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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, November 21. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

Supergirl (The CW, 8 p.m.): In “The Darkest Place,” “Supergirl heads out on a solo mission to rescue Mon-El who has been captured by CADMUS.” She also has Cyborg Superman to deal with on that front. Neat. Also, the mystery part? “Guardian tries to clear his name after being accused of a murder committed by another vigilante.” Oh great, that whole Guardian thing is already proving to be a huge mistake. You couldn’t have just stuck to your day job, could you, James? You see, James?! This is what happens when you think you can just become a hero because all your friends are heroes! (Psst. Just get other friends. It’s honestly easier.) For the record, Caroline Siede has never been mistakenly accused of a murder committed by another vigilante. She’s the real hero.


The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.): First, it was “The Yuppie Murder.” Now, Investigation Discovery hopes to taint the ’80s even more with “The Preppy Murder.” You may not think there’s much of a difference there, but think Alex P. Keaton versus Zack Morris. And, action: “The Robert Chambers case is recalled. The prep-school heartthrob became tabloid fodder in 1986 when he claimed that he accidentally killed a girl, Jennifer Levin, during ‘rough sex’ in New York’s Central Park.” As usual, ID’s brand of light Monday night viewing is sure to scar at least a handful of people for life. Enjoy.

Search Party (TBS, 11/11:30 p.m.): And now for a brand new mystery. Tonight features the two-episode series premiere of TBS’ newest outside the box comedy, Search Party, and kicks off the beginning of five straight back-to-back nights of new episodes. (By the way, you can watch the first episode on TBS.com right now.) The premise for Search Party is simple enough: “Dory (Alia Skawkat) discovers her friend has gone missing and sets out to investigate in the series premiere of this dark comedy about four self-centered twentysomethings who gather together in the wake of their college acquaintance’s vanishing.” You know, little millennial things. Danette Chavez has had her fair share of personal missing persons investigations, and let us tell you: They’re very funny. Gwen Ihnat thought as much in her pre-air review.

Premieres and finales

The Real Housewives Of Orange County (Bravo, 8 p.m.): We’ve come to the end of the reunion road—tonight is the conclusion of the three-part Real Housewives Of Orange County reunion special. So how are we officially leaving The O.C. tonight? “The reunited ladies dish on their traumatic Glamis experience, with old tensions stirred and Meghan on the defensive for her lack of sympathy toward Vicki. The drama of Ireland is also discussed, and Shannon hits her breaking point.” Drama, indeed.


Fashion Police: 2016 American Music Awards (E!, 8 p.m.): There was an awards show last night, so in case you didn’t judge all the red carpet fashion enough by yourself on Sunday (assuming, for some reason, you even watched the American Music Awards), Fashion Police has you covered. Thank you, Fashion Police.

Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (HBO, 8 p.m.): If you want something with a completely different tone (and for good reason) from Fashion Police, tonight’s HBO documentary takes a look back at the 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist attacks, “through interviews with survivors and their families, as well as first responders, investigators, government officials and reporters from the Boston Globe.”


Love & Hip Hop (VH1, 8 p.m.): The Love & Hip Hop Hollywood reunion special is over, so now original recipe Love & Hip Hop is in the building. It’s the series’ seventh season, and in case you were wondering: Yes, “Juelz Santana prepares for a return to music.” Did you even know Juelz Santana made a conscious decision to leave music in the first place? Ah, how time flies. Some might even say “there it go.”

Regular coverage

Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.)

WWE Monday Night RAW (USA, 8 p.m.)

Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.)

Lucifer (Fox, 9 p.m.)

People Of Earth (TBS, 9 p.m.)

Timeless (NBC, 10 p.m.)

Streaming pick

The Mysteries Of Laura, “The Mystery of the Crooked Clubber” (Amazon Video/iTunes/Netflix): The theme for tonight is Mystery Monday, so of course we chose the ultimate mystery show. We’re still trying to figure out the mystery of how Laura does (well, did) it all. Plus, Frankie Muniz guest stars as himself in this episode. So if you’ve ever wondered if The Mysteries Of Laura was actually a real show and not just some TV Club goof… you’ll still be asking yourself that after watching this.


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