What to Watch Monday: Deception Debuts, Mob Doctor Checks Out, Bachelor, Bunheads and More

Deception - Season PilotOn TV this Monday: NBC unleashes Deception upon us, the Bunheads twirl back into action, Switched at Birth is reborn, The Mob Doctor is out and Casa Castle is packed with paramours past and present. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Switched at Birth (ABC Family) | Season 2 premiere: Bay is accused of cheating, Angelo bestows lavish gifts on the family and John and Kathryn contemplate running for public office.

8 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC) | In this season’s regular time-slot debut, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates stops by the ranch.

8 pm Antiques Roadshow (PBS) | Season 17 premiere: Corpus Christi yields some real finds, including an early Diego Rivera oil painting.

8 pm The Bachelor (ABC) | Season 17 premiere: Dallas entrepreneur Sean Lowe begins his search for “love” with 25 bachelorettes, including an aspiring wedding dress designer, a former cheerleader and a one-armed blonde. (Yep, really.)

8 pm WWE Monday Night RAW (USA Network) | The first RAW of 2013 features “The Rock’s big return,” says Meg Masters, who also poses: “Have new lovebirds Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee showered since then? Perhaps together?!”

RELATED | Bunheads‘ Sutton Foster Previews Michelle’s Return, More Dancing and… Hubbell?

9 pm Bunheads (ABC Family) | Winter premiere: When the dance studio is closed down, Michelle works as a magician’s assistant and Ginny takes over her mother’s business.

9 pm The Mob Doctor (Fox) | Series finale: After Constantine reveals something that shocks Grace, she makes one last attempt to reconcile her two worlds. (The series won’t be coming back next season.But make sure to watch until the very end of the episode; according to series cocreator Josh Berman, “The last five minutes are unbelievable.”)

9 pm The Layover With Anthony Bourdain (Travel Channel) | The famed foodie heads to Dublin. After all, everything tastes better with a pint of Guinness.

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10 pm Castle (ABC) | Scandal‘s Darby Stanchfield returns as Castle’s ex-wife Meredith, who moves into the loft to take care of an ill Alexis at the exact same time Beckett has to shack up with Castle while her apartment is fumigated. General Hospital‘s Jack Wagner and Nancy Lee Grahn also guest-star. (Get a sneak peek!)

10 pm Deception (NBC) | Series premiere: Meagan Good (Californication) plays Joanna, a NYPD detective (and former housekeeper’s kid) who grew up alongside the wealthy Bowers family. When the Bowers’ daughter Vivian dies after a sketchy overdose, Joanna infiltrates the family to investigate her former pal’s death. Laz Alonso (Breakout Kings), Victor Garber (Alias), Tate Donovan (Damages), Katherine LaNasa (Justice) and Ella Rae Peck (Gossip) also star. (Read Matt Mitovich’s First Impression of the new drama.)

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from tonight’s lineup!



Comments (42)

  • So happy SAB is back!!!

    Comment by Rebecca – January 7, 2013 04:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me, too!! I can’t wait to see all my favorite characters back on screen!! It has felt like they were gone forever…. so glad it’s back!

      Comment by Jules – January 7, 2013 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle!!! Glad there is finally new t.v. again!

    Comment by Becks – January 7, 2013 05:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is the best they can do for Monday night??!! Castle never fails to entertain, and Deception sounds good… BOTH at 10pm!! Why do the powers-that-be clump the filet mignons in one time period, then spread out the corn and beans through rest of prime time?? Looks like we’ll go out for a long dinner tonight.

      Comment by Cheryl Ryan – January 7, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bunheads and Deception
    I watch Castle online.

    Comment by Jenna – January 7, 2013 05:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yep castle would come back the week i have college exams and it would be an episode that has really grabbed my attention. wonderful

    Comment by Alan – January 7, 2013 05:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sad to see the Mob Doctor bow out…I really was getting into the story and seeing Jennifer Beals back on TV was fantastic…Love her.

    Comment by Jake – January 7, 2013 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle is back!

    Comment by Steph – January 7, 2013 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy Castle is back!

    Comment by Andrea – January 7, 2013 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wonder if there will be more Gilmore Girls’ guesting this season?

    Comment by Daveedt – January 7, 2013 06:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought they said Liza Weil was going to guest

      Comment by Sheila – January 7, 2013 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry… football trumps all of that tonight… roll tide!

