“Bones,” 8 p.m. KMPH (Channel 26.1): The new season opens with Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) back on the job. He’s still feeling some of the residual effects of the coma that caused him to dream he was married to crime solving partner Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel). The crime part of the episode has some gapping holes. What makes this episode of “Bones” interesting is seeing how Booth deals with the feelings he has for Brennan. It is a sweet and clever way to keep the chemistry going between the pair.
“Fringe” 9 p.m. KMPH (Channel 26.1): I really expected a little more from this season opener after last season’s cliffhanger that presented the idea of a parallel universe. The “Fringe” episode doesn’t build off that dramatic moment but falls back on a typical life-and-death story. That being said, there is a change with one of the show’s main cast members that is so major the episode should not be missed.
Also tonight: The new season of “Survivor: Samoa” opens at 8 p.m. on KGPE (Channel 47.1). There are three season premieres and a series launch on KSEE (Channel 24.1) that includes “SNL Weekend Update Thursday” at 8 p.m., “Parks and Recreation” at 8:30 and “The Office” at 9 p.m. “Community” joins the NBC lineup at 9:30 p.m.