What to Watch: Monday

Need even more Neil Patrick Harris in your life after last night's Emmys? I know I do, and we're in luck because he's back with another fun filled season of How I Met Your Mother. Plus Heroes, and Dancing with the Stars, and House return tonight. Monday, September 21 8:00 pm How I Met Your Mother, CBS (30 min) SEASON PREMIERE In this season five opener, secrets are exposed as the friends figure out that Barney and Robin are a couple and Ted freaks over his first lecture at Columbia as a professor. Hopefully by the time this airs, Barney’s portrayer, Neil Patrick Harris, will be an Emmy winner for the role! 8:00 pm Heroes, NBC (2 hr) SEASON PREMIERE It’s a packed season four opener with Claire getting attention at college after a strange death. Maybe her new lesbian roommate, Gretchen, can help her out? Elsewhere, Angela is worried that Nathan will figure out that he is really Sylar, Tracy and Noah team up, and Peter is asked for help.
Openly gay judge Bruno on Dancing With the Stars

Openly gay judge Bruno Tonioli on Dancing With the Stars

8:00 pm Dancing With the Stars, ABC (2 hrs) SEASON PREMIERE 16 celebrities, the largest cast ever, will try to master the art of dance as the ninth season opens. Donny Osmond, Melissa Joan Hart, Michael Irvin, Chuck Liddell, and Aaron Carter are amongst the competitors. Openly gay choreographer Bruno Tonioli returns to judge. 8:00 pm House, FOX (2 hrs) SEASON PREMIERE Season six opens with House being held against his will in a mental hospital. A crafty plan of escape is quickly drafted by House, his roommate Alvie and a visitor named Lydia. Will House escape intact? 9:00 pm Gossip Girl, The CW (1 hr) NEW The kids are all grown up as they begin college. Blair finds NYU not exactly the same as her Upper East Side private high school but Dan and Vanessa adjust just fine. Meanwhile Serena and Chuck have an altercation and Nate and Bree pursue a relationship regardless of the costs. 9:00pm Greek, ABC Family (1 hr) NEW Its one step forward and two steps back tonight as Grant plans a beautiful evening with Calvin, but with the arrival of an old high-school girlfriend creates a messy situation. Speaking of messy, Casey and Evan unknowingly eat some “special” brownies and Rusty seeks help at a book signing. 10:00 pm The Rachel Zoe Project, Bravo (1 hr) NEW Rachel’s business continues to blossom and while shooting a guest appearance on an Ashton Kutcher Internet series, she collapses from the stress. Meanwhile Taylor feels stuck and considers leaving team Zoe.