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Originally published Monday, September 2, 2013 at 12:09 AM

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TV Picks for Monday: ‘Roast of James Franco,’ ‘Mistresses’ and ‘Under the Dome’

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‘Roast of James Franco’

The annual roast/insult-a-thon is back, and this time, the object of all the affection is the star of “Oz the Great and Powerful,” “General Hospital” and “Pineapple Express.” “Roasters” include Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman and “Express” co-star Seth Rogen. 10 p.m. Monday on Comedy Central (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Monday

“A Salute to Vienna,” 7 p.m. (KCTS): A music and dance-gala concert showcases the musical heritage of Vienna features the Vienna Boys Choir, tenor Russell Watson, dancers from the Association of the Vienna State Opera Ballet and the Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper Vienna.

“American Ninja Warrior,” 8 p.m. (NBC): The top finishers from the regional finals face a course modeled after Mount Midoriyama in Japan.

“Mistresses,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Karen’s case comes to a shocking conclusion; when the school reports Lucy missing, Paul helps April search for her; Joss tries to repair her relationship with Alex.

“Breaking Pointe,” 9 p.m. (CW): Mishaps, injuries and a disastrous dress rehearsal leave the dancers rattled; Rex continues to struggle with his injury.

“Under the Dome,” 10 p.m. (CBS): Big Jim manages to turn the town against Barbie; Maxine targets Barbie’s closest ally.

Call To Readers/TV Poll

The fall TV season will soon be under way. Tell us which new and returning shows you’re most excited to see, by going to We’ll tally the responses and report on our readers’ picks in the Sept. 22 edition of NW Arts & Life.

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