What to Watch Tonight

Mike & Molly Returns, Castle's Winter Finale and More

On TV this Monday: Mike & Molly has a novel season premiere, Castle seeks a very bad Santa, The Fosters preps for a family Christmas, Switched at Birth tests an alternate reality and State of Affairs questions loyalties. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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  • ABC
    The Great Christmas Light Fight

    Season 2 premiere, two hours: Extreme Makeover’s Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto judge 24 families and their light displays. Designs include a 58-foot castle, a live animal nativity, a talking house, a display that “thanks the community” and others.

  • ABC Family
    The Fosters

    Callie and Jude prepare for their first Christmas with the Fosters, but Callie feels left out for still being a foster kid; Stef thinks Grandma Sharon is going overboard on gift-giving; Jesus enters a house-decorating contest. (Watch a sneak peek.)

  • The CW
    The Originals

    Midseason finale: Rebekah asks Klaus and Hayley to meet at their safe house, reuniting them with baby Hope, while also asking her brothers to participate in a family tradition; Kaleb reveals more about a spell he created in 1914.

  • CBS
    2 Broke Girls

    Max and Caroline learn that a group of Victoria’s Secret supermodels wish to rent their apartment off AirBnb, where it’s listed as offering an “authentic Williamsburg experience.”

  • CBS
    Mike & Molly

    Season 5 premiere: Molly returns from an eight-week writing workshop with news that she is getting published.

  • The CW
    Jane the Virgin

    A music producer asks Xo to make a demo, but doesn’t mention that Rogelio is involved; Michael is closer to a break in the case; Jane and Rafael reveal secrets to each other. (Read preview.)

  • ABC Family
    Switched at Birth

    Bay tries to handle Kathryn’s Christmas spirit while Daphne copes with Regina’s lack thereof. Later, a magical garlic knot allows Bay to be an Olympic hopeful and Daphne to be a successful artist. (Watch a sneak peek.)

  • ABC
    Castle

    Midseason finale: While investigating the murder of an ER doc, Castle and Beckett learn about the victim’s ties to the mob. Meanwhile, Lanie and Esposito take a big step in their relationship. (Watch a sneak peek.)

  • CBS
    NCIS: Los Angeles

    While the team investigates the murders of Marines with sons in military academics, Sam reflects on his relationship with his father.

  • NBC
    State of Affairs

    President Payton’s rival, Senator Green (Crisis’ Melinda McGraw), forces her to question Charlie’s loyalty; Charlie and the team assign Jack Dawkins (Mad Men’s Derek Ray) to contain a smallpox outbreak in Panama.