What to Watch Monday: Bones Talks Trash, Mike & Molly Matchmake, a Live! Halloween and More

On TV this Monday: Kelly and Michael celebrate Halloween LIVE! (if a couple of days late), Bones‘ garbage-themed return from hiatus is oh-so-Sweets, Mike & Molly set up the latter’s mom with a Major Dad and Pine Valley’s Ruth Martin travels to Hawaii. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

9 am LIVE! with Kelly and Michael (Check local listings) | Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan will don more than 40 costumes during the morning show’s annual Halloween party, which was postponed by last week’s Hurricane Sandy coverage. The show also will be part of ABC’s “Day of Giving,” a fundraising effort for East Coast victims that starts with Good Morning America and ends with Nightline.

PREVIEW | 90210 First Look: Liam’s Inner Diva Takes Over During a Trip With the Guys

8 pm The Voice (NBC) | The Top 20 perform as the live playoff rounds begin. On a related note, we know by this point you’re probably sick of all of all kinds of election ads, but maybe this one can sway your vote?

8 pm Bones (Fox) | Back after a month-long break, the Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a woman discarded in a city garbage can, and Booth invites Sweets to stay with him and Brennan while the newly single shrink seeks new digs. (Watch a preview video!) ER alum Abraham Benrubi guest-stars.

8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | Ted and Victoria choose the next step in their relationship, and Robin worries about Barney when he picks a dog to be his best bro. (Check out preview photos!) (This episode was postponed from last week.)

8 pm Antiques Roadshow (PBS) | Oh the sapphires you’ll see!/Plus a signature from Seuss!/The values appraised in this broadcast/Will make you cry, “What the deuce?!”

PREVIEW  | Mob Doctor Video: Is Zac Gilford’s Doc About to Have His Patient Poached?

9 pm Gossip Girl (The CW) | Serena and Steven do that thing where they tell each other everything about their romantic histories – does that ever end well? Meanwhile, Georgina wants Dan to date someone who’ll boost his image, but he has other ideas. (Postponed from last week.)

9 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man) guest-stars as Earl’s estranged son and Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars) makes his first appearance as Candy Andy, Caroline’s new love interest. Get the scoop on Girls‘ new guy, straight from co-star Beth Behrs. (Postponed from last week.)

9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Under duress, Mike arranges a date between his mom and his boss, guest star Gerald McRaney (Jericho, Major Dad). (Postponed from last week.)

PREVIEW | Castle Director Jonathan Frakes: ‘Very Clever’ Riff on Sci-Fi Conventions Features Fangirl Kate, Entranced Rick… and Sexy Cosplay?

PREVIEW | Castle Video: Get a First Look at Rick and Kate’s Meta-tastic Sci-Fi Adventure

10 pm Revolution (NBC) | Rachel, who’s rapidly growing weary of General Monroe, runs into someone from her past; Charlie tries to convince Miles to help a boy whose post-blackout plight mirrors her own.

10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | It’s Halloween in Hawaii, where a grisly murder leads to a ritualistic killing. Lee Meriwether (All My Children) guest-stars. (Postponed from last week.)

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

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  1. SK says:

    Hawaii 5-0

  2. Sam says:

    When does Partners return?

  3. POIFanatic says:


  4. Jess says:

    Bones and Castle for me.

  5. Becks says:

    Bones and Castle, DVRing HIMYM. Monday nights rock!

  6. Andrea says:


  7. nick1372 says:

    Revolution & Castle!

  8. Renee says:

    Revolution! (And sleep…celebrated Falcons win last night.)

  9. Castle and HIMYM for me:)

  10. madbengalsfan85 says:


  11. Brandy says:


  12. Mila says:

    The Voice, Housewives of Beverly Hills, Ru Paul, and Revolution

  13. b says:

    Gossip Girl

  14. Nicole says:

    Bones/ HIMYM

  15. holly says:

    This is a pretty select group of shows to watch when there are so many others that are better and new this evening. Road show? Really? come on Really????

  16. Blake says:

    2 Broke Girls

  17. Ann says:

    Revolution and MNF

  18. ollie says:

    himym 2 broke girls castle and roseanne repets on we tv

  19. Jared says:


  20. alavenia says:

    I will be watching Hawaii Five-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. rush says:

    how i mey your mother

  22. leigh says:

    Castle!!! And maybe the last 10 min of DWTS to see what ABC is doing to raise money for Sandy victims.

  23. Babybop says:

    Bones, HIMYM, Partners, 2 Broke Girls. SO happy to have Bones on that list after a month break!

  24. I’ve missed Hawaii Five-0 sooo much. It seems forever! I adore this show!

  25. Isaac says:

    I was disappointed the Ryan Hansen cameo was not this week on 2 Broke Girls

  26. jules says:

    Bones and Revolution for me.