Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Monday night

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Dancing With the Stars 8 p.m. ABC

FYI to the producers of “DWTS”: I’m rapidly running out of reasons to watch this season. Initially I tuned in to check on Valerie Harper’s health. I kept watching for the satisfaction of seeing Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi thrown off the show. Last week, my final reason for watching — the eye-candy known as Brant Daugherty — was eliminated. I was consoled by Cher’s giant feather hat/wig, but seriously, I don’t know how much more of Bill Engvall I can take.


Love It or List It 9 p.m., HGTV

Before HGTV started bulking up its programing with so many Canadian home improvement shows, did anyone in the United States know what the phrase “en suite” meant, or ever shorten the word “renovation” to “reno”? One of the benefits of HGTV’s Canadian invasion is shows such as the banter-heavy “Love It or List It.” A sassy British interior designer (Hilary Farr) attempts to get families to love their homes while a real estate agent (David Visentin) tries to get them to move. They’re the Bogart and Bacall of home improvement.

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Extreme Animal Obsessions 10 p.m., Animal Planet

Sadly not about crazy cat ladies.

Bible Secrets Revealed 10 p.m., History Channel


No thanks Maury Povich. That paternity test is not necessary.

Hostages 10 p.m., CBS

Holding pattern.

Christopher Muther can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @Chris_Muther
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