What to Watch on Monday: Jack (Bauer) and Louis (CK) make triumphant returns

Posted by Brooke Cain on May 5, 2014 

Louis C.K. as Louie in the FX comedy “Louie.”

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Louie (10pm, FX) - The fourth season of “Louie” premieres (at last – its been 19 months since the end of Season 3) with back-to-back new episodes that have Louis CK mining the fields of middle age for comedy: he has chronic back pain, he has aggravating duties as a single father, he has unsuccessful encounters with the opposite sex, and so on. All of the experiences are funny, though sometimes painfully so. In other words, “Louie” is as great as ever.

Also on tonight . . .

24: Live Another Day (8pm, Fox) - Set four years after the “24” finale, this limited series event tracks another eventful day in the life of Jack Bauer ( Keifer Sutherland), as he races against the clock to save the U.S. president from an assassination attempt on foreign soil.

2 Broke Girls (8pm, CBS) - In the Season 3 finale, Caroline helps Max earn her high school diploma and reconnect with her estranged mother.

The Tomorrow People (9pm, CW) - Season 1 ends with Stephen trying to stop the Machine and the extermination of humanity, but he fears he may be too late. Meanwhile, Russell realizes that his alliance with the Founder is a mistake and tries to rescue Cara.

Bates Motel (10pm, A&E) - In the second season finale, Norman is haunted by his past, while Romero and Dylan try to bring closure to the town’s drug war.

The Blacklist (10pm, NBC) - Liz decides she can’t trust anyone and refuses to work with Red after the truth of her father’s death is revealed. Red seeks to make amends and delivers a case the FBI can’t turn down.

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