Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, November 19. All times are Eastern.
Misfits (Hulu, 5 p.m.): Another season of Misfits, another group of teenagers given superpowers by something or other. This week’s episode—which those of you who live in the magical “United Kingdom” have already seen—involves one of the characters getting a taste for human flesh, so we’re looking forward to that. Rowan Kaiser has never had a taste for human flesh, but he figures if he ever did acquire such a thing, it would give him far more options at his Thanksgiving table. Honestly, at this point, turkey is just passé, don’t you think?
Adventure Time (Cartoon Network, 7:30 p.m.): Oliver Sava enjoyed the last time that this show indulged in “Five Short Graybles,” so he’s equally excited that this week’s episode is going to give us even more graybles, if only so people flipping past this on their program guide wonder what a grayble is.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.): Robin decides to help Barney get back into the swing of things out on the strip club circuit. Donna Bowman knows these two are getting married someday. She wishes they’d just stop fooling themselves and start listening to the omniscient narrator like she’s doing.
Regular Show (Cartoon Network, 8 p.m.): Pops bets that a milk challenge will make him feel like one of the guys. Alasdair Wilkins has been gone from this show so long that he’s thinking a milk challenge might be just what he needs to get ready to review the latest episode of Bird And Raccoon Going Crazy.
2 Broke Girls (CBS, 9 p.m.): Pilot Viruet felt a strange chill down her spine last Wednesday. “What could that be?” she asked. She looked out the window and saw a strange bank of dark clouds on the horizon. “Ah,” she said, suddenly understanding. “I see. 2 Broke Girls is doing an episode featuring the Amish.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo, 9 p.m.): The Logo website says there’s no new episode tonight. Our DVR begs to differ, and we think it would be weird if the network avoided tonight. But stranger things have happened. Genevieve Koski will be there if there’s an episode, and if not, she’ll take a spin in the Jacuzzi. Ooh!
Revolution (NBC, 10 p.m.): It’s time to take on Monroe in his Philadelphia lair, but the crew gets in trouble when it becomes difficult to discern fantasy from reality, because if there’s anything the world needs, it’s yet another “dream sequences!” episode, this one scored to Led Zeppelin. Les Chappell sighs.
TV CLUB CLASSIC
Batman: The Animated Series (1 p.m.): Oliver Sava’s teaser for this episode says, “His name may be Tim Drake, but the second Robin on The New Batman Adventures is totally Jason Todd.” This makes so little sense to us we’re going to turn in our A.V. Club badges and hitting the road, Incredible Hulk style.
WHAT ELSE IS ON
The Secret Life Of The American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.): We haven’t watched this show in a while, but we’ll almost certainly check in for this holiday special, to see if it’s really just turned into Shailene Woodley hastily holding up signs begging for rescue to the camera, as we imagine it is.
The Mob Doctor (Fox, 9 p.m.): Our quest to cover the seventh episode of every new series—except for Partners, because we forgot that existed, and it was canceled anyway—comes to The Mob Doctor. Ryan McGee, who’s both a TV critic and a hitman, understands the pressures of a TV-friendly lifestyle.
Marrying The Game (VH1, 9:30 p.m.): Rapper The Game is getting married to a school teacher. Since this is the year 2012 and since VH1 is still VH1, the happy couple is getting a reality show about the whole process. Guys: If you need any advice, we always recommend those tiny mints. So delicious!
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage (Discovery, 10 p.m.): Robert Rodriguez drops by the outlaw garage… sorry… OUTLAW GARAGE!!!! this week to get an El Camino souped up for a role in one of his films. Meanwhile, Jesse James continues to be famous and worthy of reality television for some reason.
Red Dawn (Spike, 7 p.m.): Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey, and Lea Thompson get ready to take out Soviet invaders in this essential piece of ‘80s action cheese, directed by John Milius, of all people. Watch it, and you, too, can feel like a bad right-wing blogger, round abouts 2005 or so.
The Deer Hunter (Flix, 8 p.m.): Speaking of right-wing bloggers, Paul Ryan apparently once described himself as “a Deer Hunter Catholic.” We think we know what he was getting at—blue-collar dudes who have weddings in VFW halls and like to hunt—but we love to imagine he’s really into Russian roulette.
Monday Night Football: Bears at 49ers (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.): The Bears are the team of What’s On Tonight?’s collective wife. The 49ers are the team of What’s On Tonight? Thus, life in the WOT? household has reached an uneasy détente, but nothing should be taken for granted in this cold war.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
American Dad (Sunday): It feels like this show has been gone since last April, when, really, it’s probably just been a couple of weeks. But we’re glad to have it back, and we’re glad to have Alasdair Wilkins filling in while Kevin McFarland is on vacation. Beware, though! Fox is bumping it next week again.