Sept. 28.)

  • ABC
    black-ish

    Season 3 premiere: Corporate synergy alert! Dre takes the entire Johnson clan on vacation to Walt Disney World; Jim Rash (Community) guest-stars. (Get scoop.)

  • ABC
    Designated Survivor

    Series premiere: A low-level cabinet member (24‘s Kiefer Sutherland) is sworn in as president after an attack on the Capitol; Natascha McElhone (Californication), Maggie Q (Nikita), Kal Penn (House), Italia Ricci (Chasing Life) co-star. (Read review.)

  • NBC
    Chicago P.D.

    Season 4 premiere: An arson victim is discovered to have been wearing a CPD-issued wire at his time of death; Burgess gets a new partner. (Get scoop.)

  • USA Network
    Mr. Robot

    Season 2 finale: fsociety realizes it’s in too deep as an old friend reveals everything to Elliot. (Already renewed.)

  • FX
    American Horror Story: Roanoke

    Not only is the basic cabler unwilling to confirm the Roanoke subtitle, but it’s also unwilling to provide synopses. (Let’s be honest, though: You were going to watch anyway after this promo.)

  • USA Network
    Falling Water

    Sneak preview: Three unrelated people discover they’re dreaming separate parts of one common dream; Lizzie Brocheré (The Strain), David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6), Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0) star. (Get premiere date.)