On TV this Monday: The Voice kicks off its live shows, RuPaul’s Drag Race packs up its wig and heels, Mike & Molly finds solace in sweets and Rihanna flies the friendly skies. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Voice (NBC) | The Top 16 contestants perform during the start of the live Playoff Rounds.
8 pm Rihanna 777 (Fox) | In this concert documentary, RiRi loads a 777 with fans and journalists and holds them hostage invites them along for a nonstop performance tour.
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | In the penultimate season’s penultimate episode, Robin is desperate to find her “something old.” One problem: It’s buried in Central Park. Meanwhile, Barney bonds with Robin Sr. (returning guest star Ray Wise).
9 pm RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo) | Season finale: Wigs fly as the queens return to discuss the drama of the season. (Not yet renewed, but casting for Season 6 is underway.)
9 pm 90210 (The CW) | Silver is called in to see her doctor about some test results; Adrianna performs after Fall Out Boy at an event, but the concert ends in chaos (probably because the attendees suddenly realized it’s no longer 2005).
9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Mike binges on junk food while Molly’s out of town for a conference.
10 pm Castle (ABC) | In the last episode before the season finale, Homeland Security seals the scene of a car bombing, leaving Beckett and Castle to wonder why federal agents are trying to take over the case. (Might it be because the victim actually was killed by a missile from a military drone?) Carlos Bernard (24) guest-stars as a mysterious operative who may hold the key to what happened.
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Five-0 hunts kidnappers with decades of experience; Kono asks Catherine for a favor that could damage her relationship with Adam. Mare Winingham (Hatfields & McCoys) and Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy) guest-star.
10 pm Bates Motel (A&E) | Norma finds herself in conflict with the mysterious stranger; Dylan and Remo go on a road trip that has a violent outcome.
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