News & Notes
Over on cable, BBC America has the 15th season premiere of Top Gear, Discovery Channel has the series premiere of Wreck Chasers, and VH1 has the series premieres of My Big Friggin Wedding and Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby.
Chuck (NBC): New. Chuck and Sarah get in their first real fight as a couple and he goes off on a rogue mission to keep from confronting her again. Ellie is looking into the history of the Bartowski family.
Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Blair is caught off guard at her birthday party. Nate and Serena are planning an intervention for Blair and Chuck.
Castle (ABC): New. Beckett and Castle find that an officer down call was actually for a male stripper dressed in a cop costume. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Zoey begins trying to get Ted’s other students to join her in fighting to save a building that will be torn down for his present project.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Adam and Jeff have come up with a new game.
Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Charlie’s new girlfriend isn’t getting along with his stalker, Rose. Runs 31 minutes.
Mike & Molly (CBS): New. Mike tries to play it cool after he and Molly spend the weekend together. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. A Navy SEAL takes hostages and refuge on a memorial ship after being accused of murder.
- The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network): New. Food Network personalities take a “Cake Walk.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- The Big C (Showtime): New. Unusual lunches, doomed relationships, and “New Beginnings.” Plays again later.
- Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some places with stuffed pork chops and fried empanadas. A repeat episode plays right after. Both play again later.
- Saturday Night Live: The Women of SNL (NBC): New Special. Former female cast members from the show’s 35-year history includes former cast members Rachel Dratch, Nora Dunn, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Laraine Newman, and Cheri Oteri. Runs two hours.
- Unwrapped (Food Network): New. Some “Happy Birthday” treats are profiled. A repeat episode plays right before. Both play again later.
- ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Houston Texans at the Indianapolis Colts.
- FOX has Game 5 of the MLB World Series with the San Francisco Giants at the Texas Rangers.
Syfy has eight episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.
USA has 11 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has six episodes of Girl Meets Gown and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls.