On TV tonight
SEASON PREMIERE NCIS, 8 p.m., CBS Gibbs and the team go looking for the bomber from last season. He's had a four-month head start!
SEASON PREMIERE New Girl, 8 p.m., Fox Look, gang: Zooey Deschanel didn't do enough indie movies during the break to quit on this show. Gee, that's too bad.
SERIES PREMIERE Ben and Kate, 8:30 p.m., Fox A single mother and a layabout are best friends with lives going in completely opposite directions, so of course following the lives of two emotional cripples is fodder for a Fox sitcom.
SERIES PREMIERE The Mindy Project, 9:30 p.m., Fox A woman realizes real-life isn't like what she saw in movies. Have you watched that show Ben & Kate yet?
SEASON PREMIERE Private Practice, 10 p.m., ABC This is Kate Walsh's last season, so we have about a dozen episodes to determine whether this show will end or not.
SERIES PREMIERE Vegas, 10 p.m., CBS Dennis Quaid gives the Las Vegas origin story show a shot. They do this about once every few years. How successful is it? Well, they're doing another one, if that tells you anything.
SERIES PREMIERE Brickleberry, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central Daniel Tosh's new show, about rangers in a national park that may be closed, is so vulgar, we hear he had to redo the pilot because it was too full of rape jokes. We would give it four episodes until cancellation, but this is Comedy Central, so maybe eight.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org