The FSR Fall 2010 Monday Night Watch List

Now that you’ve gotten your Sunday night fix of Boardwalk Empire, it’s time to move into the beginning of the work/school week.

Monday night is a time for action, suspense and comedy from all networks, and there’s plenty of each to behold this year. Many television classics such as 24 and Las Vegas have come out of the worst work day of the week.

As I’m sure you’re all just looking to decompress after a hard day, get your DVR remotes handy becomes it’s time for Part II of The FSR Fall 2010 Watch List.


Chuck (NBC) Airs Mondays 8pm, Premieres September 20th

Everyone’s favorite accidental spy returns for his fourth season, but things have changed for Chuck. He’s no longer a member of the CIA, his entire family knows the truth, his father is dead and Chuck learns the truth about his mother. With a season expecting guest stars such as Olivia Munn, and recurring roles such as Chuck’s mother being played by nerd goddess Linda Hamilton, the fourth season of Chuck looks like it could end up being the shows best yet.

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House M.D. (FOX) Airs Mondays 8pm, Premieres September 20th

The meanest doctor on television returns after the bomb shell left in last season’s finale, House and Cuddy finally get it on. Based on a line from House in this season’s trailer, “I’m seeing Cuddy, mostly without any clothes on” it looks like this season of House might even top the phenomenal last season which is currently the program’s best work.

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How I Met Your Mother (CBS) Airs Mondays 8pm, Premieres September 20th

Actually, I’m not up to date on this one. I’ve seen and episode here and there, and I know it’s one of the funniest shows on television right now. But I just haven’t had the time. But for the fans, I’m sure this season is going to be more of the same.

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The Event (NBC) Airs Mondays 8pm, Premieres September 20th

With LOST now over, every network is clamoring to find the next big hit. And NBC’s first attempt at capturing the lost (no pun intended) audience is with tonight’s premiere of The Event. A show about… Wait, what is The Event? The fact is, no one has any freaking clue what this show is actually about. Apparently there is some big event planned that will effect all of man kind. Does this mean we have to cancel the Rally To Restore Sanity?

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Lone Star (FOX) Airs Mondays 9pm, Premieres September 20th

Lone Star looks to be FOX’s attempt at a real three dimensional piece of TV drama. Robert Allen is a con-man in Texas leading a double life four hundred miles apart. As he attempts to take control of his oil business he finds himself torn between his two loves, which could send this man down a path he won’t be able to return from. I see potential here, but this is one I won’t be on a regular schedule with.

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Two and a Half Men (CBS) Airs Mondays 9pm, Premieres September 20th

The following synopsis is provided by Kevin Carr:

When we last left the Harper boys, Charlie was still pining over the loss of fiancée Chelsea. He may have lost his last chance at love by taking the rap for Jake and getting arrested for drunk driving. In the new season, Charlie schemes to get Alan to move out (again!), promises to dial back on the boozing (again!) and tries not to hold a knife to anyone’s throat.

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Mike & Molly (CBS) Airs Mondays 9:30pm, Premieres September 20th

Finishing up CBS’s Monday night comedy block, we have the new series Mike & Molly. The show stars My Name is Earl alum Billy Gardell. The basic premise centers around two obese people, Mike Biggs and Molly Flynn who join Overeaters Anonymous in hopes to get their weight under control. While at the same time dealing with the every day life of an obese person.

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Hawaii 5-0 (CBS) Airs Mondays 10pm, Premieres September 20th

Movies aren’t the only medium to get bit by the remake bug. And the latest TV remake comes from Transformers and Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. A revamped version of the classic 70’s police procedural, Hawaii 5-0 centers on an elite task force with unorthodox methods of fighting the bad guys. With some big names such as Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Masi Oka on its roster, Hawaii 5-0 might just end up becoming a hit for CBS after all.

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Chase (NBC) Airs Mondays 10pm, Premieres September 20th

From Hollywood head honcho, Jerry Bruckheimer drops his latest TV series in the lap of NBC this season. Chase follows a team of high-priority fugitive-apprehension U.S. Marshals lead by Deputy Annie Frost as they run down criminals in South Texas. The show looks like it has potential but I’m not holding my breath after the complete demise of the former latest Bruckheimer series, Dark Blue on TNT.

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Castle (NBC) Airs Mondays 10pm, Premieres September 20th

The following synopsis is provided by Kevin Carr:

At the end of last season, we saw Beckett and Castle going their separate ways even though they each started to come to terms with their feelings for one another. Now, this new season begins with them running into each other at a crime scene under very suspicious circumstances. Will Castle be stung for murder? Will he and Beckett finally hop in the sack? Will we see any more Firefly and Indiana Jones pop culture references? Tune in each week to find out.

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Man, Monday night is chock full of some great programing. Check back tomorrow for the Tuesday Night Watch List. And if you missed it yesterday, here is the Sunday Night Watch List.

From a young age, TV guru Merrill Barr has been obsessed with the small screen. And one day he decided to put that obsession to good use.

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