ALSO SEE: NFL 2019 TV Schedule
All Times Eastern.
Thursday, Sept. 5
NFL Football: Green Bay at Chicago
NBC, 8:15pm Live
The NFL celebrates its 100th season with this regular-season kickoff game featuring two of the league’s most storied franchises. Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers take on Khalil Mack and the NFC North division rival Bears at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
Tennis: US Open: Women’s Semifinals
ESPN, 7pm Live
The US Open women’s singles semifinal matches take place tonight at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.
The Outpost: “There Will Be a Reckoning”
The CW, 8pm
As the Outpost is besieged, its most wanted prisoner plans an escape. Talon (Jessica Green) and Zed (guest star Reece Ritchie) unearth an enemy from Talon’s childhood. Milus (guest star Jarren Dalmeda) leaves the Outpost bitterly disappointed.
Mountain Men: “Seize the Day”
In Montana, Tom Oar caps off his season by building an authentic Native American bull boat worth thousands of dollars. In Alaska, Morgan Beasley struggles to move a ton of greenhouse supplies through miles of dense forest. In North Carolina, Eustace Conway and Raleigh Avery race to fill a rush order for lumber. And in the Ozarks, Jason Hawk and his son, Kai, head back underground searching for more iron ore.
Activate: The Global Citizen Movement
National Geographic, 10pm
Each episode of this six-part docuseries delves into a different issue connected to the root causes of, and efforts to eradicate, extreme poverty, as seen in the work of the Global Citizen movement, whose celebrity activists include Hugh Jackman, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Usher, Common, Rachel Brosnahan and more.
Friday, Sept. 6
DC Comics’ first live-action series for its streaming service returns, with new cast members Esai Morales as supervillain Slade Wilson (a.k.a. the assassin Deathstroke) and Drew Van Acker as the hero Aqualad.
Tennis: US Open: Men’s Semifinals
ESPN, 4pm Live
The US Open men’s singles semifinal matches take place today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.
VICE News Tonight
HBO’s first ever daily news magazine comes to a close tonight, though the series will be picked up by the Viceland network.
Live From Lincoln Center: “ODYSSEY: The Chamber Music Society in Greece”
Breathtaking natural beauty and exquisite music-making share the focus in the new 90-minute episode “ODYSSEY Chamber Music Society in Greece,” which takes the virtuoso musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to the country that often is cited as the birthplace of the classical ideal. The group performs works that embody the essence of classical music, including Felix Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20, in such iconic Greek settings as the First Ancient Theatre of Larissa and the historic Church of the Taxiarchon in Pelion.
The UnXplained: “Incredible Survivors”
In the season finale, host William Shatner and his team of scientists, historians, engineers and researchers look into stories that defy the limits of human survival: plane crashes, subzero temperatures and superhuman feats performed while people are in danger.
This new docuseries brings viewers into the world of four couples undergoing weekly therapy. Dr. Orna Guralnik deftly guides the couples through the minefield of honest confrontation with each other and with themselves, revealing the real-life struggles — and extraordinary breakthroughs — typically hidden behind closed doors.
Killjoys: “Don’t Stop Beweaving”
Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) and Zeph (Kelly McCormack) embark on a sisterly road trip to a dangerous cult on Leith to find the key to The Lady’s destruction.
Good Talk With Anthony Jeselnik
Comedy Central, 11pm
In this six-episode interview series, host Anthony Jeselnik, formerly of Comedy Central’s The Jeselnik Offensive, talks with his comedian friends Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Kumail Nanjiani, Tig Notaro, Kristen Schaal and David Spade.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy
Discovery Family Channel, 9am
The animated series returns in a new time slot with four back-to-back episodes.
ABC, ESPN, FOX & FS1, beginning at 12pm Live
Week 2 of the college football season features Army at Michigan (FOX), Cincinnati at Ohio State (ABC), Nebraska at Colorado (FOX), Texas A&M at Clemson (ABC), BYU at Tennessee (ESPN), LSU at Texas (ABC), Buffalo at Penn State (FOX) and California at Washington (FS1).
Tennis: US Open: Women’s Final
ESPN, 4pm Live
The US Open women’s singles champion is crowned today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.
Major League Baseball
FS1, beginning at 4pm Live
FS1 airs a doubleheader of divisional rivalry games as the N.Y. Yankees are at the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies are at the N.Y. Mets.
WOW: Women of Wrestling
AXS TV, 8pm
The 24-episode second season of the all-female wrestling league finds the hit promotion back with a vengeance. The premiere finds The Beast, Jungle Grrrl and Havok lining up to challenge WOW world champion Tessa Blanchard. A Triple Threat Number One Contender Match will decide who wrestles Blanchard for the title.
