What to Watch Monday: The Following Arrives, 90210's New Slot, Mother Meets a Liar and More

What to Watch: The FollowingOn TV this Monday: It’s time to start Following Fox’s new thriller, 90210 moves to 9:00, How I Met Your Mother has a Pretty Little guest star and Mike & Molly trips out on “psychadelic gelato.” As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm The Carrie Diaries (The CW) | Carrie lies to her dad and bails on her sister to spend time with new boyfriend Sebastian; Larissa wants to photograph Carrie’s purse for Interview, and the teen has to scramble to make it work.

8 pm Switched at Birth (ABC Family) | Regina receives disturbing health news, and Kathryn’s comments during a radio interview affect John’s campaign.

8 pm Continuum (Syfy) | Kiera’s cover is blown, making it tough for her to begrudgingly ally herself with the Liber8 terrorists and return to the future. (This girl is having a string of bad luck, no?)

8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | Ted has nothing in common with his younger girlfriend (played by Pretty Little Liars‘ Ashley Benson), but Barney is way too invested in the mismatched duo staying together.

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9 pm The Following (Fox) | Series premiere: Kevin Bacon is Ryan Hardy, a former FBI agent called back into action when the serial killer he helped capture (played by Rome‘s James Purefoy) escapes prison and begins a new reign of terror. (Read Matt Mitovich’s First Impression of the dark new drama!)

9 pm 90210 (The CW) | New time slot premiere: Annie and Vanessa search for Liam after discovering that Ashley wasn’t really his studio-hired bodyguard. British singer-songwriter Rita Ora is the musical guest.

9 pm Being Human (Syfy) | Sally hooks up with an old acquaintance – with deadly consequences. Meanwhile, Josh prepares to propose to Nora.

9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Mike’s plans to spoil Molly for her birthday go off track when he eats psychedelic gelato. (Yup, you read that right.)

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10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | The Governor asks 5-0 to investigate the murder of a prostitute found in a Congressman’s bed; Danny goes to court to see if he will get partial custody of Grace. Stephanie Jacobsen (The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Robbie Jones (One Tree Hill) and Patrick Fischler (Lost) guest-star.

10 pm Deception (NBC) | Edward is “asked” to step down from the family company, and a stranger in Mia’s life causes her to make hasty decisions. John Larroquette (Boston Legal) guest-stars.

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  1. Simon says:

    Might check out The Following. It’s gonna be interesting to see if TCD can improve. It had decent showings after its disappointing premiere ratings.. If it doesn’t , I won’t bother to watch it.

  2. shump says:

    Castle, The Carrie Diaries, The Following, Switched at Birth.

  3. Jay says:

    Come on people – watch the Carrie Diaries. The best written show on the CW after the LA Complex (which has already been canceled) :S

  4. arama says:

    Why does 90210 have a musical guest every single week?! Completely distracts from the incredulous storylines!

  5. Teri says:

    Castle is the best show to watch everyday!

  6. Nick says:

    Bones & The Following, dvr Castle

  7. Vic says:

    I gave on Mother so I am going to tune in to The Carrie Diaries. The pilot was pretty good. Let see if it can keep it up.

  8. SK says:

    Hawaii Five-0

  9. Brandy says:

    Carrie Diaries,90210,Switched at Birth,Bunheads,2 Broke Girls

  10. madbengalsfan85 says:

    Bones and The Following

  11. Josh says:

    Watching WWE Raw Dvr’ing The Following and Deception The Bachelor wil be watched later on Demand

  12. wrstlgirl says:

    Liked TCD pilot so will watch again but when Dallas begins in a couple of weeks I may have to remove it from the watchlist. There’s just to many shows on Monday nights. I already deleted 90210 because I want to watch The Following and I also DVR SyFy Monday’s. Then of course on Tuesday, there’s nothing on.

  13. Drew says:

    I’m sorry, but after watching the trailer for The Following at the link, above, it looks like what I call “torture porn.” I think it’s a really sad commentary on our society that we blithely watch women getting terrified, tortured and killed as ENTERTAINMENT! I don’t watch Criminal Minds because it’s too grisly, and I’m not watching this one, either!

    • Stef says:

      cry about it, you loser. It’s called TV. The killings aren’t supposed to excite or entice you, you’re supposed to be turned off by it. You aren’t supposed to like it. The entertainment isn’t supposed to be the killings, but the fact that one day, the good guys are going to take down the bad guys. So stfu and keep your prudish attitude to yourself.

    • B says:

      Okay but it’s not as if you coined the term torture porn

  14. Megan says:

    I will be skipping The Following since the concept kinda sorta terrifies me. Sticking to some more (mostly) light-hearted fare tonight along with a healthy serving of sci-fi; HIMYM, Bones, Castle, Continuum, and Being Human.

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  16. Jared says:

    The Carrie Diaries
    The Following(on demand)

  17. Justin says:

    I’ll be watching all SyFy (Being Human, Continuum, Lost Girl), 2 Broke Girls, Hawaii 5-0, Bones and Deception tonight. Whew! Busy Monday!!! I’ll think about catching up on the Following later on in the week. It reminds me of Criminal Minds (a good thing), but it has the makings of a one-hit wonder to me.

  18. Bri says:

    Bones, Bunheads, Mike & Molly, Castle, Deception. :)

  19. ollie says:

    himym 2 bg castle

  20. Alienate says:

    Tonite looks like a good time to read a book.

  21. Leondre says:

    ABC is dumb. They haven’t been #1 since Who Wants to be a Millionaire and I don’t see them returning to that position for a very long time.

  22. Renee says:


  23. JoJo says:

    The Carrie Diaries doesn’t have much room to fall if it wants to get renewed for a second season. Hopefully since it had the pleasure of airing 3 different times last week it can bring in more viewers and a better demo.

  24. Alana says:

    I actually really liked TCD and will watch again tonight..but if the ratings continue to tumble I’ll just give it up considering there’s just so many good shows on Mondays.

  25. Andy says:

    Bones, The Following, Castle, Deception, The Carrie Diaries, HIMYM, and 2 Broke Girls. Thank you internet.

  26. Suanx says:

    Bones and try out The Following,

  27. Patricia says:

    The following for me have been waiting for this one

  28. Mari says:

    The Following and Castle.

  29. tp says:

    Bunheads, Being Human, HIMYM, 2 Broke Girls, H5-0 and Castle. I’m most excited for…all of them I guess. Lol.