Monday’s TV Highlights
By — Emily Yahr,
FINALE WATCH “How I Met Your Mother” (CBS at 8 p.m.) Status: Renewed for Season 8. Last time we saw Marshall, he was partying up a storm in Atlantic City just as his wife went into labor; but before we see how that ends in the hour-long finale, the show flashes forward to Barney’s wedding to the mystery bride shown earlier in the season.
FINALE WATCH “Gossip Girl” (CW at 8) Status: Renewed for Season 6. Next year will bid farewell to the Upper East Siders with a final, 11-episode season. Now, Blair finally chooses between Chuck and Dan, and Lily deals with romantic drama of her own.
FINALE WATCH “Bones” (Fox at 8) Status: Renewed for Season 8. Brennan and Booth team up to catch an evil tech genius whose latest victim is Brennan’s friend.
FINALE WATCH “Two and a Half Men” (CBS at 9) Status: Renewed for Season 10. No pressure, but Jake has to decide his life direction after he graduates from high school.
FINALE WATCH “Hart of Dixie” (CW at 9) Status: Renewed for Season 2. George and Lemon’s wedding gets interrupted when a storm hits town, and Zoe finds herself taking shelter with Wade.
FINALE WATCH “Mike & Molly” (CBS at 9:30) Status: Renewed for Season 3. Mike and Molly finally marry, although they run into a few snags along the way.
FINALE WATCH “Hawaii Five-O” (CBS at 10) Status: Renewed for Season 3. It’s a depressing season end as someone from the team is killed, while another deals with a stressful kidnapping situation.
In non-finale news, the cast of “Mad Men” sits down for a chat with James Lipton on “Inside the Actors Studio” (Bravo at 7).
“Jeopardy!” (WJLA at 7:30) kicks off its Washington “Power Players” week with former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary.
Shock jock Howard Stern makes his debut as the third judge on “America’s Got Talent” (NBC at 8), joining Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel.
Four-part documentary “The Weight of the Nation” (HBO at 8) looks at the obesity crisis.
Sweet single mom Emily Maynard accepted Brad Womack’s proposal on “The Bachelor,” but off camera, that relationship didn’t work out. The next logical move for ABC? Sign up Maynard to be the new “Bachelorette” (ABC at 9:30), which debuts as she meets 25 eligible men.
“Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter looks at real-life gangs, starting with the Crips on new docu-series “Outlaw Empires” (Discovery at 10).
“Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” (CBS at 12:35) tapes a week of shows in Scotland for its second international trip (the first was Paris last summer).
— Emily Yahr