What to Watch on TV This Week: 'This is Us,' 'Star Trek,' 'Young Sheldon,' and More Show Premieres

Sterling K. Brown on 'This is Us' season 2 premiere
Sterling K. Brown as Randall on Episode 201 of "This Is Us," premiering on NBC on September 25. on Batzdorff/NBC

No one has any excuse to be bored this week. Why? Because there are so many shows premiering on TV, that’s why. While there a few new shows that will be airing for the first time throughout the week, there are tons of oldies-but-goodies picking up where they left off last season.

Check out the list of everything returning and debuting on the boob tube this week below:


Star Trek: Discovery- Premiering on CBS All Access and CBS, the iconic space series will bring a new ship, new characters and new missions into our galaxy. Added bonus: Talking Trek, the intergalactic after show series will premiere right after the new Star Trek, which will highlight all the spacy happenings of Captain Gabriel Lorca’s (the new Captain Kirk?) crew.


The Big Bang Theory- Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) have finally tied the knot, and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) are headed to the alter. It’s as if everyone’s all grown up on season 11 of the CBS series, but don’t worry—it only seems like the super smart cast (and Penny) have suddenly matured. There will still be plenty of cooky experiments and crazy moments to enjoy when the new season kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.

Young Sheldon- Premiering right after its predecessor The Big Bang Theory at 8:30 p.m., the brand new CBS series follows the genius we’ve come to know and love—Sheldon Cooper—as he enters the height of his youth: high school. Despite his smarts, high school won’t prove to be an easy fete for young Sheldon, especially considering he’s only 9-years-old when he starts his freshman year.

Kevin Can Wait- The retired police officer, played by Kevin James, will still be waiting to retire when season two premieres at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

Scorpion- The fourth season of the show will continue to follow Walter O’Brien and his team of eccentric and incredibly brilliant misfits as they save the world from the high-tech threats of modern day society. The show premieres at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

Me, Myself & I- The new comedy series follows one man during the most pivotal moments of his life at ages 14, 40 and 65. Starring Jack Dylan Grazer as young Alex, Bobby Moyinhan as mid-life Alex and John Larroquette as old Alex, the series tackles a number of different themes like adjusting to change, getting your life back on track after a sudden change and that sweet moment when things of the past give way to new opportunities that can change your future for the better. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

The Voice- Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Black Sheldon are back with new judge Jennifer Hudson as the singing superstars of tomorrow compete against each other for the ultimate title and grand prize—a recording contract. The competitive series kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Brave- Premiering at 10 p.m. ET on NBC, the new series—staring Mike Vogel, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills and Hadi Tabbal—gives insight into the dangerous world of America’s undercover military heroes as they go on complex missions that can not only be the difference between life and death for them but every other American too.

The Opposition with Jordan Klepper- Dubbed as “the new voice of America,” the new satirical news show aims to take on the conspiracies of the right and left-winged media. It premieres at 11:20 p.m. on Comedy Central.

The Good Doctor- What happens when a brilliant young man with autism and Savant syndrome (Freddie Highmore) uproots his small-town life to work as a doctor at an exemplary hospital’s surgical unit? Find out when the new ABC drama premieres at 10 p.m. ET.


Lethal Weapon- Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) are back to keep the streets of Los Angeles safe for a second season. The Fox show premieres at 8 p.m. ET.

The Mick- While just about every family on planet earth has some sort of dysfunction—whether they like to admit it or not—Mickey (Kaitlin Olson)’s family dynamic may be the most chaotic. However, in its second season, the FOX series’ lead character is figuring out this thing called family-life a whole lot more with the help of her sometimes-boyfriend (Scott MacArthur) and live-in housekeeper (Carla Jimenez). Viewers may see her bratty nephews and nieces being more accepting of her this season, but the headaches they cause won’t get any more bearable. The show starts at 9 p.m. ET.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine- Expect to see even more hilarious interactions between the NYPD’s 99th prescient and their roster of criminals when the show returns at 9:30 p.m. ET.

This is Us- The second season of the NBC series will continue to follow the Pearson family. While only God knows what sob stories will unravel during its sophomore season, one thing is certain: You will need tissues. Weep away. The series starts at 9 p.m. ET.

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders- Considerably one of the most scandalous crimes of the late 1980s, the Law and Order mini-series will document the highly-watch Menendez trial of two brothers who were found guilty for viciously murdering both of their parents. The show starts at 10 p.m. on NBC.

NCIS- More Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), more Special Agent Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) and more Agent Eleanor Bishop (Emily Wickersham), all trying to solve some of the most intricate and interesting crimes. What more could you ask for? The 15th season starts at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

NCIS: New Orleans- More Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula), more Special Agent Christopher Lasalle (Lucas Black) and more Special Agent Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito) keeping NOLA safe. Boom. The fourth season of the series kicks off at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.


