What to watch on Monday, April 29...
12pm ET, Hulu
All My Children/One Life to Live
The two venerable, Agnes Nixon-created soaps, canceled by ABC in 2011 and 2012 respectively, return in half-hour daily installments through Hulu and iTunes. Both series will welcome back some of their original cast members while introducing a few hip new characters to their fictional Philly suburbs.
SEASON 8 FINALE, 8pm, Fox
The nefarious Christopher Pelant resurfaces in “The Secret in the Siege,” and it seems he’s picking off FBI agents who are connected to Booth. As the Jeffersonian team investigates and Booth’s surviving friends frantically scrub him from their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, Brennan takes stock of her relationship with the man who may be Pelant’s next target.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 9pm, Fox
“The Final Chapter” pits Ryan against Carroll in one last battle of... hm... “wits” strikes me as the wrong word here. Maybe "lesser incompetence" is a better one? Even that may be too generous. Whatever you want to call it, there’s only one more episode of it this season.
2 Broke Girls
A hit TV show is shooting a scene at the diner in “And the Extra Work,” and the director realizes that professional TV characters Max and Caroline might be telegenic enough to appear as background players. But when he offers to upgrade Caroline to a speaking part, will she be tempted to go along with his quid pro quo? Incidentally, Max can crank out at least 14 different dirty puns on “quid pro quo” in under a minute.
SEASON 4.5 PREMIERE, 10pm, Syfy
With the dreaded “sweating sickness” unleashed, the Warehouse team races to save humanity from shvitzing itself into extinction as “The Living and the Dead” picks up where the mid-season cliffhanger left off back in October. Pete and Myka consult an unreliable academic for answers, while Claudia and Steve try to bring the badly wounded Artie back from the brink.
Miles and Monroe find themselves at two points of a love triangle when Emma, a former paramour of both, reappears in “Home.” Elsewhere, Aaron’s life is falling to pieces as he tags along on Rachel’s trek to the Tower, and the game of “I Spy” they’re playing begins to wear thin as it enters its 47th hour.
In “Still,” one wrong step puts Beckett’s life in peril. While the team works to defuse the threat, Castle contributes by doing what he does best: bickering with Beckett about how their relationship began.
The squad is shadowed by a talk-show host and her crew in “Imi loko ka ‘uhane,” but danger looms when Wo Fat rears his head. Is it a good thing that the talk-show host in question is played by veteran ISIS field agent Aisha Tyler? Yuuuup.
Who is “The Man in Number 9”? Why, he’s the inaugural guest at the Bates Motel—and he’s not exactly what Norma bargained for. Norman, meanwhile, struggles to comprehend the opposite sex.
SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 10pm, Showtime
The Big C: Hereafter
Cathy is going to throw Adam a party for his sixteenth birthday, his protestations be damned, and a new assistant gives Paul a leg up on his speaking circuit, as “Quality of Life” begins the four-episode final season. At fashion school, Andrea and her new roommate have difficulty cohabitating. Look on the bright side, Andrea—at least she’s not actually a demon gradually draining your life force while you sleep! (Probably.)
– Brad Garrett, Amy Schumer, and Old Crow Medicine Show on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Gwyneth Paltrow on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Jon Hamm on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Iggy Pop and the Stooges on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Ben Kingsley, Larry the Cable Guy, and The Band Perry on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– CIA analyst Nada Bakos and Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Martin Short, Leah Remini, and the Zac Brown Band on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Rebel Wilson, Anthony Bourdain, Retta, and the latest Celebrity Apprentice castoff on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Mary McCormack and Jim O’Heir on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS