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 TV train wreck). Check out our picks for the week of Tuesday, September 8th:
Public Morals, “O’Bannon’s Wake” (TNT, 10 p.m.) – Muldoon (Edward Burns) must face a volatile contingent of the Irish mafia at Mr. O’s wake, and later is tipped off about an illegal high-stakes card game. Meanwhile, the O’Bannon gang looks to take on the Pattons (Neal McDonough and Brian Dennehy) and their war-ready faction in the latest episode of TNT’s period crime drama.
Drunk History, “Miami” (Comedy Central, 10:30) – Comedians and local, non-professional historians get sloshed for warped retellings of the cocaine trade under Griselde Blanco, Clark Gable’s stint in the U.S. Army Air, and the feud between Ponce de Leon and Diego Columbus in Miami in the latest episode of one of TV’s most inventive comedies.
Late Show with Stephen Colbert Series Premiere (CBS, 11:35 p.m.) – It’s happening! IT’S HAPPENING!! Stephen Colbert takes his rightful place as the successor to David Letterman in CBS’s late-night prime spot. For his first program, he welcomes George Clooney and Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush for a talk, and Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform.
The Carmichael Show, “Prayer/Guns” (NBC, 9 p.m.) – The final two episodes of Season 1 of this engaging, witty comedy from NBC tackles religion and gun rights, which centers on an argument that erupts when Maxine (Amber Stevens West of 22 Jump Street) learns that Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) owns a personal handgun.
Key & Peele Series Finale, “The End” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) – A man finds himself in a strange spot while calling 911, Ray Parker Jr. pens a few new songs, an obsession with internet memes, and another tale of Negrotown are among the subjects covered by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele on the last episode of one of the great sketch shows of all time.
The League Season Premiere, “That Other Draft (FXX, 10 p.m.) – On the first episode of the last season of this long-diminishing comedy series, Pete (Mark Duplass) runs into his ex-wife on the street and Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi) gets jealous when Jenny (Katie Aselton) is given big-shot status at the Chicago draft. Expect a cameo from Mr. McGiblets or whatever other joke they’re calling back for the umpteenth time.
You’re the Worst Season Premiere, “The Sweater People” (FXX, 10:33 p.m.) – Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash), now living together, find themselves indulging in extensive, heavy drug-use, drinking, and fetishistic sex to fight off any chances of growing dull and ordinary by society’s standards in the Season 2 premiere of FXX’s fascinating flagship series.
Under the Dome Series Finale, “The Enemy Within” (CBS, 10 p.m.) – This incredibly annoying series finally grinds to a halt in the series finale, wherein the Dome comes down and the Resistance must find a way to combat the infected parties.
Review, “Buried Alive, 6 Star Review, Public Speaking” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.) – Forrest (Andrew Daly) tries out being buried alive for a day, makes an appearance to test his public speaking skills out, and fields a request for a six-star rating in the latest episode of Comedy Central’s original, occasionally very dark criticism series.
Documentary Now!, “The Eye Doesn’t Lie” (IFC, 10 p.m.) – The truth about a 1986 murder and the man wrongfully accused of committing the crime are the focus of the next episode of IFC’s amusing mockumentary series, which would seemingly be parodying Errol Morris‘s The Thin Blue Line and more modern iterations like Serial.
Z Nation Series Premiere, “The Murphy” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) – In the Season 2 premiere of this cultish Syfy series, the aftermath of Murphy’s (Keith Allan) launch of tactical nuclear weapons goes into effect with denizens splitting off to find the best way to avoid impending doom. Meanwhile, Citizen Z (DJ Qualls) finds himself making desperate moves in battling a plague of thawed zombies, and prompts the arrival of a powerful bounty hunter.
Blunt Talk, “A Beaver That’s Lost Its Mind” (Starz, 9 p.m.) – Walter (Patrick Stewart) attempts to be a better father to his youngest son becomes all the more difficult when it’s revealed that his ex-wife is dating a popular rock star in the latest episode of Jonathan Ames‘ follow-up to Bored to Death.
Ferrell Takes the Field (HBO, 10 p.m.) – In this HBO special, Will Ferrell plays baseball in five spring training games, playing on 10 different teams on one day in early 2015 to benefit a fund-raiser for cancer research. The venture doubles as an honor to former major leaguer Bert Campaneris, who played every position in a game in 1965 for the Kansas City A’s.
Fear the Walking Dead, “The Dog” (AMC, 9 p.m.) – AMC’s The Walking Dead spin-off hits its stride with its thrilling third episode, which sees Travis (Cliff Curtis) traversing L.A. with the Salazar family, in the hopes of reuniting with Madison (Kim Dickens) and her family to exit Los Angeles before the plague gets a hold of everyone.
The Strain, “The Assassin” (FX, 10 p.m.) – Justine (Samantha Mathis) rattles her sabers with the mayor in the wake of the battle for Red Hook in the last episode of this galvanic vampire series. Meanwhile, Eph (Corey Stoll) and Dutch (Ruta Gedmintas) team-up to take down one of the Master’s most crucial allies, and Setrakian (David Bradley) searches for the Lumen’s true owner.
Project Greenlight Season Premiere (HBO, 10 p.m.) – And here we go again. The latest season of this troubled take on not-so-independent filmmaking sees Ben Affleck and Matt Damon once again hand-picking a talented helmer to make a comedy backed by them as producers. Are there any chances of this not producing a loud, unfunny thud?
Doll & Em Season Premiere (HBO, 10:40 p.m.) – Azazel Jacobs‘ barbed, brilliant take on the fictionalized friendship between Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells, who are in fact best friends in real life, returns for a second portion of awkward, quietly expressive comedy, which criticizes the artistic dullness that comes with fame and money, and the real worth of genuine, natural talent.
Rick and Morty, “Big Trouble in Little Sanchez” (Cartoon Network, 11:30 p.m.) – Cartoon Networks’s vibrantly cynical animated program continues its breakout season with another adventure through time and space with the titular grandfather-grandson pairing, which looks to reference John Carpenter‘s classic Big Trouble in Little China.