On TV this Monday: Zooey Deschanel and Michael Bolton preside over The Celebrity Dating Game, Stephen Colbert returns to the Ed Sullivan Theater, and The Republic of Sarah launches on The CW. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Republic of Sarah Rises, Celebrity Dating Game and More
The pressure is on when Spencer’s QB is forced to miss the game against Westlake; Jaclyn Smith (Charlie’s Angels) guest-stars as [Spoiler].
Week 2 asks, “Who is the greatest lover of all time?” Plus, Katie and one of the eligible bachelors embark on a camping date. (Chris Harrison is not returning!)
The chefs must replicate the very first challenge in Hell’s Kitchen history: breaking down squid perfectly for Chef Ramsay.
Honey invites a raccoon to join the group; Tabitha taps into her animal nature.
Two episodes: Brooke presses Laila to open up about her understanding of love and sex, then gains unexpected clarity on her relationship with Rita.
The Republic of Sarah
Series premiere: A small New Hampshire town declares its independence from the United States; Stella Baker (Tell Me Your Secrets), Megan Follows (Reign) and Luke Mitchell (Blindspot) star. (Watch promo.)
Jack and Annie hijack a middle school party, then invite the kids to their house so Kimberly can “up” her popularity game.
Roger discloses a secret passion to Klaus; Stan and Francine seek revenge on Bazooka Sharks management.
The Celebrity Dating Game
Series premiere: A roster of celebrities pursue love, starting with former Bachelorette Hannah Brown and comedian Nicole Byer; Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) and Michael Bolton (“Jack Sparrow”) host.
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Colbert returns to the Ed Sullivan Theater, in front of a live (and fully vaccinated) audience; guests include Jon Stewart, Dana Carvey and H.E.R.