Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, January 19. All times are Eastern.
Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.): At long last, Jane The Virgin returns, making Monday nights right again. A hurricane hits Miami, and Jane is forced to stay at the Marbella. Abuela survives her soapy stairwell disaster, but understandably isn’t doing so hot. But Rogelio and his dreamy eyes are there to console Xiomara. Rafael gets his old job back, and Michael tries to help out with the Abuela situation. No mention of Luisa in the official episode synopsis, but even if she doesn’t appear in tonight’s episode, we here at What’s On Tonight are thinking about her and hoping she’s okay. In any case, we couldn’t be happier about Golden Globe-winner Gina Rodriguez returning to our television screens. All praise (fake) Saint Jane Villanueva.
Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 9 p.m.): Sleepy Hollow also returns after a short break with “Pittura Infamante,” in which the suspicious death of an art restorer at the Sleepy Hollow Historical Society’s party makes Ichabod and Katrina reminisce on their ol’ pal Abigail Adams. It’s all very relatable.
Gotham (Fox, 8 p.m.)
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The Originals (The CW, 8 p.m.): Hayley and Jackson try to cook up a plan to bring the vampires and werewolves together with a truce, as if no one has ever tried and failed and failed and failed to make that happen in New Orleans. Vincent casts a spell on the meeting grounds to trap the warring sides together, which can’t lead to anything good. Meanwhile, as if she hasn’t gone through enough shit, Rebekah is trapped in an insane asylum (again?). Can everyone just shut up and make Rebekah the queen of this kingdom?
The Bachelor (ABC, 8 p.m.): To spice things up on The Bachelor, Jimmy Kimmel guest hosts and tries to help Chris narrow down the crowd of 18 remaining contestants. Chris and one of the bachelorettes also throw Kimmel a dinner party, and the show plays up the whole Iowa farmer thing by having the women compete in a farm-themed relay race. Chris and one of this dates also find time to crash a wedding. What is this show?
The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC, 8 p.m.): Contestants compete in teams to build a shoe boutique inside a media truck…and also organize an outdoor marketing event. Joan Rivers makes her last on-screen appearance as a boardroom advisor.
State Of Affairs (NBC, 10 p.m.): This week on State Of Affairs, a sorority girl is a terrorist. Charlie faces betrayal (again?). And Nick gets closer and closer to contacting Omar Fattah. Meanwhile, it’s up in the air as to any real character development happens.
X-Men (AMC, 2:30 p.m.): Kick off your evening in the early afternoon by catching the first installment of the X-Men film franchise. You think being a teen was awkward? Just imagine if every boy you touched suddenly died. Or you accidentally lit things on fire. So it goes for the young mutants of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
X2: X-Men United (AMC, 5 p.m.): And keep the ball rolling with this x-sequel, in which the mutants have to band together to combat the mutantphobic government. There are allegories; there are flashbacks; there are really amazing fight sequences, including the iconic Wolverine vs. Deathstrike scene.
College Basketball: Pittsburgh at Duke (ESPN, 7 p.m.): The Blue Devils, who sank 13 three-pointers against Pittsburgh last season, face the Panthers.
Togetherness: Check out Gwen Ihnat’s review of the second episode of HBO’s new Togetherness, which offers “shocking moments like coyote encounters, marital spanking, and the throwing away of entire pizzas.” The pizza part sounds like the worst offense.