The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Monday

On TV this Monday: Dancing With the Stars returns to the parquet, the Pretty Little Liars finally come face-to-face with “A,” there are mother lovers on Two and a Half Men and more. In addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are nine other shows to keep on your radar.

8 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Season premiere: The latest cast includes Greek goddess Maria Menounos, Little House‘s Melissa Gilbert and soap opera vet Jack Wagner. “Allll… I neeeeeed… is a little more time, to rehearse….”

8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) | Season finale: After a game of cat-and-mouse at Rosewood’s Junior League Masquerade Gala, Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer finally come face-to-face with their tormentor. Poll time!

8 pm House (Fox) | House and the team battle to save a blind man (Friday Night Lights‘ Michael B. Jordan) struck down by a mysterious illness; House’s mother unexpectedly arrives at Princeton Plainsboro to inform him of her new beau (guest star Billy Connolly).

8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | To celebrate the CBS sitcoms’ return, we’re gonna give every one of ‘em some TVLine-Up love. First up: The gang tries to break up Barney and Quinn after learning they plan on moving in together. (See photos here!)

8:30 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Max and Caroline take a spring getaway at a couple’s posh apartment where they’ve been asked to dog-sit. Hey, maybe they can give Mike and Molly some pointers? (You’ll get that joke in a few seconds, depending on your reading speed.)

CBS Renews 18 Shows for Next Season, Fate of Two CSI Series Left Up In the Air

9 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Alan’s mother for the first time meets Lyndsey’s mom (played by Mary Tyler Moore‘s Georgia Engel) — and wow, do they, um, hit it off.

9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | And last but not least: When Peggy goes out of town, she leaves her dog with Mike and Molly, saying it will be good practice for having kids.

Ed Asner Previews His Hawaii Five-0 Encore, 36 Years in the Making: ‘He’s Still Spicy!’

10 pm Castle (ABC) | Holy DWTS synergy! As Beckett and Castle delve into the murder of a TV dance show (!) contestant, they discover the deceased was harboring a shocking secret that may have led to her death. Lauralee Bell (The Young and the Restless) and Adam Harrington (The Secret Circle) guest-star.

10 pm Lost Girl (Syfy) | Bo meets a Dark Fae succubus; Kenzi attempts to help Trick save the The Dal Riata.

Megan Hilty Teases Smash‘s Mother of a Twist, More Ivy/Karen Drama and Marilyn‘s First Ouster

Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.

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47 Comments
  1. markoo says:

    don’t forget someone is going to die on PLP! I guess it’s Maya or Ella!

  2. Lorie says:

    DWTS! Matt, you had me ROFL with Jack’s revised lyric.

  3. Tammy says:

    I love Lost Girl! Thanks SyFy! Does anyone know when they’re going to air season 2 on SyFy?

  4. Danielle H says:

    I miss Hart of Dixie. I forget how many weeks are left.. I think 2 max 3 until it returns.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      GOSSIP GIRL and DIXIE are back with new episodes APRIL 2

      • Brandy says:

        I thoughtHart came back April 9, thats what cws been promting for weeks. Did they just move it back a week early ? I hope so. Anyway, tonight ill be watching 2 broke girls, pll, smash, hart rerun maybe.

  5. Karrie says:

    I’ll be disappointed if “A” is a twin of ANYONE!

  6. sarah says:

    Why no mention of H50? This is the first new episode in a couple weeks and it has Ed Asner

    • dee says:

      See? Once AGAIN someone doesn’t see the link to an entire story about a show. When are you going to just include the show (and the link) in the regular list so people stop doing this?

  7. Amanda says:

    My program guide says House is new, but the description there and here is a repeat. What’s going on with that?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Apparently, as a result of that whole NASCAR preemption a few weeks ago, this episode already aired in some territories.

  8. Lucy says:

    PLL and HIMYM! I don’t want to guess who A is, because if I’m right there will be no surprises there…

  9. Jon says:

    Are we totally discounting “Alcatraz”? While it has ahd it’s bumps I think it is starting to find a groove. I hope it gets renewed.

