On TV this Monday: The stars come out to honor David Letterman, the Up network binges on every Gilmore Girls episode and the Dancing With the Stars finale gets underway. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:
Letterman Honored, DWTS Finale Night 1, The Brave Breaks, Every Gilmore Girls and More
Gilmore Girls Marathon
Through Sunday at 7 pm | You’re gonna need a whole lot of coffee to keep up with this days-long binge. The basic cabler is airing all 153 episodes, back-to-back-to-back. (Why is Netflix so eager for a second revival?)
The Top 12 perform in front of coaches Jennifer, Miley, Adam and (alleged) Sexiest Man Alive Blake Shelton.
95 minutes: From The Wire‘s Sonja Sohn comes this thought-provoking documentary that follows Baltimore police officers, activists, community leaders and gang affiliates in the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.
David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
90 minutes: The beloved late-night host is honored for his achievements in comedy; guests include
Sen. Al Franken, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Eddie Vedder, Jimmy Kimmel, John Mulaney, Amy Schumer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson, Chris Elliott and Jimmie Walker. (When’s Dave coming out of retirement?)
Big Hero 6: Baymax Returns
60 minutes: Ahead of the 2018 spinoff, this TV-movie finds Hiro attempting to rebuild Baymax, convinced the cutting-edge robot is lost forever.
Kara is reunited with Mon-El; Samantha turns to her estranged mother (Oz‘s Betty Buckley) for answers. (Read preview.)
The Mutant Underground faces a new threat when it’s discovered that one of the refugees is a spy working for Sentinel Services.
Fall finale: The team is forced to put one of their own at risk to complete a mission that hits close to home. (Get return date.)
On Thanksgiving, Walter, Happy and Florence get stranded on a floating island of trash; Toby helps Cabe recall repressed memories regarding his father’s death.