On TV this Monday: Dancing With the Stars’ newest contestants warm up, Mike & Molly meet a new friend, The Tomorrow People moves to a new time today and Castle fights off a ninja attack. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Season 18 premiere: Twelve new couples take to the dance floor, performing the cha cha, foxtrot or a contemporary routine. But we can just hand the mirror ball trophy to one of the ice dancers now, right? (Check out our odds for the couples.)
8 pm Bones (Fox) | The Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a repo man, and Brennan gets a new intern (Ignacio Serrichio, The Young and the Restless).
8 pm Bitten (Syfy) | Elena’s two worlds collide — namely Clay and Philip — when she must confront the horrors of her past.
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | The gang is unsure how to react when GNB employee Gary Blauman (played by Cobie Smulders’ real-life hubby, Taran Killam) arrives at the wedding.
9 pm The Tomorrow People (The CW) | New time slot alert! When the Tomorrow People and Ultra learn of a new breakout doing good for humans, they both want Stephen’s Ultra partner on their side.
9 pm The Fosters (ABC Family) | Mariana and Jesus fret about dates for the school’s Winter Ball, and a surprise nomination for Winter Queen raises suspicions. (Uh, this isn’t going to end like Carrie, is it?)
9 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | When Peggy’s large-living childhood friend (guest star Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven) comes to town, Molly thinks she has found the best buddy of her dreams.
9 pm Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert (HBO) | Keep the Kleenex close: This documentary traces a year in the life of Katrina Gilbert, a single mom from Tennessee who supports three children on a near-minimum wage salary.
10 pm Bates Motel (A&E) | New time slot alert! Norma meets an ally in her battle to stop the bypass, and Norman falls under the influence of a townie girl. Alias‘ Michael Vartan begins his recurring run.
10 pm The Blacklist (NBC) | Crime lord Mako Tanida (Banshee’s Hoon Lee) is the next target on the Blacklist; Tom confronts Jolene about interfering with his mission.
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