  10. JJ says:

    Finally!! An all-new Hawaii Five-0 tonight!! This and The Voice will be enough for me… The DWTS era is over for me. I usually watch it and am usually excited for it to start, but I think they’ve overdone it. One session a season is enough.

  11. Tonight on TV says:

    There is an article with Ed Asner (Hawaii Five-0) and an interview with Megan Hilty (Smash) on the main page but neither show is listed here? lol.

    I will be watching Smash.

    • dee says:

      SEE???
      For some reason those links, even made RED, are invisible to people in this daily story! Just include the show in the list like everything else, and use the link to the story as the writeup!

  12. kirads09 says:

    (A stands only for) Alcatraz for me tonight. :)
    Lizard Lick Towing (I know – trashy – but I am “hooked”)
    Hawaii Five O

  13. Babybop728 says:

    I’ll be watching How I Met Your Mother (even though this season is going downhill) and 2 Broke Girls. I’m TiVoing House to watch later!

  14. kevin says:

    The Voice (battle rounds continues) & Hawaii Five-O (Ed Asner). Guess I’m giving up on the new season of DWTS and the show entirely just like I did it with IDOL.

  15. Richard says:

    RuPaul’s Drag Race – 9 p.m. on Logo
    Being Human – 9 p.m. on SyFy
    Lost Girl – 10 p.m. on SyFy

  16. Julie says:

    *Sighs* I remember when I used to care for HIMYM…
    But YES!!!! New Castle FINALLY!!! And I get it at 8 because I get to watch it on CTV Halifax! :D

  17. Shiloh says:

    Melissa Gilbert on DWTS tonight? If I ever watched reality shows I’d actually give it a try this time around. Most of the good stuff on tonight is on CBS, except Castle. Really looking forward to 2 Broke Girls. Thanks for all the work putting this together, Matt.

  18. jess says:

    Not a big night for me. Smash has some good points, so I’ll keep watching. And may catch some of The Voice.

  19. Lynn says:

    HIMYM, 2BRokeGirls, Two.5Men, Mike&Molly and my favorite show CASTLE!!!!

  20. Justin says:

    I’ll be watching 2 Broke Girls, Hawaii 5-0, House, Alcatraz, Being Human and Lost Girl. Great Monday for me!

  21. HIMYM for sure, although this whole season seems to be an exercise in going around in circles. (Without too many laughs, either.) We might have to DVR the PLL finale and watch it afterwards since my sister sort-of indicated to one of her roommates that she watched the show, and she’ll no doubt be asking her about it. I’m SO behind on Castle it’s not even funny, but I have it set up to DVR anyway.

  22. May says:

    Castle and PLL for me. Finally, we find out who A is. And finally we get Castle back.

  23. Ems says:

    Has that episode of house not already been on?! I’ve already seen it!

  24. Sue says:

    So thankful Castle and H50 are back.

  25. G says:

    Pretty Little Liars
    H5O
    Dancing with the Stars

  26. Steph says:

    Himym and PLL for me tonight! Normally I would watch House as it’s my favourite show in the world but that episode already aired in Canada!

  27. Steph says:

    If you live in Canada it already aired here but didn’t air in the states due to NASCAR.

  28. Kavita says:

    A is that little friend of Hanna’s! The one that kissed the bf….

  29. Velvet says:

    They still have not revealed who “A” is. Lame! I knew this would happen. That is exactly why I quit watching this junk after a few episodes.

  30. Velvet says:

    Being Human
    Lost Girl
    Castle

  31. cgh says:

    I missed it too … even though it’s red now, that doesn’t make it a whole lot better.

  32. Carrie says:

    The CW website says Hart of Dixie returns April 9

  33. Leah says:

    So when Graig Engler said on twitter that season 2 aired right after season 1, he wasn’t kidding! I’m so excited. I’d already seen season 1 a coupe times and have been impatiently waiting for season 2.

    BTW Matt, have you seen how it’s doing in the ratings?

  34. Leah says:

    I love alcatraz.

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