What to Watch Monday: Bates Motel Reopens, Almost Human Finale, A&E's Fresh Kill and More

bates-motel-season-2-premiereOn TV this Monday: Bates Motel checks back in for Season 2, Almost Human gets déjà vu, a very special guest lands on The Blacklist and Chloe Sevigny learns about Those Who Kill. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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5 pm Win, Lose or Draw (Disney Channel) | Series premiere: This revival of the popular 1980s game show partners Disney stars with kid contestants, who use tablets and touch screens to draw clues for one another. (You had a good run, pen and paper.)

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8 pm Almost Human (Fox) | Season finale: Kennex and Dorian investigate a copycat of a serial killer who Kennex’s father (played by John Diehl, Miami Vice) put in jail. (Not yet renewed; check status.)

8 pm The Bachelor: The Women Tell All (ABC) | Catfight alert! The special reunites 17 of the season’s most memorable women, who return to confront one another and Juan Pablo.

8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | On the morning of the wedding, Barney freaks out about which suit to wear. Plus, a slew of guest stars, including Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Lucy Hale (returning as Robin’s sister, Katie) and Chris Kattan (returning as Jed Moseley).

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9 pm Bates Motel (A&E) | Season 2 premiere: Norman fixates on the death of Miss Watson, and the economic livelihood of the motel is threatened. (Note: Bates Motel: After Hours will premiere at 11 pm.)

9 pm Dallas (TNT) | Sue Ellen’s suspicions of John Ross’ infidelity threaten to derail their alliance; Emma enlists the help of her grandmother (played by Judith Light) in the wake of Harris’ surprise return.

9 pm The Fosters (ABC Family) | Jesus’ inability to focus poses a problem during an important wrestling match; Zac’s mom (Glee’s Romy Rosemont) shows up, revealing unsettling details of his home life.

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those-who-kill-series-premiere10 pm Those Who Kill (A&E) | Series premiere: Newly promoted homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Big Love‘s Chloe Sevigny) tracks down a serial killer while attempting to come to terms with her past. To help her get into the minds of killers, Catherine enlists forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer (James D’Arcy, Master and Commander), while also luring him into her own personal investigation.

10 pm The Blacklist (NBC) | When a prosecutor is found after being missing for 12 years, Red believes it is the work of “The Judge” (played by Oscar winner Dianne Wiest).

10 pm Teen Wolf (MTV) | The story of a World War II internment camp reveals an important clue, and Kira discovers unusual abilities.

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  1. Maryann says:

    Almost Human
    Beauty and the Beast
    The Blacklist

    • Maryann says:

      And will watch later on demand or on line:
      -Star Crossed
      -The Following
      -Teen Wolf
      -Those who Kill

  2. Matt C. says:

    BATES MOTEL! Can’t believe it’s been 10 months since the season 1 finale. So excited for the new season!

    • +1 says:

      I’m excited too. The first season was kind of a trainwreck but Vera carried the whole show over her shoulders. I wonder how crazy will she go now.

    • Angela says:

      I know. Talk about a long wait.
      Glad to see it coming back, though…very interested to find out what happens this season.

  3. theresa says:

    Watching How I Met Your Mother, The Following & Blacklist. DVR Bitten, Almost Human, Being Human, Dallas, Castle, Lost Girl, Bates Motel.

  4. Mary says:

    Castle! So looking forward to this one!

  5. Tessa says:

    Switched at Birth
    The Fosters
    Castle- live

  6. Justin says:

    Bitten, Being Human, Lost Girl, Intelligence, 2 Broke Girls, the Blacklist and Almost Human.

  7. Laurie Emerson says:

    Almost Human
    The Blacklist
    Bates Motel!-so glad it is back!!

  8. MisterGrimmster says:

    BBB = Bitten, Blacklist and Bates Motel.

  9. Rich Abey says:

    It’s #CastleMonday and it’s gonna be a hell of a ride at Castle de castle judging by the previews so far!

