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Monday Night Television

What’s on TV tonight: Critic’s corner

Karen Neal/TNT

The Closer 9 p.m., TNT

We’re getting closer to the end. The final run of six episodes begins tonight with a good hour featuring the return of Billy Burke as lawyer-rapist Phillip Stroh. A few seasons back, Stroh slipped through Brenda’s fingers, and she’s still fixated on putting him behind bars. Burke is awesomely creepy, and he and Kyra Sedgwick (pictured) have great antipathetic chemistry. They throw eye contact at each other like hailstones. I’m thinking Brenda’s obsession with Stroh may figure into what happens to her at the end of the series.

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Opening Act 10 p.m., E!

Listen up, cats. Nigel Lythgoe (pictured) and his team — Martina McBride, Pete Wentz, Jason Derulo, Nick Cooper, and Antonina Armato — will be cruising the Internet for amateur talent. They’ll select someone and make him or her the opening act for a major act. Tonight they seek an opener for Rod Stewart, and in the future they will be matching up performers with LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, Brad Paisley, Jason Mraz, and Jason Aldean. So look cute and start chasing your shadows and kissing other cats.

Mobster Confessions 9:30 p.m., Discovery


“I didn’t know they got CNN in Iceland.”

Keeping Up With the Kardashians 9 p.m., E!

Ipecac for the soul.

Hard Times: Lost on Long Island 9 p.m., HBO

HBO employs a crew to film unemployed people.

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