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Jane The Virgin continues to be the best thing about Mondays

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, March 16. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.): In “Chapter Sixteen,” Rogelio decides to research how to play a cop by shadowing Michael. So Michael doesn’t seem entirely useless this week. Newly inspired after last week to work more on her book, Jane contemplates going to a romance-writing workshop to help out with her writer’s block. But Jane also has to deal with her relationship problems after having turned down Rafael’s marriage proposal last week. Meanwhile, no sign of Sin Rostro or Luisa living a life of crime together in the episode synopsis or promo, but one can imagine.


Also noted

Dancing With The Stars (ABC, 8 p.m.): The 20th season of Dancing With The Stars begins tonight, with celebrities Patti LaBelle, Redfoo, Michael Sam, Suzanne Somers, Robert Herjavec, Rumer Willis, and more competing for that damn ugly mirror ball trophy.

Regular coverage

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix, 6 p.m.)

Bates Motel (A&E, 9 p.m.)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo, 9 p.m.)

Better Call Saul (AMC, 10 p.m.)

Elsewhere in TV Club

In a new TV Club 10, Joshua Alston takes you through 10 essential episodes of A Different World. Will Harris also talks to Dean Winters about Battle Creek and how he almost said no to 30 Rock in the latest Random Roles.

What else is on?

The Voice (NBC, 8 p.m.): The Battle Round continue on The Voice, as the season’s advisors—Ellie Goulding, Lionel Richie, Meghan Trainor and Nick Jonas—return.


The Originals (THe CW, 8 p.m.): Lots of souls need saving on The Originals, so the episode’s title—“Save My Soul”—could apply to just about everyone. Rebekah definitely needs saving, as the current body she’s in is trying to gain control again. Klaus needs to learn more about Freya’s past with Dahlia, so you know what that means: Flashbacks!

The Following (Fox, 9 p.m.): It’s safe to assume people will die on tonight’s episode of The Following. But will Ryan Hardy finally catch any of the season’s many new killers? Probably not!


The Night Shift (NBC, 10 p.m.): The brave night-shift staffers have to help out an injured skydiver with some secrets as well as an electrocuted janitor and his family. Regular and totally believable night shift shenanigans ensue.

Fight Club (IFC, 8 p.m.): The first rule of making jokes about Fight Club is to not start the joke with “the first rule of Fight Club.”


This Is 40 (FX, 6 p.m.): Tonight, you can watch This Is 40, otherwise know as This Movie Is At Least 40 Minutes Too Long.

NBA Basketball: Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat (ESPN, 8 p.m.): Watch LeBron James face his former Heatmates.


In case you missed it

30 For 30: Noel Murray takes a look at the latest episode of 30 For 30, which he writes “defaults too often to the cutesy.”