What to Watch Tonight: Revolution, Bones, and the CMA Music Festival

By C. Killian

Sep 17, 2012

What to watch on Monday, September 17...

Helllloooooooooo, Monday! Are you guys ready to get this week going or what? Oh, not really? Make youself a pot of coffee, that might help. And while it's brewing, why don't you join me in checking out what's on TV tonight:

SPECIAL, 7pm, ABC
CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock
Not to be confused with the Country Music Awards, tonight's Country Music Festival will feature acts from the likes of Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and pretty much any other household country name you can conjur up. Hosted by Luke Bryan and Kimberly Perry, this special is not a live event but rather a recap of the annual four-day CMA Festival that was held in June earlier this year. If you were able to attend in person, here's your chance to relive the moment(s). If you missed out, you'd better strap on your cowboy boots, turn up your TV speakers, and get ready to square dance.

8pm, Syfy
Alphas
In "Falling," Rosen will have to come to a decision about what to do with the whole "mole" situation (and not the one happening on his front lawn, if you know what I mean). Also, Rachel's parents finally meet John, Hicks' son shows up out of the blue, and Kat chases down drugs—for her job, not because she's suddenly developed an appetite. Although I suppose that would make for an entertaining plot twist...

SEASON 8 PREMIERE, 8pm, Fox
Bones
Booth and Brennan are back for Season 8! In tonight's premiere, "The Future in the Past," we catch up with Brennan three months after she was framed for murder and went on the run from the FBI. The Jeffersonian team has been doing everything humanly possible to try to prove her innocence—they suspect an evil tech genius named Christopher Pelant of manipulating evidence to point to Brennan—but so far it's all to no avail... until they get an anonymous tip that leads to a high-school guidance counselor's body.

SEASON FINALE PART 1, 10pm, TNT
Perception
This series is so important that it gets to have two finales, how do you like them apples? In "Light," Pierce's conspiracy theory starts to grow legs after new evidence emerges that might give credibility to his idea. While he works through those findings he also has to deal with certain truths about Natalie. Will it all be too much for him to handle?

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, NBC
Revolution
NBC's new postapocalyptic series starts tonight, guys. Will it be as fabulous as Fox's Terra Nova? (That was a joke.) Anyway, in the pilot we're introduced to a lovely little fella lady named Charlie who's making her way through the burbs toward Chicago in search of her uncle Miles. With Miles' help, she may be able to rescue her brother, Danny, who's been kidnapped by the militia (girl's got a plan). She's not alone to begin with, but when she and her traveling friends get cornered, she makes a new buddy—an archer named Nate, who saves the day because he's proficient with a bow and arrow, you see. All the while, Danny has to deal with the terrorizing effects of being captured by the militia. Quit making friends and hurry up, Charlie!

PLUS ALL NEW EPISODES OF...
Basketball Wives LA, 8 p.m., VH1
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 8 p.m., TLC
Switched at Birth, 8 p.m., ABC Family
The L.A. Complex, TWO EPISODES BACK-TO-BACK, 8 p.m., The CW
The Voice, 8 p.m., NBC
WWE Monday Night Raw, 8 p.m., USA
All on the Line, 9 p.m., Sundance
American Chopper, 9 p.m., Discovery
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, 9 p.m., Travel
Border Wars, 9 p.m., NatGeo
Blood, Lies, & Alibis, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Hoarders, 9 p.m., A&E;
Intervention, 9 p.m., A&E;
Love It or List It, 9 p.m., HGTV
Major Crimes, 9 p.m., TNT
Market Warriors, 9 p.m., PBS
T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, 9 p.m., VH1
The Mob Doctor, SERIES PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Fox
The Real Housewives of New York City, 9 p.m., Bravo
Warehouse 13, 9 p.m., Syfy
Bad Girls Club: Mexico, 10 p.m., Oxygen
Fast N' Loud, 10 p.m., Discovery
Gallery Girls, 10 p.m., Bravo
Lovetown, USA, 10 p.m., OWN
Ridiculousness, 10 p.m., MTV
Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets, SEASON FINALE, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
House Hunters International, 10:30 p.m., HGTV
The Inbetweeners, 10:30 p.m., MTV
Get To Work, 10:30 p.m., Sundance

LATE-NITE HIGHLIGHTS...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mindy Kaling on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Richard Gere and wrestler Anthony Robles on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Matthew Perry and pro baseball player Josh Hamilton on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC Susan Sarandon, Karl Urban, and comic Jim Hamilton on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Julie Chen and former pro football player Warren Sapp on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS


What are you watching tonight?

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  • MikeScott25 Sep 18, 2012

    Watched The Mob Doctor and thought it was really enjoyable. Hope it does well in the ratings.

  • tryptz Sep 18, 2012

    Major Crimes and maybe Bones

  • bjhabal Sep 18, 2012

    Hmmmmm....Perception season one finale part 2 is today (Episode 10), part one was last week (Episode 9)

  • Kelso963 Sep 18, 2012

    Revolution, The Voice, Chelsea Lately.

    Saw The Mob Doctor last night. Not sure what to really think yet, I'll have to watch a few more episodes.

  • KingofIPirates Sep 18, 2012

    Revolution, Monday Night Football, Mob Doctor

  • ToddMurray Sep 18, 2012

    Alphas, Warehouse 13, Major Crimes, Perception, The Mob Doctor. Already watched the Revolution pilot (meh....).

  • spongegirl1029 Sep 18, 2012

    Revolution, Switched at Birth,and The Voice

  • spr12cr Sep 18, 2012

    Bones, The Mob Doctor, Alphas & Revolution

  • qbe_64 Sep 18, 2012

    DVR's warming up! Next week we're at full network schedules!!

    Well, except the CW. Poor little CW.

  • JT_Kirk Sep 18, 2012

    Alphas

    Perceptron (the robot psychatrist from Futurama)

    Major Crimes

    Warehouse 13

    Craig Ferguson

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