Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

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Breaking Bad 11 p.m. and midnight, Sundance Channel

Beginning Monday night, the Sundance Channel is reairing the first four seasons of this series, with two episodes every week. So here are the first two hours, in which mousey Walter White gets diagnosed with lung cancer and connects with former student Jesse. This show only gets better with each episode. By the first few hours of season two, it is clear “Breaking Bad” is something very special. Pictured: Bryan Cranston.

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? 8 p.m., National Geographic


This new reality series arrives on the heels of the PR disaster that was the Boy Scouts’ delayed vote about whether to end its ban on gays. On the show, adult “civilians” compete with scouts in challenges based on the handbook. Will it distract the public from the discrimination controversy, or call attention to it? Gay Eagle Scout and Duxbury native Will Oliver has collected more than 120,000 signatures asking the channel to run a disclaimer with the series saying that it “does not support discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.” Let’s see if his efforts work.

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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 11:35 p.m., Channel 7

Seth MacFarlane, whom some call a boob.

LA Shrinks 10 p.m., Bravo

Sometimes a cigar is just a microphone.


The Bachelor: The Women Tell All 8 p.m., Channel 5

They admit, “We are devo.”

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