What to Watch Monday: Dancing All-Stars, HIMYM and 5 Other Premieres, the L.A. Complex Finale

On TV this Monday: You’ve got a plethora of premieres to choose from as How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, Hawaii Five-0 and Castle kick off new seasons, Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars gets underway and a new CBS comedy from the Will & Grace guys redefines the term Partners. We hope your DVR spent the summer training, because tonight kicks off a week of heavy lifting. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked within), here are nine programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars (ABC) | Season premiere: Former contestants – including The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft, *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone, race-car driver Helio Castroneves, former NFL-er Emmitt Smith, General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco and speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno — return to see who’s the best of the high-stepping best.

8 pm Bones (Fox) | Remember how last week Booth didn’t seem all that perturbed about Brennan’s three-month absence? Well, the back-from-being-on-the-lam honeymoon’s over. Melissa Claire Egan (The Young and The Restless, All My Children) guest-stars.

8 pm The L.A. Complex (The CW) | Back-to-back final episodes: First, Abby’s consumed with panic after making a very impulsive move with Gray. Then, in the Season 2 finale at 9 pm, Connor’s horrifyingly uncomfortable moment with Charlotte pushes him to seek comfort in Scienetics, and Abby makes a decision that changes her life.

8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | Season 8 premiere: Ted tries to alleviate Robin’s wedding-day anxiety by telling her about the time he left Victoria’s jilted fiancé a note before running away with her. (Get a sneak peek here!)

8:30 pm Partners (CBS) | Series premiere: When Joe can’t decide whether or not to propose to his girlfriend, his lifelong pal Louis (who’s gay) does more harm than good by trying to help. David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill) and Brandon Routh (Chuck) star.

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9 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Season 2 premiere: Max and Caroline visit Caroline’s dad (Wings‘ Steven Weber) in prison, where he encourages them to obtain a particular keepsake at the Channing estate auction. (Beth Behrs previews the new, naughtier season.)

9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Season 3 premiere: After the newlyweds return from their Paris honeymoon, Mike’s inspired to become more cosmopolitan and Molly’s worried about how Carl, Victoria, Joyce and the rest fared without them.

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10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Season 3 premiere: The team is determined to track down Wo Fat and Delano for killing an important member of their family, while guest star Christine Lahti makes her debut as McGarrett’s presumed-dead mother Doris aka “Shelburne.” (Get scoop!)

10 pm Castle (ABC) | Season 5 premiere: It’s Beckett and Castle’s morning after, but there’s also a “schism in the Force” for Ryan and Esposito. Click here to get scoop on what goes down in the premiere (including a fatal explosion!), check out photos from the episode and then see what star Stana Katic has to say about what’s coming up.

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

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  1. Nicole says:

    Bones and Castle. Im excited for castle to return not only to see the morning after for Beckett and Castle but also see how Ryan and Espo are dealing with the after math of what happened on the roof Espo is pissed at Ryan. Also maybe some closure on Beckett’s mother murder.

  2. guest says:

    Is Alphas new? I usually like to record that and Bones since I have a night class on Mondays.

  3. Diana says:

    I will be watching LIVE Bones, The Mob Doctor, Castle DVRing The Voice, Alphas, and Revolution

  4. Alex says:

    Why… oh why did NBC put Revolution against Castle and Hawaii Five-0? :( If Revolution wasn’t on against Castle then I’d watch it. But I guess I can catch it online tomorrow or something. Tonight it’s HIMYM/Bones, Dancing with the Stars, then Castle for me. Watching Revolution tomorrow online.

  5. Roger says:

    LAC finale !!
    + Mother, 2 broke girls, Alpha, Revolution and testing Partners

  6. Jose says:

    2 broke girls and how I met your mother for me tonight! Both live!

  7. Stef says:

    Oh Castle, how I’ve missed you so. :)

  8. Andrea says:

    Castle!!!! Dancing the Stars too and DVRing The Voice and Partners.

  9. Brandy says:

    Switched at Birth, 2Broke Girls

  10. @ says:

    How I missed HIMYM. :) Can’t wait! :)

  11. Samantha says:

    Eight new shows on tonight for me and I am pumped! Most looking forward to HIMYM, Partners, H50, and Castle!

  12. Tara says:

    Excited but sad for the L.A. Complex finale. So afraid I will never see any of those amazing characters again. Soooo excited for DWTS. Team Melissa!!!

  13. Liz says:

    All my favorite shows are finally coming back! :) Watching DWTS and Castle while DVRing HIMYM, Partners, and Hawaii Five-0 and hoping that my cable provider will have Revolution available OnDemand to watch later this week.

