What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Monday

On TV this Monday: Gossip Girl‘s Dan ponders a Roman holiday, How I Met Your Mother‘s Marshall is father dazed, House confronts the C-word, Castle battles the Z-word, Charlie spooks Two and a Half Men and more. May sweeps is already in full swing, folks, so in addition to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 11 programs to keep on your radar.

Bones Sneak Peek: Max to the Rescue!

8 pm Gossip Girl (The CW) | Chuck, Nate, Blair, Serena and Lola team up to uncover what they think is an explosive secret between Diana and Jack; Dan is offered a prestigious fellowship in Rome for the summer. Oh nos!

8 pm The Voice (NBC) | In the penultimate round of performances, the final two members of each team sing for their lives. Or at least to make it to next Monday.

8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | When Lily has a baby shower, Marshall starts to panic about his imminent parenthood; Ted and Robin come to terms with their relationship.

8:30 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Max’s babysitting gig is in peril if the cupcakes she and Caroline deliver to Peach’s socialite friend aren’t perfect. (That is CBS’ own alliteration, not mine. I’ll give them an 8.)

Exclusive Hart of Dixie Sneak Peek: Zoe and Wade Partner Up

9 pm House (Fox) | In “The C-Word,” directed by series lead Hugh Laurie, House and Wilson take a little vacation in the wake of the latter’s Stage 2 cancer diagnosis. Meanwhile, the team suspects that a doctor mom’s determination to cure her daughter could be the very thing that is killing her.

9 pm The Pitch (AMC) | This new reality series chronicles the high stakes and tight deadlines that ad agencies face when they gun for a new piece of business, Don Draper-style. First up: SK+G & The AD Store woo Waste Management.

9 pm Make It or Break It (ABC Family) | Watch it while you can! When Lauren is told that her heart condition requires surgery, Payson seeks out another doctor with a medical alternative; Kaylie and Jordan become unlikely roommates.

9 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | After Alan suffers a minor heart attack, his brother Charlie’s ghost — played by Kathy Bates! — pays a visit to his hospital bedside. Oh, the misery.

9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | When Mike’s dad comes to town early for his son’s bachelor party, Peggy decides she should attend Molly’s bachelorette bash and thus turns it into a raucous affair.

Matt’s Inside Line: Scoop on the Flirty Hawaii Five-0/NCIS: LA Crossover, House and More

10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Crossover, Part 1: Five-0 and the NCIS: Los Angeles task force team up in Hawaii when a suspect on the loose threatens to release a deadly virus into the population. Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) guest-stars.

10 pm Castle (ABC) | Investigating the murder of a man with human bite marks on his body, Castle and Beckett delve into New York’s zombie subculture to find the killer and bring him in — dead, undead or alive. (Again, that’s the network’s wordplay, and I wholly endorse it.)

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

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  1. Ali says:

    Everyone watch Hart of Dixie too!!!

    • King's Cross says:

      Hear! Hear!

    • SAM says:

      Every time I try to watch that show, I just have to turn it off when the actress who plays Lemon is on because that woman has one of the worst Southern accents that I have ever heard.

    • Alice says:

      Hart of Dixie! Much as I cringed at the promo (Zoe’s telling George she’s gonna fight for him. Seriously? Dude’s engaged, again, I think. Let him go)- it still does mean LOTs of Zoe-Wade, and that is always fun to watch!

    • suzyku says:

      Must see for me is Bones and Castle!!! 2 Broke Girls stopped being funny after the first episode and now it’s just dumb!

    • C says:

      Oh yes, Hart of Dixie!!!

  2. bad kevin says:

    The Voice & the H5O/NCIS: LA crossover episode part one.

  3. Angela says:

    Castle, of course. Looking forward to all the funny tonight :).

  4. gcem says:

    Eureka! Maybe House. H5O. DVRing HIMYM, Mike and Molly, Castle. Just waaaaay too many shows on Monday night!

  5. gossipgirltruth says:

    Go Dan Go!!!! Dan/Rome is my new ship. A GG episode that contains the NJBC and Dan/Rome sounds like GG is starting to get good again.

  6. Sue says:

    Bones, Hart of Dixie and Castle…DVR H50…

  7. Trish says:

    My favorite night of tv…Bones, Eureka, Castle, H5O.

  8. May says:

    Bones, Castle (yay!), HIMYM, and House.

    • paula white says:

      HOUSE, HOUSE, HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve watched for the eight years and I sure am gonna miss him. I am SOOOOOOOO tired of cooking and reality shows. Oh yeah let’s dance and sing too! What loser shows!

  9. Just HIMYM! Can’t believe it’s almost the end of the season. This year hasn’t been the best, though, so here’s hoping these last few episodes end things on a high note, and S8 returns to previous seasons’ standards.

    • jess says:

      No more guest stars! The core five only. And possibly The Mother. But mostly only the five.

      That’s my only wish for season 8.

      • I hear you! The show is at its best when it focuses on the main cast. All these outside love interests and people like Marshall’s boss and Lily’s dad just bog down the story and take away from the main characters.

