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TV THIS WEEK: The Good Place, The Gifted, Manifest and more premiere; Wynonna Earp and FTWD finales

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Sep 24, 2018

Fall is officially here, and this week brings our first true wave of big premieres — along with some fall finales to wrap up a few fan favorites along the way.

The biggest series premiere this week is NBC's high-concept sci-fi mystery Manifest, about an airplane that inexplicably jumps five years forward in time. The pilot is an interesting pitch, and there certainly seems to be some legs there moving forward. Returning shows this week include NBC's acclaimed The Good Place, Fox's X-Men drama The Gifted, CBS's long-running (and soon-to-be ending) sitcom The Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons on Fox, plus a few others.

Turning to summer finales, SYFY's cult hit Wynonna Earp bids farewell with its two-hour season finale, and AMC's much-improved zombie spinoff Fear the Walking Dead winds down its latest season (and will soon make way for the return of flagship series The Walking Dead).

Check out our full rundown below and let us know what you'll be watching.


Manifest (NBC), Monday 10PM - "Pilot"

SERIES PREMIERE: Returning to New York from a vacation in Jamaica, the Stone family is separated when adult siblings Michaela and Ben, along with Ben's gravely ill son Cal, are bumped to a later flight, while Ben's wife, daughter and parents fly ahead. When that later flight lands, the passengers are bewildered to discover that five and a half years have gone by. They attempt to reconnect with the loved ones who mourned their passing and moved on long ago.

The Gifted (Fox), Tuesday 8PM - "eMergence"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 2 premiere, Reeva Payge purges the Inner Circle of those who disagree with her, and she emerges as their sole leader. Six months later, the remaining members of the Mutant Underground have relocated to Washington, D.C., where Sentinel Services is being even more ruthless about tracking down mutants. Desperate for answers, Eclipse and Caitlin secretly meet with criminal hacker Wire to get info on the Inner Circle. Meanwhile, Polaris prepares for the birth of her baby.

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The Good Place (NBC), Thursday 8PM - "Everything Is Bonzer!"

SEASON PREMIERE: Michael intervenes in the near-death accidents of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason on Earth, in hopes that a second chance at life allows them to become better versions of themselves. The Season 3 premiere.

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Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "Daddy Lessons, "War Paint"

SEASON FINALE: Wynonna has a run in with the Revenants that leads her to an unexpected revelation about the curse; Waverly meets an important figure from her past; and Nicole tries to evacuate Purgatory before it's too late. Then: The Pledge Moon looms over Purgatory as Wynonna and Waverly must end the family curse before their demonic foe puts an end to the Earp line and humanity once and for all.

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "... I Lose Myself"

SEASON FINALE: Morgan struggles to find the strength to help friends in dire need before it's too late.


The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Monday 8PM - "The Conjugal Configuration"

SEASON PREMIERE: In the Season 12 premiere, Sheldon and Amy's honeymoon runs aground in New York, while Penny and Leonard discover they are uncomfortably similar to Amy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler. Also, Koothrappali insults physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and starts a Twitter war.

Ghost Adventures (Travel), Monday 9PM - "Haunted Castles"

Zak and the crew investigate a Missouri mansion infected with violent spirits. Then the guys head to Washington State to investigate aggressive paranormal activity at a historic hotel.

Planet Earth: Yellowstone (BBC America), Monday 9PM - "Autumn"

Winter is around the corner, leaving just two months for the animals to get ready or get out. Elk move down from the mountains to find food, and beavers repair dams before ice freezes their ponds.

Manifest (NBC), Monday 10PM - "Pilot"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


The Gifted (Fox), Tuesday 8PM - "eMergence"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Expedition Unknown (Travel), Tuesday 9PM - "Extra Finds: Hunt for the Metal Library"

In an enhanced episode, Josh travels through the jungles of Ecuador to explore the watery depths of Tayos Cave for a legendary set of metal plates believed to be created by an advanced ancient civilization.