Identity Theft of a Cheerleader
During her senior year of high school, Vicky (Maiara Walsh) dropped out of school. Now 31, Vicky is at rock bottom. Desperate and miserable, she decides to steal the identity of a high school cheerleader and redo her final year.
Patrick Swayze: Ghosts & Demons
REELZ Channel, 9pm
In this two-hour special, follow beloved actor Patrick Swayze’s rise to fame in hit movies such as Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and delve into his private world of pain, fear and self-sabotage hidden behind his public face.
Sunday, Sept. 8
The Day I Picked My Parents
This original five-hour documentary series follows 10 foster children, who are part of a revolutionary program operated by the nonprofit organization Kidsave in California, as they search to find their forever home. For the first time in their lives, they will have input into their own destiny as they decide where they want to live and who will be their family.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard
NBC, 2pm Live
The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season ends today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as drivers on the playoff bubble hope to clinch their chance to race for the championship.
Tennis: US Open: Men’s Final
ESPN, 4pm Live
The final two men compete for the US Open singles championship at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y.
Major League Baseball: N.Y. Yankees at Boston
ESPN, 7pm Live
Sunday Night Baseball is at Boston’s Fenway Park for the third game of a four-game series between the N.Y. Yankees and the Red Sox.
The Real Housewives of Potomac: “Mom’s the Word”
Robyn and Juan make a grand gesture to solidify their relationship. Candiace begins making financial strides without her mother’s help. Karen finally reveals her La’Dame perfume with an extravagant soirée, but the ladies leave with more questions than answers. After taking a pregnancy test, a fearful Ashley visits her doctor.
The Wrong Cheerleader
High school senior Becky (Cristine Prosperi) flies under the radar when it comes to getting attention from boys. But that turns around when she earns a spot on the cheerleading squad led by Ms. Flynn (Vivica A. Fox). Becky catches the eye of the charming and handsome new student Rob (David Meza), who seems ideal until his affection turns into obsession.
Country Music: Live at the Ryman, A Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns
Ahead of Country Music, Ken Burns’ new, 16-hour documentary film about the history of country music premiering next Sunday, PBS airs this concert special shot live in March at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. It is hosted by Burns and features performances by many of the country artists appearing in the documentary, as well as clips from the film.
NFL Football: Pittsburgh at New England
NBC, 8:15pm Live
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers are in Foxborough, Mass., to take on Tom Brady and the Super Bowl LIII champion New England Patriots in a Week 1 Sunday Night Football matchup.
Married to Medicine: “Open & Honest”
Dr. Heavenly and Dr. Jackie shake up the group with their Open & Honest podcast. Toya and Eugene struggle to finish construction on their dream home. Dr. Contessa’s traveling back and forth causes Scott to put on his single dad hat. The ladies try to come together at Heavenly’s Hollywood Glam party, but the night quickly turns into chaos.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians
The Kardashian-Jenner family returns to face some of its toughest challenges yet in Season 17. In the wake of heartbreak, the family wrestles with trust issues and interpersonal conflicts that threaten family unity.
Witness to Murder: A Darrow Mystery
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 9pm
Attorney Claire Darrow (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) defends an old colleague of her mother’s who is facing a murder charge. Things get complex when Claire’s romantic interest, Miles (Tom Cavanagh), is named as prosecuting attorney on the case.
Nat Geo Wild, 10pm
Dog behavior specialist Matt Beisner has dedicated his life to working with the most dangerous, most aggressive and most misunderstood dogs in the country. Each episode of this six-part series follows Beisner as he uses his customized, pioneering and progressive approach — grounded in respect, trust and love — to change a canine’s behavior and prove that there is no such thing as a bad dog.
Monday, Sept. 9
The Kelly Clarkson Show
It’s all about Kelly this season. The lovable vocal superstar will juggle her coaching responsibilities on NBC’s The Voice with her new daytime talk show.
Armed with a law degree from Northwestern and a legal background that includes law-firm gigs and a stint as mayor of Cincinnati, Jerry Springer is trading paternity-test results and cheater confrontations for arbitration in his new role as the honorable overseer of small-claims cases. “The litigants’ stories about what brought them to court are still outrageous, but the law prevails in Jerry’s ruling,” explains Kerry Shannon, the show’s executive producer.
Award-winning journalist Tamron Hall says her new talk show will “bring people together and let everyone’s voice be heard.” She plans to feature people who have stories that viewers will find inspiring.
