Television

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

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Hostages Monday, 10 p.m., CBS

Dear executives at CBS, you owe me $8.99 (plus tax). After a night binging on episodes of the Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott (above) drama, I found several new gray hairs, and I’m now in need of a date with my friend Miss Clairol. Hence my request for $8.99 (she’s a cheap date). “Hostages” is much more stressful and complicated than I anticipated. The dialogue can be a bit procedural and there are too many subplots, but it’s still a white-knuckle drama. Collette, playing a prominent surgeon, is held hostage by McDermott (not as sexy as it sounds). He’s strong-arming her character to kill the president during a forthcoming surgery. There are only 15 episodes of the show, and then it’s done.

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It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie 8 p.m. CW

These days the felt critters are back on the big screen and upstaging Lady Gaga, but there was a time in the not-so-distant past when the best they could hope for was the made-for-TV movie treatment with cameos from the cast of “Scrubs.” “Muppet Christmas” from 2002 finds Kermit and friends about to lose their beloved theater to heartless Rachel Bitterman (Joan Cusack). It’s frothy fun and worth your time for the musical send-up “Moulin Scrooge.”

 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 8 p.m., Bravo

A cat gets acupuncture tonight. Enough said.

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Top Gear 9 p.m., BBC America

Boys and their toys.

 

Sleepy Hollow 9 p.m., Fox

Heady Drama. 

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