Catch Up on ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Grey’s,’ ‘NCIS’ & More of Fall’s Returning Favorites (PHOTOS)

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The Good Place

The Points System Is Flawed Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) and her pals were still trying to earn enough cosmic brownie points to get into the Good Place, but reformed demon Michael (Ted Danson) made a shattering discovery: Life has become too complicated for anyone to ever earn the eternal reward.

Another Do-Over The fake Good Place — first seen in Season 1 as a means to torture Eleanor and the rest of the Soul Squad — has been re-created to test whether another group of imperfect souls could improve in the afterlife.
Unfortunately, head demon Shawn (Marc Evan Jackson) chose four people who will torment our heroes going forward.

Chidi Hearts Eleanor After seasons of chemistry, Eleanor and her ethics teacher, Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper), got together. But the arrival of Chidi’s ex in the new faux Good Place meant that Michael had to erase Chidi’s post-death memories to save the experiment. Shirtballs!

We Need to Know Can Eleanor and Chidi find each other yet again?

—John Russell

Fourth and Final Season Premiere, Thursday, September 26, 9/8c, NBC

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The Resident

A Financial Decision Desperate for an infusion of funds for the cash-strapped Chastain Park Memorial, CEO Randolph Bell (Bruce Greenwood) looked into various options, eventually landing on an offer to sell the hospital — which would force him to forfeit his decision-making power.

Clinical Courtship Senior resident internist Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) and nurse Nic Nevin (Emily VanCamp) explored the next steps in their relationship. But after Nic’s dad donated a kidney to her ailing sister, she was crushed to learn that one of them had flatlined.

We Need to Know Who didn’t make it?

—John Russell

Season 3 Premiere, Tuesday, September 24, 8/7c, Fox

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The Man in the High Castle

The Fight Intensifies Last we saw the alternate-history/sci-fi series, New York’s Nazi rulers had blown up the Statue of Liberty, fueling multiracial insurgencies and an assassination attempt on Fuhrer Heinrich Himmler (Kenneth Tigar), organized by resistance leader Wyatt Price (Jason O’Mara). Out West in the Japanese empire, top cop Takeshi Kido (Joel de la Fuente) decapitated Jewish artist Frank Frink (Rupert Evans). Seeking revenge, his friends hung Frank’s anti-Japan sunrise banner from a San Francisco tower.

The Multiverse Copies of Hawthorne Abendsen’s (Stephen Root) films, which captured different realities in which the Allies won the war, spread. When U.S. soldier turned Nazi Reichsmarschall John Smith (Rufus Sewell) tortured traveler Juliana Crane (Alexa Davalos) — who can visit these alt-worlds — to ID her comrades, she quickly traveled as he shot her.

We Need to Know Where will the wounded Juliana land? And can the resistance come out on top?

—Ileane Rudolph

Fourth and Final Season Premiere, Friday, November 15, Amazon Prime Video

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Surprise Return It may have been the biggest twist, and best-kept secret, in NCIS history! Fan-fave Ziva David (Cote de Pablo), whose return was hinted at as early as February, appeared in the season finale to warn her former boss, Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), that he’s in mortal danger.

We Need to Know Where was Ziva? And who’s after Gibbs?

—Kate Hahn

Season 17 Premiere, Tuesday, September 24, 8/7c, CBS

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Grey’s Anatomy

Breaking the Law After Dr. Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) falsely confessed to insurance fraud to protect his love, Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), and wound up in jail, she told Chief Bailey (Chandra Wilson) the truth. The result? Meredith and her accomplices, Drs. Alex Karev and Richard Webber (Justin Chambers and James Pickens Jr.), were fired.

Love Hurts As Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) was in labor, she and baby daddy Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) admitted their love for each other — while Teddy’s beau, Dr. Tom Koracick (Greg Germann), was at her home assembling the crib.

We Need to Know Will Meredith, Alex, and Richard lose their medical licenses?

—Ileane Rudolph

Season 16 Premiere, Thursday, September 26, 8/7c, ABC

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The Good Doctor

Working Woes Chief of surgery Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim) fired Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) after he had a breakdown. Luckily,
Dr. Marcus Andrews (Hill Harper) then swiftly fired Han and rehired Shaun, while also promoting trauma surgeon Dr. Audrey Lim (Christina Chang) to chief of surgery.

Rx: Romance Love seems to be the real cure at St. Bonaventure Hospital. With his cancer in remission, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) proposed to barista Debbie (Sheila Kelley), and Shaun bravely asked out pathologist Dr. Carly Lever (Jasika Nicole). Lim and Dr. Neil Melendez’s (Nicholas Gonzalez) relationship got complicated after her new gig began.

We Need to Know Does Shaun really have a shot at love?

—Ileane Rudolph

Season 3 Premiere, Monday, September 23, 10/9c, ABC

This Is Us - Season 3
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This Is Us

War Is Hell Jack Pearson’s (Milo Ventimiglia) Vietnam tour revealed his complicated kinship with his troubled younger brother, who his family believed had died in the war. But in the present-day storyline, Jack’s movie star son, Kevin (Justin Hartley), found his uncle Nicky (Griffin Dunne) very much alive.

Oh, Baby Kate Pearson’s (Chrissy Metz) tough road to getting pregnant was compounded by husband Toby (Chris Sullivan) going off his depression meds to help her conceive — and then suffering a breakdown. In Season 3, the pair became proud parents to the appropriately named baby Jack.

Flying Solo Kevin and Zoe Baker (Melanie Liburd) were so close to making it as a couple, but Zoe’s decision to not have kids wasn’t one Kevin could get beyond. And, Future Kevin has a son!

Hello, Philly It wasn’t looking great for Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) relationship, but the couple finally found a compromise
to their marital woes by deciding to move from New Jersey to Philadelphia, where he will serve his new city council seat and she will open her dream dance studio.

We Need to Know How does Nicky — spotted at matriarch Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) bedside in the future — find a way
to stick around the Pearson clan?

—Jim Halterman

Season 4 Premiere, Tuesday, September 24, 9/8c, NBC

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