The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Monday

On your TV this Monday: Rosie’s return, Serena’s homecoming, House’s comeback and Five important short films about breast cancer. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features and reporting, here are 14 programs to keep on your radar.

4:20 pm MLB Playoffs: ALCS Game 2 (Fox) | Rescheduled from Sunday; if the game runs late, Fox’s Monday night slate will be nudged back accordingly. That’s right — America’s pastime is effecting America’s past time.

7 pm The Rosie Show (OWN) | If you watched Ro’s previous daytime talker, you know the drill. Russell Brand is her first guest.

8 pm Terra Nova (Fox) | This week the colonists encounter a deadly virus that causes amnesia — because apparently we learned nothing from Season 1, Episode 17 of Fox’s 24.

8 pm Gossip Girl (The CW) | Diana (Elizabeth Hurley) forces Nate into a moral dilemma, Dan lands in the spotlight despite his best efforts, and Serena and Charlie return from California.

8:30 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Max gets a peek at Caroline’s posh former life when she helps her break into her family’s townhouse. Nick Zano (What I Like About You) returns as bartender/street artist Johnny.

8:30 pm Monday Night Football (ESPN) | Will the Bears be the team to hand the Lions their first loss?

CBS’ 2 Broke Girls Cash In With Full-Season Order

9 pm The War of 1812 (PBS) | This new documentary uses re-enactments, animation and commentary from experts to chronicle the titular conflict.

9 pm Five (Lifetime) | Five short films, directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and filmmakers Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris, tell distinct stories about breast cancer. Among the actors involved are Nikita‘s Lyndsy Fonseca and Vampire Diaries‘ Taylor Kinney (pictured above), Patricia Clarkson, Rosario Dawson, Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love), Josh Holloway (Lost), Jennifer Morrison (House), Bob Newhart, Annie Potts, Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Jeffrey Tambor and Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love).

9 pm House (Fox) | When House returns to PPTH, it is so not “Happy to see me” that he gets from Wilson. Also: Meet Dr. Park, played by new series regular Charlene Yi. (Check back here after the West Coast airing for a Q&A with the new Dean of Medicine.)

9 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Rachel Green’s meat trifle be damned, Zoe resolves to win Bluebell’s gumbo contest, while Levon crushes on the medical practice’s new receptionist (played by Eisa Davis)

9 pm Bored to Death (HBO) | Season 3 premiere: Jonathan gets distressing familial news, George (CSI‘s Ted Danson, pulling double duty!) reunites with his daughter Emily and meets her new boyfriend Bernard (Sledge Hammer‘s David Rasche), and Ray spends time with his biological son.

9:30 pm Enlightened (HBO) | This new series stars Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) as a high-strung exec who, after suffering very public nervous breakdown, emerges from a treatment center determined to lead a more enlightened existence — eliciting mixed reactions from her loved ones.

9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | It’s Four’s Company when Mike leaves behind his bachelor pad to move in with Molly and her family.

Castle Preview: A ‘Deeply Emotional’ Episode Explores a Cop’s ‘Worst Nightmare’

10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Emmy winner Patty Duke guest-stars as the Alzheimer’s-stricken mother of a murdered deep sea diver, while Peter Fonda plays a veteran deep sea treasure hunter.

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  1. Naanati says:

    You forgot Castle at 10pm!

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      As always, and as clearly stated in intro, this is supplemental to any features we post, such as this juicy preview:
      Plus I link to that CASTLE story right before the 10 o’clock section. ;)

      • saline says:

        and because Castle stinks and should be canceled.

        • Dave says:

          I don’t understand why people wish for other shows to be cancelled. It’s so hatefull and makes you look ignorant. If you don’t like the show then don’t watch it. Nobody is making you but let the people that do watch it enjoy it. It really sucks when a show that you are deeply invested in (like have been watching since the first episode) gets cancelled and I wouldn’t wish that on anyones show so instead of wishing for shows to be cancelled why don’t you just wish for the show you watch and enjoy to be picked up. It’s a much more productive way of thinking.

        • shib says:

          U haven’t a clue

        • Maryann says:

          I’m willing to bet that Nathan Fillion is very happy right where he is, and I am happy he’s there too.

          • Saline says:

            you would loose that bet. He has already said he would prefer to be doing more Firefly, because the writing was so much better.

        • Gavin says:

          Seems to me u are pissed because Nathan Fillion is an amazing actor that doesn’t need to take his shirt off even once to keep viewers watching his show. It is called TALENT . Not like “others” that the only thing they are good for, is taking off his shirt 10 times in each episode. LMAO.

  2. Suds says:

    What about Castle and Himym?

  3. Sally says:

    It’s tricky tonight, House and Five at the same time, I want to see both!

    • Scott says:

      FIVE re-airs at:

      Tuesday 1:31am (basically tonight – heh)
      Saturday 8:00pm
      Sunday 12:01am & 9:00pm
      Monday 12:01am

      All times EDT so adjust accordingly. Hope thyis helps

  4. Julie says:

    Monday is my favorite TV night , Terra Nova, House and CASTLE!!

    How pathetic , cbs keeps adding guest stars each week to Hawaii 50 to lure viewers because the lead man sucks and poor Scott cannot make all the work :). ABC doesn’t need to put $$ in guest stars because Nathan Fillion has something called talent. And still Castle gets more viewers than Hawaii LMAO !!!!

