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Salon's guide to what to watch on Monday: On Showtime, "Weeds" returns for its third season and the smart, edgy "Californication" debuts.

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When “Weeds” returns for its third season (10 p.m. EDT on Showtime), Nancy and Conrad are being held at gunpoint, Silas has just been pulled over by the cops with his car trunk full of pot, and Shane is running away with Andy’s crazy ex-girlfriend. Oh yeah, and Peter is dead, remember? But nobody cares, thanks to the quality “MILF”weed they’re smoking. Afterward, don’t miss David Duchovny in another smart, edgy Showtime comedy, “Californication” (10:30 p.m. EDT), in which a reckless, feckless middle-aged novelist struggles to drink and screw away his writer’s block.

Also…

The third season finale of “Hell’s Kitchen” (9 p.m. EDT on Fox) pits Bonnie, a young, inexperienced chef in desperate need of a cooking course, against Rock, an experienced chef in desperate need of an anger management course. Meanwhile, “The Hills” are alive with the sound of Heidi and LC fighting (third season premieres 10 p.m. EDT on MTV). These two former BFFs hate each other now — and we can definitely relate to how they both feel. And if you’ve been wondering why everyone is mesmerized by meerkats, a recap of the first two seasons of “Meerkat Manor” airs at 9 p.m. EDT on Animal Planet.

On the talk shows



Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Lauren Conrad, guest co-host Enrique Iglesias

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Kim Delaney, guest co-host Ross “The Intern” Mathews (repeat)

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Suzanne Somers, “American Idol” castoff Brandon Rogers, Audrey Delgadillo (repeat)

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Nate Berkus, Jamie Durie (repeat)

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Anthony Cordesman

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Bill Kristol

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Michael Jacobson

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Kevin James, chef Jose Andres, White Rabbits (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Heidi Klum, Anderson Cooper, Brad Paisley (repeat)

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

David Yepsen, Kevin Bacon

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Brian Williams, Petra Nemcova, As Tall As Lions (repeat)

Conan O’Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Tom Arnold, Rainn Wilson, Jesse Malin (repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Tori Spelling, Bill Hader, Brother Ali

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