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What to Watch on Tuesday: ‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’ and ‘The Mayor’ premiere

Jason Ritter as Kevin in “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.”
Jason Ritter as Kevin in “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.” ABC

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (10 p.m., ABC) – This is maybe my favorite new show of the season. A troubled man named Kevin (Jason Ritter) returns to his childhood home, where a celestial being helps him power up his soul so he can save the world.

Also on tonight . . .

Finding Your Roots (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. investigates the family histories of comic Larry David and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The Middle (8 p.m., ABC) – Axl returns home from Europe in the Season 9 premiere.

Fresh Off the Boat (8:30 p.m., ABC) – The Huangs are still homeless in the Season 4 premiere, and move in with Honey and Marvin.

blackish (9 p.m., ABC) – Dre works on a catchy song to raise awareness about a black holiday in the Season 4 premiere.

The Mayor (9:30 p.m., ABC) – In this new sitcom, a young rapper runs for mayor as a publicity stunt and actually wins.