On TV this Monday: The Big Bang Theory and Sleepy Hollow return, Gotham and three more series debut, things get tight in the Under the Dome finale and Dallas wraps. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
Big Bang, Gotham and 5 Other Premieres, Dome Ends and More
Season 6 premiere: New coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the first night of blind auditions.
Series premiere: Long before Batman patrols the streets of Gotham, Det. James Gordon (Southland‘s Ben McKenzie) and his grizzled partner Harvey Bullock (Sons of Anarchy‘s Donal Logue) try to rid the city of crime and corruption. Check out our handy Character Guide.
Inside the Actor's Studio
Host James Lipton chats with Mariska Hargitay to discuss her life, including what it’s like to be the child of a Hollywood couple and why she chose her role as Law & Order: SVU’s Olivia Benson.
The Big Bang Theory
Double-episode Season 8 premiere: Leonard and Amy go to Arizona to pick up Sheldon as Penny interviews for a job with Bernadette’s company, then Sheldon is surprised to see that Howard is taking his class while tensions arise between Penny and Bernadette.
Two-hour season finale: While Christopher rushes to find Elena, John Ross struggles to get back Ewing Global and Nicolas and Elena are in danger. (Not yet renewed).
Series premiere: Super-genius Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel, Body of Proof) and his gang of high-intelligence “misfits” are recruited to stop a massive aircraft disaster. Katharine McPhee (Smash), Robert Patrick (The Unit) and Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie) co-star. (Read our First Impression.)
Season 2 premiere: Red finds a new threat in Lord Baltimore as an important figure resurfaces. Meanwhile, Liz tries to rebuild her life. Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds), Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23) and Peter Stormare (Prison Break) guest-star. (Watch trailer.)
Special preview: Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd, Ringer) is a top NYC M.E. who’s secretly immortal. Alana de la Garza (Law & Order) and Judd Hirsch (Taxi) co-star. (The series makes its time-slot premiere Tuesday at 10 pm).
Under the Dome
Season finale: As the dome’s walls begin closing in, a possible escape route is discovered. Star Rachelle Lefevre has more scoop. (Not yet renewed.)
NEXT MONDAY: CBS’ Mom and NCIS: Los Angeles and ABC’s Castle premiere.