ESPN, beginning at 7pm Live
The regular season premiere of Monday Night Football features a doubleheader with the Houston Texans at the New Orleans Saints and the Denver Broncos at the Oakland Raiders.
Lip Sync to the Rescue
CBS, 8pm Live
Cedric the Entertainer hosts this new special inspired by the #LipSyncChallenge viral video phenomenon. Fans cast votes on CBS.com for their favorite videos made by first responders, and this special will count down the top 10. The winning department will be awarded $100,000. Also, country music superstar Luke Bryan surprises the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Deputy Sheriff’s Office and helps them redo their original lip sync video.
This third and final season of the series about New York City in the 1970s and ’80s, when porn and prostitution were prevalent, begins. James Franco (in a dual role playing twins) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (as a sex worker turned actress and director) lead the cast.
A Very Brady Renovation
The Brady Bunch kids are back together once again and are reconstructing the actual home to match the studio sets — furniture, wall hangings and all. It’s an emotional reunion as the stars gather at the famous Studio City, Calif., home to begin demolition. Property Brothers’ Jonathan and Drew Scott team up with Christopher Knight (Peter) to transport the front exterior back to 1969. Then, Jonathan and Drew work with Maureen McCormick (Marcia) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) to renovate the heart of the home, including the iconic staircase.
Out of Omaha
This documentary follows twin brothers Darcell and Darrell Trotter, two young black men coming of age in racially and economically divided Omaha, Neb. Intimately portraying the twins’ hopes and struggles — and the love and help they give and get along the way — the film examines how much it takes to overcome disadvantages rooted in historic injustice.
Grand Hotel: “A Perfect Storm”
Danny’s (Lincoln Younes) true identity is revealed. Santiago (Demián Bichir) struggles with life-changing news from Mrs. P (Wendy Raquel Robinson), and we finally learn what happened to Sky (Arielle Kebbel).
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Pandora: “It Ain’t Me Babe”
The CW, 8pm
Trapped on an alien world, Jax (Priscilla Quintana), Xander (Oliver Dench) and Ralen (Ben Radcliffe) are stranded with no way home. They must band together to survive, but divided loyalties threaten to destroy them from within. And Jax will ultimately be forced to decide her allegiances if they make it through the long night.
America’s Got Talent: “Semifinals 2”
NBC, 8pm Live
Semifinalists perform live at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Intervention: “The Heroin Hub: The Final Chapter”
EJ’s lies and deceptions cause a rift in his family, as some continue to enable him while others hold a firm bottom line. Interventionist Ken Seeley intervenes on EJ, who must finally decide if he is ready to accept help and go to treatment. Janine, Nicole, Bill, Alana, Amanda and EJ give final updates about their recoveries and hopes for the future.
The Real Housewives of Orange County: “Family Affair”
Emily is threatened by Gina’s growing friendship with Shannon. Tamra and Shannon coach Vicki on how to deal with Kelly on their upcoming trip to Arizona. Kelly deals with family issues, as her brother JR encourages her to fix her estranged relationships with her mom and younger brother. Gina is frustrated by Emily’s repeated efforts to convince her to join the Vegas trip.
First Responders Live
The first season of the Dick Wolf-produced series that follows police officers, firefighters and EMTs as they respond to emergency calls around the country comes to a close tonight.
American Experience: “The Feud”
Discover the real story behind the most famous family conflict in American history — the bloody backwoods battle between Appalachian clans the Hatfields and McCoys. This new film goes beyond the myth to show how the feud was ignited.
AT&T Audience Network, 10pm
Season 3 of the thriller, based on Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy, follows the story contained in the second book, Finders Keepers. When a beloved local author is found murdered, Hodges (Brendan Gleeson), Holly (Justine Lupe) and Jerome (Jharrel Jerome) — along with local police — must track down his killer and recover the dead writer’s valuable and unpublished manuscripts, stolen at the time of his death.
Bring the Funny: “The Finale”
The remaining finalists give it their all in one final performance to impress the judges and America, who will ultimately decide who wins the $250,000 grand prize and becomes the first ever winner of Bring the Funny, crowned in next week’s finale.
Frontline: “Flint’s Deadly Water”
Two years in the making, this Frontline investigation uncovers the roots and extent of a deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak during the Flint water crisis, and how officials failed to stop it.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
In each episode, a team of experienced builders heads to a remote location and, using their skills and the strength of the local community, tackles a life-changing project. From bringing electricity to an impoverished orphanage to providing a reliable source of fresh water to a community, these four “fixers” — Kirin Stone, Courtney Dober, Nick Apostolides and Ariel Myren — make astonishing transformations and lasting change to the places they visit.
