The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching on Monday

On your TV this Monday: The Mother of epiphanies, delicious Dixie drama, Jane Lynch visits CBS’ new Men, Kensi Blye does Hawaii and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm World Series (Fox) | With the series tied at 2-2, the Rangers host the Cardinals for Game 5.

8 pm Gossip Girl (The CW) | Blair and Louis land in a power struggle with the prince’s family; Serena’s boss (guest star Michael Michele) — — who is obviously so not a Derena fan – makes her choose ‘tween her job and Ryan Reynolds Dan. (Visit our sister site to see what “Prince” Hugo Becker has to say about Blair’s impending motherhood.)

8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | The gang begins to realize their romantic partner reminds them of one of their parents. Cue cameos by Christine Rose, Frances Conroy, Chris Elliot, Bill Fagerbakke and other “kin.”

8:30 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | In what can only be a callback to the Brooklyn-based Welcome Back, Kotter, Caroline sets out to build herself a Murphy bed.

Exclusive: Lie to Me‘s Kelli Williams Enlists with Army Wives

9 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Fine, scoff, but I’m curious to see how ol’ whatshisname’s therapist, played by Glee‘s Jane Lynch, returns to the fold. Joe Manganiello (True Blood) also guest stars, while Judy Greer pulls a Ringer by tackling dual roles.

9 pm Bored to Death (HBO) | Jonathan frets about facing his nemesis, Louis Greene, on The New Dick Cavett Show; Ray sets off an AMBER Alert.

9 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Zoe discovers something scandalous about the local minister and his wife; Lemon as the awkward task of convincing Lavon to choose her proposal to rebuild an historic bridge felled by Katrina.

Castle Scares Up a Ghost Story — and Some Always-Frightening Relationship Talk!

10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | NCIS: LA‘s Daniela Ruah brings the kick-ass Kensi Blye to CBS’ Monday crime drama, while former MMA champion Chuck Liddell plays himself.

10 pm Monster-In-Laws (A&E) | This new reality series is not spun off of the horrific J-Lo movie, but instead follows individuals as they contend with their spouse’s meddling moms and/or domineering dads.

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  1. ck says:

    No offense, but I wouldn’t publicize your affiliation with That site is an embarrassment.

  2. Nicole says:

    What about Castle?

  3. Sandra says:

    I’m actually excited for some Derena lol! It’s been such a long time and their scenes last episode were pretty good.

  4. Gloria says:

    2,5 man is terrible now. And I see cbs is adding popular guest stars to prevent the show from losing more numbers.
    Same as Hawaii 50, adding Terry and guest stars each week to keep decent numbers.
    Both are weak shows now with weak leads, Asthon and Alex O.Loughlin.When a show stars getting guest stars we all know why. In an old show is expected,but in a 2nd season show as Hawaii 50, Yikes.
    I will be watching the game today and dvr Castle ,dwts and Monsters is Law.

    • AT says:

      Really, Alex O’Loughlin is a weak lead? Give me a break. I mean, seriously. There’s a reason why CBS has kept him since Moonlight. The guy is a great lead and a very good actor. Not to mention he has a lot of fans. It seems to me that Hawaii Five-O is still trying to find its voice writing wise, though overall it is quite enjoyable. They’re not big guest starring roles each week. Mostly they’re recurring roles with big story arcs for the show. I think they keep getting closer and closer to finding their groove on the show. I think they need to cut Lauren German (no offense to her; she’s not bad, her and Alex just lack chemistry) and find Steve a love interest Alex O’Loughlin has chemistry with. Sophia Myles perhaps? :)

    • Overdamoon says:

      Really, Gloria? Perhaps the Castle producer should consider adding their own guest stars to give a boost to its sagging 2.4 rating. Anyway, thanks for caring about H50 and its weak lead and its 3.1 rating despite the football preemption.

  5. maria says:

    I need Chuck and Blair. It’s the only reason i still watch Gossip Girl.

  6. Emily says:

    I sincerely hope this week’s ‘Gossip Girl’ has a Chuck and Blair scene or two, but I am very interested in the reactivation of a Derena story. :)

  7. Natalia says:

    Typo I think –> Lemon “has” not as. Love me some Hart of Dixie

  8. SK says:

    Looking forward to HIMYM, although I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t ready for Nora to be gone already. Her character is barely developed, and is all but forgotten when she’s not in an episode.

  9. canthaedlyreadit says:

    Wow. Someone who watches The Game and DWTS is criticizing other shows leads? Priceless.

  10. Jake says:

    What an awful night for television.

  11. Davey says:

    Does TV Line hate The Sing-Off?

    • Taylor says:

      Slezak was doing recaps earlier in the season, but they just stopped out of the blue.
      Wish he’d still do them. I love The Sing-Off :)

  12. de says:

    Funny, I think the addition of all those new characters on H50 has ruined it. I liked the 4-person ensemble they had last year. There’s too many characters now.

  13. Tart says:

    Dude, Joe Mangianello on 2 and half men? You gotta put that in your headline, woo hoo! I don’t watch that show but I’ll make an exception for our dear sweet Joe!! I am loathing the heck out of baseball, bring back Dinotopia!

  14. Brandy says:

    2 broke girls, gg, hart of dixie.

  15. Lisa says:

    Go Rangers!!!

  16. Lia says:

    “Two Broke Girls” and “Castle” sounds good tonight. Thanks for doing this TV lineup, Matt. Appreciate it.

  17. Mikaylah says:

    I am so excited to see Kensi on Hawaii Five-0!

  18. Andrea says:

    2 Broke Girls doesn’t equal TV worth watching… it is more like TV worth cancelling!

  19. Dave says:

    Go Cardinals!!

  20. fernando says:

    Hart Of Dixie, I love that sho and Rachel Bilson was the right chocie to play Zoey Hart, she does it so well.

  21. Russ says:

    Is House on tonight?

  22. TV Junkie says:

    The one night of Television where I give a break to shows and sports. Yes, even Monday Night Football and the World Series. That way I can have something to watch on ESPN recaps. I usually hit up a Redbox. Today, I’ll catch up on an older movie “Hanna”. The preview during “Bridesmaids” looked mean.

  23. michlela says:

    depuis la premiere saison de hawai five o,j’espere a tous les castings que l’on va ajouter sophia myles comme interet d’amour pour steeve mais depuis le debut de la 2eme saison, il y a tellement de rajouts qui font de l’ombre aux personnages principaux que je commence à me décourager!!pour commencer le personnage avec terry o quin est parfait et passe super bien avec l’equipe,max lui est plutot drole c’est sympa mais le rajout de lauren(lori)est completement nul achaque episode de plus je la deteste de plus en plus je suis desolee mais je la trouve nulle elle joue tres mal et maintenant sa façon de se racler la gorge quand elle parle de steeve
    me tape sur les nerfs!!alors je suis d’accord avec la personne qui dit qu’on devrait la faire sortir car elle n’a pas sa place ,d’ailleurs dans l’episode 6 elle prend la place de kono bref je ne l’apprecie pas du tout
    je serais tres heureuse si sophia myles pouvait venir faire partie de l’équipe meme sans etre requliere mais on verrai la difference de bons acteurs!!!