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What to Watch on Monday: New shows usher in fall season

Dianne Wiest as Joan and James Brolin as John in the CBS series “Life in Pieces.”
Dianne Wiest as Joan and James Brolin as John in the CBS series “Life in Pieces.” CBS

Gotham (8 p.m., Fox) – In the Season 2 opener, Det. James Gordon asks the Penguin for help against his better judgement.

Big Bang Theory (8 p.m., CBS) – Sheldon struggles to understand what’s going on with Amy in the Season 9 premiere.

The Voice (8 p.m., NBC) – Blind auditions open the ninth season. Judges this time are Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.

Life in Pieces (8:30 p.m., CBS) – A funny new sitcom with a strong cast – Colin Hanks, James Brolin, Dianne Wiest, just to name a few – that centers around one family. It’s not “Modern Family.” Read more about “Life in Pieces.”

Minority Report (9 p.m., Fox) – Based on the film, this series follows a detective who teams up with a precognitive who uses his abilities to see the future. Read our full review of “Minority Report.”

Scorpion (9 p.m., CBS) – Season 2 opens with a nuclear powered Russian satellite knocked out of orbit and the Director of Homeland Security reuniting the team.

Blindspot (10 p.m., NBC) – The FBI gets involved when a woman with amnesia shows up in the middle of Times Square, naked and covered in intricate tattoos. The tattoos are clues to a large criminal conspiracy. The pilot is decent. More here about “Blindspot.”

Castle (10 p.m., ABC) – In the Season 8 opener, the story is told from Castle’s perspective as he hunts for Beckett.

NCIS: Los Angeles (10 p.m., CBS) – The seventh season has Hetty shutting down Callen’s secret operation, and the team relocating Callen before he gets in trouble.