    Comment by slizabeth – January 7, 2013 06:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Switched at Birth,Bunheads

    Comment by Brandy – January 7, 2013 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve already seen the Deception pilot but ill be watching Love & Hip Hop and the finale of Mob Doctor.

    Comment by Jared – January 7, 2013 07:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Notre Dame all the way!

    Comment by paul – January 7, 2013 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Saw Deception already so just Castle tonight.

    Comment by Diva – January 7, 2013 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m a little confused about Deception. Are they planning on having the entire series, or at least this season, revolve around this one case? Or is the detective going to go undercover and infiltrate families each week? I hesitate to get invested in something that can’t sustain itself over time.

    Comment by Cindy – January 7, 2013 08:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You won’t know how good or bad it turns out to be if you don’t watch. Personally, I didn’t care for the pilot, but you might like it.

      Comment by Alex – January 7, 2013 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I share your sentiment, Cindy. I haven’t seen the pilot for Deception, but it does sound interesting, but also don’t want to invest my time in one unresolved mystery throughout a season. Then there’e the problem of it being aired by NBC… Their reputation for cancelling quality dramas is horrendous. I’m so looking forward to the very good cable dramas starting up next week.

      Comment by Cheryl Ryan – January 7, 2013 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think it will be like a love child between The Killing and Revenge.

      Comment by Liu – January 7, 2013 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle,Bunheads and maybe Switched at birth(not sure why I watch it)

    Comment by Shaun – January 7, 2013 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • castle castle castle!!!!

    Comment by ollie – January 7, 2013 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yup,..Roll ide!

    Comment by scheveye@att.net – January 7, 2013 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DECEPTION!!!

    Comment by meah – January 7, 2013 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle and Deception

    Comment by Andy – January 7, 2013 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • when’s Revolution coming back?

    Comment by lame – January 7, 2013 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmm, Deception just looks like a clone of Revenge, really, so, I think I’m gonna pass, and am I the only one here looking forward to the season premiere of Antiques Roadshow? As an avid thrift shop and junk store shopper, I love that show! And Castle, too, of course!

    Comment by Drew – January 7, 2013 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re missing out because Deception is nothing like Revenge. I really don’t know why people keep comparing these two shows.

      Comment by Diva – January 7, 2013 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If anything Deception sounds like AMC’s The Killing.

      Comment by Mike – January 7, 2013 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Easy one! The national championship game! I’ll tape Bunheads and skip Deception. I already saw the pilot, and it sucks.

    Comment by Alex – January 7, 2013 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle! Deep fried twinkee
    Mob Doctor finale

    Comment by Nicole – January 7, 2013 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sad to see Mob Doctor go. I think it’s a great show.

    Comment by Diz – January 7, 2013 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Deception again because I need a refresher. Castle, Bunheads & Switched at Birth.

    Comment by shump – January 7, 2013 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Switched at Birth and Bunheads

    Comment by Brandy (@Realme2011) – January 7, 2013 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mob doctor, Castle, Deception

    Comment by bobbie – January 7, 2013 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle Monday!

    Comment by Mari – January 7, 2013 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone who decided to watch the game…you have my condolences (Unless you are a Bama fan in which case…ROLL TIDE!!!)

    Comment by madbengalsfan85 – January 7, 2013 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOL, I love how Fox basically said “NOOOOO Way are we EVER giving Mob Doctor a chance in the future, even if we desperately need to fill some summer hours or something…we’ll advertise the ‘complete series’ labeled DVD for pre-order on amazon during the finale!” ROFL.

    Sigh. Another serial drama I get into gets cancelled. Bah.

    Comment by Pat D. – January 7, 2013 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Cougar Town coverage? What?!?! Can’t wait for it.

    Comment by Mr. TV – January 7, 2013 09:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so Deception is seriously weird. After the first episode they make it obvious that the brother was holding the father’s ring with the missing stone and he was crying because he knew his father had her killed. Then after the next episode we find out how evil the father really is, because he had his former mistresse’s brother’s knees taken out by his personal gardener of all people. And it turned out that the daughter was actually killed by her older brother and that the whole family knew about it but covered it up. So apparently the only one that doesn’t know what happened is her biological daughter who they lied to her and told her that she was her sister. Damn, how twisted are these writers. I don’t think this show will last because its pretty sickening.

    Comment by Daniel – January 15, 2013 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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