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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 file photo, actor Kiefer Sutherland arrives at the Fox Fall Eco-Casino party in Los Angeles. Fox, facing the ebbing ratings power of "American Idol," is betting big on its first miniseries showcase, starting with a limited-edition "24," and shows from heavyweight producers Seth MacFarlane and J.J. Abrams to invigorate its schedule. The "24" miniseries will clock in at half its running length, and the 12 episodes will be chronological but will skip some hours, Kevin Reilly, Fox Entertainment chairman, said Monday, May 13, 2013. It likely will kick off the event franchise in May. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Monday on TV: Can Jack save the world again on '24'?

Well, we got the big twist last week on 24: Live Another Day (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) - just as we expected, given the formula the show continues to follow.

The twist was less expected. After Jack tossed the season's first Big Bad Villain out a window to her death, we learned there's another Big Bad Villain. And he managed to order a U.S. Navy sub to torpedo a Chinese aircraft carrier.

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Oh, no! Is World War III about to begin?

I'm betting Jack Bauer will be able to save the world. Again.

Elsewhere on TV ...

The Bachelorette (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): ... because that's the way to find true love.

MasterChef (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The contestants prepare surf and turf.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): The four remaining guys take Andi home to meet their families..

Major Crimes (7 and 9 p.m., TNT): The team investigates a murder in a hotel room.

American Ninja Warrior (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The Venice Beach finals.

Beauty and the Beast (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): In the season finale, Cat fears Vincent may have to be sacrificed to stop Gabe.

Murder In the First (8 and 10 p.m. TNT): Erich Blunt takes a lie-detector test.

Under the Dome: (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Barbie risks his life to help Rebecca save the food supply.

Mistresses (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Joss gets surprising news from Harry.

Switched at Birth (9 p.m., ABC Family): Toby returns from Iceland and reveals his new career plan.

The Fosters (10 p.m., ABC Family): Callie tries to remove barriers to her adoption.

Longmire (11 p.m., A&E): A man who has been missing for 30 years turns up - and he's dead.

Teen Wolf (11 p.m., MTV): Stiles investigates a murder



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