On TV this Monday: Terra Nova goes dark, “Charlie” returns to the beach house, Hawaii hosts a Heroes reunion, Castle bets big on fun and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original feature stories, here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Terra Nova (Fox) | When a crashed meteor wipes out all technology, Taylor tries to prevent Mira and the “Sixers” from invading, and a mystery man makes his presence known.
8 pm Gossip Girl (The CW) | Blair makes all of her former minions (and Charlie) compete to secure bridesmaid spots in her upcoming royal wedding; Nate uses Charlie to make Diana jealous.
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | The gang reminisces about what happened during Hurricane Irene*, and Barney tries desperately to get out of wearing the ducky tie. (*Does this mean in another two months they’ll reminisce about last week’s freak October snowstorm?)
9 pm House (Fox) | Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) guest-stars as a patient who is harboring dark secrets that, if revealed, would compromise his chances of receiving life-saving medical treatment; Chase and Taub rejoin the team (watch video here).
9 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | While driving late at night, Zoe clips a Bluebell resident… who died over a year ago; Lavon squashes Lemon and George dream home purchase; Zoe’s mom (played by JoBeth Williams) comes looking for a reconciliation.
9 pm Bored to Death (HBO) | Jonathan and George see a “friendship” counselor (guest star Sarah Silverman); George begins taking singing lessons from a pothead (Mary Steenburgen).
9 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | When Walden begins redecorating the beach house, Alan becomes overly emotional — to the point that he “becomes” his brother Charlie.
9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Carl tries to score a date with an attractive woman (guest star Holly Robinson Peete) he meets at the diner.
10 pm Castle (ABC) | When an Atlantic City casino owner turns up dead in a NYC warehouse, Castle (of course) joins the detectives for a road trip to “America’s Playground,” where he plots to throw an impromptu bachelor party for Ryan. Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives) guest-stars.
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Danny finds himself the proud caretaker of an orphaned dog; Greg Grunberg reunites with fellow Heroes alum Masi Oka when he guest-stars as a customs supervisory agent.
10 pm Rock Center With Brian Williams (NBC) | Well this didn’t take long: Tina Fey, on whose 30 Rock Bri has cameo’d multiple times, is profiled. Oh yeah, there’s also a segment on Greece’s economic crisis.
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the Comments to offer tune-in suggestions of your own!