The new TV season is in full swing this week with the premiere of Gotham, the return of Parenthood, the season finale of Big Brother and an all-new episode of The Mindy Project. Check out our primetime picks, late night highlights and daytime drama notes for the week.
The Amazing Race Canada
Season finale airs Sunday, September 21 at 8 p.m. on CTV
The second season of The Amazing Race Canada comes to an end Sunday night on CTV. Siblings Sukhi and Jinder were eliminated in Tuesday’s episode, leaving three teams for tonights finale: Best friends Mickey and Pete, co-workers Ryan and Rob and Olympic athletes Natalie and Meaghan. With the season featuring adventures to France and China, the final three teams make their way to Ottawa for the finale. The winning team will receive $250,000, “gas for life” from Petro-Canada, two Chevrolet Silverado High Country Edition Pickup Trucks and the opportunity to fly free for a year anywhere that Air Canada flies worldwide in Business Class. Stick around for After the Race, a live after show hosted by TSN’s James Duthie.
Series premiere airs Monday, September 22 at 8 p.m. on CTV and Fox
Detective James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) comforts Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) after his parents are murdered. Oswald (Robin Lord Taylor) tries to double-cross Fish (Jada Pinkett Smith). Click here for more in The TV Watercooler’s Fall Preview special.
Two-hour season finale airs Monday, September 22 at 9 p.m. on Bravo (in Canada) and TNT (in the US)
In the first hour, Christopher (Jesse Metcalf) races to find Elena (Jordana Brewster) while Bobby (Patrick Duffy) is double-crossed by the cartel. Nicolas tries to prove himself to Elena by offering to make a deal with the authorities. n Ewing may not be able to survive the season finale as John Ross discovers a shocking secret about J.R.
The Mindy Project
Airs Tuesday, September 23 at 9:30 p.m. on Fox; Thursday, September 25 at 10:30 p.m. on City
Mindy (Mindy Kaling) tries understand Danny’s (Chris Messina) relationship with his mother and later tries to win her over. Meanwhile, Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) tries to keep his dogs. Rhea Pearlman guest stars as Annette, Danny’s mother.
Airs Wednesday, September 24 at 9:30 p.m. on Global and CBS
The 16th edition of Big Brother comes to an end with the jury deciding who to award the prize. We’ll see the outcome of the final head of household competition between Cody, Derrick and Victoria. A Fan’s Choice prize will also be awarded out, with our prediction going to Donny. Now if there was only a “Worst Houseguest” prize to give to Frankie.
Season premiere airs Thursday, September 25 at 10 p.m. on Global and NBC
In the premiere of the sixth and final season, Sarah (Lauren Graham) steals Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) away on a birthday trip to Las Vegas, and what unfolds will set the Bravermans on a dramatic season-long course. Amber (Mae Whitman) faces a life change. Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina’s (Monica Potter) charter school is far from ready.
Also this week: Modern Family is back for another season (Wednesday at 9 p.m. on City and ABC), How to Get Away with Murder airs its premiere (Thursday at 10 p.m. on CTV and ABC) while Saturday Night Live premieres its 40th season (Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on Global and NBC).
Late night highlights: Mondays — Sofia Vergara’s on The Tonight Show; Tuesday — Lauren Graham is on The Late Late Show; Wednesday — Kelly Ripa is on The Late Show; Thursday — Chris Pratt is on The Tonight Show, Jerry Seinfeld’s on The Late Show and Patrick Dempsey is on Jimmy Kimmel Live; Friday — Ted Danson is on The Late Show.
Soap plotlines: Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and the Jason body-double try to make their way back to Port Charles on Monday’s General Hospital (City/ABC); Phyllis (now played by Gina Tognoni) also tries to make her way home on The Young and the Restless (Global/CBS); Rick (Jacob Young) begins to doubt Caroline’s (Linsey Godfrey) loyalty on The Bold and the Beautiful (CTV Two/CBS); EJ (James Scott) declares his love for Sami (Alison Sweeney) with a new ring and they privately exchange wedding vows on Days of our Lives (Global/NBC).