Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

Kate Lacey/The Daily via Associated Press

The Mortified Sessions 10 p.m., Sundance Channel

Tig Notaro has had a topsy-turvy year. The stand-up comic and “This American Life” contributor (above) had been enjoying wider acclaim for her clever brand of comedy, and then in quick succession her mother died, she broke up with her girlfriend, and was diagnosed with cancer. She tackled all of this — including the cancer diagnosis on the day she received it — in an acclaimed live set championed by Louis C.K. For this series on cringeworthy adolescent reminscing, Notaro recalls the horror of repeating eighth grade and eventually the liberation of dropping out of school. (Don’t try this at home, kids.) Also on Monday’s “Mortified” docket is affable “Parenthood” actor Jason Ritter.


Independent Lens 10 p.m., Channel 2

In an installment titled “Love Free or Die” the documentary series tackles the story of Gene Robinson, who became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church when he was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in 2003. The film covers his faith, his relationship with husband Mark, and his invocation at President Obama’s 2009 inauguration.

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The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia 7 p.m., HBO

A documentary from Robert Redford’s son James.

90210 8 p.m., Channel 56


Lochte and loaded.

The Voice 8 p.m., Channel 7

Vocal TKO.

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