What to Watch Tonight: Terra Nova, the Series Premiere of Enlightened, and the Return of Bored to Death

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What to watch on Monday, October 10...

It's Autumn and the trees are starting to become as colorful as the television screen. Well, ALMOST as colorful. Nice try, trees! Anyway, here's a list of notable items on TV tonight:

8pm, Fox
Terra Nova
Whoops, things just keep getting harder for the primordial colonists! Tonight they'll have to deal with an outbreak of a virus that causes memory loss, paranoia, and death. Must-watch television, basically. Just kidding, but hey: dinosaurs!

9pm, CBS
Two and a Half Men
This CBS juggernaut rolls onward with a pair of plotlines about lovesickness: Tonight Walden decides he needs to find Mrs. Right, plus Alan pines for Lyndsey. What a bunch of softies! Insanely wealthy softies, but still.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9:30pm, HBO
Enlightened
This looks awesome. Writer Mike White brings us this new dramedy about a woman (Laura Dern) who has an emotional breakdown at her white collar job and then reinvents herself as some sort of New Age guru. While it's unclear how laugh-out-loud funny it will be, everybody knows Laura Dern is the best. Give her all the awards!

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, Lifetime
Five
The thing about short films is, they're way better when they're directed by celebrities. Haha, take that, Sundance! In the anthology film Five, we'll get five stories about breast cancer directed by such luminaries as Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, and Alicia Keys. Honestly, if this doesn't solve breast cancer, I don't know what will.

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 9pm, HBO
Bored to Death
In tonight's Season 3 premiere, Jonathan deals with some alarming family news while also trailing a mysterious woman. Plus George has a memorable reunion with his daughter and her new boyfriend, and Ray spends the day with his own son. P.S. This is a comedy, a very good comedy!

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, MTV
(DIS)connected
It's always pretty charming when MTV tries to get in on the TV movie game, and here they go with another attempt. In (DIS)connected, four people from different cities connect through an online chat site and somehow become entangled in a thriller scenario. Who knows what kind. Bullying? Cyberstalking? Farmville? Any one of these things could be addressed, and it's about time.


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Basketball Wives LA, 8 p.m., VH1
Big Time Rush, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon
Dancing with the Stars, 8 p.m., ABC
Gossip Girl, 8 p.m., CW
How I Met Your Mother, 8 p.m., CBS
The Lying Game, 8 p.m., ABC Family
The Sing-Off, 8 p.m., NBC
2 Broke Girls, 8:30 p.m., CBS
Hart of Dixie, 9 p.m., CW
House, 9 p.m., Fox
Keeping Up with the Kardashians, 9 p.m., E!
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 9 p.m., Bravo
Scare Tactics, MIDSEASON PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Syfy
Mike & Molly, 9:30 p.m., CBS
Castle, 10 p.m., ABC
Hawaii Five-0, 10 p.m., CBS
Most Eligible Dallas, SEASON 1 FINALE, 10 p.m., Bravo
The A-List: Dallas, SERIES PREMIERE, 11 p.m., Logo

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Aaron Eckhart on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Betty White & Claire Danes on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Joe Jonas on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Paula Abdul on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Rich Fulcher & Yo Gabba Gabba! on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Tracy Morgan on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS


What are you watching tonight?

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