On TV this Monday: HBO gets down to The Wire, Major Crimes takes a leap of faith, Mike & Molly go fishing and Charlie Brown and Rudolph ring in the new year. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
What to Watch Today
Wire Marathon Marches On, It Takes a Choir Sings and More
Inside the Actors Studio Marathon
Through 8 pm | With guests including Jennifer Aniston, Tina Fey, the HIMYM cast and Robin Williams, we’re about to hear a lot of favorite curse words.
Through 10 pm | In case you needed another reason to never trust anyone on the Internet, ever.
The Wire HD Marathon
Through Tuesday 1:20 am | The penultimate leg of the hi-def marathon kicks off with the Season 4 opener. After that, you’re just 10 hours away from crossing another show off your binge-watch list.
It Takes a Choir
Series premiere, all 8 episodes: Based on the UK series, this marathon of Season 1 follows choirmaster Gareth Malone as he unites people through music and public performances.
The Simpsons Marathon
Through midnight | Enjoy a grab bag of episodes from various seasons, including “Bart the General,” “Homer the Vigilante” and “Lisa the Skeptic.” (See line-up.)
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown
While other members of the Peanuts gang plan a holiday celebration, Charlie Brown reads. (It’ll pay off in the long run, Charlie!)
State of Affairs
Through 11 pm | Get a refresher on the Katherine Heigl-led drama with Episodes 1, 4 and the winter finale, prior to its return on Jan. 5.
Mike & Molly
A guys-only fishing trip changes when, much to Mike’s dismay, Carl invites Victoria. (Are we sure Victoria knows what fish are?)
Tensions are high when Flynn has to talk down a man on a bridge… only to find out that the jumper is a sex offender. (Get scoop, see Question 8.)
Rudolph's Shiny New Year
In the annual animated classic, Rudolph sets out in a midnight fog to find Happy, the New Year baby.