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What time is it? Journey Time? Escapade Time? Oh, Adventure Time!

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, November 2. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Adventure Time (Cartoon Network, 8 p.m.): Season seven, baybay! Woo! And it’s not just the seventh season premiere: It’s the 200th episode of Adventure Time!!! We’re just going through the milestones tonight. Oliver Sava called the season six finale “a lot to take in,” especially for all the kids expecting to watch a fun, happy go-lucky cartoon. So what can we expect in the season seven premiere? “Under orders from the King of Ooo, Finn and Jake discover one of Ooo’s greatest secrets.” That secret? You’ll just have to watch and find out. We’re sure it will also be a lot to take in.

Also noted

Supergirl (CBS, 8 p.m.): After last week’s “special” time slot, tonight’s Supergirl is in its normal time of 8 p.m. So how does CBS’ new hit show plan to impress in an appropriate time slot? With an escapee from a Kryptonian prison and Peter Facinelli, of course. Caroline Siede has seen a lot of television, but she’s never seen anything with that combination. Supergirl: Making history.

Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.): We’ve become absolutely fascinated by Gotham’s episode synopses lacking any mention of Gordon or Bullock, and luckily, the trend continues with this week’s episode. “Butch leads Penguin and his men to the warehouse where Gertrude is being held, as Penguin plots his revenge on Galavan for kidnapping his mother. Meanwhile, Nygma deals with the aftermath of a deadly accident.” At this rate, reviewer Kyle Fowle will appear in one of these synopses before Gordon or Bullock do.

Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.): In “Chapter Twenty-Six,” Jane has to choose between motherhood and friendship, and you can probably guess how that turns out: “As Jane tries to juggle motherhood and school, she forgets to plan Lina’s surprise 25th birthday party leading to friction between the best friends.” All of this could be avoided if Rafael spent more one-on-one time with their child—it’s not like he has friends anyway. Also, “Michael gets a new partner and a possible lead in the Sin Rostro case.” Oliver Sava was supposed to plan a friend’s surprise birthday party, but he ultimately decided to review this episode. No friends for anyone!


The Leisure Class (HBO, 10 p.m.): You watched this season of Project Greenlight, but you can’t call it a wrap without watching the fruits of said Project’s labor. You probably already know what the movie is about—because, again, you watched Project Greenlight—but for those of you who don’t: “The Leisure Class revolves around William (Ed Weeks), a debonair Englishman celebrating his imminent marriage to Fiona (Bridget Regan), the beautiful daughter of a U.S. senator and prominent East Coast family. But William is a con man; his identity is fake and his intent is to embezzle funds from the senator’s charitable organization. Unexpectedly, William realizes he has true feelings for Fiona and now regrets his predicament.” So enjoy… that.

Fargo (FX, 10 p.m.): Fargo, eh? Well— Alright, we’re sorry. Our Minnesotan and Dakotan impressions are basically just terrible Canadian impressions, and then we end up offending a bunch of people. In “Fear And Trembling”… If we’re being honest, we basically want to say all of this in our terrible Minnesotan/Dakotan/Canadian accent: “Floyd responds to Kansas City’s proposal, Hanzee takes a road trip, and Lou has a realization.” Hanzee takes a road trip, eh? We’re sorry, John Teti. (By the way, this episode is written by Steve Blackman, who is probably not the former WWF wrestler. But then again, what if he is?)


Blindspot (NBC, 10 pm.): In his review of last week’s episode, Joshua Alston said that “Blindspot is getting pretty good.” He added the qualifier of “y’know, for what it is,” but you get the point. So now is probably the best time to get into the Blindspot if you’re still on the fence. Lou Diamond Phillips guest stars tonight, and while he’s probably not reprising his role from Another Period, that means something. So what does Blindspot have in store for us this week? “The team gets cut off from the FBI home office on a remote mission and must fight their way out.” Now that’s what we like to call one hell of a blindspot.

Regular coverage

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 8 p.m.)

WWE Monday Night RAW (USA, 8 p.m.)

Elsewhere in TV Club

Before Master Of None drops on Netflix, check out Erik Adams’ interview with Aziz Ansari. The interview is candid and personal—just like the show itself. So get to it.


But if you like your TV Club pieces a little less earnest, then you can check out the latest Inventory on short-lived reality series. 24 of them, even. (Yes, Kid Nation is on the list. Kid Nation should be the list.)

What else is on?

Dancing With The Stars (ABC, 8 p.m.): Tonight, the seven remaining “Stars” pay tribute to “influential figures in their lives.” That means we’re super intrigued by Alexa PenaVega’s song choice of “Viva La Vida.” It also means that we kind of want to start a shady rumor about the fact that Tamar Braxton will be dancing to a Lady Gaga song instead of a Toni Braxton song. Yay! We just did!


Ladies Of London (Bravo, 8 p.m.): Just when we thought Ladies Of London was done for the season, it decided to have a new time slot. Classic Ladies Of London.

The Voice (NBC, 8 p.m.): The “knockout rounds” continue:

Vanderpump Rules (Bravo, 9 p.m.): Here comes season four of Vanderpump Rules, Pumpers! “Lisa vows to take the restaurant to new heights; James’ behavior jeopardizes his DJ career; and Schwartz realizes he’s ready to commit to Katie.” All of these are real people, and all of these real people are definitely experiencing things.


