On TV this Monday: Fear again becomes a Factor, Terra Nova braces for war, Two and a Half Men welcomes one hot mother, Rizzoli goes back to school, and more. We’ve singled out 11 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Fear Factor (NBC) | Four teams of two compete in physical tasks that test the limits of their endurance and the ever-popular gross stunts that test their mental resolve. Joe Rogan returns as host.
8 pm WWE Monday Night RAW (USA Network) | It’s time for the Slammy Awards, and to hear TVLine’s Meg Masters tell it, “We’re rooting for CM Punk as WWE Superstar of the Year.” Defending her choice, Meg explains, “He changed the face of the organization this year, breaking script and bringing excitement and humor back to the show.”
8 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Special time! When Max’s stove breaks, Caroline tries to return some expensive rings to an upscale store, but discovers her surname no longer opens the doors it used to.
8 pm Terra Nova (Fox) | Lucas races to assemble the final pieces of his mystery device, in advance of the 11th Pilgrimage’s arrival; Jim and Taylor confront the colony’s “Sixer” mole; Terra Nova prepares for war.
9 pm Stephen King’s Bag of Bones (A&E) | Conclusion of the two-night mini. (Part 1 encores at 7 pm.)
9 pm The Closer (TNT) | Brenda’s parents come to town for the holidays bearing surprising news that keeps Brenda’s mind off the murder of a man who was under FBI surveillance.
9 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Alan is smitten with Walden’s mother (guest star Mimi Rogers) — even as she spills a secret about Walden’s past that sends him into a downward spiral,
9:30 pm Enlightened (HBO) | Season finale: A reinvigorated Amy talks Damon into letting her present her research findings to his group, but Dougie won’t let her leave the office. Amy makes her presentation anyway and pays the price, both with Damon’s team and with Dougie.
9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Work news hurls Molly into a funk that threatens to ruin Christmas.
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | On the eve of Chin Ho’s wedding to Malia, Five-0’s investigation into a man left for dead in an abandoned WWII bunker crosses paths with a case of Capt. Fryer’s.
10 pm Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) | When the dead body of a classmate crashes Jane’s high school reunion, she soon realizes everyone in her class is a potential suspect; Korsak gets a visit from ex-wife Melody Patterson (guest star Lolita Davidovich); Chris Vance returns as Sgt. Major Charles “Casey” Jones.
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? Also, hit the Comments to politely offer tune-in suggestions of your own. With raindrops we can fill buckets!