TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Seed,” 9 p.m., CW.
Last week’s opener was a happy surprise – quick, clever and
unheralded. A shiftless bartender suddenly met two results of his long-ago
sperm donation … with a possible third on the way.
Tonight’s episode – a half-hour earlier than usual, in a
late switch – is another good one. Our guy adjusts to the kids’ extremely
opposite families and is pressed into parenting duties … leading to one of TV’s
funniest show-and-tell scenes.
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “MasterChef” and “Hotel Hell,” 8 and 9
Fox’s Mondays are now all-new and all-Ramsay. Gordon Ramsay continues
as one of the three “MasterChef” judges; tonight they join the 13 remaining chefs,
working with Alaskan king salmon.
Then we see Ramsay alone, in the season-opener of a hotel
makeover show. He heads to Las Cruces, New Mexico; the heat is fierce and the hotel
owner is obsessed with singing Cher songs.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “The Bachelorette,” 8-10:01 p.m.,
The chances for a major culture clash ended last week, when
Andi Dorfman, an assistant district attorney in Atlanta, sent home Chris
Soules, an Iowa farmer.
Next week, Dorfman, 27, is supposed to choose either Josh
Murray, 29, a former pro baseball player who lives in Atlanta; or Nick Viall,
33, a software sales executive in Chicago. First, the show pauses for its
“Bachelors Tell All” chapter, with comments and memories from some of the
Other choices include:
“2 Broke Girls,” 8 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, Caroline thinks
she’s doing Max a favor by buying new bedding. Then she must scramble to find
the old pillowcase, which has sentimental value.
“Mom,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. Nick Zano is now the designated
hot-guy for Monday comedies. After several turns as Johnny in “2 Broke Girls,”
he’s David here – a wild party guy who tempts Christy to her old ways.
“Brain Games,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., National Geographic. Even without
specific words, it seems, language is deeply rooted. Twin babies have vocal
rhythms like conversation; grown-ups agree on which nonsense sound fits each
shape. Such findings lead to a discussion of language; the second episode views
“Two and a Half Men,” 9:30 p.m., CBS. In a funny rerun,
Berta injures her back at work. Walden and Alan figure she should retire; for
now, however, she just enjoys being waited on.
“Under the Dome,” 10 p.m., CBS. Food is scarce under the dome,
so Big Jim and Rebecca ponder the extreme step – reducing the population. Also,
we learn about Melanie and her possible link to the dome.
“Way Out West,” 10 p.m., TruTV. Reality fans like to see people
face primitive challenges, often in Alaska; now comes an Idaho variation. We
meet three families that work at “outfitting” – preparing and guiding people
for the wilderness. Alongside the serious business, we see their makeshift
contests. Tonight pits horse-drawn “chariots” … which look suspiciously like a
toboggan and a raft and such.
“Going Deep,” 10 and 10:30 p.m., National Geographic. In
this witty series, David Rees goes into deep details about the simplest tasks.
Tonight, he learns how to dig a hole and how to flip coins.