Survivor- The 31st season’s theme “Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers” will peg contestants against each other based on their perceptions of one another. The competitive series premieres at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Seal Team- A new drama on CBS, the show is very much all about what its title suggests: The good old heroes of the U.S. Navy Seals. Don’t miss their action-packed adventures when the show airs at 9 p.m. ET.

The Blacklist- Raymond Reddington (James Spader) returns to build a fresh, new criminal enterprise with the help of his leading lady Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), but their family dynamic will prove to create one complicated dynamic that may force her to choose whether to be loyal to her father, Red, or her job at the FBI. The show’s fifth season kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.

Criminal Minds- Returning for its 13th season, the group of FBI elites will go on to use their skills to capture some of the biggest fugitives the country has ever seen. The series premieres on CBS at 10 p.m. ET.

Law & Order: SVU- This show never gets old and neither does Mariska Hargitay, who plays Detective Oliva Benson. The series kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

Chicago P.D.- They’re cops. They’re in Chicago. They’re busy. Watch it all when the fifth season premieres on NBC at 10 p.m. ET.

The Goldbergs- Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) and his hilarious family are back making it through the ‘80s with their mishaps, loving moments and life lessons that all of us can benefit from regardless of the time difference. The ABC series starts at 8 p.m. ET.

Speechless- The family-friendly show returns right as JJ (Micah Fowler) returns from his first summer camp trip. The reunion will surely be a sweet one, but how long will the happy sentiments last when all the DiMeo kids start school together in the fall? We’ll find out when the show premieres at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

Modern Family- In its ninth season, one would think we would have grown tired of the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker family, but with all their ups-and-downs, hilarious moments and insanely loving bond, how could we? The series starts at 9 p.m. on ABC.

American Housewife- More than likely, Katie Otto (Katy Mixon) will continue to struggle to fit into her cookie-cutter Westport, Connecticut housewife life, but fans of the show already know she’ll own her imperfections every step of the way. The show airs on ABC at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Designated Survivor- Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) will continue to navigate his new life as President of the United States, which, as you can probably imagine, won’t be an easy task. Don’t miss the second season premiere at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Empire- Lucious Lyon (Terrance Howard) and his family shenanigans are back in the spotlight for the fourth season of the Fox show. Expect more corruption, more betrayal and more good music along the way. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Star- Although the first season ended on a high note for Star (Judge Demorest), Alexandra (Ryan Destiny) and Simone (Brittany O’Grady), the aspiring singers won’t continue their journey to fame without a few more upsets in season two. The series premiers on Fox at 9 p.m. ET.

50 Central- The late-night variety show, compliments of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, aims to find the next big names of comedy and airs at 10:30 p.m. ET on BET.


Grey’s Anatomy- In its 14th season fans should expect to see more or less of the same: Drama. The ABC series premieres at 8 p.m. ET.

How to Get Away With Murder- What lies and secrets will Annalise Keating be trying to keep under wraps during the fourth season of the ABC series. Watch to find out. The show starts at 10 p.m.

The Good Place- You will learn how to be a better person for the sake of planet Earth if you watch this show. So watch it. Season two kicks off at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

Superstore- You don’t have to imagine all the mayhem that goes down in a superstore because the NBC show gives a unique, detailed and hilarious account of literally everything that could happen at a supercenter for you. Check out the season three premiere at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Will & Grace- It’s Will (Eric McCormack). It’s Grace (Debra Messing). It’s Jack (Sean Hayes) and Karen (Megan Mullally). And their all back for the revival series we’ve been waiting for. Don’t miss it at 9 p.m. on NBC.

Great News- Briga Heelan is back as Katie Wendelson, the producer of the news show The Breakdown. The second season will bring about an interesting set of problems for Katie as the crew is on the heels of a breaking news story that could mean bad-news-bears for their MMN boss. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. on NBC.

Chicago Fire- Premiering at 10 p.m. ET on NBC, the series will continue to follow the lives of Chicago’s biggest and baddest fire-fighters, rescue squads and paramedics of Firehouse 51.


Marvel’s Inhumans- The new ABC series is more than just a fight between good and evil. It’s a fight between brothers. The freshman season airs at 8 p.m. ET.

Hawaii Five-0- You may think Hawaii’s all picturesque and sunny, but there’s real crime that goes down on the islands. Detective Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) can tell you all about it. Or you could just watch the CBS show when it premieres at 9 p.m. ET, and see for yourself.

Blue Bloods- Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Monahan—what more needs to be said about the show detailing the lives of NYPD’s finest law-enforcement family? Tune in at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

The Exorcist- Get your holy water and burn you’re sage because you’ll definitely need it for season two of the terrifyingly demonic Fox series. The show kicks off at 9 p.m.

Tin Star- The new Amazon series, starring Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks, is all about the sweet joys of revenge. Oh, and if that isn’t telling of the drama that’s in store, be aware that there will be some drugs, booze, prostitution and bloodshed along the way.


Saturday Night Live- A guaranteed hilarious end to a (most likely) trying week, the 43rd season of the sketch comedy season premieres on NBC at 9 p.m.