City Prime-time Programming Highlights: Monday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 27
– The season’s most anticipated new and returning series, The Muppets and Empire respectively, make their world premieres on City–
– Become an official pledge with the special two-hour series premiere of Scream Queens, and get acquainted with the hilarious and complicated lives of the Short family in the series premieres of Life in Pieces–
– City’s comedy-packed Sunday night debuts with an all-star lineup, including Bob’s Burgers, new episodes of original series Sunnyside, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, and The Last Man on Earth –
– Plus, get ready for the return of fan-favourite hit shows with the season premieres of Scorpion, Modern Family, Black-ish, and The Middle –
Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for September 21 to 27. All programming is subject to change.
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Monday, Sept. 21
The Muppets : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Pig Girls Don’t Cry”
The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show where audiences will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages. In the series premiere, Miss Piggy is furious when Kermit books Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as a guest on her late-night talk show “Up Late with Miss Piggy”. Meanwhile, Fozzie Bear tries to calm his nerves before meeting his girlfriend's parents; and the cast prepares for a special performance by GRAMMY Award® winning band, Imagine Dragons.
Life in Pieces (s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
Life in Pieces is a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious, and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members. New parents Greg (Colin Hanks, Fargo) and Jen (Zoe Lister Jones, Friends with Better Lives) are overwhelmed by the pressures of raising a child. On the other hand, Heather (Betsy Brandt, Breaking Bad) and Tim (Dan Bakkedah, Veep) contemplate adding to their family.
Scorpion (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
“Satellite of Love”
The new Director of Homeland Security (guest star Alana De La Garza, Forever) reunites the team when a nuclear powered Russian satellite is knocked out of orbit and must be diverted before it detonates over Southern California. Later, Paige (Katharine McPhee) and Walter (Elyes Gabel) must face their feelings for each other after hospital footage reveals their blossoming romance.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Scream Queens (s/FOX): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**Two-hour Series Premiere**
The girls of Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority at Wallace University, are dying for new pledges – literally. All hell breaks loose after anti-Kappa Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite. As a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across campus, sorority sisters Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts,American Horror Story), Grace Gardner (Skyler Samuels), Hester Ulrich (Lea Michele, Glee) and Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin, August: Osage County) have to adjust to a new sorority life while trying to stay alive.
Wednesday, Sept. 23
The Mindy Project : 12 p.m. ET, 11 a.m. CT, 1 p.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT online at Citytv.com
**Online Sneak Peek**
“C is for Coward”
Danny (Chris Messina) and a very pregnant Mindy (Mindy Kaling) cannot agree on a birthing plan, but are quickly reminded that some things are totally out of their control.
Empire : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“The Devils are Here”
Still in federal lockup, Lucious (Terrence Howard) is trying to run Empire from inside, while a headline-grabbing state prosecutor (guest star Tyra Ferrell, ER) hangs her political ambitions on bringing him down. Meanwhile, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) stages a star-studded #FreeLucious concert to support him, while scheming with Andre (Trai Byers), Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray), Anika (Grace Gealey), and the business-savvy Mimi Whiteman (recurring guest star Marisa Tomei) to finalize the hostile takeover of Empire.
Modern Family (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
Haley (Sarah Hyland) tries to stop Andy (Adam DeVine) from proposing to Beth, but the attempt does a number on their emotions. Meanwhile, Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) look at preschools for Joe (Pierce Wallace) and are shocked by how competitive the process can be. Although Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) continues to remain supportive of Mitchell's (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) midlife career crisis, he hatches a plan to get his husband's old job back when they start to run out of money.
Black-ish (s/ABC): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
When Jack (Miles Brown) performs the song “Gold Digger” at a school talent show and sings a lyric that includes “the word,” it leads to his possible expulsion from school. Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) work together to get him reinstated, and along the way examine the evolution of “the word” through the generations and just who has the right to use it.
Thursday, Sept. 24
Thursday Night NFL (s/CBS): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
“Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants”
Catch all the action as the Washington Redskins and New York Giants go head-to-head on the road to the playoffs. Join announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms for all regular-season coverage.
Friday, Sept. 25
The Middle : 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
“Not Your Brother’s Drop Off”
Sue (Eden Sher) can’t contain her excitement over starting college, but the enthusiasm fades when she accidentally burns her hair and ends up having to cut it short. Later, Brick (Atticus Shaffer) doesn't know what to do when his girlfriend Cindy (Casey Burke) wants to take their relationship to the next level.
Fail Army : 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
**Two Back-to-back Episodes**
“Target Practice/On With the Show”
Get ready for non-stop laughter with the funniest 'fail' videos, bloopers, pranks, and all-around entertaining videos from the hugely popular YouTube channel of the same name. Fail Army has become an international sensation with more than one billion total views on YouTube and more than 8 million combined followers on social media.
Sunday, Sept. 27
Bob’s Burgers (s/FOX): 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, 8:30 p.m. MT, 6:30 p.m. CT
In the Season 6 premiere, Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) notices that he has started to lose his hair. In a wave of nostalgia, Linda (John Roberts) reminisces about Bob's moustache and how it made her fall for him years ago, and the kids tell their own versions of how their parents met.
Sunnyside : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT
**City Original Programming**
“War is Hell”
Molly (Kathleen Phillips) decides to go looking for love at the local walk-in clinic, and Teddy’s (Pat Thornton) plans for a romantic dinner with Denise (Kathleen Phillips) fall apart when his mom returns home early.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT
When new captain Seth Dozerman (guest star Bill Hader, Trainwreck) takes over after Holt (Andre Braugher) is transferred to the public relations department, Jeffords (Terry Crews) struggles to keep chaos from reigning in the precinct. Meanwhile, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) deal with the fallout of their kiss.
Family Guy (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT
In the Season 14 premiere, the gang visits an abandoned asylum seeking inspiration for a new horror movie idea, but they end up accidentally killing a man they think is keeping them hostage. Wracked with guilt, they each try to pin the murder on someone else. Later, Stewie (Seth MacFarlane) is on a mission to destroy Brian's (Seth MacFarlane) glasses because he's annoyed by how pretentious Brian acts when he wears them.
The Last Man on Earth (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT
“Is There Anybody Out There?”
The Last Man on Earth is a single-camera comedy about the life and adventures of Phil Miller (Will Forte), the last man on earth. In the Season 2 premiere, Phil and Carol (Kristen Schaal) decide to leave Tucson behind and strike out on their own on a road trip across the United States.
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