Critic’s corner: What’s on Monday night

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Kitchen Casino 9 p.m., Food Network

“Apprentice”/“Giuliana & Bill” star Bill Rancic hosts this new series that combines the concept of high-stakes gambling and culinary competition. Each episode features four chefs tackling three challenges — with the casino themes of slots, roulette, and poker — while a rotating roster of judges critique the results. The show’s potential best twist involves a revolving “roulette” kitchen in which the chefs wind up trying to finish one another’s dishes. In the first episode, meatballs, flank steak, salami, rutabaga, and fruit punch are all on the “Casino” mix as the chefs chase a $30,000 jackpot.


In Performance at the White House 9 p.m., Channel 2

Perhaps what you need to jump-start your week is a super shot of soul. This special celebrating female artists is just what Dr. Feelgood ordered, with peformances from Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae, and Jill Scott, among others, throwing down in D.C. with the president and the first lady.

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Top Gear 9 p.m., BBC America

Top of “Top.”

Archer: Vice 10 p.m., FX


Cuckolding the dictator? Bad idea.

Bates Motel 10 p.m., A&E

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

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