On TV this Monday: Bates Motel opens for business, Dancing With the Stars hits the floor, a Mad woman travels to the Top of the Lake, Continuum pauses time and the Deception finale uncovers an assassin. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC) | Two-hour season finale: All of this season’s contestants return for the live final show, where the fittest remaining player will take home $250,000.
8 pm The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family) | Midseason premiere: Anne questions Robie’s paternity, and Ethan wants to fly to Texas to talk to Kathy’s parents.
8 pm Continuum (Syfy) | Season 1 finale: Kiera races to stop a terrorist attack that will define Alec and Julian’s place in history. (Yep, already renewed.)
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | Barney’s reluctant to sell his bachelor pad, and Lily’s commitment to her job as The Captain’s art consultant strains her relationship with Marshall.
9 pm Top of the Lake (Sundance) | Two-hour premiere: This transportive, intriguing and compelling seven-part miniseries – written and directed by Jane Campion (The Piano) — stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) as a New Zealand detective investigating the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year-old girl. Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) co-stars.
9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | On St. Patrick’s Day, Molly shamrocks Mike’s world with juicy tales of her wearin’-o’-the-green past.
10 pm Bates Motel (A&E) | Series premiere: Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland) and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) star as a teenage Norman Bates and his mother in this contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Nestor Carbonell (Lost), Richard Harmon (The Killing) and Max Thieriot (The Pacifier) co-star in the project from Lost‘s Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights‘ Kerry Ehrin.
10 pm Deception (NBC) | Season finale: Who killed Vivian? We find out tonight. (Catching the culprit, however, is what Season 2 — which our scorecard currently has as a “long-shot” — is about.)
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Catherine goes undercover at a roller derby to find a killer. Dog The Bounty Hunter‘s Duane “Dog” Chapman guest-stars as himself, Christine Lahti returns as McGarrett’s momma.
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