  10. Tran 2.0 says:

    Switched at Birth, The Fosters, The Blacklist and WWE Monday Night Raw with Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad). On Demand: the “season” finale of Almost Human (fingers crossed for Season Two).

  11. SK says:

    Almost Human

  12. Joey Padron says:

    HIMYM, The Following, The Blacklist and Jimmy Fallon. DVR Being Human and Bates Motel.

  13. SJ says:

    Tonight’s all about BATES MOTEL baby!

  14. Eric7740 says:

    The Following
    E! Oscar Fashion Police

  15. Lupe says:

    Castle & The Fosters as always :)

  16. Bob Johnson says:

    Almost Human
    The Following
    The Blacklist

  17. AnnaM says:

    Almost Human- Live
    I really hope this one gets renewed but since I like it and it’s on Fox, I feel a creeping sense of DOOM.

  18. Brandy says:

    Switched at Birth,Fosters,2 Broke Girls,BatB,Star Crossed

  19. Et al says:

    Bates, Dallas, and Fosters. Now I just need to explain this to my DVR.

  20. Matthew Weber says:


  21. James D says:

    Almost Human (really hope it gets renewed)

  22. Ally Oop says:

    Such a bust night of tv for me:

    Teen Wolf
    How I Met Your Mother
    Masterchef Canada
    The Blacklist

  23. Rae says:

    Switched at Birth, Bates Motel, Castle; I am so excited that Bates Motel is back!! Can’t wait!
    DVR: The Blacklist

  24. jj says:

    last weeks The Following was really good. I´m looking forward to the new episode.
    I will watch:

    – Bates Motel (+ After Bates)
    – Those Who Kill
    – The Following
    – 2 Broke Girls + HIMYM
    – Dallas
    – Being Human
    Only starting with Almost Human if it gets a season two.

  25. Lecholls says:

    Bates Motel

  26. Sean says:

    The Blacklist
    The Voice

  27. Edward says:

    The Voice
    The Blacklist

  28. kirads09 says:

    Almost Human
    The Following
    Intelligence (catch up to sometime over the week)
    The Blacklist
    Bates Motel (catch up to sometime over the week)

  29. Daisy says:

    Definately The Following and The Blacklist.

  30. keith says:


  31. Mikael says:

    Bates Motel is back!!!!!!!!

  32. tara17 says:

    HIMYM, Masterchef, Castle, Blacklist.

  33. omar says:

    In order of priority: Teen Wolf, Bates Motel (FINALLY!), Dallas. DVR The Following and Almost Human I will wait to see if it gets renewed to continue. Still on episode 6 lol.

  34. Bill says:

    The Following, HIMYM, Teen Wolf, Bates Motel and WWE Raw

  35. Carol says:

    Bitten – you don’t challenge The Pack without expecting payback.
    I’m hanging on to BatB for dear life.

  36. Jared says:

    Star Crossed
    Beauty & the Beast
    Bates Motel
    Teen Wolf

  37. prish says:

    Almost Human! I am grateful to Fox for giving us this show. I guess we have to mourn its non-renewal, but I am so appreciative we are getting a year, at least, of these great shows, i.e. Terra Nova, Lie to Me, etc.

  38. luvmypup says:

    Star Crossed, Castle. Almost Human on dvr.

  39. Anna says:

    Almost Human
    Bates Motel
    Those Who Kill
    The Blacklist
    Later: HIMYM, Star Crossed and Castle

  40. Samantha says:

    I’m surprised you didn’t highlight Castle tonight–it’s supposed to be a great one! I’m watching HIMYM, Almost Human, and Castle, and DVRing Being Human, The Fosters, and Switched at Birth,

  41. Julia says:

    And on DVR inbetween: Almost Human
    Later: Castle, The Blacklist, 2 Broke Girls, Star-Crossed, The Fosters

  42. Steve says:

    The Fosters
    Lost Girl
    Teen Wolf
    Those Who Kill
    Almost Human
    The Following
    Bates Motel
    The Blacklist

  43. Columbus says:

    Switched at Birth…The Fosters…Castle