The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional mess — and there are a few). Here are the notes for the week beginning Monday, September 14th:
The Bastard Executioner Series Premiere, “Pilot” (FX, 10 p.m.) — The two-hour premiere of Kurt Sutter’s new drama takes place in 14th century Wales, and stars Lee Jones as a man looking for revenge after an evil Baron attacks his village. Read the full review here.
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (NBC, 10:01 p.m.) The premiere features Reese Witherspoon as the week’s celebrity guest announcer during the variety show. Skits include comedy, mini game shows, audience giveaways, hidden camera pranks, stunts, and a lot of A-listers.
The Mindy Project Season 4 Premiere, “While I Was Sleeping” (Hulu) — The former Fox series begins its new season in its new home on Hulu.
Moonbeam City Series Premiere, “Mall Hath No Fury” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) — This animated spoof of 1980s cop dramas stars Rob Lowe as the dim-witted detective Dazzle Novak, Will Forte as Dazzle’s rival Rad Cunningham, Elizabeth Banks as Dazzle’s chief Pizzaz Miller, and Kate Mara and their colleague Chrysalis Tate.
The 5th Annual Streamy Awards (VH1, 10 p.m.) — Get ready, this is actually going to be a thing. The awards show, which honors the best in online video content, is being broadcast on TV for the first time.
Doctor Who Season 9 Premiere, “The Magician’s Apprentice” (BBC America) — The ninth season kicks off shrouded in mystery, as BBC America learns the smart lesson of porting over popular BBC shows as only hours after they air in the UK.
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (Fox, 8 p.m.) — Andy Samberg is hosting this year, and if you happening to be wagering on any of the outcomes, keep an eye out for our predictions later this week.
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC, 9 p.m.) — The Walking Dead spinoff series continues with Madison (Kim Dickens) and Travis (Cliff Curtis) witnessing different sides of the National Guard’s occupation of their neighborhood
Ray Donovan, “Poker” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) — The series continues its great run this season with an episode where — no surprise — Mickey (Jon Voight) “pushes his luck” but throwing himself a goodbye party. But he can’t really go, can he?
The Strain, “Dead End” (FX, 10 p.m.) — While Gus (Miguel Gomez) helps Guptas (Parveen Kaur) get across the border, Fet (Kevin Durant), Nora (Mia Maestro), and Eph (Cory Stoll) search for Dutch (Ruta Gedmintas), who is in Eichorst’s (Richard Sammel) clutches. Meanwhile, Setrakian (David Bradley) finds a familiar face during his quest for the Occido Lumen.