On TV this Monday: Dallas saddles up for Season 2, Bones senses its own mortality, RuPaul gets the Drag Race started and the Bunheads might meet Michelle’s brother. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Bachelor (ABC) | When eight of the women join Sean for a rock’em-sock’em roller derby match, someone lands at the ER with a swollen jaw.
8 pm Bones (Fox) | A case involving a cancer patient gets the Jeffersonian team members talking about their end-of-life choices. Speaking of unpleasant subjects, Daisy’s back for her first case since the Sweets break-up. (Speaking of Sweets, get scoop on Agent Sparling’s return!)
8 pm The Carrie Diaries (The CW) | After her dad forbids her from seeing Sebastian again, Carrie snoops around and uncovers some alarming info about her new boyfriend’s past.
8 pm Continuum (Syfy) | A series of murders with one common (and unconventional) thread could lead Kiera into making a deal with her worst enemy.
9 pm Dallas (TNT) | Season 2 premiere: Christopher and John Ross clash over opposing visions for Ewing Energies, with the latter using J.R.’s dirty little tricks to take revenge on Christopher and Elena. (A second episode, featuring Who’s the Boss? alum Judith Light as Ryland’s evil mother, follows at 10 pm.) Get more Season 2 preview.
9 pm RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo) | Season 5 premiere: All the sequins, wigs, sass and thrown shade you could want, packed into a 90-minute season opener.
9 pm The Following (Fox) | Annie Parisse (Law & Order) joins the cast as Debra Parker, an FBI specialist who joins Ryan on the Carroll investigation. Meanwhile, the killer’s followers keep li’l Joey hidden away as they prepare for their next move.
9 pm Bunheads (ABC Family) | Michelle’s brother Scotty (played by Sutton Foster’s real-life brother, Hunter Foster) visits after another one of his marriages fails. Elsewhere, Boo and Carl keep busy with child-care duties.
10 pm Lost Girl (Syfy) | Vex’s bearing of “greetings” from a vengeful Morrigan brings trouble for his hosts.
10 pm Deception (NBC) | Joanna discovers Julian has something to hide from the night of Vivian’s murder.
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