On TV this Monday: How I Met Your Mother’s series-ending wedding weekend begins, James Spader reveals his Blacklist, Mom moves in and Castle gets the answer to a popped question. As the fall TV season arrives in earnest, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Voice (NBC) | Season 5 premiere: The blind auditions begin, and viewers trade in Christina Milian for Christina Aguilera. (The lesser of two evils, IMO.) (Watch Carson Daly dish on the coaches.)
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | Hour-long Season 9 premiere: Robin and Barney make a startling discovery, while The Mother hits it off with Lily. (Get scoop straight from The Girl With the Yellow Umbrella.) (And more scoop.) (And more scoop!)
8 pm Bones (Fox) | Brennan and Booth go undercover at a marriage retreat. (AKA Tony and Roxy return!)
9 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Season 3 premiere: A shocking celebrity event brings customers to Max and Caroline’s new cupcake window.
9 pm First Cousin Once Removed (HBO) | Filmmaker Alan Berliner chronicles his mother’s first cousin’s descent into Alzheimer’s disease.
9 pm Sleepy Hollow (Fox) | Ichabod and Abbie hunt for a vengeful witch from the 1700s who has returned to wreak havoc on Sleepy Hollow. (Get casting scoop involving a Fringe fave and a True Blood baddie.)
9:30 pm Mom (CBS) | Series premiere: How could life get worse for single mom Christy (Anna Faris, Scary Movie), who is newly sober and barely keeping it together? The sudden reappearance of her estranged mother (Allison Janney, The West Wing). (Read our First Impression.)
10 pm The Blacklist (NBC) | Series premiere: Most Wanted fugitive Raymond “Red” Reddington (Boston Legal’s James Spader) mysteriously turns himself into the FBI and offers to give up all the big bads on his “blacklist.” The catch? He’ll only talk to newly minted FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen (Law & Order: LA’s Megan Boone). Read our First Impression and get scoop.
10 pm Castle (ABC) | Season 6 premiere: Beckett and Castle face the consequences of their decisions during a high-stakes investigation. (Get scoop from Nathan Fillion.)
10 pm Hostages (CBS) | Series premiere: Dr. Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette, United States of Tara) is faced with a choice: assassinate the President of the United States during surgery, or rogue FBI agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott, The Practice) will kill her family. (Get scoop and Read our First Impression.)
COMING NEXT MONDAY: CBS’ We Are Men premieres.