What to Watch Tonight: Castle, The Blacklist, and the Series Premiere of The Pete Holmes Show


What to watch on Monday, October 28...


8pm, NBC
The Voice
The survivors of the battle rounds are forced to turn on their own in the knockout rounds, as the coaches demand their team members square off against one another for their own capricious amusement.


8pm, CBS
How I Met Your Mother
Now that Daphne’s spilled Marshall’s beans, he beseeches the gang to delete the incriminating text from Lily’s phone before she lays eyes on it. He also invokes one critical caveat: “No Questions Asked.”


8pm, The CW
Hart of Dixie
Finding herself persona non grata at the Junior League’s Halloween masquerade ball, Lemon turns to her grandmother for support. Elsewhere in “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” AnnaBeth seeks Zoe’s help with an ill-timed health problem, George schmoozes the local judges, and Wade’s camaraderie with unavailable ladies ruffles a few feathers.


RETURN/MARATHON 8pm, Syfy
Scare Tactics
Tracy Morgan hosts six consecutive new episodes of the creepy and kooky hidden camera prank series. Tonight’s macabre mischief includes a zombie attack at a cemetery, a spectral treasure hunter, a ghoulish garden gnome, and a satanic cult.


MOVIE PREMIERE, 9pm, HBO
Seduced and Abandoned
Alec Baldwin and director James Toback scoured the 2012 Cannes Film Festival in search of financing for their shared cinematic ambition, an Iraq-set update of Last Tango in Paris. This documentary chronicles their 10 days of networking, pitching, pontificating on the art of film, and extolling the benefits of Capital One. Also featuring appearances by Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and other Hollywood bigwigs.


10pm, PBS
Independent Lens
The first half of the two-part “The Graduates/Los Graduados” explores the hurdles and the hopes faced by Latino and Latina public school students across the U.S. Six students are spotlighted, including the three young women in this installment: a community activist in Chicago, a member of an at-risk program in Tulsa, and a South Bronx student whose family was rendered homeless.


10pm, TCM
The Story of Film: An Odyssey
“New American Cinema, 1967–1979,” they call it. Was it a Hollywood Golden Age? Baby, you could see the shine from space. Big shots? The biggest—Towne, Schrader, and a kid you may’ve heard of, goes by Evans. Were the flicks magic? You bet your ass they were. Masterpieces? Baby, these pictures are why they invented the word.


10pm, NBC
The Blacklist
“Gina Zanetakos” may be a lethal corporate terrorist who’s risen to the top of her chosen profession, but she’s gotta be a little cheesed that she doesn’t get a snazzy sobriquet like some other baddies on Red’s list so far. At no point in her career could she make, say, “the Poison Pill” stick? Or “the Chief Execution Officer”? I’m just spitballing here.


10pm, ABC
Castle
A creepy murder gets creepier when Castle and Beckett suspect they’re dealing with some kind of Da Vinci Code acolyte in “Get a Clue.” Home life is no less unsettling for Castle, as he tries to make peace with the fact that Alexis and Pi are living together.


SERIES PREMIERE, 12am, TBS
The Pete Holmes Show
Comedian and podcast star Pete Holmes helms this new post-Conan talker Mondays through Thursdays. On tap for the premiere are a chat with Kumail Nanjiani and a visit with Jon Stewart in New York.


LATE-NITE:
– Piers Morgan, Jillian Rose Reed, and Hiatus Kaiyote on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Steven Wright on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Julian Lennon on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Judy Gold on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, 11pm, FXX
– Nick Offerman on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Orlando Bloom on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Adam Levine, Ali Wentworth, and Stevie Nieve & Elvis Costello on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Charles Barkley, Lindsey Vonn, and King Krule on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Dax Shepard, Kelly Rowland, and Smallpools on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Hugh Laurie and Celine Dion on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Katey Sagal and Richard Curtis on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?

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Oct 29, 2013
Looks like a night of DVR catch up and HBO GO.
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Oct 28, 2013
I'm also really interested in The Pete Holmes Show; don't know if I'll watch it yet. Strange that it's only thirty minutes.
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Oct 28, 2013
No Sleepy Hollow :-(
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Oct 28, 2013
They're bringing Scare Tactics back? Nooooo! Why oh why oh why? What a waste of airwaves! Come on Syfy, give us some actual watchable TV! I'm sick of your reality TV, I'm sick of your wrestling matches, and I'm sick of your dumb*ss Sharnado type movies. What happened to the space-based science fiction action drama? Would it kill you to fill ONE hour of TV per week with a space show?
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Edit: SharKnado.
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+ Cracked on CBC at 9PM PDT
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Oct 28, 2013
And the World Series....
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