Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, October 27. All times are Eastern.
2 Broke Girls (CBS, 8 p.m.): Yes, 2 Broke Girls is an admittedly strange choice for tonight’s top pick—just as strange as the fact that the sitcom still exists. But alas, it does. And tonight it kicks off its fourth season with a special guest star who is categorically not a “broke girl,” Kim Kardashian! Kim will be playing herself, but we choose to believe that means she’ll be playing the Kim K: Hollywood version of herself, which would entail a lot of pigeon punching, and who doesn’t love that?
The Originals (The CW, 8 p.m.): Tonight’s Originals promises Klaus angst and creepy cabins! Also, from the official TV Guide synopsis: “Hayley learns that Vincent is recruiting unsuspecting teens into a werewolf army.” An unsuspecting teen werewolf army! Sounds like the best after-school club ever or a punk band that probably exists back in Mystic Falls.
Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.): After last week’s bloody twist, we can’t wait to see what’s ahead in “Chapter Three” of Jane’s adventures. We’re crossing our fingers for more Kelis performances from Xo.
Elsewhere in TV Club
The A.V. Club sat down with Garfield creator Jim Davis to discuss the spooky Garfield’s Halloween Adventure. And check out this review of HBO’s new James Brown documentary, which Joshua Alston says gives a very comprehensive look at the man and the legend.
What else is on?
Castle (ABC, 10 p.m.): Tonight’s winner for Worst Episode Title goes to Castle, with the wince-inducing “Meme Is Murder,” about a “social-media sociopath” according to TV Guide. #murder
Dancing With The Stars (ABC, 8 p.m.): In the seventh week of performances, contestants don Halloween costumes and dance Halloween-themed routines. We’re not really sure what that last bit means, but we hope and expect to see at least one take on “Thriller.”
The Voice (NBC, 8 p.m.): The knockouts round begins, and Taylor Swift is here to advise and presumably shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
Scream (IFC, 4 p.m.): We’re Scream megafans over here at What’s On Tonight. We’re talking Gale-Weathers-action-figures-on-our-dressers level of fans. And because we’re purists, we firmly believe the best installment of the Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson-created franchise is here, where it all begins. Relive the early days of Sidney Prescott’s horrible, horrible life.
Scream 2 (IFC, 6:30 p.m.): American Treasure Gale Weathers is back… with red headlights! And Sidney still answers phones, because no one learns anything ever in these movies. Joshua Jackson makes a very brief appearance to share his intense film major feels. This sequel is a true delight. We also would like to commend IFC for ending its Scream mini-marathon with Scream 2, because we often try to pretend Scream 3 never happened, even if Parker Posey’s performance is so stellar that it almost justifies the existence of such an atrocity. Almost.
Monday Night Football: Redskins at Cowboys (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.): With Dallas coming off of a win against the Giants that further solidified their position in the lead of their division and Washington pulling a huge victory over the Titans in Week 7, tonight’s faceoff should be a close one.
In case you missed it
Homeland: If you haven’t watched last night’s episode, by all means, do that first. Then read Josh Modell’s of the fine by largely uneventful episode (except for that one little twist).