Not much happening on Boxing Day. Not even boxing.
But “Rizzoli & Isles” (TNT, 10 p.m.) reaches its second season finale at a case that involves a killer warehouse fire and a hit and run. Billy Burke returns in an episode that also features Jacqueline Bissett, right, with Sasha Alexander.
On the new special “World’s Deadliest Arms Race” (National Geographic Channel, 10 p.m.), a camera crew observes the making of improvised explosive devices or IEDs from inside a Taliban weapons shop.
A whole new group of holiday specials begin: “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” (ABC, 8 p.m.),
You may also begin to fret about “Apocalypse 2012 Revelations” (Discovery, 8 p.m.). But the Year the Earth Went Wild” (Discovery, 9 p.m.) is about all of the bad weather and natural disasters of 2011.
After a four night blitz last week, the new game show did not fall through a trap door. So “Who’s Still Standing?” (NBC, 8 p.m.) begins a multiple week run Monday nights. And reaching its finale: “You Deserve It” (ABC, 9 p.m.). That they are the only non-rerun entertainment programming on broadcast TV tonight? We don’t deserve it.
The federal lawsuit against Brenda is resolved in the winter finale of “The Closer” (TNT, 9 p.m.).
The entire season of “Awkward” (MTV, 5 p.m.) is replayed in a six hour marathon.
Speaking of awkward, the premise of “The Mortified Sessions” (Sundance, 8 p.m.) is to bring out pictures of embarrassing younger days of moderate celebrities? With the case of tonight’s subjects, Anthony Michael Hall and Lea Thompson, we lived those awkward days with them in movies like “Sixteen Candles” and “Back to the Future,” respectively, didn’t we?
Along these lines, “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (NBC, 10 p.m.) discovers the Awkward Family Photos website.
Thinking that the special “Fascinating Celebrity Weddings” (E!, 9 p.m.), since it comes immediately after “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” (E!, 8 p.m.).
“Scouted” (E!, 10 p.m.) is a fairly interesting look at signing innocent new talent at a New York agency. You root for the young women, and against the trollish looking talent scouts who pick apart their every flaw.
And have you caught the even lower grade version of “The Bachelorette,” “Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too?” (Oxygen, 10 p.m.)?
It’s Falcons at Saints in Monday Night Football (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.).
The Independence Bowl (ESPN2, 5 p.m.) pits Missouri vs. North Carolina.
In NHL action, it’s Stars at Blues (Versus, 7:30 p.m.).
A new episode of “American Pickers” (History, 9 p.m.) has the duo going to Minnesota. Anthony Bourdain goes even further north, to Montreal on a nw episode of “The Layover” (Trvel, 9 p.m.).
The last of a month-long Monday night salute to Charles Dickens on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth next year, concludes on Turner Classic Movies with a six hour blitz of “Little Dorrit, Part One: Nobody’s Fault” (8 p.m.) and “Little Dorrit – Part Two: Little Dorrit’s Story” (11 p.m.) — both from 1988.
All reruns: Kelly Ripa: Seth Rogen, Kevin James, Patti Stanger, Brooke Shields, cast of “Jerseylicious,” Mark Consuelos. The View: Hugh Jackman, Tim Gunn. The Talk: Dr. Phil McGraw, Kim Raver. Ellen DeGeneres: Kirsten Dunst, Sophia Grace Brownlee & Rosie McClelland. Wendy Williams: Dina Manzo, Toby Keith. Rosie O’Donnell: Lisa Ling.
Reruns all: David Letterman: Katie Holmes, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rick Perry. Jay Leno: Dana Carvey, Jason Reitman, Lenny Kravitz. Jimmy Kimmel: Regis Philbin, Paul Anka. Jimmy Fallon: Betty White, Jack Huston, Diggnation, Jimmy Cliff. Craig Ferguson: Seth Rogen, Judy Greer. Tavis Smiley: Yo-Yo Ma. Carson Daly: Diablo Cody, Danfung Dennis, Thievery Corporation. Conan O’Brien: Tom Hanks, Myron Mixon. Chelsea Handler: Charlize Theron, Ben Gleib, Natasha Leggero, Ross Mathews.