On your TV this Monday: Rosie’s return, Serena’s homecoming, House’s comeback and Five important short films about breast cancer. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features and reporting, here are 14 programs to keep on your radar.
4:20 pm MLB Playoffs: ALCS Game 2 (Fox) | Rescheduled from Sunday; if the game runs late, Fox’s Monday night slate will be nudged back accordingly. That’s right — America’s pastime is effecting America’s past time.
7 pm The Rosie Show (OWN) | If you watched Ro’s previous daytime talker, you know the drill. Russell Brand is her first guest.
8 pm Terra Nova (Fox) | This week the colonists encounter a deadly virus that causes amnesia — because apparently we learned nothing from Season 1, Episode 17 of Fox’s 24.
8 pm Gossip Girl (The CW) | Diana (Elizabeth Hurley) forces Nate into a moral dilemma, Dan lands in the spotlight despite his best efforts, and Serena and Charlie return from California.
8:30 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Max gets a peek at Caroline’s posh former life when she helps her break into her family’s townhouse. Nick Zano (What I Like About You) returns as bartender/street artist Johnny.
8:30 pm Monday Night Football (ESPN) | Will the Bears be the team to hand the Lions their first loss?
9 pm The War of 1812 (PBS) | This new documentary uses re-enactments, animation and commentary from experts to chronicle the titular conflict.
9 pm Five (Lifetime) | Five short films, directed by Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and filmmakers Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris, tell distinct stories about breast cancer. Among the actors involved are Nikita‘s Lyndsy Fonseca and Vampire Diaries‘ Taylor Kinney (pictured above), Patricia Clarkson, Rosario Dawson, Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love), Josh Holloway (Lost), Jennifer Morrison (House), Bob Newhart, Annie Potts, Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Jeffrey Tambor and Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love).
9 pm House (Fox) | When House returns to PPTH, it is so not “Happy to see me” that he gets from Wilson. Also: Meet Dr. Park, played by new series regular Charlene Yi. (Check back here after the West Coast airing for a Q&A with the new Dean of Medicine.)
9 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Rachel Green’s meat trifle be damned, Zoe resolves to win Bluebell’s gumbo contest, while Levon crushes on the medical practice’s new receptionist (played by Eisa Davis)
9 pm Bored to Death (HBO) | Season 3 premiere: Jonathan gets distressing familial news, George (CSI‘s Ted Danson, pulling double duty!) reunites with his daughter Emily and meets her new boyfriend Bernard (Sledge Hammer‘s David Rasche), and Ray spends time with his biological son.
9:30 pm Enlightened (HBO) | This new series stars Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) as a high-strung exec who, after suffering very public nervous breakdown, emerges from a treatment center determined to lead a more enlightened existence — eliciting mixed reactions from her loved ones.
9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | It’s Four’s Company when Mike leaves behind his bachelor pad to move in with Molly and her family.
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Emmy winner Patty Duke guest-stars as the Alzheimer’s-stricken mother of a murdered deep sea diver, while Peter Fonda plays a veteran deep sea treasure hunter.