What to Watch Monday: 24 Clocks Back In, Louie Returns, Bates and Broke Girls Finales and More

24-live-another-day-premiereOn TV this Monday: 24‘s Jack is back to Live Another Day, Louie goes through the motions, 2 Broke Girls go back to school and Bates Motel checks out. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm 24: Live Another Day (Fox) | Two-hour Season 9 premiere: He’s baaaaack! Now in exile, Jack Bauer is once again trying to stop global disaster, this time while being tracked by the CIA. Among the team keeping a close eye on Jack are CIA head Steve Navarro (Benjamin Bratt, Law & Order), agent Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski, Dexter) and computer tech Jordan Reed (Giles Matthey, True Blood).

8 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Season finale: Caroline helps Max get her high school diploma (and reconnect with her estranged mom) after learning that Ms. Black was an exam short of graduating. (Already renewed.)

8 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Get ready for some harsh criticism, dancers: Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller is taking a seat at the judges’ table.

8:30 pm Friends With Better Lives (CBS) | Andi becomes insecure when she discovers that Bobby has Playboy models as patients — including 2013 POTY Raquel Pomplun, guest-starring as herself.

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9 pm The Tomorrow People (The CW) | Season finale: Russell concocts a plan to help Stephen stop The Machine, but they may be too late — read our full preview. (Not yet renewed; check status.)

9 pm Warehouse 13 (Syfy) | Pete, Myka and Artie try to help Pete’s ex-girlfriend Kelly save her grandmother, who is trapped in a soap opera… which sounds like the worst fate ever.

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10 pm Castle (ABC) | Beckett and Castle become the targets of a manhunt after evidence in a murder links Kate to the victim.

10 pm Louie (FX) | One-hour Season 4 premiere: In two back-to-back episodes, Louie has a typical day — make of that what you will — and performs at a benefit show.

10 pm Bates Motel (A&E) | Season finale: When Norman is haunted by a tragic event in his past, Norma tries to save him from making a terrible mistake. (Bates Motel: After Hours immediately follows.) (Renewed.)

10 pm The Blacklist (NBC) | When Liz refuses to work with Red after discovering the truth about her father’s death, Red brings the FBI a case they can’t ignore.

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45 Comments
  1. Emgee says:

    The ONLY thing that matters tonight is 24. Period.

  2. 24 Fan says:

    It’ll be interesting to see if Fox get their biggest hit of the year from bringing back an old favourite. They’ve been getting CW like numbers recently so they could do with this being a success, which I’m certain it will be.

    I wonder if, assuming this is as big as I hope it will be, it will inspire them to try it with any other former success stories? A 12 episode X-Files mini series would be very cool. That franchise has had trouble getting traction with another movie as well, funnily enough.

  3. Justin says:

    24
    2 Broke Girls
    Warehouse 13
    The Blacklist

  4. david says:

    Sad that Bates Motel is ending already but i cant finally start watching season 2 since i saved it. Cant believe that all the shows are ending for the year its gonna be tough waiting for 2 broke girls and others to come back.
    PS i feel that the 24 trailer already showed everything

  5. Lorie says:

    24!!!

  6. Maryann says:

    Star-Crossed
    The Tomorrow People
    The Blacklist
    Dancing With the Stars
    24: Live Another Day

  7. leigh says:

    Castle.

  8. David P. Graf says:

    FYI. The side section with the title “What to Watch Tonight” is still showing the selections for Sunday night as of 7:21 a.m. CST today.

  9. Jenna says:

    Jack is back! Can’t wait to start this 24 hour ride.
    Also…The Blacklist and Bates Motel

  10. Jack & Red fan says:

    Two of my favorites from this season – Jack and Red. Yay!

  11. Tessa says:

    Dancing with the Stars
    Castle

  12. Maria says:

    24. Castle. Happy Monday!!!

  13. bj says:

    24! Blacklist and Castle.

  14. Joey Padron says:

    Friends With Better. Lives, The Tomorrow People, The Blacklist, and Jimmy Fallon. DVR Bates Motel season finale.

  15. Quick question on Warehouse 13. Who’s Kelly? Is that a guest character or are you referring to Myka (who is played by Joanne Kelly)?

  16. Matt C. says:

    Making sure I’m done with my Cinco de Mayo festivities before 10 so I don’t miss the Bates finale! I can’t believe this season is already over, it feels like just yesterday I was waiting for the premiere! And after tonight, it’ll be a 10 month wait for season 3…

  17. Teri Shannon says:

    Castle is the only thing I love on Mondays. It makes Monday’s matter!

  18. Kate says:

    I’m really excited about this Castle episode!

  19. Tran says:

    24: Live Another Day & The Blacklist (two of my faves).

  20. Brandy says:

    2 Broke Girls,Star-Crossed

  21. thatdude says:

    24

  22. Ed says:

    The Blacklist – penultimate episode

  23. Rich Abey says:

    It’s #CastleMonday! Plus really excited for the return of 24!

  24. GS says:

    I’m loving DWTS this season but I’m really not happy that are bringing hateful, horrible Dance Moms chick on there to guest judge. The 3 they have are bad enough. These guest judges are ridiculous and this one is the worst of all . Still can’t figure out why people watch that Dance Moms show which basically means they agree with how she treats those kids.

  25. Steve says:

    Warehouse 13
    Bates Motel
    Metal Hurlant Chronicles
    The Boondocks
    24: Live Another Day
    Star-Crossed
    The Tomorrow People
    Castle
    The Blacklist

    • dman6015 says:

      How about putting out a believable list. Unless you plan on staying up until 4:00 AM, you can’t possibly watch all of that tonight. That’s the purpose of this column, to list what you’ll WATCH, not what you like.

      • Simon Jester says:

        Thanks to the magic of DVR, there’s no reason why these CAN’T all be shows that Steve watches, albeit probably not all in one night. I’ve got more shows on my Monday night list than I can comfortably get through in primetime, too.

  26. Julie says:

    All other shows can step aside for the night…I am watching 24 live! Didn’t realize how much I missed it until I watched the sneak peak special on Saturday.

  27. Notacareinthrworld says:

    Louie and The Blacklist (and catching up on last night’s Game of Thrones).
    Just wanted to thank you for your joke re: Louie’s “typical” day. It made me laugh :)

  28. sarah says:

    The Blacklist!

    I would love to watch 24 but have to catch up first.

  29. dman6015 says:

    24
    The Blacklist
    DVR’ed Warehouse 13.

  30. Mary says:

    Castle!

  31. LAwoman says:

    A busy DVR night for me. NBA/NHL playoffs, 24, DWTS, Bates, Louie

  32. rflairfan1 says:

    WWE RAW
    The Blacklist
    Warehouse 13

  33. leahbh says:

    For me, there is only basketball this time of year.

  34. Sean says:

    24
    The Blacklist
    2 Broke Girls

  35. stately says:

    24 and Castle hands down

  36. stately says:

    24 and Castle!

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