On TV this Monday: Texas rises on History, Nicole Kidman channels Grace Kelly, the Peacock fends off Ninja Warriors and 10 different marathons eat up Memorial Day. Here are 16 program- ming options to keep on your radar:
What to Watch Tonight
Texas Rising Begins, Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, 10 Marathons and More
Through 8 pm | The second-to-last season is showcased with 14 episodes. (The series will wrap in September with a two-hour movie.)
The Monkees Marathon
Through 6 pm | “Hey hey!” Ride the nostalgia wave with the first 20 episodes of the ’60s boy-band sitcom.
Through 9 pm | With Season 3 arriving June 12, here’s a chance to revisit the Grant Bowler-Julie Benz alien drama’s sophomore run.
Blue Bloods Marathon
Through 3 am | Get acquainted with the Reagan family via the first 18 episodes of the veteran Tom Selleck-Donnie Wahlberg cop drama.
Hot In Cleveland Marathon
Through 8:48 pm | Select episodes from all six seasons will air as part of the 12-hour marathon, which concludes with the 2010 series premiere.
Friday Night Lights Marathon
Through 8 pm | “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!” Following an airing of the 2004 film, the first eight episodes of the series air starting at noon.
The Last Ship Marathon
Through 8 pm | The “Boom!” network is giving audiences a chance to catch-up on Season 1 of the outbreak drama before Season 2 begins June 21.
Through 10 pm | With the premium crime drama renewed for an 8-episode fourth season, there’s no reason to put off a Season 3 binge any longer.
Drunk History Marathon
Through 6:52 pm | You’ll already be drinking, and that’ll only make watching comedians slur their way through inaccurate historical reenactments funnier!
Die Hard Marathon
Through 1:30 am | The movie channel is sticking to the original trilogy, ending on Die Hard With a Vengeance.
American Ninja Warrior
Season 7 premiere: The obstacle course competition revs back up as contenders tackle the all new Mini Silk Slider, Spin Cycle and Hourglass Drop courses.
Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Chicago Blackhawks take on the Anaheim Ducks from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Miniseries premiere (two episodes): General Sam Houston (Bill Paxton) leads a team of rangers in a battle against vicious tribes and the cruel rule of Mexican General Santa Anna (Olivier Martinez, Revenge) in 19th-century Texas. Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Magic City), Thomas Jane (Hung) and Chad Michael Murray (Agent Carter) co-star. (New episodes air every Monday through June 15.)
Grace of Monaco
Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman portrays beloved actress Grace Kelly, following her decision to leave the glitz and glam of Hollywood to become princess of Monaco. Tim Roth (Lie to Me), Frank Langella (The Americans), Parker Posey (Louie) and Paz Vega (Spanglish) co-star.
The men who shared a stronger connection with the eliminated Britt worry about their chances with Kaitlyn as her journey for “love” begins.
Series premiere: Survivalist Bear Grylis poses the ultimate challenge to 14 modern men when left to fend for themselves on a deserted island. (Watch preview.)