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Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011 by  

It’s finally here! The fall season officially begins tonight and boy, are there a ton of shows on! Which premieres have you most excited?

Read on for tonight’s huge selection!

Dancing with the Stars | 8pm on ABC | Season Premiere
“Episode 1301”
In the 13th-season opener, 12 couples perform the cha-cha or the Viennese waltz. Competitors include Chaz Bono, Ricki Lake, Ron Artest, Nancy Grace, David Arquette and Hope Solo.

The Sing-Off | 8pm on NBC | Season Premiere
“Season Premiere, Part 1”
The series returns for season three and its first fall run with 16 groups vying to be crowned the a cappella champion. Nick Lachey hosts alongside Sara Bareilles who joins Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman as the new judge this season. Eight of the 16 groups unite to perform together. Groups performing include: Afro Blue; The Cat’s Pajamas; Delilah; Fannin Family; Kinfolk 9; The YellowJackets, University of Rochester; Urban Method and Vocal Point. The winner receives a $200,000 cash prize and a Sony Music recording contract. [Have you seen Sara Bareilles answering questions sent in by Give Me My Remote readers?]

How I Met Your Mother | 8 and 8:30pm on CBS | Season Premiere
“The Best Man”
While Barney prepares for his wedding to a mystery bride, he and Ted reminisce about Punchy’s wedding, including when Marshall and Lily announced they are having a baby. Meanwhile, Robin considers telling Barney she has feelings for him. [So excited for this premiere! I don’t know about you, but this picture and this promo from tonight’s episode have me pumped!]

“The Naked Truth”
When Marshall gets the job of his dreams, he worries that, once the company discovers videos he made in the past, they may rescind the offer. Meanwhile, Ted can’t decide who to bring to the Architects Ball.

Eureka | 8pm on Syfy | Season Finale
“One Giant Leap”
It’s chaos in Eureka when an energy beam rips through main street but the Astraues launch must go on…with or without Eureka in tact. Guest starring Felicia Day, Ming Na and Will Wheaton.

Hell’s Kitchen | 8pm on Fox | Season Finale
“4 Chefs Compete/Winner Chosen”
The competition intensifies with only four chefs remaining, and each contestant must prove their skill, passion and determination to make it to compete in the final round of competition. Chef Ramsay puts the remaining four chefs to the test but only two chefs will withstand a dramatic dinner service and compete for the grand prize in HELL’S KITCHEN’s final showdown. Later, with the grand prize within reach, the final two chefs take center stage in a heated battle to prove to Chef Ramsay that they deserve the life changing grand prize, a culinary position as Chef de Cuisine at BLT in New York City. After weathering tough challenges and Chef Ramsay’s searing critiques all season long, one door will open a world of opportunity for the winner.

The Lying Game | 8pm on ABC Family
“Bad Boys Break Hearts”
Now that Sutton has realized there is more than just a friendship brewing between Emma and Ethan, she decides to get revenge in her own way. In doing so, she ends up hurting Thayer, the one man who has never let her down. Even though she knows she should make amends, Sutton cannot bring herself to allow any distractions to get in the way of finding Annie Hobbes. Back in Arizona, Emma has begun to conduct her own investigation, possibly endangering her secret switch with Sutton. Will Sutton and Emma be able to find Annie Hobbes, or will their search endanger not only their lives but the lives of others as well? Meanwhile, as Laurel is enjoying her blossoming sister bond, she is also smitten with her new boyfriend, Justin. Unfortunately, that is all put to the test when Kristin begins to question Justin’s home life. Although Laurel thinks Kristin is overreacting, she cannot help but wonder about the boy to whom she has given her heart.

So much more. Keep reading…

Two and a Half Men | 9pm on CBS | Season Premiere
“Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt”
Ashton Kutcher joins the series as Walden Schmidt, an Internet billionaire with a broken heart.

Warehouse 13 | 9pm on Syfy
A 19th-century mason jar in a taco truck may be linked to a zombie-like outbreak in Ithaca, N.Y.; a fortune-telling machine has bad news for Claudia; Marcus Diamond has a proposition for Steve Jinks.

Two Broke Girls | 9:30pm on CBS | Series Premiere, Special Time
Experienced waitress Max Black meets her new co-worker, former rich-girl Caroline Channing, and puts her skills to the test at an old but re-emerging Brooklyn diner. Despite her initial distaste for Caroline, Max eventually softens and the two team up for a new business venture.

Castle | 10pm on ABC | Season Premiere
In a riveting opening that picks up just moments after last season’s climactic finale, Detective Beckett fights for her life as Castle, plagued by guilt over his role in the events, struggles to uncover who’s behind her brutal shooting. Meanwhile, back at the precinct, Ryan and Esposito have to adjust, as Victoria “Iron” Gates becomes the precinct’s new uncompromising Captain. [It seems like I have been counting down the days until CASTLE came back. I’m so excited to see what happens tonight! Did you catch Marisa Roffman’s “You Ask, I Answer” tease for the ep?]

The Playboy Club | 10pm on NBC | Series Premiere
When new bunny Maureen begins working at the club, she quickly gets caught up in a dangerous situation with life altering consequences. Coming to her aid is Nick Dalton, one of Chicago’s top attorneys and a regular at the club — despite the tension this situation creates with his girlfriend Carol-Lynne. Meanwhile, the other bunnies, Janie, Alice and Brenda each deal with their own personal issues and secrets while the club’s General Manager Billy Rosen tries his best to keep the club running without interference from the mob.

Alphas | 10pm on Syfy
“The Unusual Suspects”
The Alphas are detained at the Binghamton facility after one of them is suspected of being a Red Flag agent.

Hawaii Five-O | 10pm on CBS | Season Premiere
While McGarrett sits in prison awaiting trial for the murder of the governor, Danny brings him a surprise visitor to help clear him. Meanwhile, Kono is suspended for the force, pending an internal investigation.

Weeds | 10pm on Showtime
“Qualitative Spatial Reasoning”
Andy turns mediator when Nancy and Silas clash over who’s in charge of the business; Shane tries to regain the trust of Det. Ouellette; and Doug tries to throw the Securities and Exchange Commission off the trail of his hedge-fund scam.

The Big C | 10:30pm on Showtime
“The Darkest Day”
As Cathy prepares for her trip to Italy, she receives an amicable call from Lee. Elsewhere, Paul uncovers a secret about Myk while Adam discovers one about Poppy.

Also playing…

  • Ridiculousness | 10pm on MTV: “Travis Pastrana”

Leave a comment and let us know what you will be watching!


2 Responses to “Tonight’s TV Spotlight…Monday, September 19, 2011”

  1. The Lying Game on September 19th, 2011 8:46 am

    I think Sutton deserves what she gets. She left Emma to run her life and gave her no real direction. She feels like people should just do what she wants, she’s a total bitch.

  2. Becky on September 19th, 2011 10:45 am

    CASTLE!!!! YAY!!!! Excited for hawaii 5-0 to. Also going to give 2 Broke Girls a shot. But really CASTLE!!! YAY!!!