The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is set to begin a new era tonight. While Comedy Central has been cryptic about what exactly will be different when the show returns with its first new episodes after nearly three months off, Noah himself said last week that he'll be "trying new things," no doubt influenced by the 15 months he spent hosting the show from his New York City apartment.
Also today: FX on Hulu's Y: The Last Man debuts after years in development, Ellen DeGeneres takes on an entirely different kind of daytime TV, and the Baltimore Ravens face the Las Vegas Raiders in the first Monday Night Football game of the season. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Monday:
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Season premiere. The late night staple has supplied viewers with a steady stream of “socially distanced” comedy since March of 2020, but the show is set to finally emerge from Noah's apartment tonight with what Comedy Central is describing as “a brand new look and feel.” Watch promo. 11:00 PM ET on Comedy Central
Y: The Last Man: Series premiere. Based on the acclaimed DC Comics’ series of the same name, this new post-apocalyptic tale follows the survivors of a world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome, save for one cisgender man and his pet monkey. Three episodes drop today on FX on Hulu. Cast guide | Watch trailer. Streaming on FX on Hulu
Little Ellen: Series premiere. Forget the less than pleasant person she's reported to have become and explore the world through the eyes of seven-year-old Ellen DeGeneres in this animated children’s series inspired by the comic's childhood in New Orleans. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max
Hell’s Kitchen: Season finale. The three remaining chefs are tasked with cooking a five-course dinner service scored by celebrity judges, with only two advancing to a final challenge that requires them to choose their brigades from a pool of their former competitors. 8:00 PM ET on FOX
American Ninja Warrior: Season finale. The National Finals conclude in Las Vegas as the remaining competitors vie for a chance to win $1 million. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
Monday Night Football: Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens and the Las Vegas Raiders headline the first MNF game of the season, airing on not one but two Disney-owned networks. 8:15 PM ET/5:15 PM PT on ABC and ESPN
American Experience: Sandra Day O’Connor: The First: Forty years after Sandra Day O’Connor’s confirmation, PBS recounts the life and career of the Supreme Court’s first female justice in a new installment of its long-running documentary series. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on PBS
Halloween Baking Championship: Season premiere. Ten talented bakers from across the country compete to create terrifying treats and killer cakes on the new season of Food Network’s annual baking series. Featuring judges Stephanie Boswell, Carla Hall, and Zac Young. 9:00 PM ET on Food Network
The L Word: Generation Q: Showtime’s LGBTQ+ drama moves to a new Monday night timeslot for the second half of its second season. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime
Back to Life: Season premiere. In Season 2 of the dark comedy, Miri Matteson (Daisy Haggard) continues to reconcile with her past as she fights to make a new life for herself post-incarceration. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Showtime
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.