What to watch on Monday, March 25...
SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 8pm, NBC
A new batch of hopefuls flexes their larynxes for the approval of celebrity coaches Adam Levine, Shakira, Blake Shelton, and Usher in the first round of blind auditions. The contestants’ first challenge? Elevating their pipes above the din of NBC executives belting out hallelujahs because the network's ratings might surpass a 2.0 now.
How I Met Your Mother
What’s it been, like three whole episodes since HIMYM last dug into its bag of continuity tricks? Let’s see what it shakes out for “The Time Travelers.” Doppelgangers? Check, in the form of future versions of Ted and Barney who visit present-day Ted. Robots vs. Wrestlers? Check, as the Future Bros must convince Ted to attend the event. Jayma Mays reprising her role as the coat check girl at OK Awesome from all the way back in Season 1? Check... and I have no idea why. Let’s all just agree to focus on Marshall and Robin’s dance contest in the B-plot, shall we?
8pm, The CW
The Carrie Diaries
Carrie pretends to be Larissa; hijinks ensue, in accordance with Tripper’s Second Law of Comical Misunderstandings. Elsewhere in “Identity Crisis,” Walt comes to terms with who he is, Sebastian and Maggie keep a secret from Carrie, and Tom finds meditation class to be far from tranquil.
Reunions abound in “Guilt,” as Joe dispatches a couple of minions to snag Claire, Jacob and Emma have a less-than-cordial meeting, and Ryan links up with an old friend. I would hope that the old friend in question is Fred Ward and/or one of the worms from Tremors, but we all know The Following doesn’t love us enough to make that happen.
“Guilt & Innocence” finds the Ewing clan split over suspicion that Christopher’s technology caused a disaster. Going strictly by the episode synopsis, I am going to that assume Christopher invented those giant Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots from Real Steel, which promptly revolted and rampaged through east Texas. Meanwhile, Sue Ellen turns to an old friend for help, and Drew confronts both a dark secret and a deepening relationship with Emma.
MIDSEASON PREMIERE, 10pm, NBC
Seeing as how Revolution's version of Philadephia is less the City of Brotherly Love and more the City of Despotly Artillery, Miles and the gang head for the hills in “The Stand.” Rachel, meanwhile, tries to make amends by supplying the rebels with some firepower of their own.
The homicide-of-the-week in “The Wild Rover” is tied to an Irish crime family—one Ryan has a history with, from his time working narcotics. Resuming the undercover life to track the killer throws a wrench into his marriage, probably because he won’t give the accent a rest.
In a sly bit of stunt casting, “Delinquents” welcomes Linda Hamilton as a steely assassin whose arrival threatens Bo & Co.’s latest mission. A lethal Fae is targeting kids at a camp for at-risk youths, so Bo, Kenzi, and Dyson must go undercover to stop the fiend, and maybe to crank out a popsicle-stick birdhouse and a couple of lanyards, too.
– Magic Johnson, Thandie Newton, and Langhorne Slim on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Pastry chef and author Gesine Bullock-Prado on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Peter Dinklage on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Junot Díaz on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Gerard Butler, Keegan-Michael Kay & Jordan Peele, and Crystal Bowersox on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Ed Sheeran on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Dana Delaney, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Dustin Lynch on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Usher Raymond, Kata Mara, Wale, and the latest Celebrity Apprentice castoff on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Morgan Freeman and Vera Farmiga on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS