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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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.
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.)
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.
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.”
Mike & Molly
Season 5 premiere: Molly returns from an eight-week writing workshop with news that she is getting published.
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.)
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.)
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.)
NCIS: Los Angeles
While the team investigates the murders of Marines with sons in military academics, Sam reflects on his relationship with his father.
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.