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MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

Gotham, Fox, 8/7C

“Mad City: Look Into My Eyes” (S03E03)

Hypnotist Jervis Tetch, aka the Mad Hatter, arrives in town and hires Gordon to help find his sister, Alice; Penguin decides to run for mayor; and Bruce’s look-alike begins to channel him, causing confusion around Gotham.

Lucifer, Fox, 9/8C

“Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire” (S02E02)

Lucifer’s mother shows up at the scene of a gruesome murder and claims she’s innocent, but Lucifer is suspicious of her tale and, not wanting to leave her alone, enlists Maze to keep an eye on her while he investigates the case with Chloe.

Scorpion, CBS, 9/8C

“Civil War” (S03E01); “More Civil War” (S03E02)

SEASON PREMIERE  In this two-hour two-parter, anonymous hackers target major cities after taking control of U.S. military aircrafts and warships in the first half of this combined episode. Then, a nuclear submarine that has also been hacked prepares to launch a missile.

Timeless, NBC, 10/9C

“Pilot” (S01E01)

SERIES PREMIERE  The trio chase evildoer Garcia Flynn to the Hindenburg disaster of 1937 in the series premiere of this sci-fi actioner about a professor, a soldier and a scientist teaming up to travel through time to battle a master criminal out to alter human history.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

The Flash, CW, 8/7C

“Flashpoint” (S03E01)

Season 3 begins with Barry living his dream life and no longer having to be the one saving the city now that Kid Flash has taken over that duty. But soon disaster strikes and Barry must decide if he wants to continue to live in an alternate universe or return to his life as the Flash.

No Tomorrow, CW, 9/8C

“Pilot” (S01E01)

SERIES PREMIERE  A female procurement manager falls for a freewheeling man who believes the apocalypse is imminent and the two begin a journey to complete their individual bucket lists.

Aftermath, Syfy, 10/9C

“In Rats Alley” (S01E02)

The Copelands continue to search for their daughter while facing catastrophic solar flares, demons and beasts that they had thought were mythological, but now discover are terrifyingly real.

Drunk History, Comedy Central, 10:30/9:30C

“Legends” (S04E02)

America’s first daredevil leaps into the national conversation; Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald become friends; Buster Keaton begins his movie career.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

Blindspot, NBC, 8/7C

“If Beth” (S02E04)

A museum-gala assassin is sought by the team. Meanwhile, Nas and Weller work on their coleadership; and Jane begins to see some positive aspects of her old organization.

Arrow, CW, 8/7C

“Legacy” (S05E01)

SEASON PREMIERE  Season 5 begins with a deadly new criminal, Tobias Church, threatening Star City, which forces Oliver to consider forming a new team of superheroes to help him do battle. In flashbacks, Oliver faces off against the Bratva in Russia.

Frequency, CW, 9/8C

“Pilot” (S01E01)

SERIES PREMIERE  A detective discovers she’s able to communicate with her estranged father who died decades earlier via a ham radio. She then warns him off his untimely death, leading him to survive, but also dramatically changing the present.

American Horror Story: 6, FX, 10/9C

“Chapter 4” (S06E04)

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

The Good Place, NBC, 8:30/7:30C

“Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis” (S01E05)

Eleanor eagerly wants to learn ethics from Chidi, but it turns into a full-time job he never wanted. Also, Michael and Janet sharpen attention on a Neighborhood emergency.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

MacGyver, NBC, 8/7c

“Awl” (S01E03)

The team head to Malaysia in search of a man funding a terrorist group, but their plan changes into keeping him alive after he is shot.

The Exorcist, Fox, 9/8C

“Chapter Three: Let ‘Em In” (S01E03)

Kat copes with Julia’s death, but struggles to accept the realization of it. Also: Marcus and Tomas get shocking news after taking footage from the Rance home to papal emissaries.

Z Nation, Syfy, 9/8C

“Escorpion and the Red Hand” (S03E05)

Murphy’s new cult attracts more and more followers, while the rest of the gang find themselves stuck in the middle of a war.

Van Helsing, Syfy, 10/9C

“Coming Back” (S01E03)

Vanessa and Mohamad head into the vampire-controlled streets in search of Dylan, the daughter that Vanessa orphaned when she “died.” Back at the hospital, Cynthia is discovered dead of an apparent suicide. But then Doc starts to suspect that a killer could be amongst the group.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister 6, Disney XD, 8/7C

“Spider Slayers, Part 1” (S04E21)

Spider-Man teams with former traitor Scarlet Spider to stop Doc Ock from reawakening a secret program designed to create evil duplicates of Spider-Man.

Star Wars Rebels, Disney XD, 8:30/7:30C

“The Antilles Extraction” (S03E03)

Sabine goes undercover as a cadet in the Empire’s elite flight academy to help free several young pilots who want to defect to the rebellion.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

Once Upon a Time, ABC, 8/7C

“The Other Shoe” (S06E03)

The untold story of Cinderella will turn romance into revenge…

The Simpsons, Fox, 8/7C

“The Town” (S28E03)

Bart rooting for Springfield’s football rival, the Boston Americans, sets off Homer, so he schedules a family “hate-cation” excursion to Beantown to show just how horrible the city is.

The Strain, FX, 10/9C

“Collaborators” (S03E07)

Setrakian creates a new plan to trap the Master as Eph and Dutch search for the Master’s “voice.” Also: Palmer fights for his life and needs Setrakian’s access to the white and Fet suffers a tough personal loss that reveals a deep family secret.

Westworld, HBO, 9/8C

“Chestnut” (S01E02)

Maeve’s emotions are tweaked by Elsie to prevent a recall; Lee floats his latest narrative to the staff; Bernard and Theresa investigate the extent of a host aberration; two guests arrive looking for different scenarios; the Man in Black enlists a condemned man to learn Westworld’s darkest secrets.

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