On TV this Monday: Major Crimes comes back for more, Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast ready for winter vacation and Castle has baby on the brain. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Almost Human (Fox) | Detective Kennex and Dorian deal with an intense hostage situation, while Captain Maldonado attempts to meet the terrorist’s demands.
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | Marshall tries to get Marvin to sleep by reciting rhyming bedtime tales about his friends. Lin-Manuel Miranda (Do No Harm) guest-stars, and James Van Der Beek returns as Robin’s ex-boyfriend, Simon. Hopefully his hairline hasn’t gotten too much worse. (Get scoop.)
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Fall finale: Zoe gets herself in trouble once again with Vivian Wilkes when she invites her uncle to the Hanukkah celebration she is hosting. Plus, Danielle Bradbury cameos… proving that winners of The Voice actually go on to do things.
9 pm Major Crimes (TNT) | Season 2 fall premiere: The squad races to find the dealer of a bad batch of drugs that claimed the lives of two brothers.
9 pm Beauty and the Beast (The CW) | Fall finale: As Vincent and Cat find themselves at odds on how to deal with Agent Reynolds, Cat makes a drastic move that will forever change their relationship.
9 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Molly meets her literary idol (played by Oscar winner Susan Sarandon), a cynic who advises her to write about things in her life that she wouldn’t want people to know. (And the award for Worst Advice Ever goes to….)
9 pm Christmas With Tucker (Hallmark Movie) | While coming to terms with his dad’s passing, 13-year-old George McCray is living with his grandparents on their Kansas farm. When George takes in Tucker, a smart and friendly dog whose owner landed in jail, his Christmas is changed because of it.
9:30 Mom (CBS) | Christy has trouble accepting how much easier life is with Bonnie in the house.
10 pm The Blacklist (NBC) | The newest member on the blacklist, Anslo Garrick (Ritchie Coster, Luck), infiltrates the FBI and tries to capture Red.
10 pm Castle (ABC) | When an injured man brings his newborn baby to a church before he dies, Castle and Beckett find themselves playing accidental nannies to the infant. (See photos.)
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