  14. Doug says:

    Too much on tonight. I dvr everything so I can skip the insipid political ads. Bones, HIMYM, Revolution & Warehouse 13 for me. Sorry H5-O, you’ve been usurped

  15. tp says:

    HIMYM, Partners, 2 Broke Girls,and Castle live. Bones, Mob Doctor, H 5-O and Revolution dvr. Gotta love that whole home dvr.

  16. BabyFirefly says:

    I have to give up either Castle or Hawaii 5.0, pretty bummed and can’t decide. I’m much too into Revolution to stop watching, one episode and I was hooked. That usually means it will get cancelled soon though.

    • tp says:

      Whichever you give up just catch it online or on demand if possible. For me I would give up H 5-O. Castle is about to get real good. I agree with you on Revolution. I am hooked after that first epi too.

  17. William says:

    HIMYM, H-50, alphas and wwe raw

  18. VACastlefan says:

    CASTLE! CASTLE! CASTLE! Thank goodness the wait is almost over!!! :-) I missed the gang at the 12 the precinct sooooo much!

  19. Jiggy says:


  20. Rachel says:

    New Revolution! I’m really interested to see where they take it. I wish it weren’t up against Castle and H50, but I’ll watch it live anyway.

  21. Erika says:

    Bones from 7-8
    2nd half of DWTS 8-9
    Revolution 9-10
    WWHL 10-10:30
    Real Hws of NYC 10:30 -11:30

    The Voice, 1st half of DWTS, How I Met Your Mother on online.

  22. Mo says:

    I have been counting down the moments to Castle!!!!!! So so so happy it’s back!!! :)

  23. Willow says:

    Going to DVR The Voice and Revolution and watch Castle Live.!!

  24. Mufsin says:

    it’s la complex and revolution tonight, and then ill see h50 and revolution online. I hope revolution does ok since its up against 2 big primetime shows h50 and castle.

  25. Tara says:

    Bones, DVR Partners, watch Partners, Mike & Molly, then Castle.

  26. Lucifer says:

    Castle & Hawaii have a solid fanbase already. So, gonna support Revolution!

  27. L says:

    Warehouse 13

  28. The LA Complex and Partners!

  29. Becks says:

    Bones and CASTLE!!! DVRing HIMYM

  30. L says:

    TNT picked up Castle for syndication starting this Wednesday with a Castlethon

  31. @morgan_va1 says:

    Yeah Hawaii 5-0 is back. Definitely watching it and Bones. I am still a season behind on Castle. May try the Mob Doctor again and check out Revolution.

  32. Jo says:

    I really hope LA Complex is doing well enough in Canada to warrant a third season. It’s a great show and what I’ll be watching live tonight.

  33. Lorie says:

    DWTS & Castle!!! I’ll have to DVR Switched at Birth & H50.

  34. cha11 says:

    Dancing with the Stars! DVR 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, and Castle. Catch Hawaii Five-O during re-run season.

  35. madbengalsfan85 says:


  36. Toms1€ says:

    How I met your mother, Partners and 2 broke girls fot me tonight :)

  37. Linda says:

    It’ll be a CBS night for me.

  38. carolinagirl says:

    I just noticed this morning that I have a conflict and The Voice will not record. Better see what that is or if I have to let it go! So many shows, so little dvr memory! (and that is having two dvrs recording 4 shows at once!) Maybe I need the Hopper! LOL

  39. Sarah says:

    Oh man, Mondays are going to kill me!

    2 Broke Girls

    I’ll catch Bones later

  40. Morgen says:

    Going to be a busy night for my DVR!

  41. Tiera says:

    Man I hate that HIMYM and Bones are on at the same time, but I’ve been a fan of HIMYM longer so that takes tv watching priority

  42. BonesForever says:

    Bones definitely, and probably Castle

  43. dddddddddddd says:

    LA Complex finale today and will PVR 2 broke girls to watch later!

  44. n says:

    Major Crimes!

  45. Alan says:

    woah! didnt realise just how many shows i watch air on mondays. castle, warehouse 13, 2 broke girls and how i met your mother, going to have to spend half the week just catching up on mondays

  46. Nick says:

    Bones DWTS dvr Castle & Revolution

  47. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Dancing with the Stars and How I Met Your Mother. I still have to watch last night’s Treme and Hell on Wheels too and I have yet to get around to Friday’s Boss. Those last three come first.

  48. ollie says:

    himyr, 2 broke girls and castle castle castle!!