On your TV this Monday: The Mother of epiphanies, delicious Dixie drama, Jane Lynch visits CBS’ new Men, Kensi Blye does Hawaii and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are nine programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm World Series (Fox) | With the series tied at 2-2, the Rangers host the Cardinals for Game 5.
8 pm Gossip Girl (The CW) | Blair and Louis land in a power struggle with the prince’s family; Serena’s boss (guest star Michael Michele) — — who is obviously so not a Derena fan – makes her choose ‘tween her job and
Ryan Reynolds Dan. (Visit our sister site HollywoodLife.com to see what “Prince” Hugo Becker has to say about Blair’s impending motherhood.)
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | The gang begins to realize their romantic partner reminds them of one of their parents. Cue cameos by Christine Rose, Frances Conroy, Chris Elliot, Bill Fagerbakke and other “kin.”
8:30 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | In what can only be a callback to the Brooklyn-based Welcome Back, Kotter, Caroline sets out to build herself a Murphy bed.
9 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Fine, scoff, but I’m curious to see how ol’ whatshisname’s therapist, played by Glee‘s Jane Lynch, returns to the fold. Joe Manganiello (True Blood) also guest stars, while Judy Greer pulls a Ringer by tackling dual roles.
9 pm Bored to Death (HBO) | Jonathan frets about facing his nemesis, Louis Greene, on The New Dick Cavett Show; Ray sets off an AMBER Alert.
9 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Zoe discovers something scandalous about the local minister and his wife; Lemon as the awkward task of convincing Lavon to choose her proposal to rebuild an historic bridge felled by Katrina.
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | NCIS: LA‘s Daniela Ruah brings the kick-ass Kensi Blye to CBS’ Monday crime drama, while former MMA champion Chuck Liddell plays himself.
10 pm Monster-In-Laws (A&E) | This new reality series is not spun off of the horrific J-Lo movie, but instead follows individuals as they contend with their spouse’s meddling moms and/or domineering dads.