TV best bets with Tracy Morgan, 'Fargo,' 'Jane the Virgin,' Amy Schumer

<> at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

<> at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Sunday, October 11, 2015

Two well-regarded shows that debuted last year are back and hope to avoid the sophomore slump: the CW's "Jane the Virgin" on Monday and FX's "Fargo" the same night.

Tracy Morgan, who was badly injured in a truck accident in New Jersey at the hands of a fatigued Walmart driver from Jonesboro, has recovered enough to host "Saturday Night Live" this Saturday. That should be an emotional evening.

Morgan, who was a cast member of "SNL" from 1996 to 2003, made a surprise appearance last month at the Emmys.

And a comic who has seen her star rise to A-list status, Amy Schumer, is airing an HBO comedy special the same night one week after hosting "SNL."

Plus, if you are a fan of Mary Tyler Moore, GPB will air a special Tuesday at 8 p.m.

This covers Monday, October 12 through Sunday October 18, 2015.


"The Big Bang Theory" 8 p.m. CBS — Sheldon reverts back to 2003 when he learns that Leonard and Penny are moving in together.

"Crazy Ex-Boyfriend " 8 p.m. the CW (new series) — Rebecca Bunch, a successful partner in a prestigious New York law firm, impulsively quits her job and leaves her upscale Manhattan apartment to search for love and happiness in California.

"Gotham " 8 p.m. Fox — Barnes forms a task force with help from Gordon.

"Dancing With the Stars " 8 p.m. ABC — Could this be the final week for Paula Deen?

"The Voice " 8 p.m. NBC — The battle rounds begin.

"Alcatraz: Search for the Truth " 9 p.m. History — Two Georgians believe their uncles escaped Alcatraz alive in 1962 and believe they have uncovered evidence to prove it.

"Jane the Virgin " 9 p.m. the CW (second season debut) —  Jane learns of Mateo's kidnapping.

"Minority Report " 9 p.m. Fox — Dash heads undercover to apprehend a woman.

"Scorpion " 9 p.m. CBS — Walter, Cabe and Happy become trapped in a top-secret submarine with a limited oxygen supply.

"NCIS: Los Angeles " 9:59 p.m. CBS — Callen and Sam mysteriously receive a cell phone and the caller threatens the lives of innocent people if the two don't do exactly what he says.

"Blindspot " 10 p.m. NBC — Patterson and her puzzle-loving boyfriend decode a tattoo.

"Fargo " 10 p.m. FX (second season debut) — A surprising event at a diner disrupts the citizens of a small Minnesota town.

"Castle " 10:01 p.m. ABC — A hermit-like author idolized by Castle is killed.


"NCIS" 8 p.m. CBS — Vance partners with Gibbs and returns to field duty when a murder is connected to a former NCIS agent he locked up years ago for stealing evidence.

"Grandfathered" 8 p.m. Fox —  Jimmy has a guys' night out with Gerald so they can bond. Elsewhere, a new mixologist is employed by Annelise.

"Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration" 8 p.m. GPB A look at the heralded actress.

"BET Hip Hop Awards " 8 p.m. BET — Shot in Atlanta with Snoop Dogg as host.

"Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris " 8 p.m. NBC — Jack Black is the guest host.

"The Grinder" 8:30 p.m. Fox Dean thinks that Claire doesn't show any interest in him because she's a mole.

"The Flash" 8 p.m. the CW —  Jay Garrick, a mysterious man from Earth-2, appears at S.T.A.R. Labs with a dire warning about an evil speedster named Zoom.

"Fresh Off the Boat" 8:30 p.m. ABC — Louis wants Eddie's first school dance to be as perfect as a John Hughes film

"iZombie" 9 p.m. the CW  — Liv and Babineax investigate the murder of a hard-partying frat boy.

" Marvel's Agents of Shield " 9 p.m. ABC — Daisy, Mack and Coulson try to protect Lincoln from Rosalind's team

"Scream Queens" 9 p.m. Fox — Dean Munsch's Halloween announcement impacts the campus.

" NCIS: New Orleans " 9 p.m. CBS — The team investigates the murder of a Navy drone pilot who acquired military surveillance footage using a black market drone.

"Bastard Executioner " 10 p.m. FX — Wilkin and Toran get a new timeline for their revenge and a surprising ally visits Lady Love.

"Chicago Fire " 10 p.m. NBC — Casey is placed in a dangerous situation while working undercover to bring down a trafficking ring being run out of Nesbitt's club.

"Public Morals " 10 p.m. TNT — Muldoon puts Shea to the test to see if he's worthy of a place in Public Morals.


"Rosewood " 8 p.m. Fox — A doctor is a murder suspect.

"The Middle " 8 p.m. ABC — Mike surprises Frankie when he wants to be involved in his brother's crazy business scheme.

"The Mysteries of Laura " 8 p.m. NBC — Two inmates flee prison.

"Survivor " 8 p.m. CBS — Three castaways give it their all in a gut-wrenching challenge.

"Criminal Minds " 9 p.m. CBS — Brides-to-be are murdered on the eve of their nuptials in Savannah and a jilted lover is suspected.

"Empire " 9 p.m. Fox — The Lyons collaborate on a music video.

