The Conners and Black-ish Return With Covid-Themed Season Premieres

ALSO: My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, The World Series, CMT Music Awards, and more.
  • The Conners and Black-ish return for their third and seventh seasons, respectively. (Photos: ABC)
    The Conners and Black-ish return for their third and seventh seasons, respectively. (Photos: ABC)

    ABC's two signature comedies are known for taking on the issues of the day, so its only fitting that both The Conners and Black-ish have incorporated the pandemic into their storylines as they return with new episodes beginning tonight.

    Also today: David Letterman is back on Netflix with a new season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, a new HBO documentary looks back at the 2000 election, and the long-delayed 2020 CMT Music Awards show finally gets its day. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    SEASON PREMIERE: Working as a first responder in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic earns Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) her family's respect on Black-ish, but as the crisis drags on, she comess to realize someone in the household is breaking quarantine protocols. Watch the trailer. 9:30 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON PREMIERE: Dan (John Goodman) and family are also dealing with the crisis of our times on The Conners, and as always, one of the first place they're feeling it is in their always perilous finances. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on ABC

    MLB BASEBALL: The fall classic continues as the Tampa By Rays take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of The World Series, live from Arlington, Texas. 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT on FOX

    SEASON PREMIERE: Rather than doling out new episodes one by one, David Letterman and Co. are trying something new for the third season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, with all episodes dropping on the same day. This time around, Letterman is set to sit down with guests Dave Chappelle, Lizzo, Robert Downey Jr., and Kim Kardashian. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    AWARDS SHOW: Three months late but not a dollar short, the 2020 CMT Music Awards are set to feature performances by Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, and more. Kane Brown and Sarah Hyland host. 8:00 PM ET on CMT

    NEW EPISODE: Head-of-Household Enzo nominated Christmas and Nicole on Monday's Big Brother, but who holds the real power all depends on who wins tonight's final Veto competition.  8:00 PM ET on CBS

    DOCUMENTARY: Political junkies looking to swap their 2020 election anxieties for something of a different vintage will want to check out 537 Votes. The new HBO original documentary revisits the "street brawl" that was the 2000 election, detailing the ups and downs one traumatizing detail after another. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: 80 years after Alfred Hitchcock's definitive big screen adaptation, Daphne Du Maurier's classic novel Rebecca gets a fresh retelling, with Lily James taking on the role of the new Mrs. de Winter, Armie Hammer playing her new husband, and Kristin Scott Thomas assuming the mantel of the sinister Mrs. Danvers, keeper of the family estate and guardian of the first Mrs. de Winter's memory. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Black-ish, ABC, The Conners, Coronavirus