Monday TV: Gotham, 12 Monkeys, Blindspot & More

News & Notes

Get 12 Monkeys on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has new The Odd Couple episodes on Mondays and will still be on Thursdays as well and the seventh season finale of NCIS: Los Angeles and FOX has the series premiere of Houdini & Doyle.

Over on cable, Discovery Channel has the third season premiere of Fat N’ Furious: Rolling Thunder, HBO has the documentary premiere of Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, and History has the seventh season finale of Swamp People.

Prime Picks

Gotham (FOX): New. Gordon and Bruce are in search of more information about Project Chimera. Nygma is investigating Strange.

12 Monkeys (Syfy): New. Cole and Cassie go on their first mission together and are sent back to New York as World War II rages on. Plays again later.

Blindspot (NBC): New. Borden brings the team a case that brings danger. Jane continues to get close to Weller. Borden and Patterson get friendly. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selections

Mike & Molly (CBS): New. Vince stops helping on a project and Mike gets mad.
Mike & Molly (CBS): New. Molly tries to help out a former student that is now living on the street.

Jane the Virgin (The CW): New. Petra’s throws a brunch for the ladies on Mother’s Day. Rafael gets in some trouble because of his half-brother.

Castle (ABC): New. The squad investigates the murder of a movie star that was doing a play. Starts a minute after the hour and run 59 minutes.

Other Options

  • The Detour (tbs): New. The family stops at a bed-and-breakfast to rest after everyone got sick. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Game of Thrones (HBO2): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Home,” replays. Plays again in late night on HBO.
  • Houdini & Doyle (FOX): Series Premiere. Magicians and escape artist Harry Houdini teams up with author Arthur Conan Doyle to solve crimes dealing with the strange and unexplained. In this episode they investigate the murder of a nun. I found tonight’s premiere to be solid and kind of fun, but there are much better choices in the time period. Listen to my spoiler-free preview of Houdini & Doyle.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): Season Finale. The military academy that Sam’s son is attending is taken over by terrorists. Starts a minute before the hour and runs 61 minutes.
  • The Odd Couple (CBS): New. Oscar tries to impress Charlotte with a fundraiser purchase. Dani meets Teddy’s wife for the first time. Runs 30 minutes.
  • Veep (HBO2): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Nev-ah-da,” replays. Runs 30 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Monday Night Baseball MLB action tonight with the Chicago Cubs at the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA Playoff action tonight.

Monday TV Marathons

Criminal Minds (ION): Has 13 episodes.
CSI: Miami (WEtv): Seven episodes tonight.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (WEtv): Six episodes today.
NCIS (USA Network): Has 10 episodes.
The Simpsons (FXX): Has 12 episodes tonight.
That ’70s Show (IFC): Has 10 episodes today.

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