Men in the moon

When your most captivating character is an enormous CGI dog, you've got a problem. The flesh-and-blood figures in "Marvel's Inhumans," most of whom live on the moon, have a much harder time connecting, thanks to wooden dialogue and conflicts that have been tackled with more heart by the X-Men. Maybe the cast should take a cue from Fido and keep their mouths shut.

7 p.m. Friday, KSTP, Ch. 5

Doughnuts and dragons

The 29th season premiere of "The Simpsons" might as well have been a "Treehouse of Horror" episode, as the family is transported into a "Game of Thrones" nightmare, populated by fire-breathing dragons and a Joffrey-like Mr. Burns. Ed Sheeran will pop up later this season. Let's hope he gets a warmer reception than he did for his "GOT" cameo.

7 p.m. Sunday, KMSP, Ch. 9


Like last season's short-lived "APB," the new drama "Wisdom of the Crowd" asks viewers to imagine a world in which technology succeeds where beat cops fall short. Emmy winner Jeremy Piven may draw some "Entourage" fans hoping his tech-savvy crime fighter will show flashes of Ari Gold, but their fascination probably has the expiration date of Apple's latest iPhone.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, WCCO, Ch. 4

Back to the brink

Despite six years to cool down, Larry David still has issues, enough to make the return of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" one of the most anticipated events of the fall. Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Kimmel and Judge Judy are among the new celebrities eager to incur his wrath.

9 p.m. Sunday, HBO

Neal Justin