What to watch on Monday, October 7...
SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 8pm, The CW
Hart of Dixie
With her mind set on relocating to the Big Apple, Zoe must first tie up loose ends in Bluebell in “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” Before Brick will give her a much-needed reference, though, she must help him locate George and revive the defunct Founders Day parade—a search that unwittingly leads her to a skeleton in Lemon’s closet.
How I Met Your Mother
Incensed over learning that Ted remains sweet on Robin, Barney lashes out during the best man poker game in “The Broken Code.” While Marshall tries to arbitrate (possibly with the assistance of guest-star Tim Gunn?), it dawns on Lily that she’s Robin’s only female pal.
In “The Sense in the Sacrifice,” the squad uses a cadaver to stage a copycat murder in hopes of drawing out Pelant. But the ruse only rankles everyone’s favorite psychopath, leading to tragic consequences for someone close to Booth. Meanwhile, Sweets rejoins the team and mistrusts Agent Flynn.
SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9pm, The CW
Beauty and the Beast
After his abduction ordeal, Vincent reappears in “Who Am I?” sans both his memory and his scar—but with his beastly instincts cranked up to 11. Can Catherine get to the bottom of his mysterious metamorphosis and reverse its effects?
Abbie and Ichabod are on the trail of her sister Jenny, who’s busted out of a psychiatric hospital that apparently bought the same security system they use at Arkham Asylum. Elsewhere in “The Lesser Key of Solomon,” the pair uncovers new details about their evil adversary, and flashbacks to the Boston Tea Party reveal more of Ichabod’s past.
“Wujang” sends Red and Liz undercover to track a top-tier Chinese spy who may be attempting to decipher a CIA transmission… or possibly trying to torrent episodes of Homeland. Honestly, the clues are a little spotty on this one. Meanwhile, Liz puts Tom under the microscope.
Castle and company investigate the slaying of a 1990s child star in “Need to Know.” I don’t want to say that BuzzFeed definitely did the deed as a traffic grab, but yeah, BuzzFeed definitely did the deed as a traffic grab. In any case, that’s a question for Beckett and McCord, who arrive from D.C. to assume control of the case for reasons unknown.
In “Power of Persuasion,” Duncan vows that Ellen will face dire consequences unless she convinces the president to retain her services as surgeon. In other news, meeting Duncan’s daughter gives Ellen a window into his life, and I wonder how many times this season I’ll be scraping together new ways to write a “Duncan threatens Ellen for something something” summary for this show.
“Brooklyn Castle” examines the competitive chess dominance of I.S. 318, a junior high that has netted more than 30 national championships since it began competing in 2000. Its 85 gifted kingslayers, many of whom come from economically disadvantaged households, include the five adolescent up-and-comers profiled in this episode.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey
“The Swollen Story: World Cinema Bursting at the Seams” covers the period from 1953–57, including a look at the era’s distinctive melodramas. Also discussed are Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray, Egyptian director Youssef Chahine, and Japanese actress Kyoko Kagawa.
– Andre Braugher, Danny Trejo, Mike Epps, and Gogol Bordello on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Malin Akerman on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– America's Cup Team USA skipper James Spithill on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Drew Barrymore, D.L. Hughley, and The Avett Brothers on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Tom Hanks and Two Door Cinema Club on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– The cast of Modern Family and Ben Rector on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Paul McCartney and Dylan McDermott on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Zooey Deschanel and Ed Weeks on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?