On TV this Monday: It’s the beginning of the end for The Big Bang Theory, The Good Doctor and The Resident scrub back in and Manifest takes flight. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:
What to Watch Today
Big Bang's End Begins, Good Doctor Battles Bull, Magnum P.I. Reboot, Manifest Takes Off and More
Dancing With the Stars
Season 27 kicks off with a number featuring the full cast dancing to Erin Boheme’s “I Won’t Dance,” choreographed by the show’s own Emmy-winning, Not the Star of This Is Us Mandy Moore. (View the cast odds!)
Season 15 premiere: Returning coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton vie to discover and coach the next singing phenomenon via the infamous “Blind Auditions.”
Jane Fonda in Five Acts
This intimate look at the actress/activist’s singular journey features interviews with Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, producer Paula Weinstein and former spouses Tom Hayden and Ted Turner, among others.
Season 2 premiere (new time slot): A blackout at Chastain Memorial Hospital requires the staff to treat their patients without the help of any technology.
The Big Bang Theory
Final season premiere (special night): Sheldon and Amy’s honeymoon runs aground in New York, while Penny and Leonard discover they are uncomfortably similar to Amy’s parents. (Episode 2 airs at its regular day and time, Thursday at 8/7c.)
Season 2 premiere (special night): After Sheldon dismantles the refrigerator to stop an annoying hum, he gets a paper route to pay for the repairs. (Episode 2 airs at its regular day and time, Thursday at 8:30/7:30c.)
Season 2 premiere (Night 2 of 2; new time slot): As a massive earthquake rocks L.A., the first responders rush to rescue victims from a crumbling high-rise hotel, Athena must deal with wreckage from a collapsed freeway overpass, and Maddie is thrown into the fire as she faces her first crisis as a 911 dispatcher.
Reboot premiere: Jay Hernandez (Suicide Squad) inherits Tom Selleck’s floral shirts (but forgoes the ‘stache) as he takes on the role of the Hawaiian private eye. Zachary Knight, Perdita Weeks and Stephen Hill co-star.
Season 3 premiere (new night and time): Bull returns to work following his heart attack with a new rich client for the firm to represent: an insurance company being sued by a dying mother for denying coverage of her liver transplant.
The Good Doctor
Season 2 premiere: Shaun’s proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and Jared in Andrews’ crosshairs; Glassman must overcome his personal feelings about his oncologist, Dr. Marina Blaize (House‘s Lisa Edelstein),
Series premiere: When their flight from Jamaica to New York lands, siblings Michaela and Ben Stone learn that years have passed, and they haven’t aged a day.