Medical malpractice

"Community" veteran Ken Jeong deserves better than "Dr. Ken," a father-knows-worst sitcom based on his real life as a doctor that's about as cutting-edge as a 20-year-old wrench in Tim Allen's toolbox. We expect something a little more adventurous from such a reliable scene-stealer. 7:30 p.m. Friday, KSTP, Ch. 5

Wrecking ball

Turns out Miley Cyrus' never-ending wardrobe changes during the "MTV Video Music Awards" were just a warm-up to hosting and performing on the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live," the latest stage in a re-imaging process that's starting to get as stale as a shock-jock radio show. Much more enticing is news that Amy Schumer and Tracy Morgan will host later this month. 10:29 p.m. Saturday, KARE, Ch. 11

Paint by numbers

See Alicia Florrick. See Alicia score. See Alicia squirm. See "The Good Wife" improbably but unquestionably continue to be network TV's most compelling drama, thanks to the never-ending ups and downs that would rival any Disney World ride. It's around this time that dramas churning out 20-plus episodes a season start to run out of smart ideas, but creators Michelle and Robert King continue to find tantalizing ways to put their heroine (Julianna Margulies) through the wringer. Her losses are our gain. 8 p.m. Sunday, WCCO, Ch. 4

Berlin wall

Claire Danes just can't help but get pulled back into action in the fifth-season premiere of "Homeland." When we catch up with her Carrie Mathison, she's living happily in Berlin, bonding with her daughter and dating a respectable lawyer. Enter Mandy Patinkin to muck things up. 8 p.m. Sunday, Showtime

Neal Justin