When Charles Stuart called 911 in Boston one night in 1989, saying he and his pregnant wife were shot by a Black man, the lie touched off another dark chapter in the city’s racial history, which gets revisited in the three-part documentary “Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage and Reckoning” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

The British mystery series “Midsomer Murders” (Acorn TV, streaming) begins its 24th (!) season. 

Monday Night Football has Cincinnati at Jacksonville (ABC, ESPN, 8 p.m.). 

“Kitchen Nightmares” (Fox, 8 p.m.) ends its season with a pair of episodes. 

The USA network drinking game show “Barmageddon” puts on holiday garb and becomes a broadcast network special in “Blake Shelton’s Holiday Bartacular featuring Ice T” (NBC, 10 p.m.).

There’s also a holiday-themed episode of “The Price is Right at Night” (CBS, 8 p.m.). 

“The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.) presents the first live performances from the Top 12. 

Cartel cash is found on “Contraband: Seized at the Border” (Discovery, 9 p.m.). 

“Holiday Baking Championship” (Food, 8 p.m.) makes mini-tart mosaics.

A submarine has a flushing problem on “Mysteries of the Unknown” (Travel, 8 p.m.).

“Maine Cabin Masters” (Magnolia, 9 p.m.) has a special holiday episode. 

Brittany goes on a blind date on “Basketball Wives” (VH1, 9 p.m.). Nice mends her relationship with Mulan on “Basketball Wives: Orlando” (VH1, 10 p.m.). 

On “30 Coins” (HBO, 10 p.m.), Elena receives a call from a dead man. 

Pedro discovers alarming information on “The Family Chantel” (TLC, 9 p.m.). 

It’s Lena Horne all night on Turner Classic Movies, in “Cabin in the Sky” (8 p.m.), “Stormy Weather” (10 p.m.), “Death of a Gunfighter” (11:30 p.m.), “The Duke is Tops” (1:15 a.m.) and “Till the Clouds Roll By” (2:45 a.m.). 

During the day, TCM has the Barrymores with Lionel in “Calling Dr. Gillespie” (6:45 a.m.), “David Copperfield” (8:15 a.m.) and “The Gorgeous Hussy” (10:30 a.m.); Ethel in “It’s a Big Country: An American Anthology” (12:30 p.m.); John in “Grand Hotel” (2:15 p.m.) and “Playmates” (4:15 p.m.) and Ethel again in “The Great Sinner” (6 p.m.). What, no Drew?

NBA action has Boston at Indiana (TNT, truTV, 7:30 p.m.) and New Orleans at Sacramento (TNT, truTV, 10 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Elle Fanning, Eric Stonestreet, Monica Mangin.  The View: Julia Roberts. The View: Henry Winkler, Bellamy Young. Drew Barrymore: Norah O’Connell. Kelly Clarkson: Brie Larson, Danielle Kartes, Brandy Clark. Jennifer Hudson: Jeannie Mai, Nick Kyrgios. Tamron Hall: Luenell. 

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Sarah Paulson, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Jimmy Kimmel: Ray Romano, Sebastian Maniscalco, Paul Russell.  Jimmy Fallon: Dua Lipa, Benny Safdie, Brad Paisley. Seth Meyers: Michael Shannon, Jason Narducy, Rachel Bloom, Brian Frasier-Moore. Daily Show: Charlamagne Tha God.