What to Watch on Sunday: New shows are ‘God Friended Me’ and ‘Rel’

Brandon Micheal Hall in the CBS drama “God Friended Me.”
Brandon Micheal Hall in the CBS drama “God Friended Me.” CBS Television Network

The new fall season started 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.

God Friended Me (8:30 p.m., CBS) - In this interesting new drama, Miles (Brandon Michael Hall) is the atheist son of a minister (Joe Morton of “Scandal”) and has a podcast on which he spreads the word that there is no proof of God. Then God sends him a Facebook friend request and starts suggesting other people for Miles to “friend” -- people who need his help. It’s a little like “Joan of Arcadia” meets “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” and it’s actually a little deeper than it sounds here. It’s worth checking out.

Also on tonight . . .

60 Minutes (7:30 p.m., CBS) - The Season 51 premiere investigates the origins of the opioid epidemic and features an interview with Paul McCartney. (Note that the timing for all CBS shows is off tonight because of football -- and even these late start times are subject to run later).

Poldark (9 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) - Season 4 of this Masterpiece series starts with Prime Minister Pitt calling an election while uncertainty grips the country.

(L-R): Lil Rel Howery, Sinbad and Jordan L. Jones in the Fox sitcom “Rel.” Ray Mickshaw FOX

Rel (9:30 p.m., Fox) - Lil Rel Howery, best known for his secondary roles in the NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show,” HBO’s “Insecure” and Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Get Out,” finally headlines his own project.Rel plays a newly single dad in Chicago whose wife shamed him by sleeping with his barber and then taking his kids to live in a new city. Sinbad plays his gruff dad. It’s executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael.

NCIS: Los Angeles (9:30 p.m., CBS) - After a mission to Mexico, the gang must find a way home with an unconscious partner in tow in the Season 10 premiere.

Insecure (10:30 p.m., HBO) - In the Season 3 finale, Issa gets discouraged about her project after facing numerous obstacles.

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