What to Watch Monday: Syfy Dramas Premiere, Birth and Fosters Return, Major Finale and More

Being Human Season 4On TV this Monday: Syfy unleashes its Fae, vampires, ghosts and werewolves, Major Crimes tees up a major courtroom clash, two ABC Family favorites return, FX debuts its Chozen one and more. Here are 10 shows to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Lost Girl (Syfy) | Season 4 premiere: The lines between Dark and Light Fae are blurred when Bo returns; the gang works on a case involving stolen memories.

8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | Marshall tries to deliver the mother of all slaps to Barney. 

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9 pm Being Human (Syfy) | Season 4 premiere: Oh-howl-nah. Aiden and Nora struggle to help Josh, who is stuck in his wolf form; Sally puts her new magic powers to use.

9 pm The Fosters (ABC Family) | Season 1B premiere: The Foster family is left to deal after Callie runs away; Mariana learns more about Lexi’s upcoming trip to Honduras. (Watch an exclusive clip.)

9 pm Major Crimes (TNT) | Season 2 finale: Raydor & Co. butt heads with Stroh’s tough-as-nails attorney (Jeri Ryan, Body of Proof) as they struggle to track the killer targeting ready-to-testify Rusty. (See photos.)

9 pm Sleepy Hollow (Fox) | When Capt. Irving’s daughter becomes the target of evil forces, he makes a desperate plea to Crane and Mills for help; a frightening chapter of Jenny’s past is revealed. (Get scoop from series co-creator Roberto Orci.)

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10 pm Intelligence (CBS) | Regular time slot premiere: As CyberCom investigates a suicide bombing at a U.S. Marine base, Riley (Meghan Ory) takes matters into her own hands when Gabriel (Josh Holloway) can’t complete a task. (Better call the Nerd Herd for tech support.)

10 pm The Blacklist (NBC) | As Red conducts his own investigation into who betrayed him, a serial killer from Liz’s past, played by guest star Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction), strikes again.

10 pm Archer (FX) | Season 5 premiere: Death comes a’ knocking for one member of the ISIS crew, resulting in a new level of cray-cray.

10:30 pm Chozen (FX) | Series premiere: In this animated comedy, the titular gay white rapper (voiced by Saturday Night Live‘s Bobby Moynihan) hopes to make his mark on the world after being released from prison. Read preview (and some SNL secrets) from Moynihan.

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56 Comments
  1. Columbus says:

    My busiest night of the week: Switched at Birth, The Fosters, Major Crimes, The Blacklist and Castle. Thank goodness for TiVo!

    • filmex2000 says:

      “Major Crimes” has lost an average 2.5 million viewers since Kyra left. The question is did those viewers bail because Brenda is no longer on the show, or because the ever-scowling Rusty Bieber IS on the show?

      When he showed up, the series went from being a good procedural to being Boys Town-lite. I can’t ever remember rooting for a serial killer, but if this guy will eliminate Rusty from the show, he has our full-hearted support.

    • GeoDiva says:

      Take all of yours and throw in HIMYM , Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow, Heart of Dixie and 2 Broke Girls and that’s my dvr for tonight. Plus E! Fashion Police Golden Globes show and I have 11 shows recoding tonight and I still have Revenge and Downton Abbey to watch from last night! Maybe I should take tomorrow off to catch up?

  2. Apples says:

    Ahh, Archer is back, I forgot! Also, Castle. That’s it.

  3. Jen says:

    And the new tv show Bitten premieres on Syfy (based on the novels by Kelley Armstrong).

  4. Aimee says:

    The Fosters is BACK! Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

  5. Jules says:

    Switched at Birth, The Fosters, Sleepy Hollow, Almost Human, HIMYM and Teen Wolf. This would not be possible without DVR; Hulu and many more liitle helpers. :)

  6. Jenna says:

    Almost Human
    Sleepy Hollow is back! YAY
    The Blacklist

  7. April says:

    Wow 9:00 just got really busy. Well, gotta watch The Fosters live, everything else is DVR or On Demand.

  8. Brandy says:

    Switched at Birth,Fosters,2 Broke Girls,HoD,BatB

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Lots of tv tonight! Hart of Dixie, HIMYM, Sleepy Hollow, Castle and The Blacklist.

  10. jami1331 says:

    Lemme just say, thank goodness for the amazing invention of the DVR for nights like tonight!!

  11. Mary says:

    HIMYM;
    Castle!

  12. Sparky says:

    So happy The blacklist is back. It’s going to be interesting to see how it does on the ratings without the voice as a lead in!!!!

  13. Eric7740 says:

    HIMYM
    Major Crimes
    The Bachelor
    Fashion Police (Gloden Globes Edition)

  14. joey says:

    HIMYM, Being Human happy the show is back, The Blacklist, and I’ll check out Bitten.

  15. Tran 2.0 says:

    Switched at Birth, The Fosters and The Blacklist. On Demand: Almost Human

  16. Dean says:

    Why Amost Human is not listed? Isn’t the show on tonight or you guys did a mistake?

