What’s On: The Return of 13 Monday!

Olivia Wilde returns to House tonight after taking time off to become a bona-fide movie star filming Cowboys and Aliens and playing Justin Timberlake’s mother in a sci-fi film. Still no word on whether she’ll be back past the end of this season (actually there’s no word on if anyone will be back next season, and Robert Sean Leonard says he’s probably not) but I sure am glad she’s back tonight for House’s 150th episode, which among others are our recommendations for tonight Monday April 11 2011.

The Best:

House “The Dig” 8:00 on FOX 150th Episode!

Dr. Remy ‘Thirteen’ Hadley’s (Olivia Wilde) sudden departure in the season premiere left a lot of questions unanswered; like where did she go? And why? More so than having her back and even more stoked to have a character based episode (which we’ve been having a lot more of this season). Fox says of the landmark episode: Thirteen has been in prison for the past six months, but the real mystery for House is what she did to get there. When she exits the prison, Thirteen is surprised to find him waiting for her, and unaware of his plans for the two of them for the next few days. As House probes Thirteen for more information, intent on solving the puzzle of her disappearance and mysterious incarceration, they travel to an annual spud-gun competition. The two join forces to compete against House’s much younger, overconfident rival, and along the journey uncover secrets and truths about each other. Meanwhile, at the hospital, the team treats a science teacher suffering from severe respiratory illness, and when the team inspects the patient’s house for clues, they learn he’s a hoarder. But upon a second visit to the house, they uncover something shocking among the many piles. Also, Taub tries to get back into the dating scene

Law & Order: Los Angeles “Zuma Canyon” & “Silver LA” 9:00 & 10:00 on NBC

Tonight NBC launches their rebooted LO:LA. One where Alfred Molina’s ADA replaces Skeet Ulrich as lead detective and the flagship series Alana De La Garza’s Connie Rubirosa replaces both Megan Boone and Regina Hall. The ad claims that “For the first time in 20 years, a Law & Order detective will fall” which is a steaming pile of bullshit because if memory serves, 19 and a half years ago, on September 17th 1991, Sgt. Max Greevey (George Dzundza) was murdered on the job. So NBC… what gives?

Mike & Molly “Opening Day” 9:00 on CBS

CBS is testing out Mike and Molly tonight in the 9 pm slot usually inhabited by Two and a Half Men. With Charlie Sheen’s tour bombing I hope Mike and Molly performs well so CBS doesn’t come crawling back with their checkbook between their legs. Tonight Mike breaks tradition and Carl’s heart when he brings Molly to the Cubs opening day.

The Rest:

Chuck 8:00 on NBC – Timothy Dalton returns.

Dancing With The Stars 8:00 on ABC – Kirstie Alley was dropped.

How I Met Your Mother 8:00 on CBS – Marshall finally quits GNB to crusade for the environment. Barney will not be pleased I imagine…

The Secret Life of the American Teenager 8:00 on ABC Family – I miss Pretty Little Liars.

Mad Love 8:30 on CBS – Mad Boring.

Being Human 9:00 on Syfy All I wanna talk about is the season 3 finale of the UK original and the shocking ending!

The Chicago Code 9:00 on Fox – Jennifer Beals in high heels.

Make It Or Break It 9:00 on ABC Family – I really miss Pretty Little Liars.

The Hard Times of RJ Berger 10:00 on MTV – Little dude, smaller laughs.

Hawaii 5-0 10:00 on CBS – Chin Ho’s past comes back.

Castle 10:01 on ABC – Castle meets with his poker game of fellow mystery writers. These scenes are great but Stephen J Cannell is missed.

Nurse Jackie 10:00 on SHO – The best of Showtimes woman-on-the-verge shows.

The United States of Tara 10:30 on SHO – The worst of Showtimes woman-on-the-verge shows.

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