What is it about Mondays where the networks try to put almost all of the shows worth watching?
Seriously, your home recording device could get a serious workout tonight depending upon what you set it for.
I'd like to check out the two new series I'm told I MUST watch -- "Lonestar" (Fox, 9 p.m.), and "The Event" (NBC, 9 p.m.) Naturally, both air opposite to one another.
The former show is about a Texas con man with two wives, and some critics have said it's the best new show of the season. Meanwhile, "The Event" is supposed to be a mix of "Lost" and "24" and is one of NBC's most hyped shows in years with a very good cast.
Meanwhile, "Hawaii 5-0" (CBS, 10 p.m.) and "Chase" (NBC, 10 p.m.) also debut. No contest in this one -- "Hawaii 5-0" is a lot of fun, while "Chase" was pretty lousy in its pilot.
Meanwhile, there's a fair share of good returning stuff as well. "House" (Fox, 8 p.m.) always does great season openers, and this one shows us House and Cuddy as a couple. Meanwhile, "Chuck" (NBC, 8 p.m.), one of TV's most fun hours, returns as Chuck searches for his mother (guest star Linda Hamilton, though I don't know if she's on tonight's episode).
On "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 8 p.m.), there are a lot of clues dropped tonight about how the season is going to go as Ted gets closer to his future wife, while Marshall and Lily decide it's time to start a family. It's followed by the premieres of "Rules of Engagement," "Two and a Half Men," and the debut of "Mike & Molly."
On ABC, "Dancing With The Stars" kicks off a new season followed by a new "Castle" at 10 p.m.
The CW, which had its premieres last week, has new episodes of "90210" and "Gossip Girl."
Finally, on cable, there are new episodes of "Weeds" and "The Big C" on Showtime begining at 10 p.m.
GET WELL: Here's get well wishes to Andy Whitfield, star of Starz' "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" who was recently told his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma had returned. The star had to leave at the end of last season because he was diagnosed with the condition, and production of the second season has been pushed back once again.