On 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.
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?!”
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.
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.)
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