Empire (9 p.m., Fox) – Season 2 opens three months after Lucious’ arrest, and he’s trying to run Empire Entertainment from inside federal lockup. Also, Cookie stages a star-studded concert to support him.
Also on tonight . . .
Rosewood (8 p.m., Fox) – Morris Chestnut plays a private pathologist in this new drama, forced to work with a Miami PD detective to solve a case that’s close to home. Our full review.
Nature’s Miracle Orphans (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – A Nature special about rescue center caregivers in Australia and Costa Rica who help wild baby orphans, including a koala bear, a tiny wallaby and a three-toed baby sloth battling pneumonia.
The Mysteries of Laura (8 p.m., NBC) – In the Season 2 opener, Laura and the team must race when a boy from Tribeca is kidnapped.
The Middle (8 p.m., ABC) – Sue’s excitement about college lesses when a mishap forces her to cut her hair in the Season 7 premiere.
The Goldbergs (8:30 p.m., ABC) – Lainey, Erica and Barry plan a big party when Lainey’s father is out of town.
Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC) – In the seventh season opener, Cam wants Mitch to return to his former job when money gets tight.
Law & Order: SVU (9 p.m., NBC) – Two new episodes open the new season. Det. Rollins hopes to elicit a confession from a serial killer when a body washes up on a beach where he buried victims, but the information they get from him sends shock waves through the department.
blackish (9:30 p.m., ABC) – Season 2 opens with Jack nearly getting expelled when he performs a song with lyrics containing an offensive word at a school talent show.
Nashville (10 p.m., ABC) – In the Season 4 premiere, Juliette hits a career high, including singing a duet with Steven Tyler, but her personal life plummets.