What to Watch Monday: Mistresses Finale, Million Second Quiz Gets Ticking, MNF Kickoff and More

million-second-quiz-300On TV this Monday: It’s go time for The Million Second Quiz, tough decisions face the Mistresses, Monday Night Football kicks off and those Under the Dome go hunting. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

7 pm Monday Night Football (ESPN) | Season 44 premiere: The Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. (Note: A second game — Houston at San Diego — will air at 10:20.)

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8 pm The Million Second Quiz (NBC) | Series premiere: In this live game show, contestants battle each other in intense bouts of trivia for 12 consecutive days and nights from an hourglass-shaped structure in New York City. American Idol emcee Ryan Seacrest hosts.

8 pm Exploding Sun (Reelz) | Miniseries premiere: A spaceship filled with passengers is blown off course by a massive solar storm that threatens to destroy Earth. David James Elliott (JAG) and Anthony Lemke (Canada’s Queen of Swords) star.

8:30 pm Crash & Bernstein (Disney XD) | Season finale: Wyatt saves Crash from a Build-a-Bestie doll recall…. but not without consequences. (Season 2 premieres Oct. 7.)

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9 pm Mistresses (ABC) | Season finale: April makes a decision about the men in her life, and Elizabeth and Karen have a final showdown. (Not yet renewed; get scoop from Alyssa Milano.)

9 pm American Ninja Warrior (NBC) | The top finishers from the regional finals tackle a four-stage course modeled after the Mount Midoriyama obstacle in Japan.

9 pm Breaking Pointe (CW) | Allison gets closer still to Rex as Cinderella approaches closing night; Adam throws a party for the dancers. (And nothing disastrous ever happens at parties… right?)

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10 pm Under the Dome (CBS) | The hunt for Barbie continues, while Norrie and Joe look for a new place to hide the mini-dome.

10 pm Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network) | Guy Fieri tracks down the culinary gems of San Francisco.

10 pm Siberia (NBC) | Neeko, Miljan and Sabina are abducted by a hostile local tribe and make a surprising discovery at natives’ camp.

COMING NEXT MONDAY: Dancing With the Stars and Bones return, Sleepy Hollow premieres!

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  1. SK says:

    Mistresses, unfortunately, is not showing until 2:05a! I guess that’s just in the East Coast due to Monday Night Football? I don’t know but I will not be staying up for that. Too bad since it’s the finale.
    Under the Dome

  2. Dave says:

    I love the reminder at the end for the shows that are returning next week

  3. Drew says:

    Under The Dome for sure! It’s funny, I started watching that show thinking it was a totally dumb concept and I was probably going to hate it and now I’m hooked!

  4. Jared says:

    I’m from the East Coast and my ABC affiliate will be airing MNF instead of Mistresses which will air late night at 2:05am.

  5. Guess I’ll wait two more weeks before The Blacklist premieres and I’m always hooked on that but next Monday I’ll try my best to tune in for the debut of Sleepy Hollow on Fox.

  6. Joey says:

    Check out The Million Second Quiz and watch the new episode of Under The Dome.

  7. Brandy says:

    Mistresess ,Breaking Pointe

  8. Eric7740 says:


  9. David4 says:

    I have a question about Tuesday’s shows. The president is going to speak at some point about illegally invading a country. How with that with with AGT and SYTYCD?

  10. Elyse says:

    Misstresses and Under the Dome for me :)

  11. KD says:

    American Ninja Warrior (Mistresses later)
    Under the Dome

  12. Justin says:

    Under the Dome for me tonight

  13. G says:

    American Ninja Warrior, Mistresses, and probably some of MNF.

  14. DavidSask says:

    Isn’t there a presidential address cancelling some programs?

  15. HAP says:

    It must be a slow TV night if Guy Fieri’s show is listed here!

  16. Susan says:

    East coast has pre- empted Million Second Quiz and Under the Domw- WTW?