“Black-ish,” 9:31 and 10 p.m., ABC.
The bad news is that
ABC is all-reruns tonight. The good is that good shows are being
repeated... including double helpings of “Modern Family” (9 and
10:30) and of “Black-ish.”
In its first
episode, Dre's mother (Jenifer Lewis) arrives; she fills him with
food and attention, while creating instant problems for his wife,
Rainbow. Then comes the Halloween episode: Dre wants to maintain the
family tradition of wild pranks; the kids, alas, have lost interest.
TONIGHT MUST-SEE II:
“American Idol” and “Empire,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox.
These shows – one
full of music, one about music – fit neatly, getting “Empire”
off to a strong ratings start. Now “Idol” starts its final week
of auditions (concluding Thursday) and “Empire” continues.
Lyon takes his family to his Philadelphia roots, to show what their
lives would be like if he hadn't become a record mogul. Also, he
encourages his son's relationship with a hip-hop star.
ALTERNATIVE: “American Horror Story” season-finale, 10 p.m., FX.
annual-anthology format, this series tends to end each season with a
strong episode. Here's the end of a season that centers on a rag-tag
Now Dandy Mott –
rich and spoiled and a mass murderer – has bought the show for a
measly $10,000. Tonight, he makes his performance debut; also, the
freaks finally have their rebellion.
“The Mysteries of
Laura,” 8 p.m., NBC. At home, Laura frets about finding a
replacement nanny; at work, she's not sure if a double-murder had a
Behind,” 8:30-9:30 p.m., Pop. After debuting last week with
“Everybody Loves Raymond,” this show moves into its regular spot
by profiling “Home Improvement.”
“Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit,” 9 p.m., NBC. Amaro reluctantly attends the
wedding of his dad (Armand Assante, 65) to a 28-year-old. A fight
breaks out and Amaro faces an ethical dilemma.
9 and 10:30 p.m., ABC. The first rerun finds Phil tempted to edit the
wedding video, to cover up his transgression. The second (the
season-opener) finds fresh chaos when Alex returns from her summer
humanitarian mission and Cam and Mitchell return from their
debut, 10 p.m., Discovery Life. Each week, an ex-mistress tries to
push others out of such relationships. The result is mostly
repugnant, with no one to really root for.
“It's Always Sunny
in Philadelphia,” 10 p.m., FXX. The guys discover three-on-three
blind dates and Dee discovers the male art of love-'em-and-leave-'em.
The result ranges from laughs to sheer excess.
Woman,” 10:30 p.m., FXX. This oddity is filled with sight gags ...
big amd weird and (at times) funny. That peaks early, when an
exorcist tries to remove Josh's obsession with his ex-girlfriend.