Monday TV: New Shows for the New Year

DILAN GWYN, BURKELY DUFFIELDIn the new “Beyond” (Freeform, 9 p.m.) from “Heroes” creator Tim Kring, a man wakes up after a 12 year coma to find he’s got supernatural abilities. His job (and ours) is to figure out how all this happened. Stilted acting and a thin initial story make this a tough watch to start. In a second episode at 10, he goes to a college party and tries to lead a normal life.

Before his inauguration this month, the first order of business for the new president elect is to get his television show started. And while Trump is bizarrely still listed as executive producer of “Celebrity Apprentice” (NBC, 8 p.m.) — a credit Lincoln never attained — he gives up reigns of the the season to another unlikely politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California.

Once again, it’s a motley group of D-listers amassed for the competition, including Boy George, Vince Neill, Snooki, Jon Lovitz, Carnie Wilson, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Laila Ali and “Real Housewives” Kyle Richards and Porsha Williams. Schwarzenegger’s advisers include Jessica Alba, his own nephew Patrick M. Knapp Schwarzenegger and Tyra Banks, who no longer appears on “America’s Next Top Model” (MTV, VH1, 10 p.m.). The whole thing was shot months ago.

Another celebrity stocked reality show competition for charity is “MasterChef Celebrity Showdown” (Fox, 8 p.m.) with Cheryl Hines, NeNe Leakes, Kal Pen, Tiki Barber, Anthony Anderson and two members of Good Charlotte.

Another reality show with Trump connotations if not a direct connection: the game show “The Wall” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

You might think American men aren’t interested in romance, since “The Bachelor” (ABC, 8 p.m.) is a guy who has been featured on three other seasons. For most of them Nick Viall has not been an ideal contestant. And they’re freely floating the idea that the person he gets to choose this season may well reject him at the end. Still there are 30 women ready to give him a shot, or show themselves on TV, or both. The exercise is getting a little more than tired, even though it may be played for laughs. Why else follow it with the prime-time “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Here for the Right Reasons” (ABC, 10 p.m.)?

A legally blind woman on the autism spectrum tries to lead an independent life in “Best and Most Beautiful Things,” a film on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m.).

The 21st season of “Antiques Roadshow” (PBS, 8 p.m.) begins with a three-episode stint in Fort Worth.

The institute is in disarray in the second season premiere of “Shadowhunters” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

After a day’s delay, here’s the Rose Bowl with USC vs. Penn State (ESPN, 5 p.m.) followed by Auburn vs. Oklahoma (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.) in the Sugar Bowl. Earlier games include Florida vs. Iowa (ABC, 1 p.m.) on the Outback Bowl and Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin (ESPN, 1 p.m.) in the Cotton Bowl. One game is accompanied by the 128th Rose Bowl Parade (ABC, Hallmark, HGTV, 11 a.m.).

Hockey has its biggest midseason event, Chicago at St. Louis (NBC, 1 p.m.) in the annual outdoor Winter Classic, though rain and thunderstorms that have been forecast could delay the start of the game.

Kevin tries to buy a proper engagement ring on “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

Adam gets jealous on “Man with a Plan” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.).

The third season of “Kids Baking Championship” (Food, 8 p.m.) begins with a carnival theme challenge.

“2 Broke Girls” (CBS, 9 p.m.) go on a road trip of sorts, stowing away on a New Orleans riverboat.

Yandy’s secret has ripple effects on “Love & Hip Hop” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

Ariana has a NASCAR birthday on “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

Cabe’s body has to be frozen on “Scorpion” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Turner Classic Movies showcases films based on the work of John Steinbeck, “East of Eden” (8 p.m.), “The Moon is Down” (10:15 p.m.), “Cannery Row” (midnight), “The Grapes of Wrath” (2:15 a.m.) and “Of Mice and Men” (4:30 a.m.).

Pro basketball includes Charlotte at Chicago (NBA, 8 p.m.).

Men’s college hoops include Louisiana-Lafayette at Little Rock (ESPN2, 9 p.m.).

But there are many more women’s games, including Alabama at South Carolina (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), Kentucky at Tennessee (ESPN2, 4 p.m.), Tulsa at Houston (ESPNU, 4:30 p.m.), Temple at Memphis (ESPN2, 6 p.m.), Seton Hall at Butler (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.) and Creighton at Marquette (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Jessica Alba, Meg Ryan, Terrence Howard, Geoffrey Zakarian, Anderson Cooper. The Talk: Tyra Banks, Jeffrey Donovan, Kevin Frazier. Harry Connick: Mat Franco, Lee Daniels, Joy Bruer, Ryan Speedo Green. Ellen DeGeneres: Adam Levine, Julianne Moore, Maroon 5 (rerun). Wendy Williams: Common (rerun). The Real: Ricky Williams.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: James Franco, Michael Stipe, Gad Elmaleh (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Joel McHale, Nick Viall. Jimmy Fallon: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elle Fanning, Childish Gambino (rerun). Seth Meyers: Shaquille O’Neal, Abbi Jacobson, Miranda Lambert, Abe Cunningham (rerun). James Corden: Kendall Jenner, Michael Strahan, Hey Violet (rerun). Carson Daly: Rebecca Hall, Broncho, Richard Bacon (rerun). Tavis Smiley: Neil deGrasse Tyson (rerun). Conan O’Brien: T.J. Miller, the Sugar Hill Gang (rerun).

 

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