The CW, 8pm
Arjana (Lashana Lynch) accuses Carmel (Caroline Goodall) of corruption as the full story about Ronald Pike Sr.’s (Clarke Peters) shady past is uncovered. Ray (guest star Vinzenz Kiefer) manages to escape, prompting a deadly shootout, but who is his paymaster and why did he want Pike Sr. dead?
America’s Got Talent: “Live Results 5”
NBC, 8pm Live
Only five of the previous night’s performers will move on to the finals. Tonight, viewers will have one last chance to send their favorite performer to the next round. The episode also features a surprise guest performance.
Animal Babies: First Year on Earth: “New Frontiers”
Join the baby animals as they near the end of their first year of life. It’s time for these young ones to branch off from the comfort of their mothers and learn to explore the great unknown on their own.
The Real Housewives of Dallas: “Roasted and Toasted”
In the aftermath of the “Friendtervention,” LeeAnne and D’Andra meet up to discuss their differences one-on-one. Brandi continues to struggle with her brooding daughter. D’Andra turns 50 and throws herself a rip roaring “roast” party. But when LeeAnne shows up, D’Andra worries she might just get burned.
This hidden-camera show highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness.
NFL: The Grind
This new series offers the final word on the week in football, as well as an up-close and personal look at life in the NFL — on and off the field — across the endurance test that is the NFL season. In addition to a weekly deep dive into the games, each episode will feature original field pieces that will give fans an inside look behind the grind, documenting never-before-told stories of NFL players, coaches and more as they navigate the season.
The hilarious series, where Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling play heightened versions of themselves as they attempt to stage a reboot of the 1990s teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210, ends its first season after six very meta episodes.
In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11
This documentary tells the stories of eight students who were just starting their school day at Stuyvesant High School when the Twin Towers — located only a few blocks away — were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.
9/11: Inside Air Force One
This two-hour documentary special remembers the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, by taking viewers aboard Air Force One and into the cockpits, command centers and underground bunkers across the country on one of the most challenging, confusing and terrifying days in American history. Interviews with President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and more are featured.
Ryan Tedder moves into the guest recording artist spot when his band, OneRepublic, comes to the show to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be the band’s next hit song. Special guest Jason Evigan, an accomplished writer/producer and hitmaker behind Maroon 5’s No. 1 song “Girls Like You,” joins Ester Dean and Shane McAnally to help creatively adapt the songs to perfectly fit the style of OneRepublic. One song is chosen to be recorded by OneRepublic and released for a global audience.
Mountain Monsters: “The Silver Giant of Boone County”
Travel Channel, 9pm
The AIMS team goes after a massive bear creature known as the Silver Giant. This behemoth is said to stand on its hind legs at over 10 feet tall and has a silver streak running down its back. Due to his love of anything bear-related, Wild Bill decides to step up his game and mimic Jeff as the team researcher.
Host Kirby Heyborne loves helping people and eagerly volunteers for organizations regardless of the circumstances, his background or his experience. In each episode, he channels enthusiasm to learn about new ways to make a difference, getting his hands dirty working side-by-side with founders of charities and nonprofits who are touching lives across the United States.
Hollywood Game Night: “Kiss Me in Lamorne-ing”
Celebrity cast Lamorne Morris, Sara Foster and Lil Rel team up to challenge Mike Colter, Erin Foster and Thomas Middleditch in party games like Song Sung Wrong and Block This Way in hopes of helping a contestant win the $25,000 grand prize.
Magical Land of Oz: “Human”
Learn about Australia’s mesmerizing wildlife and how it has adapted to survive in the human environment, including a flamboyant dancing peacock spider in a suburban garden.
9/11: Control the Skies
National Geographic, 11pm
This one-hour documentary tells the story of the unsung team of Canadian air traffic controllers who, in the midst of one of the greatest air disasters in history, worked together to successfully land the 204 flights that were en route to the U.S. and Canada when the 9/11 attacks occurred.
Thursday, Sept. 12
ABC News Democratic Candidates Debate
ABC, 8pm Live
The top 10 Democratic frontrunners face off in a three-hour debate about current issues.
The Outpost: “The Only Way”
The CW, 8pm
Talon (Jessica Green) and Zed (guest star Reece Ritchie) unlock a power that Talon distrusts. The Mistress (guest star Robyn Malcolm) plots an unlikely path to victory as a deadly assassin is on the loose at the Outpost. Naya (guest star Amita Suman) faces her old master, with startling consequences.
NFL Football: Tampa Bay at Carolina
NFL Network, 8:20pm Live
NFC South foes clash at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., as Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football.
