What to watch on Monday, January 2…
Normally everyone’s like, “Aw naw, Monday.” But today it’s more like, “Okay, Monday!” It’s a whole new year, and with it comes new goals and ‘tudes. Let’s do it right in 2012, starting with watching some good TV:
How I Met Your Mother
This season’s sad/funny antics continue when Marshall visits his father’s grave in order to continue their tailgating tradition. Elsewhere, Barney and Ted open a bar and Robin gets to anchor when the regular anchor shows up drunk.
SEASON 16 PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC
After surviving last summer’s most humiliating Bachelorette yet, Ben Flajnik will now get his own moment in the spotlight when 25 potential brides line up to meet him. Tune in to see which seven will get the boot right off the bat! And if you miss it, no need to stress: Our own Lily Sparks will be recapping this season.
MIDSEASON PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars
The long-as-heck midseason hiatus is finally over! Tonight find out just how much the girls’ friendship will deteriorate after their arrest.
In an episode titled “Ka Ho’oponopono” (“The Fix,” duh), the department investigates the death of a teen girl who may have been killed by a professional assassin. Yikes! High school is hard.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, Bravo
It’s a Brad, Brad World
Former Rachel Zoe assistant and Terry Richardson portfolio highlight Brad Goreski gets his own Bravo show! In tonight’s premiere, the handsome sasspot tries his hand at being a solo stylist despite his limited resources and lack of his own assistant.
PLUS NEW EPISODES OF…
Antiques Roadshow, SEASON PREMIERE, 8 p.m., PBS
Love & Hip Hop, 8 p.m., VH1
The Mortified Sessions, 8 p.m., Sundance
Who’s Still Standing?, 8 p.m., NBC
2 Broke Girls, 8:30 p.m., CBS
American Pickers, 9 p.m., History
Cake Boss: Next Great Baker, 9 p.m., TLC
Fear Factor, 9 p.m., NBC
Hoarders, SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., A&E
The Lying Game, 9 p.m., ABC Family
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 9 p.m., Bravo
Two and a Half Men, 9 p.m., CBS
Mike & Molly, 9:30 p.m., CBS
Intervention, SEASON 12 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., A&E
Pawn Stars, 10 p.m., History
Rock Center with Brian Williams, 10 p.m., NBC
Scouted, 10 p.m., E!
Emmy Rossum on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Tim Meadows on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
What are you watching tonight?