What to Watch Today

NCIS and Fresh Off the Boat Return, Muppets, Scream Queens and Limitless Debut and More

  • Hulu
    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!)

  • Fox
    Scream Queens

    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.

  • CBS

    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.)

  • ABC
    The Muppets

    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.

  • ABC
    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!)

  • ABC
    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.

  • CBS
    NCIS: New Orleans

    Season 2 premiere: Pride and his team go on a dangerous undercover op to obtain a stolen missile. (Read preview.)

  • CBS

    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.

  • FX
    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.

  • NBC
    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.