Rounding out premiere week of Fall TV, are a couple of remakes and a few highly anticipated return of some heavy hitters. Check it out.
MacGyver at 8pm on CBS
This reboot of the classic action-adventure series (which ran on ABC for seven seasons from 1985-92) stars Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) as a much younger MacGyver, a problem solver who creates a secret organization within the federal government. The show was picked up despite the network’s dissatisfaction with the pilot, which has been completely scrapped. The mostly re-cast series (with supporting players including Justin Hires and CSI‘s George Eads) is produced by James Wan (Furious 7), who will direct the freshly rewritten opener.
The Exorcist at 9pm on FOX
Two different priests attempt to aid a family troubled by demonic possession in this modern-day psychological thriller based on the classic 1973 horror film and William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel. Geena Davis, Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera, and Alan Ruck star. The adaptation comes from screenwriter Jeremy Slater (2015’s Fantastic Four, though in his defense it was changed quite a bit in rewrites), with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) directing the pilot and producing.
Returning tonight are: Blue Bloods, Shark Tank and Hell’s Kitchen.
Sunday, September 25th
Secrets and Lies at 9pm on ABC
New Secrets. New Lies. Same Cornell. Detective Cornell (Juliette Lewis) has a new case to solve. Eric Warner (Michael Ealy) is now the prime suspect in the case of his wife’s death.
Quantico at 10pm on ABC
This drama from executive producers Josh Safran and Mark Gordon explores the lives of young FBI recruits who have come to the Quantico base in Virginia for 21 weeks of training to become special agents. The recruits have been thoroughly vetted and are considered the best and the brightest — but each one possesses secrets, including hidden reasons for enlisting. One recruit is harboring the biggest secret of all, and ends up being suspected of masterminding the biggest and most deadly attack on U.S. soil since 9/11
Returning shows for Sunday night include: Once Upon A Time, NCIS: Los Angeles