The fall television season is officially upon us, and that means a lot of television to choose from every night. Whether you're one of the lone few who still watch live, or you just need to know what's worth DVRing with limited space there, LA TV Insider Examiner is not merely letting you know what shows will deliver new episodes on any given night but rather what is worth watching.
These are our recommendations for primetime Tuesday, September 24 2013.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 8 p.m.) - "Pilot" - On the series premiere, it's just after the battle of New York, and now that the existence of super heroes and aliens has become public knowledge, the world is trying to come to grips with this new reality. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) is back in action and has his eye on a mysterious group called The Rising Tide. In order to track this unseen, unknown enemy, he has assembled a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division). The group's first assignment together as a team finds them trying to track down an ordinary man who has gained extraordinary powers. Powers that could have devastating consequences.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, 8:30 p.m.) - "The Tagger" - Jake (Andy Samberg) is assigned to investigate a graffiti case that he feels is beneath him, but things get complicated when he learns the offender is the deputy commissioner's son. Meanwhile a psychic visits the precinct and evaluates the team.
The Goldbergs (ABC, 9 p.m.) - "Pilot (Circle of Driving)" - On the series premiere, Barry (Troy Gentile) wakes on his birthday expecting to get a car, but is disappointed at the kitchen table when Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) says that he's not ready for that responsibility and gives him something else that shocks him. Pops (George Segal) complicates matters by giving Barry the car he wants, but Beverly instantly makes her father take the car back. Meanwhile, Adam (Sean Giambrone) seeks Pop's advice on his crush at the local diner.
Capture (The CW, 9 p.m.) - "Sabotage" - The final four teams try to escape two sabotages, while alliances become casualties.
Trophy Wife (ABC, 9:30 p.m.) - "Pilot" - On the series premiere, Kate (Malin Akerman) feels she's still proving herself to Pete's (Bradley Whitford) ex-wives and the kids, so she offers to handle a parent-teacher meeting at Warren's (Ryan Scott Lee) school. Unfortunately she finds Warren's mom, Diane (Marcia Gay Harden), there as well, and things just spiral out of control when a vodka incident leaves Kate in a compromising position and another child locks himself inside a car. It all comes hilariously to a head back at home-- just another day in the life of this new, big, blended family.
The Mindy Project (FOX, 9:30 p.m.) - "The Other Dr. L." - As if Mindy's (Mindy Kaling) long-distance relationship with Casey (Anders Holm) isn't hard enough, now she has to deal with her nemesis Dr. Paul Leotard (James Franco) taking over the office. Meanwhile, Danny (Chris Messina) discovers a new hobby in the wake of his second breakup with Christina (Chloe Sevigny), and it introduces him to Kris Humphries, who guest stars as himself.
Lucky 7 (ABC, 10 p.m.) - "Pilot" - On the series premiere, the Gold Star pals have never lost hope that they could potentially cash in on the winnings of a lifetime. Matt Korzak (Matt Long) could get his very pregnant girlfriend, Mary Lavecchia (Christine Evangelista), and their other child out of his mother's house. Matt's brother, Nicky (Stephen Louis Grush), an ex-con, could pay off a dangerous debt and pursue the crush he has on co-worker Samira Lashari (Summer Bishil). Samira, a second-generation Pakistani immigrant and a talented musician, could finally afford to go to her dream school, Juilliard. Denise Dibinsky (Lorraine Bruce), the tender-hearted Gold Star cashier, is struggling to lose weight and regain her former glory, but the winnings could provide an opportunity for her to rebuild her crumbling marriage. Leanne Maxwell (Anastasia Phillips), a single mother, will try to keep her past hidden despite the spotlight the lottery win puts on her. Bob Harris (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), the store's manager and quite possibly the nicest man in the world, wants to buy the Gold Star and make it into the perfect workplace. And cheerful and charming Antonio Clemente (Luis Antonio Ramos) will discover ways to capitalize on the group's win in order to give his wife, Bianca (Alex Castillo), and their three kids a whole new life.
Chicago Fire (NBC, 10 p.m.) - "A Problem House" - On the second season premiere, evidence recovered at a series of fires indicates that Lt. Severide (Taylor Kinney) is being targeted by an arsonist. Meanwhile, Battalion Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) clashes with Gail McLeod (guest star Michelle Forbes), a high ranking consultant with the State Marshal’s office who keeps a sharp eye on budgets and performance at the city’s firehouses -- and has 51 under her microscope as one that could face the prospect of being closed. Elsewhere, Lt. Casey (Jesse Spencer) reflects on the year anniversary of Andy’s death, Shay (Lauren German) has suspicions about Severide’s paternity and Mouch (Christian Stolte) enjoys a visit from Mari (guest star Cindy Chang), his Japanese girlfriend.
Which will you watch??
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