Congressman Steve Scalise speaks about his traumatic experience of being shot in Washington. And a new Kyra Sedgwick drama begins.
What’s on TV
60 MINUTES 7:30 p.m. on CBS. Representative Steve Scalise gives his first interview since being shot at a Republican congressional baseball team practice in June and undergoing extensive surgery. “They put me back together again,” Representative Scalise, the House majority whip, says of his surgeons in this interview with Norah O’Donnell. He made an emotional return to the Capitol on Thursday, giving a 15-minute speech to thundering applause.
THE SIMPSONS 8 p.m. on FOX. The world changes, but America’s demented yellow TV family stays the same. In the season premiere of the show’s 29th season, Homer, Marge and company find themselves in a medieval land suspiciously similar to the one in “Game of Thrones,” where Marge’s mother is turned into an “Ice Walker.” It’s just a kaleidoscopic stop on the way to another milestone: “The Simpsons” is on pace to break the record for the most episodes for a scripted TV series ever. Afterward, stick around for the premiere of “Ghosted” at 8:30 p.m., a supernatural comedy starring two sitcom stalwarts in Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”) and Craig Robinson (“The Office”).
POLDARK 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This saucy, pulpy 18th-century drama, starring Aidan Turner as Capt. Ross Poldark, returns for its third season chock-full of its usual fare: paternity drama, a marriage and an continuing war. Meanwhile, Poldark must contend with the growing power of his rival, George Warleggan, in Cornwall. “Every plot twist appears to require a shot of someone pounding on horseback along the Cornish coast, close to the cliffs and outlined against the sun,” Mike Hale wrote in a Times review.
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS 9 p.m. on E! Is the empire expanding? Rumors have swirled (or perhaps, been savvily leaked to the press) on the pregnancy of not one, but three of the omnipresent Kardashian sisters. Critics may scoff, but the show enters its 14th season with the family more squarely in the eye of the cultural hurricane than ever.
TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY 10 p.m. on ABC. Kyra Sedgwick brought both sweetness and grit to her Emmy-winning role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson in “The Closer.” She returns to a leading role as another headstrong-yet-vulnerable workaholic, but this time on the other side of an investigation: She’s a TV producer whose daughter is abducted. But is she herself withholding something from the investigation? Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Lost”) plays Detective John Bird.
RICK AND MORTY 11:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network. Dan Harmon’s surrealist, spitballing comedy has become a cult favorite as it races across the galaxy. (“Being a “Rick and Morty” fan is a sort of exquisite torture,” Neil Genzlinger wrote in The Times.) In the show’s Season 3 finale, “The Rickchurian Mortydate,” Rick — a narcissistic, nihilistic scientific genius who slings belches as easily as metaphysical musings — and Morty — an easily agitated 14-year-old — take on a mission from the president.
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