Fall TV Preview

The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Monday

With the Fall TV season and all its shiny, new wares still rolling out, we’re still going daily with The TVLine-Up. (For those who must plan ahead, here is our complete Fall TV premieres calendar, plus I do summarize what’s coming up the next day.) But for now, here’s what’s happening on….

8/7c Terra Nova (Fox) | Grab the family, put some Jiffy-Pop on the stove and settle in for the cinematic two-hour premiere of this Spielberg-produced drama about people sent from a dying future Earth to the prehistoric past. My Fall TV First Impression can be found here, though the re-re-revised pilot has undercut some of the more surprisey elements (and added one scary-intense action sequence).

8 pm Gossip Girl (The CW) | The new season kicks off with a little Dair, Chuck living on the edge, a pregnancy reveal, Nate getting cougar’d by Elizabeth Hurley, and Serena doing Hollywood. TVLine’s Vlada Gelman has all the juicy scoop here.

8:30 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Based on promos, it looks like Max is poised to follow up her riff on hipsters’ knit caps with a screed on hipstresses’ fedoras. If so, I love this show even more.

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9 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Rachel Bilson (The O.C.) fronts this charmer of a series as Dr. Zoe Hart, an ambitious Big Apple neurosurgeon who finds herself setting up shop in Alabama. Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) and Cress Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) are among the cast’s standouts. (My complete Fall TV First Impression can be found here.)

9 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | More than 28 meeeeelion lookeloos tuned in last week to hear multiple jokes about Walden Schmidt’s big… debut. How many liked what they “saw” and will return for more?

9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Melissa McCarthy — hot off her Emmy win and an uproarious big-screen turn in Bridesmaids — and Billy Gardell return for Season 2, in which Mike prepares to move in with his fiancée and her fam.

Castle‘s Stana Katic Opens Up About the Big Secrets and Kate Being Crazy In Love with Rick

10 pm Alphas (Syfy) | A full-season marathon (kicking off at 11:30 am) leads up to this finale, in which the Alphas team has an explosive clash with the mysterious Red Flag group. (Yep, already renewed!)

10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Kono is “out,” and Homeland Security agent Lori Weston (Happy Town‘s Lauren German) is in.

10 pm Weeds (Showtime) | Silas’ act of betrayal tees up a sisterly showdown between Nancy and Jill in this season finale. (Not renewed… yet.)

10:30 pm The Big C (Showtime) | Season finale: Cathy runs a marathon in honor of Lee, but what awaits her at the finish line is a lot more than a ribbon and Dixie cup of Gatorade. (Yep, renewed!)

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