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Monday on TV: Waiting for Ted to meet the 'Mother' is getting a bit tedious

Published November 4, 2013 12:42 pm

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After tonight's episode, we're a third of the way through the final season of How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) and ... I'm not feeling that great about where this is going.It still has its moments. And I applaud the courage of the show's writers/producers for breaking the mold (again) and setting all 24 Season 9 episodes during the weekend leading up to Barney and Robin's wedding.(In tonight's episode, Robin and Barney's mother nearly come to blows.)But, overall, the episodes have been kind of ... well ... meh. "HIMYM" is OK, but, so far, this is not one of the stronger seasons.And expectations are going to be sky-high for the season finale, which rarely goes well.Sigh.Elsewhere on TV ...NFL (6:25 p.m., ESPN): Chicago Bears at Green Bay PackersDancing with the Stars (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The competition continues; Cher performs.The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The live shows - tape-delayed in this time zone - begin.Bones (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Booth and Brennan go on their honeymoon.Hart of Dixie (7 p.m. CW/Ch. 30): Zoe tries to make Joel popular.2 Broke Girls (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Han's mother visits.Mike & Molly (8 p.m., CBS/Ch.2 ): Molly quits her job. (Season premiere)Sleepy Hollow (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Ichabod disappears.Beauty and the Beast (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Vincent's friend from the military has a dangerous secret.Mom (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Christy meets Luke's ultra-conservative parents, who are not happy that their son and Violet are about to become parents.Hostages (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Ellen and Brian try to take down Duncan.Castle (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Alexis ask Castle to help prove a death-row inmate is innocent.The Blacklist (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): There's a chemical attack on a subway.