AXS TV, 8:30pm
This star-studded classic rock series puts the spotlight on a different music icon each week as they sit down to discuss their favorite songs of all time and share their own personal mixtape playlists. The series kicks off with Foreigner founder, songwriter and guitarist Mick Jones sharing priceless anecdotes.
Juggling a relationship, parental responsibilities, friendships and a sick brother while earning a living would be difficult for anyone, but it’s particularly difficult when you’re a criminal for hire. Scott Ryan returns as Ray Shoesmith in Season 2 of this darkly funny series.
SundanceTV, 12am (late-night)
In Season 2, Kate (Shoshannah Stern) and Michael (Josh Feldman) are determined to reboot their friendship. But what’s that they say about best-laid plans? Kate’s past returns to haunt her in surprising ways as she finds her voice at work. Michael tries to walk the straight and narrow path, but everyone sees the truth except for him.
Friday, Sept. 13
Amazon Prime Video
After Alma Winograd-Diaz (Rosa Salazar) suffers a near-fatal accident, she starts having visions of her late father, Jacob (Bob Odenkirk). He encourages her to tap into a mysterious and previously undiscovered ability to travel through space and time with the hopes of preventing his untimely death.
This new drama is inspired by real-life events. When teenager Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever) files a police report claiming she’s been sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home, the investigating detectives, as well as the people closest to her, come to doubt the truth of her story. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, detectives Grace Rasmussen and Karen Duvall (Toni Collette and Merritt Wever) meet while investigating an eerily similar pair of intruder rapes, and they partner to catch a potential serial rapist.
“Friday the 13th” Marathon
Witness the unstoppable horror of Jason Vorhees in this all-day marathon featuring Friday the 13th (1980), Friday the 13th Part 2, Friday the 13th Part III, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter and Friday the 13th (2009).
ESPN, beginning at 6pm Live
Friday night college football on ESPN has North Carolina at Wake Forest, followed by a matchup of Cougars as Washington State takes on Houston in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston.
EA Sports Madden NFL 20 Classic
The CW, 8pm
The largest tournament in Madden NFL Championship Series history takes place in Arlington, Texas, as players from around the world gather for three days of intense competition. With 500 competitors vying for the championship, the competition heats up as the players battle it out for the title belt and their share of the $190,000 prize pool.
Cat Chambers (Poppy Montgomery) is on the run and fearing for her life and freedom. Hearts are broken and futures are uncertain as Cat faces her toughest case yet — to clear her own name.
The CW, 9pm
Each episode of this docuseries, presented in conjunction with Red Bull, shows an unfiltered and intimate portrait of an extreme sports athlete, told in his or her own words and experienced from his or her perspective, during the 72-hour period immediately before, during and after a landmark event in their career.
American Masters/VOCES: “Raul Julia: The World’s a Stage”
Discover the life and career of Raul Julia, the award-winning actor and humanitarian known for versatile roles from Shakespearean plays to The Addams Family. This is a joint presentation of VOCES and American Masters.
Murder in the Bayou
Showtime’s first true-crime docuseries uncovers the secrets of a troubled town and investigates a series of unsolved murders of eight women whose bodies were discovered between 2005 and 2009 in drainage canals and on desolate back roads in and around the rural town of Jennings, La.
Killjoys: “Terraformance Anxiety”
The Lady’s terraforming plans are becoming a reality as the Killjoy trio scramble to find a way of defeating her.
Season 3 of the anthology series from Jay and Mark Duplass returns with 12 episodes, each telling a unique story of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel. Season 3 includes tales of a man searching for a cure to his chronic skin condition, the caretaker of an exotic animal looking to make a sale and estranged siblings reuniting to make an investment.
Saturday, Sept. 14
ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX, FS1 & NBC, beginning at 12pm Live
Top college football games on the Saturday schedule are Pittsburgh at Penn State (ABC), Ohio State at Indiana (FOX), New Mexico at Notre Dame (NBC), Alabama at South Carolina (CBS), Iowa at Iowa State (FS1), Arizona State at Michigan State (FOX), Florida at Kentucky (ESPN), Clemson at Syracuse (ABC), Oklahoma at UCLA (FOX) and Texas Tech at Arizona (ESPN).
The Cheerleader Escort
College freshman Cassie (Alexandra Beaton) is thrilled when she earns a spot on the cheerleading squad. When she meets Terry (Damon Runyan), the charismatic president of the alumni association, she finds herself falling for the older man. But all is not as it seems, and Cassie learns that members of the team moonlight as escorts for rich alumni, and that the man she’s falling in love with is part of that group.