Your TV To-Do List: Get X-cited for 'The Gifted'

Ethan Alter
Senior Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

With so much to watch on TV it can be difficult to plan ahead. But we’re here to help! Here are the five shows you won’t want to miss this week.

The Gifted: Monday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. on Fox
Not X-cited for the latest extension of the X-Men franchise? Don’t worry — you don’t have to have seen a single one of the movies (or FX’s Legion, for that matter) to enjoy The Gifted, a “fugitives on the lam” story set within the mutant-populated corner of the larger Marvel universe.

The Mayor: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC
Brandon Michael Hall and Lea Michele headline ABC’s promising new comedy about an aspiring rapper who unexpectedly becomes a political — rather than a musical — superstar.

Frontline: North Korea’s Deadly Dictator: Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)
The invaluable documentary series takes an oh-so-timely deep dive into the story behind Kim Jong-un’s rise to power and the lengths he’s gone to keep North Korea under his control.

Rillington Place: Thursday, Oct. 5 on Sundance NOW
Tim Roth vanishes into the role of British serial killer John Christie in an imported three-part miniseries dramatizing one of the Sceptered Isle’s most notorious murder cases.

Spielberg: Saturday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on HBO
For his 70th birthday, HBO gifts Steven Spielberg with an authorized documentary tribute that explores his career with commentary from friends, family, collaborators, and the Bearded One himself.