This is the kind of day where having multiple TVs (and multiple DVRs, for that matter) would really pay off: Monday night’s lineup includes no less than six can’t-miss shows that are competing with one another in their time slots. But on the off chance you inexplicably don’t have a television for every room in your house, then how to choose, PopWatchers?
The Voice is riding high off its post-Super Bowl second-season premiere, which offered Mickey Mouse Club reunions, sparring judges, and contestants you can’t help but already root for (go Tony, Juliette, and Chris!). Seems The Voice might already have an advantage — the series is fresh on everyone’s minds as it heads into the 8 p.m. time slot tonight. Only problem is it will face off against new episodes of fan and ratings winners The Bachelor and How I Met Your Mother. Even more conflicting, The Voice and The Bachelor will have to compete with a new Alcatraz, which airs their second hour of programming.
By 10 p.m., highly anticipated newcomer Smash will have to see if it can become just that as it attempts to pull viewers away from competing drama series like Hawaii Five-O and Castle. (Of course there’s still an all-new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives for Smash to have to consider as well. Full throttle sarcasm!)
Does this packed-to-the-brim Monday night lineup screw with your DVR, PopWatchers? Is this the busiest night of television-watching for you during the week? Have you decided which shows will prevail in each time slot for you on Monday night and which ones you will be forced to watch online come Tuesday morning? Or do you have enough televisions and DVRs to ensure that this isn’t an issue? And don’t worry, if you aren’t that prepared yet, there’s still time to go out and buy more TVs. Your spouse won’t thank you for it.
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