Monday TV: Brooklyn Girls with a Grudge

Bad enough that “Jersey Shore” is preparing a fifth season. Now there are variations of the show, concentrating on dress shops and beauty parlors of the Garden State. Mostly, it’s led to a kind of character category, like the two Long Island guys who were just eliminated on “The Amazing Race.”

Now here’s another New York based look at the inconsequential and loud-mouthed, girls from a borough who hold a grudge.

“Brooklyn 11223” (Oxygen, 11 p.m.) is about a couple of longtime friends who split when one heard that the other slept with her ex-boyfriend. Never mind that it was her ex, and she had since moved on to another boyfriend. Or that she never asked her lifelong friend once what really happened. They pledge only to never speak again, though they do a whole lot of speaking about how wronged they were.

Well the first reaction is: Who cares? And: Well why don’t they sit down and talk it over? That wouldn’t make good TV, according to the network that has given us “Bad Girls Club” (Oxygen, 10 p.m.). So we will instead be subject to beachside squalls between the battling factions. As off-putting as the women are, the men are interesting on their own, as they continue a line of Brooklyn mooks that goes back to Ralph Kramden or Huntz Hall.

One offset for a weak set of celebrities on “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.) is that they all dance pretty well. Well, at least they did last week, when they had weeks to prepare their first number. Now after less than a week to prepare its second, they may not be as good.

Derek is up to no good on “Smash” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

“The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.) takes its sweet time paring down teams as the battle round continues.

Not just the Cherry Blossoms in D.C. or Titanic are 100 this spring. So a week before the season begins, here’s “Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

Football star Jason Sehorn pops up on “Kickin’ It” (Disney XD, 8:30 p.m.).

“The Secret Life of the American Teenager” (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) resumes its season. Somebody will probably be pregnant.

“Alcatraz” (Fox, 8 p.m.) is wrapping up its first season with either a two hour episode or two episodes stitched together back to back.

The monthlong, 19-film Monday night salute to the British New Wave  on Turner Classic Movies concludes with “Kes” (8 p.m.), “Darling” (10 p.m.), “The Pumpkin Eater” (12:15 a.m.), “The Knack…And How to Get It” (2:30 a.m.) and “Petulia” (4 a.m.).

In the women’s NCAA basketball tournament, it’s Tennessee vs. Baylor (ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Duke vs. Stanford (ESPN, 9 p.m.).

In NHL action, it’s Lightning at Flyers (NBC Sports, 7:30 p.m.) and Kings at Canucks (NBC Sports, 10 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Kate Winslet, Lily Collins, Jerry O’Connell. The View: Woody Harrelson, Carmen Wong Ulrich (rerun). The Talk: Billy Campbell, Sabrina Soto. Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Aniston, Victor & Jenny Arata (rerun).

Late Talk

David Letterman: Rachel Maddow, Timothy Olyphant, Train. Jay Leno: Elizabeth Banks, Carson Daly, Jake Owen. Jimmy Kimmel: Zooey Deschanel, Steven Seagal, Shinedown. Jimmy Fallon: Sam Worthington, Casey Wilson, Swervedriver. Craig Ferguson: Robin Williams, Black Dub (rerun). Tavis Smiley: Sean Parnell. Carson Daly: Kendrick Lamar, Ducky, Wallpaper. Jon Stewart: Shaquille O’Neal. Stephen Colbert: Dr. David Page. Conan O’Brien: Kristin Chenoweth, Liam Hemsworth. Chelsea Handler: Mena Suvari, Ross Mathews, Fortune Feimster, Jo Koy.

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