The 2013 television season has already begun and one thing seems to be clear, Mondays are kool again! Five new series try their luck at the beginning of the work week. The 10 p.m. timeslot is where two freshmen dramas will battle an established cop drama. In my opinion, ABC has some pretty stiff completion from NBC’s newest drama that’s not only fast paced action, but keeps you guessing on what going to happen next.
On September 16, Fox’s “Bones” made its ninth season premiere. The quirky crime drama that follows FBI agent Seeley Booth and renowned forensic anthropologist and emotionally detached Dr. Temperance Brennan as they investigate grisly crimes debuted with strong numbers. However the show lost its momentum after losing more than a million viewers the following week.
The jewel on Monday nights on Fox is clearly “Sleepy Hollow,” with a debut that Fox its highest rated premiere in 12 years. “Sleepy Hollow” drew in more than 10 million viewers on its premiere. While it did lose some viewers in its second week, it’s still holding strong with more than 8.5 million.
The CBS drama “Hostages” is one of the two new threats to ABC’s “Castle” in the 10 p.m. timeslot. “Hostages” starts off like the typical movie where rouge government agents set off a plan to assassinate an American president, however in this case they hold the family of a surgeon played by Emmy Award winner Toni Collette, whose character Dr. Ellen Sanders is to perform a surgical procedure on the President. What you think will take one episode to play out morphs into a longer and drawn out plot twist. The series also stars Dylan McDermott as a concerned father and the head hostage taker. “Hostages” airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on CBS, WGCL-TV in Atlanta channels 9/809 on Comcast and 46/1046 on AT&T U-verse.
Also giving ABC a run for its money on Monday nights is the action drama starring James Spader, “The Blacklist”. The tagline “Never trust a criminal… until you have to,” pretty much sums up this series where there is never a dull moment. The show is fast paced, well written, with an awesome cast and it keeps you wondering what’s next.
Out of the blue, Raymond "Red" Reddington a former agent turned traitor who has been on the lam for more than a few decades all of a sudden resurfaces and surrenders in the lobby of the FBI’s headquarters. He reveals he has Intel on some of the most wanted criminals in the world, some of whom aren’t even on anyone’s list. His only demand, he’ll only work with one specific agent who just happens to be starting her first day with the bureau. “The Blacklist” is cross between “24” and “The Following” where diabolical mastermind is manipulating events for an unknown purpose. “The Blacklist” airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on NBC, WXIA-TV in Atlanta, channels 6/806 on Comcast and 11/1011 on AT&T U-verse.
The new show on Monday include the comedies “Mom” starring Alison Janney and Anna Faris at 9:30 p.m. and “We are Men” starring Jerry O’Connell, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Smith and Kal Pen at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.
Returning to Mondays Fox’s “Bones,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Castle” on ABC and “2 Broke Girls” and “How I met Your Mother” on CBS and “The Voice” on NBC.