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Monday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

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Revolution 10 p.m., Channel 7

This series has been off the schedule four months. Rather than running a few sporadic new episodes with repeats throughout the winter, NBC decided to hold off completely and deliver 10 episodes
between now and May. Four months is a long break for a serialized drama on network TV, and “Revolution” — apocalypse, forest, rebels, militia, Katniss — is slow-paced and not especially addictive. Will viewers return? Pictured: Billy Burke as Miles Matheson.

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The Voice 8 p.m., Channel 7

I still don’t quite understand the career logic of music stars such as Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey going on reality contests. I guess they are still attention-starved despite worldwide fame. But they do lose some mystique and credibility by sitting on these two-bit panels and delivering glib critiques. Anyhow, this show returns, but without two mainstays: CeeLo Green and Christina Aguilera. Maybe Shakira and Usher are replacing them because they just want to sit in those ultra super cool swivel chairs?

Rules of Engagement 8:30 p.m., Channel 4

Brenda gets Jeff and Audrezzzzzzzz.

The Following 9 p.m., Channel 25

Eye can’t deal with this show.

Colbert Report 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central

You know, Junot.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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