Also On Monday: ‘Five,’ ‘Rosie,’ ‘Bored to Death’

A large, impressive cast has been assembled to create “Five” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.), a film of five short interconnected films about women with breast cancer. Among the talnts on display are Ginnifer Goodwin, Patricia Clarkson, Rosario Dawson, Josh Holloway, Jennifer Morrison, Kathy Najimy, Bob Newhart, Annie Potts, Tony Shalhoub, Jeffrey Tambor and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

But some even bigger stars are beind the camera, with Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Keys each directing various segments. The standout performance is that of Clarkson, as a woman who comes to terms with her own cancer only to survive it. Altogether, it rises above the sometimes derisive description as “a Lifetime movie.”

It’s been a long time coming to return to the talk show circuit, but Rosie O’Donnell makes the leap back today on cable’s “The Rosie Show” (OWN, 7 p.m.). It took her onetime competitor Oprah Winfrey to talk her into it, and without the potential hinderances of broadcast network executives (or co-hosts on “The View”), she’ll be free to be the sharp and funny host she once was, incorporating an opening monologue, games and guests (her first: Russell Brand). Still, 7 p.m. is an odd time for this and some people still haven’t found OWN on their cable lineups yet.

“Rosie” comes alongside Winfrey’s own return to daily TV – a kind of repurposing of her preachier episodes from 25 years of daytime, presented as “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN, 8 p.m.) – after being originally titled “Oprah’s Encore” and then “Own Your Life (the Oprah Class).” There will be no tests, but cable does nearly cost as much as tuition these days.

One of the most underrated and funniest comedies on TV returns for its third season and “Bored to Death” (HBO, 9 p.m.) seems to be firing on all pistons right off the bat, to mix two metaphors. It does so by becoming a triple buddy caper, with not just Jonathan Schwartzman gaining confidence as an amateur detective, but the brilliant Zak Galifianakis and Ted Danson also stepping up in their roles.

Elsewhere, if it isn’t the dinosaurs, it’s the memory-erasing viruses on “Terra Nova” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Besides low star power, “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.) is also being plagued by erratic voting. Tonight, they dance to big movie themes.

“House” (Fox, 9 p.m.) is out of prison and there’s a new doctor at the hospital, played by Charlyne Yi.

Patty Duke and Peter Fonda guest star on “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Courtney Thorne-Smith returns to survey the changes on “Two and a Half Men” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

Regis Philbin takes some decorating lessons on a new “Cake Boss” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

It’s Chicago at Detroit in Monday Night Football (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.).

“The Playboy Club” has been canceled. It’s been replaced for now by replays of “Prime Suspect” (NBC, 10 p.m.) until the newsmagazine “Rock Center with Brian Williams” begins Oct. 31.

The pitfalls of the online world, with texting, cyberbullying and webcam drama is depicted on the TV movie “DISconnected” (MTV, 9 p.m.), followed by a one hour panel discussion about the same issues in case you didn’t receive the message.

The month of classic horror Monday nights on Turner Classic Movies continues with the 1941 “The Wolf Man” (8 p.m.) followed by “The Uninvited” (9:15 p.m.), “Dead of the Night” (11 p.m.) and three Val Lewton classics, “I Walked with a Zombie” (1 a.m.), “Cat People” (2:15 a.m.) and “The Curse of the Cat People” (3:45 a.m.).

Sunday’s rainout of Game 2 of Tigers at Rangers (Fox, 4 p.m.) gets another try, weather willing. Then comes game 2 of St. Louis at Milwaukee (TBS, 8 p.m.).

In hockey, it’s Tampa Bay at Washington (Versus, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Regis and Kelly: Evan Rachel Wood, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Larry the Cable Guy. The View: Tim Allen. The Talk: Cheryl Hines, Kirsten Vangsness, Pavati Shallow. Ellen DeGeneres: Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson. Wendy Williams: Joe Jonas, Rachel Zalis.

Late Talk

David Letterman: Tracy Morgan, Mike Golic & Mike Greenburg. Jay Leno: Aaron Eckhart, Julianne Hough, Amos Lee. Jimmy Kimmel: Paula Abdul, Kenny Wormald, Two Door Cinema Club. Jimmy Fallon: Ice-T, Rich Fulcher, Yo Gabba Gabba! Craig Ferguson: Betty White, Claire Danes. Tavis Smiley: Cornel West. Carson Daly: Doug Ellin, Kreayshawn, Atmosphere (rerun). Jon Stewart: Michael Lewis (rerun). Stephen Colbert: Mos Def & Talib Kweli (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Ty Burrell, Jillian Michaels, Ryan Adams. Chelsea Handler: Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett & Hank Baskett, Michael Yo, Heather McDonald.

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