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    This Is Us

    NBC, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    Family patriarch Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) may be dead, but the time-jumping format of this blockbuster hit, which opens Season 3 tonight, means fans will continue to see Jack -- although Ventimiglia promises viewers they definitely won't see what's coming for his character. The show also reportedly will be including more flash-forwards to moments in the future, as in a Season 2 scene between Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and an adult Tess, his daughter. Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley also return.
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    NCIS

    CBS, 8:00PM ET >> Description

    Season 16 of this venerable procedural premieres with "Destiny's Child," which picks up the action a month after the kidnapping of NCIS Director Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll). With his boss's whereabouts and fate unknown, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) is tapped to fill the role of acting director, while McGee, Bishop, Torres (Sean Murray, Emily Wickersham, Wilmer Valderrama) and the rest of his team conduct a frantic worldwide search. Pej Vahdal guest stars.
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    FBI

    CBS, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    CBS certainly knows how to do crime procedurals, as does "Law & Order" mentor Dick Wolf, so this new teaming seems like a match made in series heaven. "L&O" veteran Jeremy Sisto and 'Rookie Blue" alum Missy Peregrym return to ... well, law and order as New York-based federal agents trying to protect a city and country facing modern threats from every angle. Interestingly, this was conceived as an "L&O" spinoff series, but NBC passed on it. Sela Ward joins the show in Episode 2.
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    Lethal Weapon

    FOX, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) gets a new partner in former CIA operative Wesley Cole (new series regular Seann William Scott) as this hit police drama returns for Season 3. The erstwhile agent returns from abroad to start his new duties with the Los Angeles Police Department, but in his own way, Cole is just as much a fish out of water as Murtaugh's previous partner in the season premiere "In the Same Boat." Kevin Rahm and Keesha Sharp also return.
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    NCIS: New Orleans

    CBS, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    After being shot multiple times in the Season 4 finale, Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) lies in a hospital ICU bed fighting for his life as Season 5 of this hit action drama opens with "See You Soon." With their dynamic leader sidelined, Lasalle, Gregorio (Lucas Black, Vanessa Ferlito) and the rest of their team spring into action and scour New Orleans, searching for the hit woman who tried to assassinate their boss. Mark Harmon guest stars.
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    New Amsterdam

    NBC, 10:01PM ET >> Description

    Just because an actor is "killed off" a show doesn't mean he can't resurface in another, as "The Blacklist" alum Ryan Eggold proves by assuming the lead in this new drama. He plays the medical director of the title hospital -- based on the famous Bellevue facility -- and as he assumes the job, he challenges conventional thinking about delivering the best-possible patient care despite gaps in staffing and funding. Co-stars include Freema Agyeman ("Doctor Who"), Janet Montgomery ("This Is Us") and Tyler Labine ("Reaper").
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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    FXM, 4:00PM ET >> Description

    Will Rodman (James Franco), a scientist in San Francisco, is experimenting with a drug that he hopes will cure his fathers (John Lithgow) Alzheimers disease. After his work is deemed a failure, Will becomes the guardian of Caesar, an infant chimp who was exposed in-utero to Wills drug. Caesar displays unusual intelligence, and Will decides to continue his experiments secretly. But as Caesars intellect and abilities grow, he comes to represent a threat to mans dominion over Earth.
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    Everest

    FXM, 6:30PM ET >> Description

    On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.
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    The Greatest Showman

    HBO, 7:15PM ET >> Description

    Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T. Barnum displays a natural talent for publicity and promotion, selling lottery tickets by age 12. After trying his hands at various jobs, P.T. turns to show business to indulge his limitless imagination, rising from nothing to create the Barnum & Bailey circus. Featuring catchy musical numbers, exotic performers and daring acrobatic feats, Barnums mesmerizing spectacle soon takes the world by storm to become the greatest show on Earth.
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    ENCRCL, 8:39PM ET >> Description

    Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.
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    Captain Phillips

    FXM, 8:50PM ET >> Description

    In April 2009, the U.S. containership Maersk Alabama sails toward its destination on a day that seems like any other. Suddenly, Somali pirates race toward the vessel, climb aboard and take everyone hostage. The captain of the ship, Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), looks to protect his crew from the hostile invaders, and their leader, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). The pirates are after millions of dollars, and Phillips must use his wits to make sure everyone survives and returns home safely.
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    Django Unchained

    IFC, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the Souths most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Djangos long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave.
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    The Light Between Oceans

    TMCX, 9:10PM ET >> Description

    Tom is a World War I veteran who maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel, a woman desperate to have a baby. Her prayers are answered when an infant washes up on shore in a rowboat. Tom thinks they should notify the authorities but ultimately gives in to Isabels wish to keep the girl. Fate strikes again when the couple meet the childs biological mother on the mainland. Now, Tom and Isabel must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of four people.
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    How to Be Single

    TNT, 9:30PM ET >> Description

    After four years of college, young Alice (Dakota Johnson) decides she needs a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh. Excited and ready for new challenges, the eager grad moves to New York to take a job as a paralegal. Helping her navigate her way through an unfamiliar city is Robin (Rebel Wilson), a fun-loving, wild co-worker who enjoys partying and one-night stands. With Robin as her freewheeling guide, Alice can now learn how to get free drinks, meet men and enjoy the single lifestyle.
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    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

    HDNETMV, 10:10PM ET >> Description

    Following a long prison term for insider trading, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) finds himself on the outside looking in at a world he once commanded. Ostensibly hoping to repair his broken relationship with his daughter, Gekko forges an alliance with her fiance, Jake (Shia LaBeouf). Although Jake comes to view Gordon as a father figure, he learns the hard way that Gekko is still a master manipulator who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
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    Dirty Dancing

    SUNDANCE, 11:30PM ET >> Description

    Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, shes disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resorts dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Babys father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but shes determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.
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    The Butcher's Wife

    ENCORE, 11:50PM ET >> Description

    Clairvoyant Marina (Demi Moore) meets New York City butcher Leo Lemke (George Dzundza) while he is visiting her small town in North Carolina. When she then dreams about him, she believes it is a sign that he is her true love. She marries Leo and moves to his working-class neighborhood in New York City. There she meets his neighbors, including shy singer Stella (Mary Steenburgen) and psychiatrist Alex Tremor (Jeff Daniels). Soon Marina begins to wonder if she was wrong about her soul mate.
  • Baseball
    7:00-P ESPN New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays
    8:00-P MLBN Regional Coverage
    1:00-A (9/26) ESPN Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks
    Hockey
    7:00-P NBCSN Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo Sabres
    Soccer
    2:30-P FS1 FC Bayern Munich vs. FC Augsburg
    7:30-P BIGTEN Northwestern at Indiana