Nightly with Nadum: Monday’s Best

How I Met Your Mother

Yesterday we gave you the best nine shows of the fall season. But everyone knows that any good American watches more than nine television shows a week. And for those that don’t? Stop wasting your life on the internet, turn on your TV and live a little (vicariously of course).

Here’s what to watch for tonight.

Chuck – 8:00 p.m. on NBC
It’s the perfect lead-in for Heroes. The world’s still in danger (A theme for NBC’s Monday night lineup) but unlike Heroes, it’s funny and you don’t have to worry about anyone dying. In tonight’s series premiere, Chuck, a good natured underachiever unwittingly absorbs the world’s most classified secrets. Rather than being allowed to use the information for his own financial gain, the NSA and CIA force him into pursuing more dangerous and time consuming affairs.

How I Met Your Mother – 8:00 p.m. on CBS
The season three premiere finds Ted’s single again and Barney all too happy to have his on-again-off-again wingman back. Ted’s first new squeeze is a far cry from Robin, as Mandy Moore guest stars as a heavily tattooed bad-girl. Enrique Iglesias also guest stars as Robin’s new boyfriend.

Prison Break – 8:00 p.m. on Fox
Although the show is available (and one of the top downloads) on iTunes, given last week’s Nielsen ratings, a lot of people missed the season premiere. Don’t make the same mistake twice. In tonight’s episode Michael begins his attempt to find the mysterious prisoner he must help escape from the lawless Panamanian prison.

Heroes – 9:00 p.m. on NBC
It’s going to be interesting to see how the show bounces back from last year’s disappointing season finale. Personally, I’ve got my fingers crossed it doesn’t go the way of Lost (i.e. not good). The season two premiere reveals the fate of Nathan and Peter who were last seen flying into the sky with a bomb strapped to them.

Journeyman – 10:00 p.m. on NBC
In the last of NBC’s Monday sci-fi lineup, Journeyman tells the tale of Kevin McKidd (Rome) as he mysteriously begins to pass out, finding himself in the past. The pilot’s a little convoluted but for those that fancy time traveling, the show gets much better in its second episode.

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