On TV this Monday: The Mother explains how she met the father on How I Met Your Mother‘s 200th, Ryan picks up the phone on The Following, babies are put on The Blacklist (?!) and more. As supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are the 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Hollywood Game Night (NBC) | It’s “Game on!” for Michael Weatherly (NCIS), Erika Christensen (Parenthood), Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy), Mel B. (America’s Got Talent), Nate Berkus (American Dream Builders) and Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef).
8 pm Bitten (Syfy) | New time slot alert: Things get tense when Elena and Clay work together in bringing down a Mutt.
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Joel and Zoe continue to look for a place to live; Wade meets Vivian’s son.
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | Episode 200 reveals what The Mother has been up to for the past eight years. Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie) returns as Cindy. (Check out photos, get scoop here and here.)
9 pm The Following (Fox) | Regular time slot premiere: Ryan starts to receive mysterious, threatening phone calls after the tragic subway attacks. Note: You can catch a repeat of the premiere at 8 pm. (Read what Kevin Bacon says has been fixed for Season 2.)
9 pm The Fosters (ABC Family) | Callie’s probation officer learns about her relationship with Brandon; Lena is left anxiety-stricken after Stef returns to work.
9 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Following a big argument with Joyce, Mike and Molly move into Mike’s childhood room at Peggy’s.
10 pm The Blacklist (NBC) | Liz and Tom are considering adopting just as Red discovers an adoption agency may be responsible for stealing babies! (Funny how life works like that.) Campbell Scott (Royal Pains) guest stars.
10 pm Teen Wolf (MTV) | Amidst the mania of a big Halloween bash, Scott must earn Kira’s trust.
10 pm Intelligence (CBS) | When Gabriel and Riley go undercover in Syria, Riley must work with her ex-boyfriend (Battlestar Galactica‘s Michael Trucco). Lost‘s Tania Raymonde also guest-stars.
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