  17. Jared says:

    HIMYM
    Hart of Dixie

  18. Two says:

    Busy night! Not sure what I’ll be watching but my Tivo’s will be busy with:

    2 Broke Girls
    Almost Human
    Intelligence
    The Blacklist
    Bitten
    Castle
    Full Throttle Saloon
    The Bachelor

  19. kirads09 says:

    Almost Human
    Sleepy Hollow
    The Blacklist

    *Catch up with sometime during week (Mondays getting too crowded with goodness!)
    INTELLIGENCE (Sorry, Josh, Red takes priority)

    • drhenning says:

      CBS On Demand for Josh… Monday at 10 overstuffed with 3 quality shows.. It’ll be interesting how Intelligence does without the NCIS lead-in and against 2 pretty popular shows… Maybe TNT has learned its lesson not to schedule against them with new stuff.. All of its 10pm Monday shows have not survived including King and Maxwell which was a pretty decent show.. It’s good that the author is still putting out the books… Maybe this series could go the way of Jesse Stone????

  20. Alan says:

    that nerd herd reference was clearly a dig at intelligence for being a chuck clone, right?
    also doesnt marshall have 2 slaps left?

  21. hipster says:

    HIMYM and Teen Wolf, with the Australian Open before, after and between the two. Love me some late night tennis.

  22. madge says:

    hey, where is BEAUTY and the BEAST!? (9pm e @CW)

  23. Tina says:

    Well, my TiVo will be busy tonight: (Eastern timezone)
    Lost Girl & Almost Human at 8pm
    Major Crimes & Sleepy Hollow at 9pm
    Intelligence, Bitten & Castle at 10pm

  24. Nancy says:

    Awwwww too many good shows on one night! Spread it out of the week networks! I’m going to have to watch half of the shows online to catch up!

  25. Jeff says:

    Almost Human, Castle.
    Can’t believe HIMYM is still doing that slap thing – always thought that way too dangerous a thing to show, because some idiot somewhere will try it and knock a victim onto the pavement and give them a concussion or worse.

  26. MisterGrimmster says:

    The Blacklist
    Sleepy Hollow
    Intelligence

  27. Jared says:

    Hart of Dixie
    Beauty & the Beast
    Switched at Birth
    The Fosters
    Teen Wolf
    Chozen

  28. Ally Oop says:

    Monday is my busiest night of tv and my pvr can only record one show at a time so with time shifting that leaves a few shows out. Because of its Monday timeslot, even though I liked the pilot, I’m nixing Intelligence. Luckily, Bitten comes on Saturdays here in Canada and Lost Girl airs a repeat later in the week. I guess it’s a good thing Sleepy Hollow finishes in a couple weeks just in time for Masterchef Canada to premiere but will I do the night Klondike premieres? Klondike airs 2 hours on Jan.20 so I will have to skip a few shows that night. I work tonight so I’ll pvr How I Met Your Mother, Teen Wolf, Hart of Dixie, Blacklist and Sleepy Hollow.

  29. Mzglorybe says:

    Why does schedule say the finale of Hostages is tonight when it aired last week? On the side panel of your newsletter it posts the schedule.

  30. sarah says:

    Blacklist
    Intelligence (PVR and will watch later this week.

  31. Steve says:

    The Genie will be busy tonight.
    Switched at Birth
    Lost Girl
    The Fosters
    Major Crimes
    Bitten
    Teen Wolf
    Archer
    Chozen
    Almost Human
    Sleepy Hollow
    Intelligence
    The Blacklist
    Castle

  32. John 1138 says:

    Whoa! Hadn’t caught Lost Girl was back tonight, thanks! Well if my TiVo doesn’t snag it the nice thing are all those rebroadcasts…

  33. Mikael says:

    Yes! Being Human is finally back!!! I might check out Bitten too.

  34. netros says:

    Too much competition and good shows to watch on a monday, not enough time. I feel so distressed

  35. Maryann says:

    Beauty and the Beast
    Teen Wolf
    Intelligence
    The Blacklist
    Sleepy Hollow
    Bitten
    Castle
    Almost Human

  36. TvPeong says:

    American Ninja Warrior: USA vs Japan

  37. SK says:

    Almost Human
    Intelligence

  38. Tone LG says:

    Can’t read any of you over the sound of how AWESOME Archer is!

  39. Switched at Birth and The Fosters!

  40. cjeffery7 says:

    Intelligence (gotta see if it holds up in episode 2) & Being Human

  41. Tania says:

    Sleepy Hollow

  42. Justin says:

    Very busy night for me tonight!! Intelligence, Sleepy Hollow, Almost Human, The Blacklist, Lost Girl, Being Human, Bitten, Major Crimes and 2 Broke Girls.

  43. Roni says:

    So excited about The Fosters and Lost Girl coming back! Also will be watching HIMYM, Being Human, Antiques Roadshow, and (cautiously) checking out Chozen.

  44. Pat says:

    Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow, Major Crimes, and Castle, will all be DVR’d tonight. Lost Girls I will be watching ON DEMAND. Monday night is my CBS Comedy night. So many shows to watch so thank God for DVR’s & On Demand.

  45. Tessa says:

    Switched at Birth
    The Fosters
    Castle live
    HIMYM online later tonight.

  46. lupe says:

    Castle! As alwyas and The Fosters

  47. Rich Abey says:

    It’s Castle Monday! and it’s a big package today. Rick’s badass daddie is back in town & right in the middle of a murder investigation. Besides in the sneak peeks, Kate and Rick looked so cute & awesome while discussing wedding dates..with Kate grabbing Rick’s butt! Excited!

  48. Deb M says:

    So very excited about The Blacklist being back! I have been going INSANE for the past several weeks, and can not WAIT to Red without his leash tracking down whoever betrayed him costing him the life of his good friend….omg i have been going crazy today because today is torture waiting for ten PM:):):)

  49. Stormy says:

    Antiques Roadshow, Mike & Molly, shower, Castle.

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