What to Watch Tonight

NCIS, S.H.I.E.L.D., POI, Chicago Fire and 3 Other Premieres

  • CBS
    NCIS

    Season 12 premiere: Gibbs and McGee travel to Russia to escort home an NCIS computer engineer, but their mission is compromised and they are forced off the grid by a Russian mercenary group. (Get scoop and read our Q&A with Sean Murray.)

  • The CW
    Arrow

    Repeat to Revisit: No, Season 3 doesn’t arrive until Wednesday, Oct. 8 — but get extra-psyched for it with this encore of the “Unthinkable” finale.

  • CBS
    NCIS: New Orleans

    Series premiere: The latest NCIS off-shoot — starring Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap), Lucas Black (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Zoe McLellan (Dirty Sexy Money), CCH Pounder (Sons of Anarchy) and Rob Kerkovich (Chasing Life) — officially debuts, as Special Agent Pride’s team seeks out a Petty Officer’s killer.

  • ABC
    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Season 2 premiere (new time slot): Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources — as if that’s gonna stop them! Get preview from guest star Lucy Lawless (Xena).

  • Fox
    The Mindy Project

    When Danny’s mom (guest star Rhea Perlman, Cheers) comes to the city, Mindy is determined to win her approval.

  • NBC
    Chicago Fire

    Season 3 premiere: The Firehouse 51 team deals with the explosion’s aftermath, Newhouse has surprising news about Mills’ family and Hermann and Otis make a decision about Molly’s.

  • CBS
    Person of Interest

    Flying under the radar using new identities created by Root, some team members find it hard to ignore The Machine’s numbers, which puts them all at risk of being found by Samaritan. Cara Buno (Mad Men) debuts as a mystery woman. (Watch trailer.)

  • ABC
    Forever

    Regular time slot premiere: After Henry pegs the case of a bridge jumper as a homicide versus suicide, he and Jo go on a rogue investigation. Meanwhile, Henry’s anonymous caller resurfaces.

  • MTV
    Awkward

    Season 4B premiere: Following the events of the disastrous ski trip, Jenna attempts to repair her relationship with Luke as a scandal rips through the halls of Palos Hills High. Meanwhile, the seniors buckle under the pressure of final exams.

  • MTV
    Faking It

    Season 2 premiere: As Karma deals with the aftermath of Amy’s love confession, Amy is wracked with guilt over her secret tryst with Liam. Meanwhile, Lauren and Shane devise a devious plan to protect Lauren’s secret.

    NEXT TUESDAY: ABC’s Selfie anmd Manhattan Love Story, MTV’s Happyland premiere.