What to Watch on Tuesday: ‘New Amsterdam’ debuts, ‘Mayo Clinic’ doc features Duke athlete

Ryan Eggold, left, as Dr. Max Goodwin, and Jason Kisare as Alain in the series premiere of “New Amsterdam” on NBC.
Ryan Eggold, left, as Dr. Max Goodwin, and Jason Kisare as Alain in the series premiere of “New Amsterdam” on NBC. Francisco Roman/NBC

The new fall season starts this week. We’ll try to get all of the new show premieres and season premieres in What to Watch over the coming weeks. Check out our full 2018 Fall TV Preview.

New Amsterdam (10 p.m., NBC) - The premiere of a new doctor show that manages something a little different. Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist”) stars as Dr. Max Godwin, the new medical director at New York’s New Amsterdam Hospital, a fictional hospital touted as the nation’s oldest and best public hospital (it’s modeled after New York’s historic Bellevue). Godwin is the fifth new director in five years, and just about as earnest as they come. “How can I help?” is his motto — and he means it. He is a doctor without a crippling ego, but one with a compelling personal story to go along with his doctor persona.

Also on tonight . . .

NCIS (8 p.m., CBS) - In the Season 16 premiere, Gibbs is made acting director while the team searches for Director Vance.

The Gifted (8 p.m., Fox) - Reeva Payge purges the Inner Circle of those who disagree with her in the Season 2 premiere.

This Is Us (9 p.m., NBC) - In the Season 3 premiere, Randall, Kate and Kevin find themselves on new paths as they celebrate their 38th birthdays.

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F.B.I. (9 p.m., CBS) - Dick Wolf, master of the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” universes, jumps networks for this ride-along with the New York City field office of the FBI. The explosive pilot starts with a tragedy that takes the agents through a maze of drug dealers and white supremacists, and there’s even a Fort Bragg shoutout. The plot moves swiftly and it’s fun to watch. It stars Jeremy Sisto (“Law & Order”) and Missy Peregrym (“Rookie Blue”). Sela Ward joins the cast after the pilot episode.

From the new documentary “The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science” airing on PBS. Saint Mary's Hospital Archives, Rochester, MN

The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science (9 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) - This Ken Burns documentary about the 150-year history of Rochester’s Mayo Clinic features the story of Anna Jenkins, born in Raleigh, raised in Durham and educated at Cary Academy. Anna, now a member of Duke University’s varsity rowing team, was born with a rare congenital heart defect that can lead to an enlarged heart. She is was referred to Dr. Joseph Dearani at the Mayo Clinic by her Duke cardiologist.

Lethal Weapon (9 p.m., Fox) - Season 3 starts without the show’s star Clayne Crawford, who was fired over the summer because of his abusive behavior on the set (his character is reportedly killed off, which won’t surprise anyone who saw the Season 2 finale). Seann William Scott joins the cast, playing ex-CIA agent Wesley Cole who teams up with Damon Wayans’ Det. Murtaugh.

NCIS: New Orleans (10 p.m., CBS) - While Pride fights for his life in the Season 5 premiere, the team looks for the woman who tried to kill him.