  10. Luu says:

    Castle! Castle! Castle!

  11. livvy says:

    Hart of Dixie

  12. Brandy says:

    Miobi,2bgs,GG, hod

  13. Tony says:

    HIMYM, House, Bones, and WWE Raw for me.

  14. Becca says:

    Bones and Castle! Perfect distraction from studying for finals =)

  15. sarah says:

    Hart of Dixie and Smash! I will be recording them but still!
    I am looking forward to H50, even though we still have this episode with out Steve! However he will be back the next 2 episodes!! I am having Alex withdrawls! I really hope his time away was what he needed and he is 100% and then we will have 23/24 episodes with him next season.
    I am nervous about the finale as it says 5-0 losses one of their own so technically that means, Steve, Danno, Chin or Kono. I can not see any of them leaving the show so we will see!

  16. samantha says:

    Yes Dan, go away!

  17. KB says:

    GG, Castle

  18. rubytu says:

    GG, House, Smash! I hope they don’t find out that the secret is that Blair and Chuck are siblings :P I mean, Jack and Diana are his parents? yuck! I think they had a child, we’ll find out it wasn’t Chuck, it’s someone else. That’s what I hope, anyway, as long as it isn’t Blair.
    I wouldn’t want either one of them for my parents!!!!! What a nightmare.

  19. Vannesa says:

    Castle, Hart Of Dixie, Gossip Girl A, House and maybe Hawaii Five-O.

  20. greysfan says:

    Bones, House, Castle, Smash

  21. Justin says:

    Bones, House, 2 Broke Girls, Hawaii 5-0, Eureka and Lost Girl are on my must-watch list tonight.

  22. niks says:

    Gossip Girl, Castle, Two and a Half men.

  23. Bella says:

    Eureka, Castle. DVRing Hart of Dixie and Hawaii 5-0

  24. Dee says:

    Definitely watching Bones live! Then swap over to DVR to catch up with The Voice.

  25. Jules says:

    + HLaurie directing

  26. Bones, Eureka and Make it or Break it. I’d watch Smash but the series enders of Eureka and MIOBI take priority. Hulu it is for Smash.

  27. Judy says:


  28. Ray says:

    [H]ouse for sure, can’t wait to see HL’s directing episode.

  29. Lani says:

    Ahh too many things!!! Hart of Dixie, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Bones, Hawaii 5-0 and Castle…now the task is to pick which ones to watch live.

  30. Janet Snakehole says:

    NJBC, Chuck & Blair scheming? Count me in! Havent seen a full episode since December.

  31. lucyindisguise says:

    Castle, bay-bee. Gotta get our Caskett on, stat!

  32. Natalie says:

    “Castle” and 2BG for me tonight. Maybe “Bones” too, if I have time. It looked cute in the sneak peeks. :)

  33. shawnmarieh says:

    I will gladly help Dan pack his bags. Ciao Humpty Dumpty!

  34. Charlize Matthee says:

    Castle,Castle. Gotta get our Caskett on, stat!

  35. Jj says:

    CASTLE!!!! And Bones!

  36. Zari says:

    Chuck, Blair, Nate and Serena working together! YES!! Finally Blair will be interacting with the people who matter!

  37. Kissan says:

    Gossip Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Dancing With The Stars and The Voice. Will DVR Hart Of Dixie and watch Smash, Secret Life and Make It Or Break It on demand.

  38. mdaily says:

    I’m surprised Matt did not mention Eureka or Smash, and they are not listed in the links either.


    On Smash, the show goes on the road and Julia threatens to walk (see how I did that *wink wink*) if they bring back Michael.


    On Eureka, Jack ends up in the Astraeus virtual world in his attempt to rescue the crew. Let’s hope he doesn’t up getting unplug before his time.

  39. Lynn says:

    I DVR everything since I have kids, but on the docket tonight is HIMYM, 2BrokeGirls, 2.5Men, Mike&Molly. The highlight of the evening will be CASTLE!!!!!! Zombies on Castle, CLASSIC!

  40. Richard says:

    The winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is announced on the reunion episode airing at 9 p.m. on Logo, and we find out why Willem was disqualified.

  41. What about Rupaul’s Best Friend Race?

  42. JP says:

    Eureka, and if I can keep my eyes open, Lost Girl.

    I confess I’m mildly tempted by the House/Wilson storyline, even though I broke up with the show years ago. Same goes with the baby shower on HIMYM.

  43. Nick says:

    Bones DWTS Castle & Smash

  44. mst3k says:

    Hey Matt, This young season of Eureka has so far been fantastic. It’s definitely worthy of making your list.

  45. Mary says:

    My DVR is going to melt….

  46. Jo says:

    If zoey doesn’t go away at the end of the season I will stop watching 2.5 men. This show is getting worst it was better when they had Charlie sheen

  47. Joy says:

    Watch + DVR Castle to watch again when summer
    without decent shows sends me crazy. ;-) House & Bones.

  48. Mari says:

    Castle for me.