TV Monday: Switched at Birth, The Following Series Premiere, Castle & Lots More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 21, 2013

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News & Notes

Get Castle Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, FOX has the series premiere of The Following. Over on cable, truTV the third season premiere of Lizard Lick Towing and the series premiere of Swamp Hunters.

Prime Picks

Switched at Birth (ABC Family): New. Kathryn gives an interview that could cause problems for John’s campaign. Melody attempts to end the tension created by the pilot program at Carlton. Regina gets some bad medical news. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays earlier this evening. The Following (FOX): Series Premiere. A former FBI agent that caught an infamous serial killer is drawn out of retirement after said killer escapes from prison. The investigation begins to show that he may have created his own following. Starts a minute before the hour and runs 61 minutes. This is easily the best new show of the season. Kevin Bacon is great, as is James Purefoy as the serial killer in question. This is very much a cable drama come to broadcast television, in both its more graphic nature and its shorter season. It is tension filled and the best part is that it maintains this through the first four episodes of the season. I am totally on board. Will you be checking it out tonight? Castle (ABC): New. Beckett and Castle investigate the murder of the purveyor of an adult video franchise. Castle doesn’t like Alexis’ new video blog. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

The Carrie Diaries (The CW): New. Donna attempts to keep Sebastian and Carrie away from each other. Larrisa wants to use Carrie’s purse in a photo shoot. Bunheads (ABC Family): New. Fanny and Michelle attempt to figure out how to increase their income. Sasha deals with potentially moving away. Last week’s episode replays earlier this evening. Lost Girl (Syfy): New. Bo can’t seem to escape the darkness she has been experiencing. Kenzi enlists Bo to help her find a friend from her childhood that went missing. Dyson gets a new partner. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Being Human (Syfy): New. Sally gets flirty with an old acquaintance. Aidan is looking for clean blood. Josh is thinking about his relationship with Nora. Plays again later.
  • Bones (FOX): New. Angela and Hodgins wake to find a dead body in their bed. They believe that Pelant is behind it and start their own investigation against Booth’s wishes.
  • Continuum (Syfy): New. Kiera thinks she may have found a way to get home, so attempts a truce with Liber8 to do so. Plays again later. Last week’s episode, “A Stitch in Time,” replays right before and earlier this morning.
  • Deception (NBC): New. Joanna is spending a lot of time with Samantha and Julian. Mia makes a hasty decision.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some “Hometown Haunts.” Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later. Eight repeat episodes play right before and one right after.
  • Hawaii Five-0 (CBS): New. The governor asks the team to investigate after a prostitute is found dead in the bed of a missing congressman on election night.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS): New. Barney thinks Ted should keep seeing the much younger Carly, even though they have almost nothing in common. Runs 30 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has NBA action early with the Indiana Pacers at the Memphis Grizzlies followed by quadruple-header college basketball action with Cincinnati at Syracuse, Oklahoma State at Baylor, Georgetown at Notre Dame and Texas and Oklahoma.
  • ESPN2 has women’s college basketball action with Duke at Connecticut followed by quarterfinal coverage of the Australian Open tennis tournament.
  • NBA TV has a game today with the Brooklyn Nets at the New York Knicks.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA action tonight with the San Antonio Spurs at the Philadelphia 76ers followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at the Chicago Bulls. You can watch four games straight starting with game on ESPN, then NBA TV and then two on TNT.

Monday TV Marathons

Criminal Minds (ION): Nine episodes tonight. Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Has 10 episodes tonight. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Oxygen): Eight episodes today and four more tonight. NCIS (USA Network): Has 14 episodes. Roseanne (WE tv): Has 18 episodes tonight. The Soul Man (TV Land): Has 12 episodes today. What will you watch on TV Monday?

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