Just a few years ago, the return of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” would be an exciting moment for fans wondering what’s going to happen next to Rick and his crew.
Now Rick is gone and the show shuffles into its 10th season Sunday with 2/3 of its peak audience dead and buried. The hope, of course, is the steady bleeding that has occurred since Negan showed up will have slowed to a trickle.
And did anyone know USA’s “Mr. Robot” was still around? It comes back Sunday on USA for a fourth and final season nearly two years after its season 3 finale.
James Spader's "The Blacklist" also returns on Friday for its seventh season on Friday, with CBS debuting new season of "Seal Team" and "S.W.A.T." on Wednesday.
Plus, Atlanta-based Netflix show “Raising Dion” about an eight-year-old boy learning about his superpowers debuts Friday.
And shows starring Elizabeth Olsen ( "Sorry for Your Loss" on Facebook) and Billy Bob Thornton ( "Goliath") return while Tiffany Haddish hosts a new show with cute kids.
The most intriguing new show this week is Fox’s “Almost Family,” which focuses on folks who discover that they are all related because an infertility doctor used his sperm to impregnate dozens of women.
This covers Monday, September 30 through Sunday, October 5, 2019.
"9-1-1" 8 p.m. Fox — A massive tsunami hits the Santa Monica Pier, placing Buck and Christopher's lives in danger.
"Dancing With the Stars" 8 p.m. ABC — Lamar Odom is atrocious. Could he be next?
"The Terror: Infamy" 9 p.m. AMC — Chester and Luz have reached a turning point in their relationship.
"Prodigal Son" 9:01 p.m. Fox — Bright jumps at the chance to help Arroyo solve a quadruple homicide for the NYPD.
"Bull" 10 p.m. CBS — Bull sees a visionary whereas the federal government sees a con woman, when he helps the defense of a charismatic entrepreneur, Whitney Holland, who's accused of defrauding investors in her seemingly groundbreaking water filtration system company.
"Bluff City Law" 10 p.m. NBC — Elijah and Sydney must put personal feelings aside to help a group of farmers who are in danger of losing everything to an insidious corporate scheme.
"The Good Doctor" 10 p.m. ABC — Dr. Marcus Andrews vows to help a good Samaritan who was injured while stopping a sexual assault.
"Sorry For Your Loss" 3 p.m. Facebook (second season debut) — Leigh continues her complex and ultimately inspiring journey as she tries to move forward in the world while still feeling the aftershocks of loss.
"NCIS" 8 p.m. CBS —With their lives in danger, Gibbs and Ziva's rogue investigation takes an unexpected turn when a possible terrorist plot is revealed.
"The Resident" 8 p.m. Fox — Cain tries to recruit Bell and Kit to join him on a dangerous surgery, with the intent of garnering publicity for the hospital.
"The Conners" 8 p.m. ABC — Darlene continues to struggle with deciding between David and Ben. Becky begins to doubt herself as a mom, and Mark gets in trouble at school when a picture of him and his boyfriend kissing goes viral.
"Empire" 9 p.m. Fox — While Lucious is still on the run, Cookie confronts Damon about why he lied to her.
"FBI" 9 p.m. CBS — The son of a prominent "mommy blogger" is kidnapped, and the team must sweep through her two million followers to find the culprit.
"Mixed-ish" 9 p.m. ABC — Fitting in at school and standing out at work proves difficult for Rainbow and Alicia.
"This is Us" 9 p.m. NBC — Beth and Randall adjust to life in Philadelphia. Jack and Rebecca take the Big Three to the pool.
"Emergence" 10 p.m. ABC — Jo and Chris attempt to identify the sinister forces coming after Piper, while a mysterious man hinders their search and brings danger too close to home.
"Greenleaf" 10 p.m. OWN — The fractures between Bishop and Lady Mae deepen and old wounds are reopened.
"NCIS: New Orleans" 10 p.m. CBS — NCIS investigates a private plane crash after a Navy pilot says she saw an unidentified object prior to the crash.
"Mayans M.C." 10 p.m. FX — An unexpected storm kicks up dust south of the border as old family secrets bleed into familial affairs.
"All Elite Wrestling" 8 p.m. TNT (new) — A new wrestling company to go up against WWE.
"Chicago Med" 8 p.m. NBC — Dr. Choi and Dr. Charles face difficult decisions as a dying man tries to preserve his future life with a controversial scientific method. Dr. Marcel and April clash over how to handle a mysterious patient and Will questions Natalie's capabilities.
"The Goldbergs" 8 p.m. ABC — Adam gets a surprise from his past.
"Survivor" 8 p.m. CBS — Decatur native Missy Byrd looks like she came to play.
"Chicago Fire" 9 p.m NBC — Lt. Casey struggles to get Chief Boden to sign off on an energetic new recruit.
"Modern Family" 9 p.m ABC — Claire needs to get everyone out of the house before they make her look bad in front of a reporter from an important women's business magazine.
"Seal Team" 9 p.m CBS (third season debut) — Jason Hayes leads the team on a mission in Serbia to track down an organization linked to the bombing of multiple American military outposts.
"Almost Family" 9 p.m Fox (new series) — Only child Julia Bechley's life is turned upside down when her father (Timothy Hutton) reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own genetic material to conceive dozens of children.
