On TV this Tuesday: Muppets are mock- umentarized, Scream Queens pledge to shock and amuse, Alan Harper operates on NCIS’ Gibbs and the Huangs are back in business on Fresh Off the Boat. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
NCIS and Fresh Off the Boat Return, Muppets, Scream Queens and Limitless Debut and More
The Mindy Project
Danny and Mindy argue over differing birthing plans, but quickly realize the decision is out of their control. (Scoop on Mindy/Danny engagement!)
Series premiere (2 hours): The reputation of a sorority queen (Emma Roberts, American Horror Story) is put on the line when a vengeful dean (Jamie Lee Curtis) opens the door to all pledges. And did we mention there’s a killer on the loose? Lea Michele (Glee), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Nasim Pedrad (SNL), Skyler Samuels (Chloe King), Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) and Oliver Hudson (Nashville) co-star; Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas and Niecy Nash guest-star.
Season 13 premiere: Gibbs fights for his life aboard a hospital ship; DiNozzo tries to stop The Calling; Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) guest-stars. (Read preview.)
Series premiere: Miss Piggy gets upset with ex-boyfriend Kermit for booking Elizabeth Banks on her talk show; Fozzie Bear meets his girlfriend’s parents; Imagine Dragons perform.
Fresh Off the Boat
Season 2 premiere: Jessica learns to relax when she and the kids join Louis on a business trip; Evan worries about no longer being the baby. (See poster!)
Dancing With the Stars
A second night of routines pays tribute to the dancers’ hometowns, before a second celeb joins Chaka Khan on the chopping block.
NCIS: New Orleans
Season 2 premiere: Pride and his team go on a dangerous undercover op to obtain a stolen missile. (Read preview.)
Series premiere: This sequel to the 2011 film follows a slacker (Jake McDorman, Greek) whose life is complica- ted by his intake of a mysterious drug. Jennifer Carpen- ter (Dexter) co-stars; Bradley Cooper guest-stars.
The Bastard Executioner
In the 76-minute episode (adjust your DVRs!), Wilkin carries out his duties as executioner after an unlikely suspect is charged with treason.
Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
NPH this week is joined by guest announcer Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), who probably won’t be twirling pompoms a la Reese Witherspoon. Also appearing: Britney Spears, Joe Jonas and Late Night host Seth Meyers.
COMING NEXT TUESDAY: The series premieres of Fox’s Grandfathered and The Grinder; the season premieres of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Beyond the Tank; Best Time Ever moves to 8 pm while Scream Queens settles in at 9.