"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (8 p.m., ABC; Sept. 24): In this spinoff of "The Avengers" movie franchise, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) assembles a team of top-secret agents (including Ming-Na Wen) who investigate threats to humanity. Bottom line: We expected more of a "wow" factor from the Joss Whedon-directed pilot, but there's enough wit, flash and promise to lure us back.
"The Goldbergs" (9 p.m., ABC; Sept. 24): Mix "Malcolm in the Middle" with VH1's "I Love the '80s," and you've got a loud, raucous and warmhearted comedy about a family (headed by Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey) just trying to get by in the era of "Pac Man" and "Star Wars." Bottom line: It had us almost warming up to REO Speedwagon. Almost.
"Trophy Wife" (9:30 p.m., ABC; Sept. 24): A reformed party girl (Malin Akerman) marries an older man (Bradley Whitford), becoming his third spouse and a stepmom to three kids in a modern kind of family. Bottom line: With her infectious energy, Akerman is so funny and charming that we bet viewers will be wedded to this show.
"Lucky 7" (10 p.m., ABC; Sept. 24): The lives of seven very different gas station employees are forever changed -- and maybe not all for the better -- when they strike it rich in the lottery. Bottom line: The snappy pilot had its charms, but we foresee lots of trite, money-can't-buy-you-happiness moralizing ahead.
"NCIS" (8 p.m., CBS)
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (9 p.m., CBS)
"Chicago Fire" (10 p.m., NBC)
"Person of Interest" (10 p.m., CBS)