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9-1-1: Lone Star is Ready to Make Waves in its Regular Timeslot

ALSO: Spy Games, NBA Basketball, Love Island UK, No Passport Required, Brain Games, and more
  • Liv Tyler and Rob Lowe star in 9-1-1: Lone Star. (Fox)
    Liv Tyler and Rob Lowe star in 9-1-1: Lone Star. (Fox)

    If 9-1-1 is known for one thing, it's the mind-blowing catastrophes that challenge the show's first responders. The spinoff series kicked off last night with a few interesting setpieces (including a cataclysmic burrito mishap), but we couldn't help but feel they could do better. As the show settles into its Monday night timeslot (replacing the 9-1-1 mothership during its midseason hiatus), will Rob Lowe and company accept the challenge? Here's what's new and notable on TV this Monday night:

    TIMESLOT PREMIERE: With the new crew in place, it looks at though 9-1-1: Lone Star is ready to shake things up as we've come to expect from this franchise. In tonight's installment, mercury poisoning turns its victims into virtual zombies. Elsewhere, the team responds to the scene of an out of control wave pool. 8:00 PM ET on Fox

    SERIES PREMIERE: For viewers looking for a new twist on reality competitions, Bravo's Spy Games may be just the ticket. The series follows ten contestants who are taken to a remote estate, trained in the art of espionage and tasked with collecting information on one another as they compete for a $100,000 prize. The show is hosted by martial arts expert Mia Kang, with intelligence professionals Douglas Laux, Evy Poumpouras, and Errol Southers teaching the future spies everything they need to know. Watch the preview. 10:00 PM ET on Bravo

    SPORTS: Tonight in NBA Basketball, the Golden State Warriors face the Trail Blazers live from Portland's Moda Center. 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on TNT

    SEASON PREMIERE: The phenomenon that is Love Island UK returns for its sixth season, with a new group of Islanders playing all the angles in their search for love. Watch the preview. Streaming on Hulu

    NEW EPISODE: For its first episode of the new year, No Passport Required journeys to Los Angeles to mingle with the local Armenian community and sample their traditional fare. 10:00 PM ET on PBS

    SEASON PREMIERE: In the premiere of Street Outlaws: Fastest in America eight of the country's best street racing teams compete for a chance at a $100,000 prize. 8:00 PM ET on Discovery

    SEASON PREMIERE: Keegan-Michael Key hosts Brain Games. The series uses an assortment of challenges to test myths and assumptions about the human brain. Dax Shepard and Kristin Bell guest star. 8:00 PM ET on National Geographic

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • All American finds Spencer (Daniel Ezra) trying to mend fences with Dillon (Jalyn Hall) only to have a run in with law enforcement. 8:00 PM ET on The CW
    • Black Lightning checks in with Jefferson (Cress Williams) following the events of the Red Wave. 9:00 PM ET on The CW
    • Home Town returns for a new season, with husband and wife team Ben and Erin Napier renovating houses in Laurel, Mississippi. 9:00 PM ET on HGTV

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: 9-1-1: Lone Star, FOX, 9-1-1