What to Watch Tonight: Louie, Major Crimes, and the Debut of TNT's Taye Diggs-starring Murder in the First

By Andy Daglas

Jun 09, 2014



What to watch on Monday, June 9...


10am, Disney XD
Phineas and Ferb
The gang puts on a worldwide concert in “Phineas and Ferb Save Summer,” but Doof’s latest Inator wreaks the sort of planetary havoc that could spell the end of the season altogether. And say, is that Jay Leno voicing Maj. Monogram’s boss, Col. Contraction? Yes. Yes it is.


8pm, Fox
MasterChef
The 20 remaining chefs prepare meals for 500 service members on a U.S. Army base, and the losers’ pressure test centers on blueberry pie. Fox’s website describes this episode as “the ultimate culinary war,” obviously forgetting about the time Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca invaded Rome with more than three dozen elephant ears.


8pm, The CW
Whose Line is it Anyway?
Erstwhile CW employee Robbie Amell grins and bears it as he goes from headlining his own show to being a human prop for Colin Mochrie. Guest-comic Jeff Davis is more upset about the cancellation of The Carrie Diaries, if we’re all being honest.


SEASON 1 FINALE, 8pm, Showtime
Years of Living Dangerously
In “Moving a Mountain,” Michael C. Hall examines rising sea levels threatening the coasts of Bangladesh, and M. Sanjayan visits the historically active Andean volcano Tupungatito.


SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 9pm, TNT
Major Crimes
The squad races against time to track down a missing family in “Flight Risk.” Elsewhere, Rusty’s wanderlust tests Raydor’s ability to trust him.


9pm, HBO
Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.
Robert De Niro profiles his father, a painter whose work was exhibited in 1940s New York alongside the likes of Jackson Pollack and Mark Rothko.


9pm, Fox
24: Live Another Day
President Heller tries to reason with Margot in “Day 9: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM,” while Jack and Kate scramble to keep a key player alive and Jordan is dispatched on a risky field assignment.


9pm, The CW
Beauty and the Beast
With the authorities in hot pursuit of Vincent, he and Cat find themselves forging an unlikely alliance with the FBI in “Cat and Mouse.”


SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, TNT
Murder in the First
Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson are San Francisco detectives in the latest cop drama from co-creator Steven Bochco. The pilot finds the pair probing a murder with ties to a tech billionaire.


10pm & 10:30pm, FX
Louie
The 90-minute “In the Woods, Parts 1 & 2,” finds Louie recalling his past. Does that past include a battle of wits against a human-eating witch who lived in house made of some form of sweet bread? The logline from FX does not elaborate, so I think we have to assume that yes, yes it does.


10pm, A&E
Longmire
After a Russian adoptee is killed, Walt must investigate a seedy underworld in “Of Children and Travelers.” Henry isn’t enjoying much sunnier circumstances, what with trouble brewing in the hoosegow.


10pm, ABC
Mistresses
April throws herself into a torrid affair with a dashing artist in “Boundaries,” while the sparks flying between Joss and Harry are of a much more confrontational variety. Elsewhere, Karen grapples with her past when she’s asked to testify at Elizabeth Grey’s parole hearing, and Savi’s return to the firm is marred by her uncouth new office-mate.


10:30pm, Cartoon Network
The Boondocks
“I Dream of Siri” finds Grandpa’s smartphone taking a bit of a shine to him, or what we in the business typically refer to as a Reverse-Her. Yeah, I know. We’re working on a new name.


LATE-NITE:
– Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum and Grouplove on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Lena Headey on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Author Philip K. Howard on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Auther Esther Perel on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Clint Eastwood and Jack White on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Kelsey Grammer, author Bill Scheft, and Willie Nelson on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Steve Buscemi, Jake Tapper, and Sia on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35pm, NBC
– Dennis Miller and Ashley Madekwe on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?

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