60 Minutes, season premiere at 7:30pm on CBS
– 60 Minutes returns for its 47th season with Scott Pelley reporting from Iraq on the battle against ISIS.
Madam Secretary, series premiere at 8:30pm on CBS
– Alicia Florrick now has Téa Leoni’s Elizabeth McCord as an opening act. A CIA vet and mother of two, McCord is tapped to be secretary of state when her predecessor dies. And she’s given the worst first assignment ever: rescuing two kidnapped American teenage boys who are being held in Syria. Leoni has great potential here (and is supported by a marvelous cast, including Bebe Neuwirth, Željko Ivanek, and Keith Carradine), but the character development and ”I’m already hooked” magic (à la Good Wife) aren’t quite there yet. Right now Madam Secretary is just kind of The Pretty Good Wife.
Masterpiece Mystery! Miss Marple, 3-hour season premiere at 8pm on PBS
– While staying at a lavish tropical island hotel, Miss Marple investigates the sudden death of a fellow guest. With the help of a curmudgeonly business tycoon, Miss Marple unravels a web of deceit, murder and “dark magic,” leaving her to consider every one of the hotel’s guests as a suspect. Sir Antony Sher (God on Trial) guest stars. Filmed on location in South Africa and based on Christie’s 1964 novel, A Caribbean Mystery was adapted by comedian, author and actor Charlie Higson, who has a cameo as the unassuming American ornithologist James Bond. Also starring are MyAnna Buring (Downton Abbey), Pippa Bennett Warner (Case Histories), and Charity Wakefield (Any Human Heart).
The Good Wife, season premiere at 9:30pm on CBS
– Season 6 will premiere with Alicia (Julianna Margulies) in a difficult spot. Eli (Alan Cumming) wants Alicia to run for State’s Attorney, but Alicia is bent on not getting involved. Meanwhile, episode 1 will also find Diane (Christine Baranski) considering joining Florrick/ Agos as a partner.
Mr. Pickles, series premiere at 11:30pm on Adult Swim
– Adult Swim’s new animated comedy, Mr. Pickles, is about 6-year-old Tommy Goodman (Kaitlyn Robrock), his family and their Border Collie, Mr. Pickles (Will Carsola). The show follows Tommy and Mr. Pickles as they embark on adventures. However, Mr. Pickles has a dark secret – he likes to kill, mutilate and hump his victims.
Squidbillies, season premiere at 11:45pm on Adult Swim
– Squidbillies is back for another season. Fans can look forward to seeing Early (Unknown Hinson) get involved in the fight for marriage equality in the Season 9 premiere.