"S.W.A.T." 10 p.m CBS (third season debut) —The SWAT team works with Lt. Piper Lynch, a senior LAPD Hollywood Division officer, when the mayor assigns her to oversee city departments joining forces to stop a serial bomber using drones as detonation devices.
"Stumptown" 10 p.m ABC —Dex is hired by a wealthy man to search for a woman whom he recently met, but she quickly learns that the task is not as simple as it seems.
"Grey's Anatomy" 8 p.m. ABC—The Grey Sloan doctors operate on a man who crashed into Maggie's car as Owen, back from paternity leave, struggles with Tom's new position.
"Superstore" 8 p.m. NBC — Amy attempts to gather glowing character testimony for Mateo's immigration lawyer, but comes up short
"Young Sheldon" 8 p.m. CBS — Without Dr. Sturgis' university class, Sheldon must find a new way to stay academically challenged.
"Perfect Harmony" 8:30 p.m. NBC — Arthur defies local customs, and the choir pays for his rudeness. For Cash's sake, Ginny vows to say nothing bad about Wayne.
"The Unicorn" 8:31 p.m. CBS —Wade suddenly finds himself in a "relationship" he has no interest in when he has trouble turning down a second date.
"The Good Place" 9 p.m. NBC — Eleanor, Michael, Janet and Tahani have their hands full when the new residents begin to show their true colors.
"Mom" 9:01 p.m. CBS — Christy and Adam clash over an incident at the bar, leaving Bonnie in a precarious situation.
"Sunnyside" 9:31 p.m. NBC — Garrett and Griselda suspect Hakim is involved in something suspicious.
"Evil" 10 p.m. CBS — Kristen, David and Ben are called to investigate a supposed miracle when Naomi Clark, a 17-year-old soccer player, comes back to life after she had been declared dead for almost two hours.
"How to Get Away With Murder" 10 p.m. ABC — Michaela, Asher and Connor gear up for their last semester of law school, and take on a weighty case involving an illegal immigrant who wants asylum.
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" 10:01 p.m. NBC — Benson works with a young woman to help her remember the details and suspects in her rape.
"Raising Dion" 3:01 a.m. Netflix (new series) — A single mother must hide her young son's superpowers to protect him from exploitation while investigating their origins and her husband's death.
"Goliath" 3:01 a.m. Amazon (third season debut) — The unexpected death of an old friend leads Billy Bob Thornton's Billy McBride to take a case in the drought-stricken Central Valley, where he comes face-to-face with a billionaire rancher (Dennis Quaid) and his sister (Amy Brenneman).
"Hawaii Five-O" 8 p.m. CBS — Tani and Junior must plot an escape for themselves and several civilians after they become trapped inside a deadly tunnel collapse, while Five-0 investigates the cause and culprits of the cave-in.
"The Blacklist" 8 p.m. NBC (seventh season debut) — Raymond "Red" Reddington finds himself alone in hostile territory after being abducted by Katarina Rostova and is unsure of who, if anyone, he can trust.
"Fresh Off the Boat" 8:30 p.m. ABC — Y2K is on the horizon. Grandma Jenny, Emery and Evan look to the future, while Louis and Jessica take a trip down memory lane.
"Magnum P.I." 9 p.m. CBS — A pickpocket asks Magnum for help when a cell phone he lifted receives a suspicious text message
"Blue Bloods" 10 p.m. CBS — Frank and Erin are at odds when Frank learns the D.A.'s office keeps a list of "unreliable" cops.
"Saturday Night Live" 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Phoebe Waller-Bridge ("Fleabag") hosts. Taylor Swift sings.
"Batwoman"8 p.m. Sunday the CW (new series) — Kate Kane returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm by kidnapping his best officer—and Kate's ex-girlfriend—Sophie Moore.
"Kids Say the Darndest Things"8 p.m. Sunday ABC (new series) — Host and executive producer Tiffany Haddish delivers on her promise to find the funniest kids in America.
"God Friended Me"8 p.m. Sunday CBS— As Miles wonders what the God Account has in store for him, he and Rakesh help Joy with her new friend suggestion, Teddy, an aspiring self-help guru.
"The Affair"9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Noah and Whitney travel to Montauk to begin planning the wedding
"Shark Tank"9 p.m. Sunday ABC — A Malaysian immigrant starts her therapy lamp business at Minneapolis.
"The Walking Dead "9 p.m. Sunday ABC (1oth season debut) — The group in Oceanside continues to train in case the Whisperers return.
"NCIS: Los Angeles"9:30 p.m. Sunday CBS — Faced with multiple cases worldwide, the NCIS team splits up, with Callen and Sam working with Mossad Agent Eliana Sapir in Tel Aviv, and Kensi partnering with DOJ Agent Lance Hamilton in Los Angeles.
"On Becoming a God in Central Florida"10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Krystal loses her job, but gets a personal invitation to Paradise Cay. Roger trains Cody in security protocols.
"The Rookie"10 p.m. Sunday ABC — Nolan teams up with new night detective Pablo Armstrong for a murder investigation case that results in an unexpected reunion with a former love interest..
"Mr. Robot"10 p.m. Sunday USA (fourth season debut) — During the Christmas season, Elliott and Mr. Robot make their return; Darlene deals with real trouble; Tyrell is bored; Dom becomes paranoid.
About the Author
Rodney Ho writes about entertainment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A native New Yorker, he has covered education at The Virginian-Pilot, small business for The Wall Street Journal and a host of beats at the AJC over 20-plus years.