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.

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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.

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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!

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