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What to Watch Monday: Follow Kristen Bell, Ted Danson to The Good Place

Plus: An ‘8 Simple Rules’ reunion

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Your daily guide to the most interesting stuff happening on TV and streaming. All times Eastern.


The Good Place

NBC, 10 p.m.

Kristen Bell, newly freed from House of Lies, stars in this comedy about a terrible woman who dies and accidentally ends up in The Good Place, the part of the afterlife meant for really, really good people. However, her presence throws the saintly neighborhood, designed by Michael (Ted Danson), out of whack. The whimsical series will follow Eleanor (Bell) as she works to become a person who deserves to be there. 


The Big Bang Theory

CBS, 8 p.m.

In the season 10 premiere, the hit CBS comedy stages an 8 Simple Rules reunion as Katey Sagal shows up to play Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) mother. Check out the family photo here.


Kevin Can Wait

CBS, 8:30 p.m.

For the viewer who couldn’t get enough of Kevin James in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

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Fox, 9 p.m.

In the season premiere, Lucifer should be helping Chloe investigate a murder, but he’s got a mommy on the brain because his mother, played by Tricia Helfer, has escaped from hell. Mommy dearest stood by while Lucifer was cast out of heaven, so we can assume Lucifer has a fair bit of mommy issues to work through. Read our preview of the new season here