Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, September 26. All times are Eastern.
Regular Show (Cartoon Network, 8 p.m.): Finally, the return of Fall TV slows down. Last week was rough, wasn’t it? Sure, there are still some new episodes, but nothing’s really premiering here tonight. Thanks, Ob… er… Clinton and Trump. Oh wait, now here’s a show that’s premiering this week. Thanks for keeping it real, Regular Show. Also, enjoy it while it lasts, because this is the final (and eighth) season of Regular Show. But luckily, this season is starting off with the things people want to see. First, in “One Space Day At A Time,” “after the events of ‘Rigby’s Graduation Day Special’ the 7 (including Eileen) get sent into space.” So of course the series isn’t just Regular Show anymore—it’s Regular Show… In Space. (Cue “Space Pants.”) The second half of the premiere is “Cool Bro Bots,” and yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking: “Mordecai and Rigby have a confrontation with robots.” We’re sorry—they have a confrontation with cool bro bots.
Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.): Now that there’s no longer regular coverage of Gotham, now seems like as good a time as any to make it a top pick, right? In “Burn The Witch…,” the second episode of Gotham’s third season, “Fish Mooney (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith) takes matters into her own hands to locate Hugo Strange (guest star B.D. Wong), forcing Gordon to reluctantly team up with journalist Valerie Vale (guest star Jamie Chung) to find her.” So we’re already starting off with guest stars as the most interesting part of the episode. Nice.
Also, “Penguin rises in popularity after criticizing the work of the GCPD and Bruce’s investigation of the Court Of Owls is compromised. Meanwhile, Ivy Pepper (Maggie Geha) is reintroduced into Gotham city.” Oh hey! It’s adult, sexy Poison Ivy o’clock. Top pick status confirmed.
The First Presidential Debate (ABC/CBS/Fox/NBC, 9 p.m.): So, this election thing is still happening. No one is actually enjoying this, right? Despite that simple fact, this is all still happening. And tonight, it happens at Hofstra University in New York. Isn’t this exciting? With the first presidential debate, we’ve finally reached a place of apathy when it comes to this 100 years’ war known as the 2016 presidential election. Yippee.
But still: Go out and vote everyone. It matters.
Premieres and finales
Food Network Star Kids (Food Network, 8 p.m.): Youths. They’re just so hyperbolic. “The Most Important Meal Of My Life?” Give us a break, Food Network Star Kids. But… they won’t. They won’t give us a break. And that’s why that is the title of the series’ first-season finale.
Mind Of A Murderer (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.): We don’t actually have any proof to back this up, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the common thread between most serial killers these days were a love of Investigation Discovery. Just serial killing and Investigation Discovery series, to inspire all the serial killing. Now that we’ve gotten that theory out of the way… Investigation Discovery’s Mind Of A Murderer returns tonight for its second season with “Urge To Kill.” Who has said urge? Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Cushing. Hmm, wonder what his deal is. “From the outside it appears 21-year-old Matthew Cushing has a perfect life, but he shocks everyone when he murders three in his family. Could anyone have predicted this tragedy? Dr. Michelle Ward meets Matthew in prison to unearth his dark secret.” Oh. That’s his deal. Of course it is. Again, the show is Mind Of A Murderer, only on Investigation Discovery.
WWE Monday Night RAW (USA, 8 p.m.)
Space Cases (YouTube): “In Space” is all we needed to justify this streaming pick. That’s just the way your friendly neighborhood What’s On Tonight contributor’s brain works. Also: baby Jewel Staite! Thanks, Canada. You never let us down.