What to watch on Monday, May 6...
7:30pm, Cartoon Network
“James Baxter the Horse” is Finn and Jake’s latest encounter, an equine with the power to lift the spirits of the dismayed. Then the pair’s throwing disc lands “Up a Tree,” putting a serious damper on their ability to fling it back and forth to one another for the purposes of sport.
The songstress performs seven shows in seven countries over seven days to promote the release of her seventh album, “Unapologetic,” and this concert film captures all the publicist-approved behind-the-scenes nitty gritty. In a shocking twist, the title refers not to the concert schedule but to Rihanna’s Transformer alter ego as a twin-engine jet airliner.
How I Met Your Mother
Robin scours Central Park in search of buried treasure—specifically, the “Something Old” she once tucked away for her nuptials. Elsewhere, Barney bonds with his future father-in-law, and Ted helps Marshall and Lily prepare for their Italian excursion.
2 Broke Girls
An irate former employee vows to pen a mudslinging tell-all book about Caroline’s father Steven Weber). Will she be willing to defend his good name on national TV? Might the involvement of Piers Morgan sway her decision one way or the other? ... Great, now she’s run away and left a Caroline-shaped cloud behind.
9pm, The CW
Now, in 90210’s defense, it couldn’t have known that it would be a dead show walking by the time May Sweeps rolled around, thus rendering the blatant ratings grab of a Fall Out Boy cameo in “Scandal Royale” moot. Hopefully, Adrianna sharing a stage with the band at an event that descends into chaos will succeed purely on its own story merits.
Kenya is abducted in “A Well Respected Man,” while Rafe’s search for Luke’s killer progresses. That’s all I’ve got to go on this week, so if any of you who play the Defiance video game would like to share some especially enthralling developments, please feel free.
“The Love Boat” finds Neville attempting to gain Miles’s trust when they wind up on the same side of a cause—one which I can only assume entails sparking romance between Carol Channing and the dad from The Brady Bunch. Meanwhile, Charlie, Jason, and Nora stage a rescue mission to keep Dr. Stephen Camp (Timothy Busfield) and a supply of anthrax away from Monroe.
The Department of Homeland Security intervenes after a car bomb vaporizes a government whistleblower in “The Human Factor.” As Castle and Beckett make their way around the case and the feds, they discover that their victim was killed by a different sort of explosive vehicle: a military drone. Weirdest part? The guy was only blowing the whistle on documentation errors at the Bureau of Economic Analysis. That's what we call overkill.
“Norman takes up a grizzly hobby,” says A&E’s website about “A Boy & His Dog,” and I’m going to trust one of you to let me know whether this is a misspelling of “grisly” or an intentional pun on the fact that Norman’s straight-up pallin’ around with brown bears now. I would not put it past this show, would you? In hospitality industry goings-on, Norma has a run-in with an enigmatic stranger.
– Keith Urban, Guillermo Diaz, and Jay Larson on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Kat Dennings on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Christiane Amanpour on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Author Robert Caro on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Magic Johnson, Savannah Guthrie, and Fall Out Boy on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– John Krasinski, Kerry Washington, and James Blake on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Rod Stewart and Edie Falco on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Jenna Fischer, and the latest Celebrity Apprentice castoff on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Isla Fisher and Jim Rash on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS