On TV this Tuesday: The Mayor rises to power, The Middle kicks off its final season, black-ish is back on a new night and Jason Ritter attempts to Save the World. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
ABC Elects The Mayor, The Middle's End Begins, black-ish Gets Musical, Queen Sugar Returns
The body of a missing Navy lieutenant turns up on cemetery grounds; Gibbs and McGee undergo psych evaluations. (Read premiere recap.)
Final season premiere: Axl returns home from his summer in Europe; Sue tries to fit an entire summer into two days; Brick wants to break up with Cindy.
Fresh Off the Boat
Season 4 premiere (new time): Jessica is selected to appear on Wheel of Fortune; Michael Bolton offers to pitch in more at the restaurant.
This Is Us
The Pearson family visits Kevin on the set of The Manny; Jack confronts his alcoholism after his big fight with Rebecca. (Is the show evoking HIMYM?)
Face Off: Game Face
Season 1 finale: The artists create superhero characters, masks worn by horror movie villains, and cave art-inspired aliens. (Not yet renewed.)
Season 4 premiere (new night and time): Dre enlists Aloe Blacc to help him come up with a catchy song to raise awareness for Juneteenth. (Get scoop.)
Part 2 of 2: Jake works with the warden to get to the bottom of Romero’s drug smuggling operation; Gina Gershon returns as Lt. Melanie Hawkins.
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Series premiere: A scruffy cynic (Parenthood‘s Jason Ritter) is one of 36 righteous souls chosen to help save the world; JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Once Upon a Time) and Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Vice Principals) co-star. (Read “B” review.)
Midseason premiere (special night): Darla reaches out to the family about her engagement. (A second episode airs on its regular day and time, Wednesday at 10 pm.)