The Outpost (The CW), Tuesday 9PM - "The Vex Rezicon"

Talon, Garret, and Janzo are ambushed and the Book of Names falls into enemy hands. The Prime Order settles into its new oppressive rule at the Outpost. Everit Dred has Gwynn trapped, but she is instead taken captive by another threat.

The Purge (USA), Tuesday 10PM - "Release the Beast"

Jane must leave the office. Lila consoles Jenna. Penelope is thrust into the Carnival of Flesh.


American Horror Story: Apocalypse (FX), Wednesday 10PM - "Forbidden Fruit"

Episode 3 of "American Horror Story: Apocalypse."


The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Thursday 8PM - "The Wedding Gift Wormhole"

Sheldon and Amy drive themselves crazy trying to figure out what "perfect gift" Leonard and Penny gave them for their wedding. Also, Koothrappali decides he wants to settle down and asks his father to arrange a marriage for him.

The Good Place (NBC), Thursday 8PM - "Everything Is Bonzer!"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.


Ancient Aliens: Declassified (History), Friday 8PM - "Pyramids, Monoliths and Unexplained Structures"

Recent satellite imagery reveals what appears to be man-made pyramids across Antartica. In the southwest corner of the Wiltshire, England countryside lies the mysterious structure known as Rudloe Manor. On the surface, it appears to be nothing more than a quaint English manor house, but researchers have argued for years that it has been the epicenter of British research into UFOs since World War II. Ancient stone monuments are explored.

MacGyver (CBS), Friday 8PM - "Improvise"

SEASON PREMIERE: The Season 3 premiere: Three months after quitting the Phoenix Foundation and moving to Nigeria, Mac puts aside his differences with his father and returns when he hears Jack is the target of a murderous dictator he double-crossed.

The Dead Files (Travel), Friday 9PM - "Revealed: Deadly Attraction-Wichita, Kansas"

In an enhanced episode, Steve and Amy investigate a frightened grandmother's claims of paranormal activity in her historic Wichita, Kansas, home. While Steve's research exposes the neighborhood's bloody history, Amy's walk-through uncovers a staggering a

Wynonna Earp (SYFY), Friday 9PM - "Daddy Lessons, "War Paint"

See more  in our "Highlights" section above.

Haunted Live (Travel), Friday 10PM - "9-28-18"

Viewers participate in a live ghost hunt via social media as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers investigate some of the country's most haunted locations.


Ghost Adventures (Travel), Saturday 9PM - "Extra Pulses: Exorcism in Erie"

In an enhanced episode, Zak and the crew travel to Erie, Colorado, along with Bishop Bryan Ouellette to perform an exorcism on a young man in order to help rid him of a demonic attachment he obtained after trying to conjure an entity years ago.


God Friended Me (CBS), Sunday 8:30PM - "Pilot"

SERIES PREMIERE: Miles Finer, an outspoken atheist podcaster, finds his life turned upside down when he receives a friend request from God on social media.

The Simpsons (Fox), Sunday 8PM - "Bart's Not Dead"

SEASON PREMIERE: Bart takes a dare and ends up in the hospital; to cover for himself and Homer, Bart lies about meeting Jesus in Heaven; Christian producers offer the Simpsons a movie deal, but Bart struggles with guilt about lying.

Family Guy (Fox), Sunday 9PM - "Married With Cancer"

SEASON PREMIERE: Brian meets and falls in love with Jess, who reveals she has cancer; after she receives devastating news regarding her diagnosis, Brian proposes marriage to her.

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Sunday 9PM - "... I Lose Myself"

See more in our "Highlights" section above.

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors (Disney Channel), Sunday 10PM

PREMIERE: Superpowered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, American Chavez and Inferno join forces to battle an unexpected threat.

The Last Ship (TNT), Sunday 9PM - "Tropic of Cancer"

As the Nathan James and its allies attempt to prevent the enemy from moving north, Chandler's haunting visions manifest into reality.

*TV listing information via TV Guide, Zap2it.

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