By EW Staff
September 25, 2019 at 06:00 AM EDT
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The Masked Singer

FOX

HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on Fox

Season Premiere
A butterfly, Rottweiler, ladybug, flower, skeleton, flamingo, egg, and monster-looking thingy (okay, technically its name is Thingamajig) are among the costumed characters who’ll be taking the stage for season 2 of this strange and addictive singing competition that quickly became a TV phenomenon when the inaugural season premiered earlier this year. Celebs included Tori Spelling, Joey Fatone, Margaret Cho, Gladys Knight, Donny Osmond, and T-Pain, who won. The identity of the new celebrities underneath the masks is anyone’s guess, but the show will be providing some clues — and misdirects — along the way (which are way more helpful than the random names thrown out by panelists Jenny McCarthy and Ken Jeong; Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke are a little rational with their theories). Will anyone from our wish list be suiting up? —Gerrad Hall

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Survivor

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HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on CBS

Season Premiere
Survivor‘s latest iteration, Island of the Idols, centers around the return of two legendary alumni, Sandra Diaz-Twine and Boston Rob Mariano, who will serve as mentors to the usual slate of 20 competitors. “The idea for this came from the question of how do we get somebody like Boston Rob to come back again when he’s said repeatedly that ‘I’ll never play again,’” host Jeff Probst told EW. How to entice them to return, then? “You make them gods.” Befitting that status, the pair will do more than dispense advice, offering players the chance to take them on in challenges with potentially game-altering stakes. You’ll have to tune in to see how the new castaways — which include an Olympic swimmer and the show’s first Canadian contestant — stack up, but the “gods” certainly seem impressed. “The players now are way smarter than the last time I played,” Boston Rob says. “They’re way smarter, they’re more savvy, they understand the game, all of them. There are no soft spots in the lineup.” —Tyler Aquilina

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The Goldbergs

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HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m. on ABC

Season Premiere
After previous tributes to Star Wars, Dirty Dancing, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Breakfast Club, and many more, The Goldbergs take an epic adventure in the season 7 premiere to honor the 1980s classic National Lampoon’s Vacation. “Two of the kids are going to college — 15 minutes away, but that’s still too much for Beverly. So I really have to sink my teeth into the youngest one,” star Wendi McLendon-Covey explained to EW while visiting the set last month, “and this is kind of our last hurrah as a family.” A cross-country, high-jinks-filled-hurrah that takes them to an Old West town, and a run-in with Christie Brinkley, who reprises her “Girl In The Red Ferrari” role. Eventually, the Griswold Goldberg family makes it to Walley World California’s Disneyland, where they’re met by original Vacation star Anthony Michael Hall, who’s “doing justice to the memory of John Candy,” according to star Jeff Garlin, in his cameo as a security guard. —Gerrad Hall

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Modern Family

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HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on ABC

Season Premiere
Modern Family returns for an 11th and final season with two new additions: the twins whom Haley gave birth to in the season 10 finale. “The way that we have it designed is that it really affects the entire Dunphy household on a regular basis,” co-creator Steven Levitan told EW in May. “We gave them twins because they’re going to need more help, and it gives Phil and Claire and the rest of the family something to really be engaged with.” Indeed. The season premiere sees Hayley at odds with Phil and Claire over proper parenting techniques. Meanwhile, Manny aims to win back his former girlfriend by directing a commercial for Jay’s dog bed. A deeply romantic gesture or one of the saddest ways in human history to woo back an ex? Tune in to find out! —Dan Snierson

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What ELSE to Watch

8 p.m.
Chicago Med (season premiere) — NBC

8:30 p.m.
Schooled (season premiere) — ABC

9 p.m.
Chicago Fire (season premiere) — NBC
Suits (series finale) — USA

9:30 p.m.
Single Parents (season premiere) — ABC

10 p.m.
American Horror Story: 1984FX
Chicago P.D. (season premiere) — NBC
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season premiere) — FXX
South Park (season premiere) — Comedy Central
Stumptown (series debut) — ABC

10:30 p.m.
Cake (series debut) — FXX
Crank Yankers (season premiere) — Comedy Central

Streaming
Liza on Demand (season premiere) — YouTube
Glitch (season premiere) — Netflix

*times are ET and subject to change

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