WATCH THIS: "Community" (8 p.m., NBC.): The hysterical campus sitcom launches its fifth season with a pair of episodes. The first has Jeff (Joel McHale) returning to Greendale to gather evidence for a lawsuit. "The Assets" (10 p.m., ABC.): Set in 1985, this new eight-part miniseries is based on the real-life efforts of a CIA counterintelligence officer (Jodie Whittaker) to unmask a traitorous mole. Harriet Walter and Paul Rhys also star.
"Elementary" (10 p.m., CBS): Natalie Dormer returns to the popular crime series, reprising her role as Moriarty, the arch nemesis of Sherlock Holmes. She is brought in as a consultant on a kidnapping case.
"The Big Bang Theory" (8 p.m., CBS) "The Taste," Season 2 premiere (8 p.m., ABC) "Wild West Alaska" (9 p.m., Animal Planet) "Ridiculousness," Season 4 premiere (10 p.m., MTV) "Parenthood" (10 p.m., NBC) "Rodeo Girls" (10 p.m., A&E) "Toned Up," Series premiere (10 p.m., Bravo)
COMMUNITY -- "History 101" Episode 401 -- Pictured: (l-r) Joel McHale as Jeff Winger, Jim Rash as Dean Pelton -- (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC)
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