What To Watch On TV: Monday Edition

March 17, 2008 By:

Dancing With the Stars @ 8pm

Since the last season ended less than four months ago, the dance floor should still be relatively warm as Season 6 gets under way. And for the second season in a row, there are 12 celebrities competing: Adam Carolla, Cristian de la Fuente, Shannon Elizabeth, Steve Guttenberg, Mario, Marlee Matlin, Penn Jillette, Priscilla Presley, Monica Seles, Jason Taylor, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Kristi Yamaguchi. However, as hosts Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris probably wouldn't be able to squeeze them all in on one night, we'll see the men perform tonight, and the women will take the floor tomorrow.

The Bachelor: London Calling @ 9:30pm

Twelve bachelors in and, blimey, we have a Brit. Dispensing the roses this spring will be 27-year-old banker Matt Grant, who has swapped foggy London for sunny Malibu to sift through 25 young women, all of whom are as gorgeous as he is. Whom Grant chooses (or doesn't choose — remember last season?) is for him to know and us to find out, but he did tell reporters last week that he "definitely found love" before adding: "I'm still buzzing." That can be taken any number of ways.

How I Met Your Mother @ 8:30pm

In a casting shocker that was truly legendary, the one and only Britney Spears will be playing Stella's Ted-loving assistant, Abby (about which Radnor told us, "The only thing 'scandalous' about all of this is how non-scandalous it is"). Only Brit Brit can put the word out on wanting to do a small comedic acting part and in less than 48 hours have a part written for her. And the lucky media blitz winner is this struggling cult favorite Mother. Its been four years since her debut on Will & Grace, will she be able to do it again? Stay tuned.....

Two and a Half Men @ 9pm

Alan would never think of seeking Charlie's advice regarding certain things about women. If asked about the respectable length of time to wait in a relationship before becoming intimate, Charlie wouldn't even understand the question. But when Alan has to break up with a woman, he couldn't have a better tutor than his brother, the Dr. Phil of philandering, who teaches Alan the artful ways of the commitment phobic.