Too Much TV: Your TV Talking Points For Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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Here's everything you need to know about the world of television for Thursday, September 26th, 2019. I'm writing this from the Twin Cities, where AllYourScreens HQ is running on coffee....lots of coffee.
Here's a rundown of the crazy amount of television and streaming stuff premiering today:
1) A Million Little Things Season Two Premiere (ABC)
In the episode entitled "Coming Home," when Delilah goes into labor, Eddie feels compelled to tell Katherine the truth about being the baby’s father. Meanwhile, Gary and Maggie struggle with living together post-cancer, and Rome and Regina continue to be at odds about having a baby of their own.
2) Carol's Second Act Series Premiere (CBS)
Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton stars in new a comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age. It’s her enthusiasm, perspective and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success.
3) Creepshow Series Premiere (Shudder)
Shudder’s Creepshow anthology series is based on the iconic 1982 film written by Stephen King and is directed by George A. Romero, and executive produced by Greg Nicotero ("The Walking Dead").
4) Doc Martin Season Nine Premiere (Acorn TV)
Doc Martin’s career is hanging in the balance as the General Medical Council follows up on complaints about his brusque approach to patients. Meanwhile, his wife, Louisa (Caroline Catz, "Murder in Suburbia") pursues a new career as a child counselor and is concerned that their three-year-old son, James Henry (Elliott Blake), is becoming too much like his dad. Returning favorites of series 8 include Dame Eileen Atkins ("The Crown," "Upstairs, Downstairs," "Cranford") as the Doc’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice ("Doctor Who," "Rome") as Bert Large, and Joe Absolom ("Hatfields & McCoys") as his son Al.
5) Evil Series Premiere (CBS)
"Evil" is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.
[photo galleries: SDCC Panel]
6) Explained: Season Two Premiere (Netflix)
Produced by Vox Entertainment, this weekly short-form series will explore a wide range of global topics and take on the big “why” questions that animate our age. Each episode will pull a different subject from the zeitgeist, from politics to science to pop culture, and give the bigger picture story -- featuring interviews with some of the most authoritative experts in their respective fields.
7) Grey's Anatomy Season Sixteen Premiere (ABC)
In the episode entitled "Nothing Left To Cling To," Meredith, Richard and Alex must deal with the consequences after Bailey fires them from Grey Sloan for insurance fraud. After disappearing in the fog, Jackson helps a man in a dangerous situation, and his relationship with Maggie comes to a new crossroad. Meanwhile, Tom gets new responsibilities at the hospital that throw the doctors for a loop.
8) How To Get Away With Murder Season Six Premiere (ABC)
The season six premiere of "How to Get Away with Murder" picks up as Annalise struggles with the personal toll that Laurel and Christopher’s disappearance has taken on everyone. Meanwhile, the remaining Keating 4, Oliver, Frank and Bonnie disagree on the possible reasons behind Laurel’s disappearance. Tegan handles the aftermath of Emmett’s apparent poisoning, and Gabriel wants to take his budding relationship with Michaela to the next level.
9) Kids Baking Championship: Tricks & Treats (Food)
Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman return to test the skills of nine new talented young bakers, ranging in age from 10 to 13, in difficult dessert challenges to see who will measure up in the competition. Only one will take the cake and the sweet grand prize of $25,000, a feature in Food Network Magazine, and the title of Kids Baking Champion.
10) Law & Order: SVU Season Twenty One Premiere (NBC)
In the episode "I'm Going To Make You A Star," When an actress accuses a high-powered media mogul of attempted rape, Benson finds herself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse. Changes in the squad room put Carisi between a rock and a hard place. Ian McShane, Peter Gallagher, Zuleikha Robinson and Jamie Gray Hyder guest star.
11) Mom Season Seven Premiere (CBS)
In the episode entitled "Audrey Hepburn and a Jalepeño Pepper," while Bonnie struggles to enjoy her perfect honeymoon with Adam, Christy makes some questionable changes at the bar while they're away.
