TV Listings for Monday, Oct. 12

Monday, October 12, 2009


"Star Trek's" George Takei makes history on the Season 2 premiere of the "Newlywed Game" (GSN at 6 p.m.) when he and his husband, Brad Altman, become the first gay couple to compete on the show.

Judy Woodruff moderates the Virginia Gubernatorial Debate (WETA at 8) in Richmond, between Democrat Creigh Deeds and Republican Robert McDonnell.

A father on "House" (Fox at 8) believes that he's had so much luck financially, karma is striking him when his son gets inexplicably sick with stomach pains.

Marshall and Lily are thrilled to have another couple to enjoy couple-y activities with (brunch, anyone?), but their neediness prompts Robin and Barney to distance themselves from the group on "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS at 8).

In an unexpected twist (well, it's not a surprise if you've been reading TV blogs), Claire realizes her college roommate Gretchen has a hidden agenda on "Heroes" (NBC at 8).

A psychotic gunman starts shooting in an office on "Trauma" (NBC at 9), so Boone's marital issues are instantly the last thing on his mind.

On "Gossip Girl" (CW at 9), Lily and Rufus decide they want to get married ASAP, and Blair tries to interrupt Nate's puppy-love phase and warn him that there's something shady about his new girlfriend, Bree.

"Latin Music USA" (WETA and MPT at 9) looks at the rise of Latin music and its influence on other music genres through the ages.

Given that Evan and Cappie have been enemies ever since Casey dated both of them, the boys' newfound friendship raises suspicions on "Greek" (ABC Family at 9).

Raj is on the verge of getting sent back to India if he can't land a job on "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS at 9:30), so Sheldon takes one for the team and hires Raj.

Six families in Mission, B.C., take the "100 Mile Challenge" (Planet Green at 9), in which they can only eat and drink substances produced within a 100-mile radius of where they live, for 100 days.

"The Jay Leno Show" (NBC at 10) hosts comedian Dana Carvey, and Justin Timberlake gets 10 questions from Jay.

On Bravo, "The Rachel Zoe Project" (at 10) wraps up Season 2 with Rachel freaking out when Taylor wants to quit, and Season 3 of "Million Dollar Listing" (at 11) kicks off with Josh having no choice but to attempt to sell a Beverly Hills mansion that still needs a lot of work.

Actor-comedian Garry Shandling, actress Kaley Cuoco ("The Big Bang Theory") and country singer Tim McGraw visit "Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS at 11:35).

Jamie Foxx stops by "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" (NBC at 11:35) along with actor Jason Alexander and a performance by Grizzly Bear.

-- Emily Yahr

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