What to watch on Monday, April 22...
7:30pm, Cartoon Network
The Ice King dispatches Gunter on an undercover mission in “Princess Potluck,” while an encounter with Martians in “Son of Mars” turns Jake into a facsimile of himself. There are quite a few ontological quandaries being bandied about in this half-hour, I think is the takeaway here.
In “The Pathos in the Pathogens,” a Jeffersonian intern is infected by a lethal virus that was used to murder a journalist, and that’s threatening to elevate into a full-blown outbreak. The team must hurry to find the cure and the killer, hopefully after someone stares grittily into a microscope and declares, “This time... it’s personal!”
Rules of Engagement
Jen forces the guys to throw a bachelor party for Adam, and she decorates Jeff and Audrey’s nursery with an inordinately graphic mural, because in “Unpleasant Surprises” Jen is straight-up auditioning for a spot in the Hellfire Club, I guess.
“The End is Near,” says this season’s penultimate episode, and that sound you’re hearing is the cry of joy ringing forth from the nation’s weekly The Following reviewers. As Ryan, Parker, and Weston prepare to dismally, dismally fail at storming Carroll Manor, Joe sets his escape plan into motion and the followers stage a frantic diversion at the town’s evacuation center.
SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, Sundance
Sundance Channel’s first original series, from creator Ray McKinnon, centers on a former Death Row inmate who returns to his hometown after being released on new evidence. As he struggles to readjust to the world in the first two episodes, “Always There” and “Sexual Peeling,” the anger and fear still present in his community put his new life in danger.
SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, Syfy
To rescue a pair of loved ones in “Those Who Wander,” Bo tangles with an army—but the peril for those she leaves behind may be even greater. Elsewhere, Kenzie comes to a realization about Hale, and Dyson obtains a clue about Bo’s past.
Postponed from last Monday due to the tragic events in Boston, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” finds Monroe’s paranoia getting the better of him after Neville up and vanishes. On her mission to turn the power back on before Monroe takes drastic measures, Rachel must find a way to penetrate the Tower without her +5 Winged Boots of Ascendancy.
“Chaos ensues at the Bates home,” declares the synopsis for “The Truth.” Since the other noted plot points include Dylan inviting Norman to move in and Norma delivering a warning to Emma, it’s hard to see what’s inciting this alleged chaos, but those zany Bateses always have a trick or three up their sleeves.
Beckett’s latest assignment in “The Squab and the Quail” is to guard a rich, rakish businessman whose partner was murdered. When his charms raise both Beckett’s interest and Castle’s hackles, the jealous lover races to solve the case quickly and put a kibosh on the courtship.
– Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, and ZZ Ward on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Paloma Faith on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Christina Hendricks on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Author Michael Pollan on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Diane Keaton, Trevor Moore, and Jake Bugg on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Lochte, and Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchessess) on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Dennis Quaid, Abigail Spencer, and Portugal. The Man on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– January Jones, Adam Ferrara, Ilan Hall, and the latest Celebrity Apprentice castoff on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Kat Dennings and author Phillip Kerr on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS