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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, December 19. All times are Eastern.

Top picks

People Of Earth (TBS, 9/9:30 p.m.): After tonight, People Of Earth is taking a little break from this world. Again, we say: those lucky bastards. But don’t fret, as the show will have a second season. To end its first season, People Of Earth hits the “Lost And Found” before doing a little something with “Snake Man And Little Guy.” In the former, “Ozzie seeks a life of normalcy and leaves Beacon.” Sure, that’ll happen, Ozzie. Then, in the final episode of season one, “Ozzie has an important breakthrough in the Season 1 finale.” What a roller-coaster of emotion. Luckily John Hugar will be around to help TV Club readers process all of this.


Scorpion (CBS, 10 p.m.): Thanks to Scorpion following suit in the world of fall finales, your friendly neighborhood What’s On Tonight contributor can talk about how Team Scorpion has screwed themselves over again, for old time’s sake. “It’s Christmas Eve and Team Scorpion’s electronics-free mountain getaway turns deadly when they come across gun-runners, and Ralph is kidnapped when they try to escape.” Wow. Way to go electronics-free for once in your lives, nerds. Now look at what you’ve done. Also: Merry Christmas, Scorpion. Never turn off the tech.

The Wall (NBC, 10 p.m.): It’s come to this: LeBron James has produced a game show hosted by the LeBron of television hosting, Chris Hardwick. “Points!”? No. No points. Or maybe there are points. It really depends on how this game show works. According to the press release, The Wall is “a heart-stopping game with more than $12 million on the line every night — and up to $3 million on a single drop.” It’s also apparently a game that “can change lives in an instant.”

Honestly, it’s just Plinko.

Premieres and finales

First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell To The White House (CBS, 8 p.m.): “Oprah Winfrey speaks to First Lady Michelle Obama for her final one-on-one interview inside the White House.” But, like, does it have to be? Who do we talk to about this? Oprah?


The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC, 8/9 p.m.): Tonight, say goodbye to the fourth season of Christmas-based light fighting. The Great Christmas Light Fight only comes once a year, y’all.

Risky Drinking (HBO, 8 p.m.): You don’t want to watch the episodes of Great Christmas Light Fight? All right, then: Risky Drinking takes “a look at alcohol use and abuse, surveys medical professionals’ views of addiction and dependence, and profiles individuals for whom imbibing has or may become problematic or even life-threatening.”


America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8 p.m.): Looks like America’s got a two hour “Holiday Spectacular,” featuring “fan-favorite acts” like Penn & Teller and some other people who definitely aren’t Penn & Teller.

Antiques Roadshow (PBS, 8 p.m.): Celebrate 20 seasons of Antiques Roadshow tonight with “Best Of 20,” and “experience favorite appraisals from all 20 seasons, including a $750,000-$1,000,000 find.”


Man With A Plan (CBS, 9 p.m.): “Adam Steps Up” in Man With A Plan’s fall finale (at a “special time”). “When Adam’s oldest daughter experiences a momentous occasion while Andi is unavailable, he tries to keep his cool and gingerly guide her through it.” Oh, so by “steps up,” the show means “performs his fatherly duties.” Huh. Talk about a plan.

The Marie Claire Young Women’s Honors Presented By Clinique (The CW, 9 p.m.): “Gina Rodriguez hosts the first-annual awards ceremony honoring women of achievement, vision and drive who are making a difference in their respective fields. Honorees include: Olympic gymnast Simone Biles; Paralympic champion Tatyana McFadden; and critical care physician Dr. Vanessa Kerry.” We believe the kids would call this “dope.”


2 Broke Girls (CBS, 9:30 p.m.): It’s 2 Broke Girls “And The Planes, Fingers And Automobiles”—a road trip fall finale. “When Max decides to head to Los Angeles to win back Randy, she and Caroline embark on a cross-country road trip with Han at the wheel.” Will there be “jokes” about how Han can’t drive? You already know the answer to that one.

Regular coverage

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

Streaming pick

Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (Amazon Video/Google Play/Hulu/iTunes/PlayStation Store/Showtime/Vudu): We could tell you were hoping for some more Penn & Teller tonight. Don’t worry. We’ve got you.


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