Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

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Blake Shelton’s Not-So-Family Christmas 10 p.m., Channel 7

Blake Shelton IS Carol Burnett in this new variety hour, which features songs and comedy sketches and a visit from Shelton’s mother, Dorothy Shackleford. The guests? You know who. Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, and Reba McEntire. Also, since this is NBC, Jay Leno will be on hand.

2 Broke Girls 9 p.m., Channel 4


I caught up on this sitcom last week, after avoiding it for months. And I was overwhelmingly, fiercely, mega-uber-super-duper repulsed. I still can’t believe it’s a ratings hit. I like a good sex comedy, but endless, cringey double entendres? The actresses aren’t so bad, but their lines are just stupid and stupider. Whew, OK. Got that off my chest. Pictured (from left): Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, and Ryan Hansen.

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Fashion Police 9 p.m., E!

Turn to the left. Turn to the right. Beep beep.

Doomsday: Book of Revelation: The End Is Near 8 p.m., National Geo­graphic

I feel fine.


Late Night With David Letterman 11:35 p.m., Channel 4

John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant. Nope, they just talk.

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