"Law & Order: SVU " 9 p.m. NBC — An unarmed black man is shot by three police officers who claim they were following proper procedure while pursuing a rape suspect.

"Modern Family " 9 p.m. ABC — Claire has ideas for closets, but is apprehensive about pitching them to Jay.

"Black-ish " 9:31 p.m. ABC — Dre and his colleagues come up with a new holiday after being fed up with other events overshadowing Father's Day.

"American Horror Story " 10 p.m. FX — Fashion designer Will Drake spruces up the Hotel Cortez.

"Code Black " 10 p.m. CBS — The doctors work 36 consecutive hours in code black.

"Nashville " 10 p.m. ABC — A reporter shadows Juliette.


"Bones" 8 p.m. Fox — Remains found at a fish farm coincide with Brennan and Booth.

"Grey's Anatomy" 8 p.m. ABC — Stephanie reveals her past.

"The Vampire Diaries" 8 p.m. the CW  — Damon makes an impulsive decision that threatens to unravel a carefully negotiated deal between Stefan and Lily.

"The Blacklist" 9 p.m. NBC — Red and Liz head toward the Midwest in their quest to take down the Cabal.

"Project Runway" 9 p.m. Lifetime — In a fashion-forward challenge, the designers use 3D-printing technology to create avant-garde styles. Guest judge: Mel B.

"Scandal" 9 p.m. ABC — A familiar face returns to help Huck and Quinn deal with the media uproar.

"Sleepy Hollow" 9 p.m. Fox — Pandora releases an artifact from her box that can change a human being into a frightening creature from the past.

"How To Get Away With Murder" 10 p.m. ABC — A teen's body is found in the woods.


"Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers" 3:01 a.m. Netflix — In this light comedy set in the 1980s, a young tennis player works at the prestigious and exclusive Red Oaks Country Club during the summer.

"The Amazing Race" 8 a.m. CBS — The race continues at Victoria Falls along the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

"Last Man Standing" 8 p.m. ABC — Mike thinks Boyd should attend private school.

"Reign" 8 p.m. the CW — Catherine is imprisoned when she returns to France.

"Undateable" 8 p.m. NBC — It's all live shows this season.

"Truth Be Told" 8:30 p.m. NBC (new show) — Mitch and Tracy set out to find a babysitter so they can attend a Jay Z concert with Russell and Angie in the series premiere of this sitcom centering on two diverse couples.

"Dr. Ken" 8:31 p.m. ABC — A decree to work on Saturdays is met with contempt by the staff.

"Hawaii Five-O" 9 p.m. CBS — Five-0 investigates the death of a wealthy recluse.

"Play It Forward" 9 p.m. Showtime — The emotional and candid story of NFL legend Tony Gonzalez and his brother Chris.

"Shark Tank" 9 p.m. ABC — A dad pitches his potty-training device.

"For Better Or Worse" 9 p.m. OWN (fourth season finale) — Richard faces the consequences for abusing Keisha.

"Blue Bloods" 10 p.m. CBS — A mob boss faces charges for an old murder.

"The Knick" 10 p.m. Cinemax (second season debut) — The hospital readies for its move uptown.

"Satisfaction" 10 p.m. USA (second season debut) — Neil and Grace face up to their infidelities; and Adriana plots to keep them apart..


"Kristy" 8 p.m. Saturday Lifetime — A college coed opts to stay on campus for the Thanksgiving break, but she is stalked.

"Blunt Talk" 9 p.m. Saturday Starz alter celebrates the 33rd anniversary of the end of the Falklands War by throwing an epic bash

"Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo" 9 p.m. Saturday HBO — Sex jokes and sexism jokes all in one hour!

" Survivor's Remorse" 9:30 p.m. Saturdya Starz — Cam and Allison's romance intensifies.

" Saturday Night Live" 11:30 p.m. Saturday NBC Tracy Morgan hosts.

"Belief: The Seekers " 8 p.m. Sunday OWN (new series) —  The documentary series about faith and spirituality.

"The Simpsons " 8 p.m. Sunday Fox —  Lisa is frightened at Krustyland Halloween Horror Night.

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey " 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo —  Joe and the girls celebrate the Fourth of July at the shore with the Gorgas.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine " 8:30 p.m. Sunday Fox —  Jake enlists Holt's help to investigate a serial killer.

"Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise" 9 p.m. Sunday Hallmark — Jesse Stone acts as a consultant for a Boston murder case possibly linked to a serial killer who's already in prison, but Jesse thinks another killer is responsible.

"The Walking Dead" 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — As things begin to return to normal, a new problem arises for the Alexandrians.

"Homeland" 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime Jonas and Carrie revisit her past; Quinn stalks his prey.

"The Leftovers" 9 p.m. HBO Laurie works on a book to expose the evils of the Guilty Remnant.

"The Good Wife" 9:30 p.m. CBS Alicia and Lucca work together on a complicated case involving a designer drug dealer

"The Affair" 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Noah's undying love for Alison leads to serious consequences.

"Quantico" 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — At Quantico, the recruits take part in a hostage rescue training exercise that leaves Alex questioning whether she should quit.

"CSI: Cyber" 10:30 p.m. Sunday CBS — A police officer's body camera is hacked and the incendiary video goes viral.