TV tonight: ‘Survivor’ launches 35th season; ‘Empire’ returns
“SEAL Team” (9 p.m., CBS): David Boreanaz (“Bones”) heads up the cast of this new military drama. The show follows an elite unit, the members of which navigate their professional and personal lives as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them.
“Criminal Minds” (10 p.m., CBS): The popular crime drama begins its 13th season at a new time and with a new face. Daniel Henney joins the cast as Matt Simmons, an Ex-Delta soldier and former International Response Team member. He joins the BAU team in a race to take down Mr. Scratch and save one of their own in the process,
“Designated Survivor” (10 p.m., ABC): In the Season 2 premiere, Kiefer Sutherland returns as President Tom Kirkman. Now, one year into office, Kirkman is determined to rebuild the Capitol and capture the terrorists behind the catastrophic attack on the United States. When Ukrainian nationalists hijack a Russian Air flight, the president is faced with a hostage situation in which his diplomatic skills are put to the test. Paulo Costanzo, Ben Lawson and Zoe McLellan join the cast.
“Liar” (10 p.m., Sundance TV): Say goodbye to Anna Bates. Fans of “Downton Abbey” might be stunned by the actions of Joanne Froggatt’s latest character in this taut and provocative psychological thriller. Froggatt plays a school teacher who goes on a seemingly innocent date with a renowned surgeon (Ioan Gruffudd). But following their get-together, a series of volatile accusations rock their world. As they increasingly turn on one another, secrets and lies unravel over the course of a suspenseful saga in which everyone seems to have their own version of the truth.
“Chicago P.D.” (10 p.m., NBC): In the Season 5 premiere, the district is in a state of change — Lindsay has moved to New York— and the CPD is under scrutiny about the corrupt nature of its institution. Under the watchful eye of the city, the team attempts to bust a gun deal that quickly turns dicey when innocent civilians and children get involved. Tension erupts when Chief Lugo (guest star Esai Morales) brings in Denny Woods (guest star Mykelti Williamson) to review the shootout, and Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) becomes a key player in the outcome of the case.