Tonight on the Tube: Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother & Heroes

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Get Heroes Episodes via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the two-hour seventh season premiere of Dancing With the Stars and the fifth and final season of Boston Legal, CBS has the second season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, the fourth season premiere of How I Met Your Mother, the sixth season premiere of Two and a Half Men, the series premiere of Worst Week and the seventh season premiere of CSI: Miami, and NBC has a Heroes recap special followed by the two-hour third season premiere.

Over on cable, BBC America has the sixth season finale of Top Gear and VH1 has the first season finales of New York Goes to Hollywood and Luke’s Parental Advisory.

What will you be watching on Mondays this Fall? Check out what I’ll be watching on Mondays. How great is it to have pretty much everything back starting this week? The DVR starts working overtime tonight.

Premiering next Monday, NBC has Chuck and Life.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Season Premiere. As you might expect, Penny and Leonard’s first date doesn’t go that well. Penny tries to confide in Sheldon.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Season Premiere. Ted gets an answer from Stella and Barney comes to a realization of his own. So happy this show is back.

Heroes (NBC): Season Premiere. Finding out who the shooter was sends Peter and Matt into the unknown. Sylar goes to war with the Company and finds a lot more than he ever thought on Level 5. Runs two hours. A recap episode plays right before, where the cast gives you a look behind the scenes of the series.

Solid Selections

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX): New. Cromartie takes Charley’s wife, which puts Derek and Sarah to the test to try and save her. John finds himself in a situation of his own with Cameron and Riley.

Prison Break (FOX): New. The next key card brings the gang to the Treasury Department. Bellick and Sucre are trying to find T-Bag. Wyatt tries to get personal with Gretchen.

CSI: Miami (CBS): Season Premiere. The team tries to figure out who shot Horatio. Read my review.

Cable Choices

Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Payback,” replays.

The Closer (TNT): Repeat. This past summer season’s premiere episode, “Controlled Burn,” replays. Read review.

Raising the Bar (TNT): New. Roz is offered a job by Richard’s father’s firm. Jerry is defending a mother that may have been arrested to force her to testify in another case. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy takes you to places that are “Better Than Ever.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Serena sees Dan hanging out with the new girl in school and Blair sets out to ruin any budding romance. Vanessa finds out something about Catherine. Lily can’t stay away from Rufus. It looks like we are going to get a chance to see what the Serena that bailed for boarding school was like.
  • How’d That Get on My Plate? (Food Network): New. See how “Potatoes” go from the ground to your table. Plays again later.
  • One Tree Hill (The CW): New. Lucas is trying to inspire his team to compete. Haley is trying to find out why Dan seems to have dissapeared. Nathan tries to accept his mother and Skills being together. Peyton has a famous visitor to her studio.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS): Season Premiere. A former girlfriend of Charlie’s seems to have a son that looks a lot like him.
  • Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Marc helps you “Go Nuts!” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
  • Worst Week (CBS): Series Premiere. Things go wrong when a couple tries to tell her parents about them getting married and having a baby. Read my review to see why you should avoid this one.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the New York Jets at the San Diego Chargers.
  • ESPN2 has a WNBA playoff game.

Late Night

  • Bones (USA): Repeat. This season’s premiere episode, “Yanks in the U.K., Part 1,” replays. Part 2 replays next week. Read review.
  • Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Last Thursday’s second summer season finale episode, “Good Soldier,” replays.

TV Marathons

Oxygen has 14 episodes of Roseanne.
Sci Fi has eight episodes of Dark Angel early.
Spike has 18 hours of CSI: NY episodes.

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