  5. erin bowers says:

    Well Monday is the absolute WORST NIGHT but, the War of 1812 sounds interesting. Anything but HOUSE

  6. May says:

    Terra Nova , DWTS and Castle.

  7. Amy says:

    I’ll be watching Castle and Terra Nova

  8. Rita Tutschulte says:

    I will be watching CASTLE as always! What are you guys thinking by leaving it out???

    • Heather says:

      They didn’t forget about Castle. If you’ll notice, they linked back to a Castle article that they released yesterday that gives a look at tonight’s episode. ;)

  9. SK says:

    How I Met Your Mother, The Lying Game, and DVRing Castle. I think I’m giving up 2.5 Men, haha.

  10. Michael says:

    Can you explain the 24 reference? I was a devoted 24 fan, but I don’t quite get it. Is it because Terri had amnesia?

    • Mike says:

      In an effort to get some TVLine Power User points myself, I’ll answer this for Matt. Yes, it’s because Terri got amnesia, one of the worst Plotlines in 24 history. (2nd only to the Cougar)

      Ironically, Brannon Braga was/is a producer on both 24 and Terra Nova.

      • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

        That’s good for 50 TVLine Power User points*!

        • Mike says:

          LOL, thanks Matt. Though, I may need to see your scoring scale to see the difference between a 50 point and 500 point response! :)

        • Travis says:

          Come on, not only did he answer the question, but he also ranked the episode on how bad it was compared to others.. and for an added bonus he pointed out that Braga was involved with both shows… and all that gets is 50 points? While someone repeating an answer from you gets 500?

          I surely hope that with these fictional points, less is more.

      • Emily says:

        To be fair, Braga wasn’t involved during Season 1 of 24. Or Season 2, that of cougar fame. haha

  11. linda says:

    I will watch HIMYM & House,like every Monday.
    The new House episode looks promising, intriguing and i´m curious who will be the new Dean. ;)

  12. Fernando says:

    It’s The Lying Games and Hart Of Dixie for me tonight.

  13. Rex says:

    Terra Nova, House, Castle & Hart of Dixie for me.

  14. Victoria says:

    Terra Nova, DWTS and Castle.
    dvr House.

  15. Squee says:

    I watched both Five 0 and Castle, but last year had to give up on Castle, it was so repetitive and the whole “will they or won’t they” thing is over played, so no more Castle. Five 0 all the way-its not trying to be anything it isn’t supposed to be, a fun action filled hour of TV. Castle is clearly trying to lure viewers with the romance, and once they “do it”, its over. Can only take so much of that smarmy charm Nathan Fillion spews out, so one note.

  16. Brandy says:

    2 broke girls,lying game,gossip girl,hart of dixie

  17. CD says:

    How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Scare Tactics, Mike And Molly, and Hawaii Five O live while I DVR Terra Nova, The Lying Game, Two and a Half Man, and Hart of Dixie. Then watch WWWE Monday Night RAW later tonight as well.

  18. Marie says:

    I must be the only one who will watch The Sing Off on NBC tonight. :D

  19. Rose Beckman says:

    Two and a half men,well it isn’t worth watching without Charlie and Alan together.Those two are awesome,almost like a new version of the odd couple.

  20. Gerald says:

    How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls and I might check out Enlightened. What were your thoughts on this one, Matt?

  21. L says:

    I will be watching:
    2 Broke Girls
    Terra Nova
    Hart of Dixie
    Bored to Death

  22. Samantha says:

    It’s really nice to see you spotlighting things on PBS!

  23. Danny says:

    GO LIONS!!!!!!!!

  24. ateofi says:

    Hawaii Five-O all the way. I will download “Castle”. “Terra Nova” and “House” suck horribly.

  25. Tim says:

    Watch HIMYM.

    Watch Castle

    DVR Five-O, Terra Nova, and House.

  26. txhlfan says:

    Are you people all under 20? House is still a good show.

  27. tp says:

    HIMYM, 2 Broke Girls,Hart of Dixie, Hawaii Five-O and Castle. It’s a toss up what I watch live at 10 p.m.

  28. Nancy says:

    Watch Terra Nova — watch and DVR Hawaii Five-0. No Castle; I liked Nathan Fillion on Firefly, but don’t really like Castle.

  29. H50 says:

    I love Hawaii 5-0. As someone who watches more TV than most people probably should, the acting is great. Grace Park does leave a bit to be desired on this show, but the show is supposed to be fun! There are far worse shows on TV. I think Alex O’Loughlin is an EXCELLENT McGarret. He is attractive and can act. Win win. If you don’t like it then don’t watch it. Don’t go around polluting websites with your negativity because you have nothing better to do.

  30. Erika says:

    DWTS 7-9
    Watching football from 9 until it ends.
    I wish the networks put one of my shows at 9 :(
    I’ll watch online:
    Terra Nova
    Two and Half Men
    Hart of Dixie
    Kim K’s Wedding

    ugh ugh ugh

  31. Amber says:

    Matt, the fact that you are advertising a PBS documentary makes me fall in love with you a little bit.

  32. Ashley says:

    Castle was awesome yesterday!