12) Perfect Harmony Series Premiere (NBC)
Bradley Whitford stars in this comedy about finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. When former Princeton music professor Arthur Cochran unexpectedly stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one. Despite the ultimate clash of sensibilities, Arthur and his newfound cohorts may just be the perfect mix of individuals to help each other reinvent and rediscover a little happiness, just when they all need it most.
13) Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Adventure Awaits (Freeform)
Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the immersive and exclusive television event will allow audiences to explore the epic new lands and learn more about how this new planet of Batuu came to life. With celebrity guests including Kaley Cuoco, Keegan-Michael Key, Jay Leno, Sarah Hyland, Miles Brown and more, Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney Cast Members share how they helped bring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life with fascinating insider details.
14) Sunnyside Series Premiere (NBC)
Garrett Modi was living the American Dream. As the youngest New York City Councilman ever, he was rubbing elbows with the political elite, attending star-studded parties and was the pride of Queens. But instead of spending his time in ofﬁce helping the people that got him elected, he lost his way amidst the power and glamour of politics. When his downward spiral got him busted for public intoxication (and downright stupidity), it was all caught on tape and ended his career. Now, Garrett’s crashing with his sister, Mallory, and wondering where it all went wrong. That is, until he’s hired by a diverse group of hopefuls who dream of becoming American citizens and believe he can help – giving him a new sense of purpose and a chance for redemption, as long as he remembers where he came from.
[show guide] [trailer] [photo gallery: 09/26/2019]
15) Superstore Season Premiere (NBC)
In the episode entitled "Cloud 9.0," Amy tries to help her employees cope with Mateo's ICE detention - and with the introduction of a new robot co-worker that makes them fear they could be replaced.
16) The Good Place Season Four Premiere (NBC)
With Eleanor assuming the role of the architect, the group adapts to the challenges facing them when four test subjects inhabit a new neighborhood under their supervision.
17) The Unicorn Series Premiere (CBS)
"The Unicorn" is a single-camera comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who help Wade (Walton Goggins) embrace his “new normal” in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago. As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is taking the major step of dating again. To Wade’s amazement, he’s a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he’s the perfect single guy – a “unicorn”: employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment. With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he’ll find happiness again, Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life… and love… again.
[photo galleries: cast]
18) Untold Stories Of Hip Hop Series Premiere (WE tv)
From iconic rap verses to historic artist beefs, “Untold Stories of Hip Hop” puts the stories behind the moments front and center. As a pioneer and one of the most respected legends in hip hop journalism, Host and Executive Producer Angie Martinez has those who are notorious for being guarded, open up to her in ways they have never done before. Featuring interviews with hip hop’s biggest names include Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Nelly, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Wyclef Jean, Ja Rule, Fat Joe and more. Each hour-long episode of this fresh and fast-paced series shines a new light on hip hop’s most influential artists with unforgettable revelations directly from the stars themselves. In the series premiere, Cardi B opens up about her shocking #MeToo moment and exposes her first time having sex with Offset. Snoop Dogg details his final encounter with Biggie and a plane flight with Tupac and Suge Knight that almost ended his life.
19) Young Sheldon Season Three Premiere (CBS)
In the episode entitled "Quirky Eggheads And Texas Snow Globes," after Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) experiences a nervous breakdown, Mary worries Sheldon is headed down a similar path. Also, Georgie discovers he has a knack for sales.
For a rundown of all the new episodes of television premiering tonight,click here.
TOO MUCH TV REALLY IS A THING
This newsletter is called "Too Much TV" because....well, it's hard to keep track of all the new television premiering everyday. To help you prioritize your viewing, click here to see our list of more than 400 upcoming television premieres, movies and finales. You'll find listings from more than 70 networks, as well as streaming services and web shows.
And if you're a glutton for punishment (or just want to know what you've missed), check out this list of all the shows that have premiered so far in 2019.
I'll be back with another one tomorrow. If you have any feedback, send it along toRick@AllYourScreens.comand follow me on Twitter@aysrick.