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?!”

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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.)

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42 Comments
  1. Rebecca says:

    So happy SAB is back!!!

    • Jules says:

      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!

  2. Becks says:

    Castle!!! Glad there is finally new t.v. again!

    • Cheryl Ryan says:

      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.

  3. Jenna says:

    Bunheads and Deception
    I watch Castle online.

  4. Alan says:

    yep castle would come back the week i have college exams and it would be an episode that has really grabbed my attention. wonderful

  5. Jake says:

    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.

  6. Steph says:

    Castle is back!

  7. Andrea says:

    So happy Castle is back!

  8. Daveedt says:

    I wonder if there will be more Gilmore Girls’ guesting this season?

  9. slizabeth says:

    Sorry… football trumps all of that tonight… roll tide!

  10. Brandy says:

    Switched at Birth,Bunheads

  11. Jared says:

    I’ve already seen the Deception pilot but ill be watching Love & Hip Hop and the finale of Mob Doctor.

  12. paul says:

    Notre Dame all the way!

  13. Diva says:

    Saw Deception already so just Castle tonight.

  14. Cindy says:

    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.

    • Alex says:

      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.

    • Cheryl Ryan says:

      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.

    • Liu says:

      I think it will be like a love child between The Killing and Revenge.

  15. Shaun says:

    Castle,Bunheads and maybe Switched at birth(not sure why I watch it)

  16. ollie says:

    castle castle castle!!!!

  17. scheveye@att.net says:

    Yup,..Roll ide!

  18. meah says:

    DECEPTION!!!

  19. Andy says:

    Castle and Deception

  20. lame says:

    when’s Revolution coming back?

  21. Drew says:

    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!

  22. Alex says:

    Easy one! The national championship game! I’ll tape Bunheads and skip Deception. I already saw the pilot, and it sucks.

  23. Nicole says:

    Castle! Deep fried twinkee
    Mob Doctor finale

  24. Diz says:

    Sad to see Mob Doctor go. I think it’s a great show.

  25. shump says:

    Deception again because I need a refresher. Castle, Bunheads & Switched at Birth.

  26. Switched at Birth and Bunheads

  27. bobbie says:

    Mob doctor, Castle, Deception

  28. Mari says:

    Castle Monday!

  29. madbengalsfan85 says:

    Anyone who decided to watch the game…you have my condolences (Unless you are a Bama fan in which case…ROLL TIDE!!!)

  30. Pat D. says:

    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.

  31. Mr. TV says:

    No Cougar Town coverage? What?!?! Can’t wait for it.

  32. Daniel says:

    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.