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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, October 5, 2009

October 5, 2009 by  

I was going to sing a little ‘Monday, Monday’, by the Mamas & the Papas to start us off this morning, but it just seems too soon

Here’s to hoping your day flies by. There’s some great Monday night TV to for you to sink your teeth into (perhaps I should have saved that line for Thursday when The Vampire Diaries is on. Damn.)

For all you GLEEkers out there, be sure to tune into The Late Show tonight as Lea Michele get groped interviewed by Letterman.

I’m excited for tonight. What will YOU be watching?

How I Met Your Mother | 8pm on CBS
“Robin 101”
Robin investigates when she thinks Barney is cheating on her, only to find that he is spending his time with Ted, taking lessons in how to date her.

House | 8pm on FOX
“The Tyrant”
The team treats a controversial African politician (James Earl Jones) who has fallen ill; Wilson tries to make amends with a feuding neighbor. [GMMR: HOUSE producing director Greg Yaitanes just twitteredTonight starts a major story arc for House. Gave me chills when I read it & blew me away when I saw it.”]

Dancing with the Stars | 8pm on ABC
Celebrities are paired with professionals in a ballroom-dance competition, with one pair typically eliminated each week. Competitors include Donny Osmond, Melissa Joan Hart, Michael Irvin, Chuck Liddell and more.

Heroes | 8pm on NBC
Hiro focuses on saving the lives of others; Angela tries to help Nathan remember his past; Tracy tries to get her old job back.

(the rest of tonight’s TV spotlight is after the jump)

One Tree Hill | 8pm on The CW
“Believe Me I’m Lying
Nathan’s life begins to unravel as the scandal goes public; Haley encourages Quinn to talk to David, her estranged husband; Mouth makes a career-threatening decision.

Accidentally on Purpose | 8:30pm on CBS
“One Night Stand”
Billie’s pregnancy makes her more attractive to the opposite sex, including Zack; an unfortunate incident forces Zack to reject Billie’s advances.

Two and a Half Men | 9pm on CBS
“Mmm, Fish. Yum”
Alan cares for Judith’s baby and her tipsy mother; Jake uses an incriminating picture to blackmail Charlie.

Gossip Girl | 9pm on The CW
“Dan de Fleurette”
Jenny starts her reign as the new Queen Bee; Lily comes back home; a movie star named Olivia Burke (Hilary Duff) is assigned as Vanessa’s roommate at NYU; Serena befriends Ursula (Tyra Banks), an actress co-starring in Olivia’s movie.

Greek | 9pm on ABC Family
“Lost and Founders”
Rusty and Jordan go on a double date with Calvin and Grant; Casey and Ashleigh try to obtain donations for Founder’s Day. [GMMR: You should definitely tune.  Not only because it’s another great episode of GREEK, but my friend Korbi is in a scene with Beccs and Ashleigh. Go Korbs! Check out her great behind-the-scenes video here.]

Trauma | 9pm on NBC
“All’s Fair”
A car crashes into a local street fair; Nancy receives a new partner; Rabbit decides to teach Marisa a lesson.

Lie to Me | 9pm on Fox
“Truth or Consequences”
Zoe asks the Lightman Group to investigate a college football player accused of statutory rape; Loker and Foster try to determine if a religious compound is actually a cult.

The Big Bang Theory | 9:30pm on CBS
“The Gothowitz Deviation”
Howard and Raj hit a Goth nightclub to meet women; Sheldon tries chocolate-based behavior modification on Penny. [GMMR: Prepare yourself to see a Goth Howard. I wasn’t fully prepared and I might be scarred for life.]

Castle | 10pm on ABC
“Inventing the Girl”
A young model is savagely murdered during New York City’s Fashion Week, and the probe leads Castle and Beckett into the ruthless world of high fashion.

CSI: Miami | 10pm on CBS |
“Bolt Action”
Team members investigate when a trio of volleyball players suddenly drops dead on the court; Calleigh’s testimony against Delko threatens his future with the CSI unit.

Also playing…

  • Sheri | 7pm on Lifetime | Series Premiere: Sherri, a newly single mother, tries to get back into the dating scene after divorcing her cheating husband.
  • Rita Rocks | 8pm on LIfetime | Season Premiere: Hallie confesses to Rita that she and Kip are thinking about having sex; Rita becomes nostalgic about her daughters growing up, then she gets unexpected news.
  • Lincoln Heights | 8pm on ABC Family: Charles searches for his father with Cassie; Lizzie makes a shocking discovery when she tries to help a needy boy.

On the late night couch…

  • The Late Show with David Letterman: Steve Martin, Lea Michelle
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: Ellen Page, Kevin Nealon, Dierks Bentley
  • The Jay Leno Show: Jamie Foxx, Joe Torre
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Michael Sheen, Viola Davis, Jack Ingram
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Kristen Wiig, David Wells, Christopher Cross
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: David Alan Grier, 10-year-old vacuum cleaner expert Gregory Evans, Pink (R 9/16/09)
  • Chelsea Lately: Heather McDonald, Johnny Sanchez, Jason Sklar
  • Last Call with Carson Daly: Seth Green, Kevin Lyman, Pete Yorn (R 9/16/09)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Sarah Vowell
  • The Colbert Report: Arne Duncan

Let’s see.  I’ll be watching HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, HOUSE, and GOSSIP GIRL tonight.  I’ve already seen this week’s THE BIG BANG THEORY so I can skip that one. I’ve seen GREEK but I’m going to watch it again. CASTLE remains on the DVR for weekend viewing.  A lot of great shows tonight, but somewhat manageable…at least for me.

What does YOUR TV lineup look like tonight?

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4 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, October 5, 2009”

  1. JennyL on October 5th, 2009 11:38 am

    I will be watching HIMYM and then HOUSE, and PVRing Accidentally On Purpose and Big Bang Theory. (And I wish I was watching Chuck… I miss Monday’s with Chuck.)

  2. Jason in the OC on October 5th, 2009 3:26 pm

    Accidentally on Purpose has been surprisingly very watchable. The cast is better than the writing but it has good potential.

  3. Toast with JAM on October 5th, 2009 4:08 pm

    yeah, I’ll have to catch Letterman, thanks for the heads up!

  4. Alison on October 5th, 2009 5:05 pm

    Tonight I’ll be watching HIMYM, House, and Gossip Girl. I’ll be tivoing Greek, Lie to Me, and Castle. And I have to catch OTH and maybe Trauma online.