Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall TV: Monday night specials

With the fall TV season just about to begin, we'll take a night by night look at the the shows we're most excited about. So, let's start with Monday.


"Castle" - Last season's jaw-dropping cliffhanger, featuring Beckett getting shot and Castle declaring his love makes this the show Tim and I are most excited to see. Penny Johnson Jerald joins the cast as Captain Victoria "Iron" Gates and she is not as big a fan of Castle as Montgomery. Last season, the show finally gained enough traction in the ratings to be considered a bonafide hit and consistently won its timeslot. Season four premieres Sept. 19 on ABC at 10 p.m.

"Hawaii Five-O" - At the end of the first season, the team had been disbanded and McGarrett was framed for assassinating the governor. It's no secret that things will work out, but how all that happens is up in the air. The team chemistry and procedural aspects make this a fun show, but it got a little caught up in mythology last season. Season two should get back to the series' fun, action-packed roots. Season two premieres Sept. 19 on CBS at 10 p.m.

"How I Met Your Mother" - The long running comedy still hasn't told us who the mother is, but somehow it's ok since we get to pass the time with slap bets and Robin Sparkles. The seventh season will focus on Lily's pregnancy and the Robin/Barney relationship. With one of the best casts on TV, this consistently hilarious comedy is one of the best reason to watch television on Mondays. Season seven premieres Sept. 19 on CBS at 8 p.m. with back to back episodes.


"Terra Nova" - FOX has put all its eggs into the basket of this sci-fi series about a group of people who travel back 65 million years when Earth is no longer habitable. The show was originally set to premiere last season but was delayed. The Steven Spielberg produced effects heavy drama is one of the most expensive on TV, however, the buzz hasn't been as high as FOX hoped, so they're really out on a limb with this one. Series premiere Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.

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