Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, November 5. All times are Eastern.
The Inbetweeners (MTV, 10:30 p.m.): The first—and only?—season of MTV’s remake of The Inbetweeners concludes, as all series starring teenagers must, with a dance. Will that dance bring romance, or will it just bring lots and lots of awkward staring? Given that this series is what it is, we’re willing to bet the latter has at least even odds of popping up, and even if it doesn’t, we can’t imagine that there will be too much in the way of sexy love times. Margaret Eby’s high school dances all ended in people lighting things on fire, so she might not be the best one to judge this episode’s accuracy.
Misfits (Hulu, 5 p.m.): We don’t know what happened in this episode of Misfits, but Rowan Kaiser, who’s reviewing it, just tweeted, “What the fuck, Misfits! WTF!” So we’re going to assume that was a good “WTF,” and the show just realized all of Rowan’s dreams of what could happen in an episode.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.): It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. And over on HIMYM, it was the “autumn of breakups,” according to the episode title. Donna Bowman is steeling herself for that to include Marshall and Lily. Yes, we used this joke last week. Blame the hurricane!
2 Broke Girls (CBS, 9 p.m.): Max and Caroline get a credit card in tonight’s episode, and that’s going to be hilarious because they’re poor, and we all know that the poors can’t be trusted with credit because they might spend it on silly stuff. Pilot Viruet hopes that most broke people aren’t caring for horses, too.
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo, 9 p.m.): With just six episodes, this season is moving too quickly for Oliver Sava. He feels like he’s only just getting re-acquainted with all of the contestants, before they’re cruelly ripped away from him, just like at a family reunion. What? Your reunions aren’t like Drag Race episodes?
Revolution (NBC, 10 p.m.): “Charlie wants to help a boy and his friends, but Miles isn’t sure that they should,” says the episode description, and Les Chappell wants to make this abundantly clear: Miles is always right. No one should listen to Charlie. That boy and his friends? They’re bad news. Bad news!
WHAT ELSE IS ON
Bones (Fox, 8 p.m.): If you’ve been missing Fox’s “detectives who love each other” procedural while it’s been away for baseball and stuff—and we’re sure some of you must have been missing it—well, it’s back tonight, just in time for you to get all the Boreanaz your doctor’s been recommending for you.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel, 9 p.m.): It’s the end of the road for the long-running, popular travel series, as the chef takes his final sojourn through the culture and food of a particular area by visiting Brooklyn. Fear not, though! He’ll be back soon enough with a completely different series.
Witness (HBO, 9 p.m.): Over four weeks, HBO and Michael Mann take viewers inside combat zones with the photojournalists who cover them. Tonight’s first installment goes to Juarez, Mexico, while others will cover South Sudan and Libya. Phil Dyess-Nugent lets you know if the doc series is worth watching.
Start-Ups: Silicon Valley (Bravo, 10 p.m.): Bravo parties like it’s 1999, with a new series about tech start-ups. In the first installment, two people named “Ben” and “Hermione” throw a toga party to celebrate the launch of their new venture, because they are super serious businesspeople, you guys.
The Grapes Of Wrath (TCM, 8 p.m.): We offer you two different opportunities to get ready for Election Day. The first is John Ford’s immortal classic about a family struggling to make its way through the worst of the Great Depression, which should allow you to reflect on economic inequality and the like.
The Incredible Hulk (FX, 8 p.m.): The second is this take on the famous “you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry” Dr. Bruce Banner, who spends most of the movie racing from those who would capture him and then hulking out at the least opportune moments. This could be a metaphor for U.S. foreign policy, no?
Monday Night Football: Eagles at Saints (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.): The Eagles are 3-4. The Saints are 2-5. If you’re not from Philadelphia or New Orleans, or if you don’t have a huge crush on Drew Brees like our wife does, you can be excused if you just don’t give a shit about this game. There’s other stuff on.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Bob’s Burgers (Sunday): If you’re not immensely satisfied with Kristen Schaal’s work on the show this season, Rowan Kaiser isn’t even sure what to do with you. In last night’s episode, the kids get fired and end up working for Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. C’mon! Doesn’t that sound really fun? Of course!