Monday’s Highlights


Deep Wreck Mysteries: This new episode explores the wreckage of the HMS Audacious, a British battleship that was sunk during World War I (5 and 8 p.m. National Geographic).

Heroes: The sinister Samuel (Robert Knepper) sees that his scheme is about to succeed in this new episode of the sci-fi drama (8 p.m. NBC).

Good Eats: Host Alton Brown revisits some classic dishes for your holiday table (8 p.m. Food).

Trauma: Tainted heroin leads to a potential health crisis in this new episode of the action drama (9 p.m. NBC).


Find My Family: A woman from Ohio and another from Arizona seek long-lost relatives in this new episode (9 p.m. ABC).

Intervention: The documentary series about addiction is back for another season (9 p.m. A&E).

Cake Boss: The bakers are egged into participating in an eating competition in this new episode (9 p.m. TLC).

Lie to Me: A high-stakes poker player goes AWOL, sending the team to Las Vegas, in this new episode of the drama (9:01 p.m. Fox).


Hoarders: The documentary series about people for whom enough is never enough returns with new episodes (10 p.m. A&E).

Pawn Stars: More fabulous finds are in store as this reality series returns with back-to-back episodes (10 and 10:30 p.m. History).

Chef Academy: The aspiring chefs are tasked with a risotto dish on a new installment of the cooking competition (11 p.m. Bravo)


How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Get into the holiday spirit with the animated special based on the Dr. Seuss classic and narrated by Boris Karloff (8 p.m. ABC).

Shrek the Halls: The mean, green ogre voiced by Mike Myers celebrates the holiday with family and friends in this animated special (8:30 p.m. ABC)


The Grapes of Wrath: Henry Fonda stars in the powerful 1940 adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel (9 p.m. TCM).

The Proposition: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston and John Hurt star in this gritty yet poetic 2005 western set in Australia (9:35 p.m. IFC).


College basketball: Penn State faces Virginia (4 p.m. ESPN2).


Football: The New England Patriots play the New Orleans Saints (5:30 p.m. ESPN).