As Primetimer's Aaron Barnhart writes today, NBC's new medical drama Nurses is just the latest example of Canada saving our bacon (or is it ham?) this topsy-turvey television season. An instant hit when it debuted last year on Canada's Global TV, the series follows five young nurses as they work to save lives while navigating their own.
Also today: Monday Night Football returns to ABC for the latest matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers, it's down to the top nine on The Voice, and MTV sneak peeks a new season of The Challenge. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Monday:
SERIES PREMIERE: The five interns at the center of Nurses face quite the first day at St Mary's Hospital after a nearby van attack leads to a high-stress, mass-casualty situation. Watch trailer. 10:00 PM ET on NBC
NEW EPISODE: With just three episodes to go before The Voice season finale, the top nine are set to perform in tonight's live semifinals. The top four will be revealed in tomorrow night's live results show. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC
NFL FOOTBALL: For the second time this season, ABC is set to simulcast ESPN's Monday Night Football tonight as the San Francisco 49ers host the Buffalo Bills at the team's temporary new home at Arizona Cardinals stadium in Glendale. Kick off time is 8:15 PM ET / 5:15 PM PT on ESPN and ABC
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Ahead of Wednesday night's premiere of The Challenge's 36th season, MTV is giving fans a sneak peek. The Challenge: Double Agents Declassified goes behind the scenes of the upcoming installment, which adopts a double agent espionage theme with 19 action-packed episodes filmed in Iceland. 8:00 PM ET on MTV
NEW EPISODE: In search of the knife on His Dark Materials, Will (Amir Wilson) and Lyra (Dafne Keen) try to gain entry into the Torre Degli Angeli. Meanwhile, Lee (Lin-Manuel Miranda) finds Grumman, and they take to the skies in search of the knife bearer. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on HBO
NEW EPISODE: Bob (Billy Gardell) and Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku) take a day off on Bob Hearts Abishola. Meanwhile, Christina (Maribeth Monroe) is boss for the day at MaxDot. 8:30 PM ET on CBS
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Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.