News & Notes
Today, ABC has the 17th season premiere of Dancing With the Stars, CBS has the first season finale of Under the Dome, FOX has the ninth season premiere of Bones and the series premiere of Sleepy Hollow, and NBC has the fifth season finale of American Ninja Warrior and the first season finale of Siberia.
Over on cable, E! has The E! True Hollywood Story: Cee Lo Green special.
Next Monday, ABC has the sixth season premiere of Castle, CBS has the ninth season premiere of How I Met Your Mother, the third season premiere of 2 Broke Girls and the series premieres of Mom and Hostages, and NBC has the fifth season premiere of The Voice and the series premiere of The Blacklist.
Bones (FOX): Season Premiere. Booth comes across an old Army buddy and now CIA agent taking evidence from their latest crime scene.
Sleepy Hollow (FOX): Series Premiere. Ichabod Crane awakes in a cave some 250 years in the future and comes to find that evil has come along with him to modern-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod ends up teaming up with Det. Abbie Mills after the Headless Horseman takes out the local sheriff. Plays again Friday night. I just don’t know what to make of this show. At times it comes across just as silly as it sounds and at other it plays it totally straight. They setup plenty of big overarching story elements that could end up being really fun should they decide what kind of show they want it to be in the next few episodes. But, it has all the feel of a show that will have a strong cult following, but will that be enough to keep it on the air. Yet, it is the best option in its time period, pretty much by default, as I don’t watch Dancing With the Stars or The Voice and it’s competition scripted-wise will be the pretty bad Beauty and the Beast and CBS comedies 2 Broke Girls/Mom. I talked about Sleepy Hollow and the rest of the FOX Fall Schedule with @AmyTVGal and @danielletbd on the TV times Three Podcast.
Under the Dome (CBS): Season Finale. Big Jim wants to get rid of Barbie for good. Angie, Junior, Norrie and Joe find out who the monarch is.
- Castle (ABC): Repeat. Last season’s finale episode, “Watershed,” replays. Season six premieres next week with a pretty darn good episode.
- Dexter (Showtime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Monkey in a Box,” replays. Plays again later.
- Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy seeks out some “Cannoli, Fritters and Wings.” Plays again later.
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeat. Last season’s finale episode, “Something New,” replays. Season nine premieres next week with an hour long episode.
- The Newsroom (HBO2): Repeat. Last night’s second season finale episode, “Election Night, Part II,” replays.
- ESPN has Monday Night Football action with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cincinnati Bengals.
- MLB Network has a game tonight.
- Royal Pains (USA Network): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s fifth season finale episode, “Bones to Pick,” replays.
- Suits (USA Network): Repeat. Last Tuesday’s episode, “Bad Faith,” replays.
Monday TV Marathons
Castle (TNT): Six episodes tonight.
Criminal Minds (ION): Has 12 episodes.
CSI: Miami (WE tv): Five episodes tonight.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Has 12 episodes tonight.
Martin (TV One): Has 12 episodes early.
The Middle (ABC Family): Has 16 episodes today.
NCIS (USA Network): Eight episodes.
Touched by an Angel (UPtv): Five episodes tonight.