Scorpion (CBS, 9 p.m.): This week’s episode of Scorpion is titled “Crazy Train,” which finally gives us reason to post this:

Minority Report (Fox, 9 p.m.): “Dash endeavors to investigate a murder on his own, but when things don’t go as planned,” yadda, yadda, yadda. Of course things don’t go as planned. There’s absolutely no reason Dash should be investigating a murder on his own! The basic premise introduced in the pilot explained that Dash always failed at trying to save the day by himself! Thus the partnership with Vega! Minority Report!


Secrets Of Einstein’s Brain (History Channel, 9 p.m.): “A study of the disappearance of Albert Einstein’s brain, which was stolen following his autopsy. The program examines the various places the organ traveled to and offers insight into the famous scientist.” It sounds great, but is it the kind of great that deserves two hours and three minutes of screentime devoted to it?

Awkward (MTV, 9 p.m.): “Prom doesn’t go as planned.” That’s it. That’s all TV Guide has to say about this episode.


Major Crimes (TNT, 9 p.m.): Your mother’s favorite show is back, with its fourth season winter premiere, “Four Of A Kind.” And oh boy, what a premiere it is: “Four wealthy one percenters are left for dead outside a hospital emergency room in a twisty-curvy murder that leads through an impossible list of suspects, including a high school daughter with her father’s iPhone password, a diabetic chauffeur, the owner of several LA parking lots and a mysterious woman with great legs who trips up Lt. Andy Flynn on her way to Mexico. Meanwhile, Rusty pursues a taboo subject for his next story on ‘Identity.’” A “twisty-curvy murder.” And also, everything else.

Faking It (MTV, 9:30 p.m.): Faking It wraps up its second season with slightly more of a real synopsis than Awkward. “Hester’s future lies in the balance; and Amy makes an important decision.” That’s still pretty vague, but at least it’s better than “prom doesn’t go as planned.”


NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, 9:59 p.m.): Make sure to start watching just a minute before 10 p.m. if you want to see every single bit of Los Angeles getting its NCIS on. Or is it NCIS getting its Los Angeles on? Either way, something is getting its something on. Within the actual episode, “the team searches for Sam’s former partner, Ruiz (Anthony Ruivivar), who disappears while buying a deadly explosive during an undercover operation.”

Countdown To The CMA Awards: Country’s Greatest Crossover Hits With Robin Roberts (ABC, 10 p.m.): “These songs are country to the core yet borderless on Billboard charts.” We want to have someone say this sentence out loud just so we can slap them. (Please don’t be Robin Roberts. We don’t want to slap you, Robin Roberts.)


Après Ski (Bravo, 10 p.m.): Just what is Après Ski? “Bravo’s newest luxury travel series following the the concierges at an upscale hospitality company…When the rich and famous want the ultimate winter ski vacation, they head to this posh resort town where breathtaking mountain adventures are rivaled only by extravagant off-slope festivities.” Honestly, we just suggest you watch The Mountain, Out Cold, and that episode of Boy Meets World where Cory cheats on Topanga with Linda Cardellini. It sounds like it would be the same experience but without having to deal with the pretentious classification of “docu-series” (only on Bravo).

Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.): We’ve got ourselves another series premiere, this time with a true crime show (Investigation Discovery is big on those) that “revisits high-profile crime stories.” How do you start something like that? Go back in time with the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey, of course.


Follow The Rules (MTV, 10 p.m.): “While Ja performs in NYC, Jeff turns Brittney’s low-key night into a raging house party; and the grannies go man hunting.” We repeat: “The grannies go man hunting.”

Legends (TNT, 10 p.m.): Legends is back for its second season. And in case you missed it, the first season’s big reveal was that George W. Bush was right, the weapons of mass destruction (yes, those weapons of mass destruction) existed, and Sean Bean had found them. Then some other stuff happened, but it all became a blur when “weapons of mass destruction exist” became the new version of a 9/11 backstory. This second season is being called “the new season of [a] totally re-imagined show,” so there goes all of our fun.


Girl Code Live (MTV, 10:30 p.m.): So ends the first season of Girl Code Live. We had a lot of laughs and maybe a few tears—none of which were while watching Girl Code Live (because we weren’t), but you get what we’re laying down.

Super Into (truTV, 10:30 p.m.): According to the tagline for truTV’s new series, Super Into, “you won’t believe what your favorite celebrities are super into.” Hey, truTV. You don’t know what we will believe. In last week’s series premiere, Michelle Rodriguez talked with host Kevin Pereira about how she’s “super into” superbikes. This week, Rob Corddry shows up to let us know how “super into” astronomy he is. Both of these are things we can pretty much believe, so you’re on thin ice in the tagline department, Super Into.


Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (Lifetime, 8 p.m.): We don’t know how we had no idea Bill Duke was the director of Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit, but now we have one more reason to love Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit.

The Diplomat (HBO, 8 p.m.): Before you get into the end result of this season of Project Greenlight, why not watch a documentary about Richard Holbrooke, directed by his son David? Here’s the full story: “A profile of Richard Holbrooke (1941-2010), a former U.S. ambassador whose diplomatic career took him from Vietnam in the 1960s to Afghanistan in the 2000s, but who is perhaps best known for brokering the Dayton Agreement in 1995, which ended the war in Bosnia. The film is directed by his son David Holbrooke, and includes remarks by former world leaders, colleagues, friends and family.”


Sports, sports, all type of sports (but not really)

Monday Night Football: Colts at Panthers (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.)

World Series Of Poker (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.)

In case you missed it

The Affair: In case you were wondering, Carrie Raisler confirms it: “Scotty is still terrible.”