What to Watch Tonight: How I Met Your Mother, Hart of Dixie, Castle & More

by Jason the TVaholic on November 21, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Castle Season 3 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the series premiere of You Deserve It.

Over on cable, Food Network has the 12th season finale of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, MTV has the first season finale of Cuff’d, Syfy has the fourth season finale of Scare Tactics, and Travel Channel has the series premiere of The Layover.

In late night, MTV has the first season finale of Death Valley.

Prime Picks

How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Barney and Ted commiserate over their present relationship status. Lily and Marshall are thinking of moving to Long Island. Not an overly impressive episode on the comedy front. They started Barney and Robin down a path a couple episodes ago that I don’t particularly care for either and enjoy it even less after where they take it in this episode.
2 Broke Girls (CBS): New. Max and Caroline try to get jobs as elves at a mall to take in some extra cash during the holiday season.

Hart of Dixie (The CW): New. Lavon asks Zoe to host his annual pre-game kickoff party in an attempt to get her feeling more connected to Bluebell.

Castle (ABC): New. A sniper is terrorizing the city, which only worsens Beckett dealing with what happened to her. Stana Katic gives a fantastic performance in an episode that pumps up the drama more than your average episode.

Solid Selections

Terra Nova (FOX): New. Taylor once and for all attempts to smoke out the traitor passing info to the Sixers. Jim learns of an old murder that points to Taylor.

House (FOX): New. House is consumed by figuring out what killed a four-year-old.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. Jenna Kaye returns to ask McGarrett to help deliver a ransom for her fiancé that is being held captive in North Korea. Meanwhile, the team is working a case of a dead reporter that may have a connection to Jenna. This episode is absolutely ridiculous. The plot is so over the top and that is saying something for this show. Not just that, but it makes no sense. There is no reason why this has to take place in North Korea, other than to give it a Rambo feel. For what the bad guy wants, he could’ve of gotten to McGarrett at any time in Hawaii. At least it is action packed.

Other Options

  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Season Finale. Guy checks out places that turn the “Old to New.” Two repeat episode play right before and one after. All four play again later.
  • Gossip Girl (The CW): New. Serena puts on a wedding shower for Blair. Chuck and Dan end up hanging together after not getting invited to the party. Nate makes a discovery.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS): New. Walden meets an enchanting British woman, but is still a bit hesitant to begin dating. Runs 31 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has a Monday Night Football action with the Kansas City Chiefs at the New England Patriots.
  • ESPN2 has five college basketball games.

TV Marathons

Bravo has eight episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
Discovery Channel has 13 episodes of American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike TV has 16 episodes of 1000 Ways to Die.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order tonight.
USA Network has six episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has 10 episodes of The Golden Girls tonight.

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