Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, November 4. All times are Eastern.
Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 9 p.m.): After taking an inconveniently timed hiatus for four weeks, Sleepy Hollow is back to charm us with its bizarre, genre-defying ways—just in time for that ratings rigamarole called “sweeps” that relies on a weird device people use to watch shows called a “television.” Sleepy Hollow is one of our favorite debuts of the fall season, in a ridiculous and semi-absurd way. Tonight Ichabod disappears, leading his wife Katrina to appear to Abbie in a dream. So now Katrina can show up in everyone’s dreams? Where is she, anyway? How can we hang out with her, and make us our new bestie? And how does she feel about the fact that pretty much everyone watching the show is ‘shipping her husband with Nicole Beharie? Zack Handlen doesn’t have all the answers, but he’s scheduling time to appear in all of your dreams tonight.
Adventure Time (Cartoon Network, 7 p.m.): Finn and Jake are putting up with Ice King while the Ice Kingdom is being renovated, but they are tired of his crap. Oliver Sava understands. He hosted the What’s On Tonight team once, and his hot tub has never quite recovered.
Regular Show (Cartoon Network, 7:30 p.m.): Mordecai and Rigby have to get back a gift that Pops gave them, presumably because they regifted it to Elaine’s boss by mistake and now Jerry is in a bind. Alasdair Wilkins would enjoy a Seinfeld crossover, come to think of it.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.): Ted takes Cassie on a trip to the lighthouse. On the way, he attempts to make her read Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse, but then they realized they were on a sitcom trying to mine like three days for like FIFTY whole episodes of material! Donna Bowman thinks the Ramsays would be excellent guest-stars. Also, she’s pretty sure we can’t count.
Mom (CBS, 9:30 p.m.): Bonnie battles menopause, a rare condition that only affects every single woman on the planet over the age of 50. Estrogen is safe for everyone to use, but ask your doctor if you experience fever, chills, nightmares, sudden attacks of paranoia, or the unexpexted expansion of your mammary glands. Todd VanDerWerff is not a licensed physician.
The Blacklist (NBC, 10 p.m.): Robert Sean Leonard guest-stars as a creepy criminal that Liz tracks down, reluctantly, with Red’s help. Phil Dyess-Nugent is anticipating, reluctantly, tonight’s episode of international crime.
Hostages (CBS, 10 p.m.): Ellen and Brian plot to leave their kidnappers behind. AGAIN. Duncan works to kill the President. AGAIN. Morgan is pregnant. AGAIN. WILL THIS SHOW EVER DO ANYTHING INTERESTING? SONIA SARAIYA HAS RESORTED TO CAPS LOCK.
WHAT ELSE IS ON?
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network, 8 p.m.): This new animated show debuts tonight, lying in wait to capture our hearts and minds. Erik Adams reviewed the premiere and found it delightful. Two episodes air back-to-back: “Gem Glow” and “Laser Light Canon.”
The Voice (NBC, 8 p.m.): The live shows begin tonight, with the top 20 singers all performing in a two-hour event (the first of many).
Mike and Molly (CBS, 9 p.m.): Mike and Molly return for shenanigans in their fourth season. Which is surprising because we actually did not know this show had been on for that long! Are we getting older? We’re getting old.
Teen Mom 3 (MTV, marathon): Wait, there’s a Teen Mom 3?! Well, there goes six hours of our lives.
Secretly Pregnant (TLC, marathon): Three new episodes and three repeat episodes of TLC’s groundbreaking show about women who are hiding their pregnancies except from a camera crew and millions of Americans watching at home.
The Princess Diaries (ABC Family, 8:30 p.m.): Wesley Snipes plays an urban vampire slayer in the the gory superhero classic. So we’ve reached the point in time where films made in 1998 are considered classics.
Tales From The Organ Trade (HBO, 9 p.m.): There is a black-market industry that trafficks organs, and HBO is investigating. Donors desperate for cash, patients desperate for a second chance at life, and the brokers who have found that space in the middle are all interviewed.
Monday Night Football: Bears At Packers (ESPN, 8:25 p.m.): The Packers have devastated the Bears in their last six meetings. Now Chicago goes to Green Bay. There’s also horse-racing on, if you don’t like football, but you know, who watches horse-racing?
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Boardwalk Empire (Sunday): Have you been reading Genevieve Valentine’s beautiful reviews of this show? In this fourth season, Boardwalk Empire has been exploring the sticky subject of race in the Prohibition era. Jeffrey Wright has joined the regular cast, and he and Margot Bingham are leads in “Marriage And Hunting” as the haunting Narcisse and Daughter.