News & Notes
Over on cable, Nat Geo Wild has the series premiere of Strike Force,
In late night, TBS has the series premieres of Conan.
House (FOX): New. Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia) joins the cast as a brilliant medical student with a moral code that conflicts with House’s way of doing things. It makes for some entertaining TV. I especially loved Chase and Foreman trying to find out why Taub has such a problem with the new member of the team. Yet, while there are a lot of great lines, providing an above average humor quotient in the episode, the case of the week also pushes the Cuddy/House relationship into interesting territory.
Lie to Me (FOX): New. Lightman heads underground when he believes foul play is involved in the death of six mineworkers.
Castle (ABC): New. Beckett and Castle find out about the abduction of a young boy while investigating the murder of a subway worker in Central Park. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. The gang all head to a fundraiser at the Natural History Museum.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): New. Audrey and Jeff finally choose their surrogate. Russell’s mom comes for a visit.
The Event (NBC): New. Sterling is becoming suspicious of those around him. Sophia is preparing her people for the next part of their mission.
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. Danny’s former partner is found dead at a luau and the Five-0 investigation leads to some dirty cops and a cocaine cartel.
- The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network): New. Food Network personalities talk about the best thing they’ve ever eaten “With Chopsticks.” A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- The Big C (Showtime): New. Cathy is looking into some nontraditional treatments for her cancer with Dr. Todd. Plays again later.
- Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Blair and Chuck have buried the hatchet, among other things. Nate and Dan both figure out they still have a thing for Serena.
- Mike & Molly (CBS): New. Mikes snoring is getting in the way of things. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Alan and Charlie attempt to set their mother up on a date. Runs 31 minutes.
- ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Conan (TBS): Series Premiere. Conan O’Brien’s new late night talker debuts tonight. Seth Rogen is a guest and Jack White performs.
Bravo has seven episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Syfy has eight episodes of First Wave early.
USA has 11 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has five episodes of Girl Meets Gown and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls.