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Sugar, spice, and everything nice: The Powerpuff Girls are back

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, January 20. All times are Eastern.


The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed (Cartoon Network, 7:30 p.m.): It’s true: Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles are back for a half-hour special tonight—in CGI! We were a little skeptical of this reincarnation, because creator Craig McCracken isn’t attached to it. But Sonia Saraiya reviewed the special for us and found it absolutely charming—she gave it an A. Admittedly, she has a soft spot for Octi. If you’re a Powerpuff fan, you’ll have to catch it tonight and decide for yourself.

Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 8 p.m.): Last week, our heroes Abbie and Ichabod discovered a mysterious date written in George Washington’s bible. Tonight, in Sleepy Hollow’s two-hour finale, this unexpectedly delightful supernatural drama is closes out its first season with something about Washington’s death being mysterious! In her review of the season so far, Sonia Saraiya argues that the show isn’t aspiring to be much except a fantastic B-show—a goal it has largely accomplished. Now Zack Handlen will review tonight’s episodes. Remember: Two-part finale, ONE HUNDRED PARTS AWESOME.

Archer (FX, 10 p.m.): Pam spends most of tonight’s episode encased in a body cast made of cocaine, because this Archer Vice thing is really happening. Sonia Saraiya would have broken her arms more often if she knew she could get casts made of angeldust.

Adventure Time (Cartoon Network, 7 p.m.)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.)
Switched At Birth (ABC Family, 9 p.m.)
Mom (CBS, 9:30 p.m.)
Teen Wolf (MTV, 10 p.m.)
The Blacklist (NBC, 10 p.m.)
Rick And Morty (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.)

Erik Adams took a look at Discovery Channel’s first scripted series, Klondike—starring Game Of Thrones’ Richard Madden—in which explorers pit themselves against the Alaskan frontier. Sonia Saraiya reviewed at Sleepy Hollow’s season so far and at The Powerpuff Girls special.


Todd VanDerWerff looks at 100 Episodes of Get Smart, the cult comedy that, he argues, invented sitcom mythology. And Zack Handlen presents his argument for how Elementary is better than Sherlock, for our consideration.

Klondike (Discovery, 9 p.m.): Fortune seekers arrive in the Yukon in part one of this three-part miniseries.


Bad Ink (A&E, 9 p.m.): The world’s foremost reality show on regrettable tattoos premieres its second season with an episode titled “Turning The Other Butt Cheek.”

Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E!, 9 p.m.): Khloé’s feelings are hurt by an interview that contains negative comments about her family. And: “Scott takes up karate to satisfy his couples therapy homework.”


Cake Boss and Bakery Boss marathon (TLC, noon-2 a.m.): The 14-hour marathon surrounds a new episode of each show and a Bakery Boss special: Bigger & Batter.

Basquiat (Flix, 8 p.m.): Biopic of the short, prolific life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, graffiti-artist turned painter who skyrocketed to success before overdosing on heroin in 1988. Jeffrey Wright stars as Basquiat, while David Bowie plays Andy Warhol.


Bad Teacher (MOMAX, 9 p.m.): Cameron Diaz is a bad teacher.

WWE Raw (USA, 8 p.m.): John Cena reacts to Randy Orton, after Orton assaulted Cena’s dad. Presumably that will not go well. Triple H and The Authority return.


The Following: This is the first line of David Sims’ review: “I would like to begin this review of the season two premiere of Fox’s The Following on a note of deep shame and regret.” We think that says it all.