Doctor Who. You'll have two chances to catch Jodie Whittaker's historic first full episode as the 13th (and first female) Doctor, as "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" debuts at the same time in Britain and the U.S., before repeating here in the evening. 1:45 and 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, BBC America.
The Girl in the Bathtub. More a warning than a endorsement: This movie about the 2013 death of Philadelphia paralegal Julia Law (Caitlin Stasey), whose body was found in the tub of a condo belonging to high-profile lawyer A. Charles Peruto, is a soggy mess. If you can't resist, at least be aware that "inspired by a true story" means some of it's fictional. 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, Lifetime.
The Walking Dead. As the ninth season begins, all eyes are on Andrew Lincoln, who's leaving the show, along with his character Rick Grimes, at some point this season. I walked away years ago, but I hope whatever happens to Rick won't be too ghastly. 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, AMC.
Madam Secretary. Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) tries to save a nuclear-disarmament deal in the fifth-season premiere, which is more than most of us can say about our weekend plans. Feeling the need of advice, CBS's secretary of state turns to her former real-life counterparts Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton, and Colin Powell, who all guest star. It's Albright's second appearance on the show, and Clinton's second appearance in a CBS show in less than two weeks, the former Democratic presidential nominee having also turned up in the premiere of the rebooted Murphy Brown. 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, CBS.
All American. Inspired by the life of NFL linebacker Spencer Paysinger, this new teen drama stars Daniel Ezra as Spencer James, a high school football star lured from Compton to Beverly Hills High by a coach (Taye Diggs) who ends up inviting him to live with his family. (One result is the kind of culture clash you might remember from The O.C.) Philadelphia and Wilmington's Bre-Z (Empire) plays Spencer's best friend, who stays behind in south L.A., giving the show a foot in both worlds. The pilot was directed by Philadelphia's Rob Hardy. 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, CW.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. In the opening of the fourth and final season of what has to be television's best musical dramedy ever about mental illness, Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) must deal with the realities of her decision to plead guilty to attempted murder. Is orange her color? 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, CW.
The Romanoffs. Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner takes off in a very different direction — you might say a number of different directions — in this new anthology series, which each week features a new story involving people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. Like any short story collection, you might like some better than others. Friday, Oct. 12, Amazon.