Tonight on the Tube: How I Met Your Mother, Heroes and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

How I Met Your Mother: Season 1Monday is a pretty solid night of television. With Prison Break, which returns next Monday, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, Two and a Half Men, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and CSI: Miami there is plenty to choose from. This is also the second Monday night and the first with new episodes for the comedy block moved from Sunday night on The CW.

Prime Picks

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Lily needing a place to live moves in with Barney while Marshall is having fun hanging out with another guy.
The Class (CBS): New. Have you ever tried to sample every flavor at a frozen yogurt shop without buying any? Well Ethan gives it a go after being dared by Kat and hilarity is supposed to ensue. Yet it hasn’t thus far so I wouldn’t count on it tonight.

Heroes (NBC): New. The Doctor finds one of the genetically advanced people that his father had been searching for while Claire puts her healing abilities to the test and Hiro uses his ability to his advantage in Vegas. The episode will repeat on Sci Fi this Friday and next Monday as it looks like every episode will giving you three times to catch it. It also looks like next Sunday in lieu of football NBC will be replaying the last three episodes including this one.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC): New. A reporter wants the story on Matt and Harriet while the cast works with host Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and musical guest Sting. Jordan also turns down a potentially profitable reality show for the network.

Solid Selections

Everybody Hates Chris (The CW): New. Chris is running for class president and needs to make a great speech to have any shot at winning.
All of Us (The CW): New. Bobby gets in trouble for pranking 911.

Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Ryan Stiles (The Drew Carrey Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?) guest stars as Herb who Judith may marry but he isn’t getting along with Jake. Alan gets Charlie to help him out so he can get Judith married off so he can stop paying alimony.
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS): New. Barb and Pete are having problems so Barb moves in with Christine.

CSI: Miami (CBS): New. A dead politician is found in a house that he OK’d be torn down by city using eminent domain.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): New. Watch as Chef Rick Bayless helps Emeril with some kicked up Mexican recipes.

Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Get a look at some of your favorite candy cravings.
Unwrapped (Food Network): Repeat. Some of your favorite snacks are shown.

The Secret Life Of … (Food Network): New. The history of sweet and sour children’s candy is profiled.
The Secret Life Of … (Food Network): Repeat. Get a look at the history of some sugary desserts.

Other Options

  • Weeds (Showtime): New. Nancy must come up with a plan for the grow house after a near bust.
  • What About Brian (ABC): New. See how Adam and Marjorie and Brian and Marjorie first met in flashbacks as Brian tries to deal with his feelings for her on the day of the wedding.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football with the Arizona Cardinals taking on the Chicago Bears.

Late Night

  • Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi): Repeat. Last Friday’s episode “Exodus” replays. It is part one of a two-part episode.

What is your favorite Monday night TV show?

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