The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Monday

On TV this Monday: season-ending portal combat on Terra Nova, a possible Super Bowl sneak peek, The Closer clashes with the commish and more. We’ve found eight programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Terra Nova (Fox) | Two-hour season finale: As the 11th Pilgrimage arrives, the Phoenix Group in 2149 makes its move to pillage the past with the help of Lucas and Mira; a colonist makes the ultimate sacrifice and a decision is made that will change life in Terra Nova forever.

8 pm Who’s Still Standing? (NBC) | Ben Bailey (Cash Cab) hosts this adaptation of an Israeli quiz show in which eliminated players literally drop through the floor via a trap door. Have a pit of crocodiles waiting beneath and I am so there.

8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | It’s a slow night, so let’s throw in this repeat of the freshman charmer’s hottest episode to date — meaning that, among other things, it takes place during a heat wave, and dewy skin is in great supply.

8:30 pm Monday Night Football (ESPN) | The 49ers host the Steelers — both teams 10-3 — in this battle of two of the NFL’s best defenses and what some are calling a possible preview of this year’s Super Bowl showdown.

Hot for Winter: Your January Premieres and Returns Calendar

9 pm The Closer (TNT) | Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives) and Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) guest-star as the LAPD Police Commissioner and his wife, who may be in trouble when Brenda grows determined to uncover a scandal one of them tried to cover up.

9 pm Fear Factor (NBC) | The teams retrieve flags off of a car suspended between two helicopters, then face a challenge drinking frappeed worms liquified scorpions cappuccinos.

The TVLine Staff Has Questions About Terra Nova, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly and Other Shows

10 pm Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter (PBS) | American Masters presents this 90-minute film about America’s most important and influential designers, exploring the link between their artistic collaboration and their sometimes tortured marriage.

10 pm Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) | The world of competitive dance turns deadly when the mother of a performer is stabbed at an event; Korsak has his hands full when his stepson is accused of shooting a cop.

Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the Comments to offer tune-in suggestions of your own!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Seanti says:

    I’ll be watching VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul, no question.

  2. Heather says:

    So excited for Terra Nova! Two hours of awesomeness.

  3. Renee says:

    Been looking forward to Terra Nova and how this battle will play out. Really hope it gets a season 2.

  4. David says:

    When there’s nothing on, that’s what I watch. Like tonight for example.

  5. kevin says:

    After tonight, my money’s on TERRA NOVA getting canceled.

  6. kirads09 says:

    Since it may sadly be the last one EVER – Terra Nova – watching for sure.

    DVR set for The Closer and new Pawn Stars.

  7. gcem says:

    Rizzoli and Isles of course!

  8. Keith says:

    Fox has been promo-ing this episode of “Terra Nova” as the finale… so is it officially cancelled?

    • CJ says:

      It was always planned to end its season with this episode. The question of a second season (in Fall 2012) is not settled yet (and is probably 50/50 at best right now).

  9. Justin says:

    The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles are on my list tonight.

  10. Lisa says:

    Fear Factor
    The Layover

  11. Little Scarf Girl says:

    Nothing for me. Looking forward to when everything comes back from hiatus. In the meantime, I’ve got Netflix Instant.

  12. Cen says:

    The Closer is my fav… I even watch reruns. I’ll be watchin Terra Nova and Rizolli and Isles too. Please note, I will be very upset if Terra Nova is cancelled. Nuff said?

  13. Bad Breaker says:

    Wow, what a snooze fest of a night. I’ll record Terra Nova to watch later without commercials, but I’m going Netflix streaming too.

  14. Carol C says:

    The Closer is #1 for me. It’s my fav & since I can’t watch it in Canada, I’m excited to be in the States viewing it tonight. Second is Rizolli & Isles, for the same reason. TNT please come to Canada!

  15. Juliab. says:

    The Closer!!

  16. em says:

    Football. I’m hoping the Steelers lose so the Ravens still have a shot at a bye. Should still be a great, hard-hitting game though.

  17. Hiccup says:

    Terra Nova for sure! Someone needs to kick Lucas’ butt back to the future and keep him there.

  18. t.t says:

    terra nova followed by rizzoli and isles

  19. kevin says:

    Don’t mind if TERRA NOVA is putting on someone’s “naught list” on TV during the holidays.