Today’s Top TV Picks – Sunday September 27

Today’s Top Picks


The Simpsons

8 p.m. on FOX – Season Premiere

Season 32 of this satirical animated comedy sends up a certain reality series on another network in the season premiere “Undercover Burns,” which finds Mr. Burns (voice of Harry Shearer) going undercover at the nuclear power plant as “Fred,” a new employee. Much to his surprise, Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) and the gang make him feel welcome, and soon “Fred” is putting in new amenities to please his new chums. That doesn’t sit well with the jealous Smithers (Shearer again), however. Guest voices include David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) and Phil Rosenthal (as himself).


Bless the Harts

8:31 p.m. on FOX – Season Premiere

This funny, character-driven animated comedy about a Southern family opens its sophomore season with a premiere called “Violet’s Secret,” which finds Violet (voice of Jillian Bell) stubbornly resolved to keep her new job a secret from Jenny and Betty (voices of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph), her mother and grandmother. Unfortunately, her unexplained comings and goings soon drive both older women nuts, since all they can do is imagine the terrible teenage trouble Violet no doubt is getting into.



9 p.m. ET on FX – Season Premiere

As this quirky anthology drama series inspired by the Oscar-winning Coen brothers movie returns for its fourth season with a two-hour premiere, the setting shifts to 1950 Kansas City, Mo., marking the first season in which the show doesn’t take place mainly in Minnesota or the Dakotas. Chris Rock heads the cast as Loy Cannon, head of a crime syndicate made up largely of black migrants fleeing the Jim Crow South of the era. Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Timothy Olyphant, Uzo Aduba, Jack Huston and Glynn Turman also star.


The Comey Rule

9 p.m. ET on SHOWTIME – Series Premiere

Former FBI Director James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” served as the basis for director-creator Billy Ray’s two-night docu-drama (concluding Monday), which chronicles the events leading up to and following the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson star respectively as Comey and Trump in this politically charged saga, which relates how a tentative alliance between the two men quickly soured after Trump pressed Comey for his personal loyalty. Holly Hunter, Michael Kelly and Scoot McNairy also star.

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