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What to Watch Tonight: The Return of Castle, the Series Premiere of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, and the Conclusion of War & Peace

What to watch on Monday, February 8...

8pm, Disney XD
Gravity Falls: Between the Pines
With the series finale set for next week, take a look behind the scenes of the strangest little burg in the Pacific Northwest with your hosts, series creator Alex Hirsch and time-warping baby Time Baby.

8pm, The CW
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
“That Text Was Not Meant for Josh!” finds Rebecca scrambling to prevent Josh from reading a missive she intended to send Paula. In her other bungles this week, Rebecca interferes with Paula’s attempts to reignite the flame of her marriage.

8pm, Fox
The X-Files
Mulder and Scully investigate the apparently supernatural slaying of a city official in “Home Again,” written and directed by Glen Morgan. On the personal front, Scully reckons with her feelings about the child she gave up for adoption.

8pm, Freeform
The Fosters
Jack befriends a boy he met at Callie’s foster-youth event in “If and When,” while Jesus looks to Anna for information about his and Mariana’s biological dad. Elsewhere, Brandon and Mat write a musical based on Romeo and Juliet for a class project, and, um, who’s gonna break it to them that somebody kinda beat them to that punch by like 50 years?

8pm, CBS
A spin on a classic Superman story, “For the Girl Who Has Everything” sees Kara suffering the insidious effects of the Black Mercy—an alien that imprisons her mind in a seemingly ideal fantasy world. With the Woman of Steel believing she’s back on Krypton amongst her not-blown-up family, Alex and Hank are left to repel an attack on their own.

8pm, NBC
“All-Nighter” traps the staff in the store overnight, waiting on a crucial delivery. Tempers will rise. Barriers will fall. Every bag of Funyuns in the place will be gone by sun-up.

8:30pm, NBC
Mimi’s husband returns from prison in “Split Personalities,” and his time on the inside appears to have done wonders for him in more ways than one. In order to waylay Mimi from falling back into old romantic habits, Ana organizes a ladies’ night.

8:30pm, TBS
American Dad!
Hayley mentally reverts to childhood in “Hayley Smith, Seal Team Six,” and her immaturity is clear from the way she keeps giggling at the word “duty.” (Hee hee. “Duty.”) Meanwhile, Steve and his pals appreciate the art of slow-cooking.

MINISERIES CONCLUSION, 9pm, A&E, Lifetime, History
War & Peace
Pierre experiences the horrors of the battlefield, Andrei suffers a wound, and Napoleon has a pretty crummy day himself. Elsewhere, Helene’s pregnancy comes to light, Natasha takes in injured soldiers, and Denisov and Dolokhov rescue a group of prisoners.

Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma
An examination of violent extremists in the United States who claim religious motives, including the perspectives of expert investigators and of individuals who have been targeted by investigations.

9pm, CBS
After a devastating L.A. earthquake, the team must repair a damaged gas line to prevent further destruction in “Fractured.” In less explosive affairs, Toby and Walter see a couples counselor (Penn Jillette) whose advice that one member of a partnership never, ever speak may not be all that helpful.

9pm, The CW
Jane the Virgin
Mateo’s babyness causes more headaches in “Chapter Thirty-Three,” this time after the tyke gobbles the ring with which Rogelio planned to propose to Xo. In more grown-up business, Jane mulls her feelings for Prof. Chavez after some, ahem, grown-up dreams; and Michael has an epiphany about Rose and Mutter.

9pm, Syfy
The Magicians
Upon awakening in a mental hospital, Quentin must pull his crap together long enough to get some help—from the person he trusts least, of course. Meanwhile in “The World in the Walls,” a bruised Julia redoubles her studies with the Hedge Witches.

9pm, Fox
A young star QB seeks the help of his old buddy Lucifer after a dead woman turns up in his pool in “The Would-Be Prince of Darkness.” Lucifer, in turn, seeks the help of his new buddy Chloe to investigate.

9pm, TBS
Angie Tribeca
The murder of a ventriloquist in “The Famous Ventriloquist Did It” draws Tribeca into the seedy world of ventriloquy—a world that’s close to Geils’s heart.

9pm, Freeform
Recovery Road
After receiving a desperate call from his ex, Wes seeks to bring her back into rehab, with Maddie tagging along to witness the ugly reality of addiction firsthand. Elsewhere in “Surrender,” Charlotte wonders if sending her daughter to Springtime Meadows was the right call, while Trisha tries out for a reality show.

In “Tone Death,” a murder at the site of Martha’s current show prompts Castle and Beckett to probe the take-no-prisoners world of a capella. Did the competition get fierce enough for someone to commit an aca-capital crime?

10pm, PBS
Independent Lens
A Ballerina’s Tale profiles Misty Copeland, the first black woman to become a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. After dancing the lead in Stravinsky’s Firebird at the Metropolitan Opera House, Copeland learned that she had six fractures in her left shin and set out on an arduous road to recovery. The film also examines the physical and mental toll ballet takes on dancers’ bodies, and the dearth of women of color in leading ballet companies.

10pm, CBS
NCIS: Los Angeles
“Matryoshka” kicks off a two-part installment with the team infiltrating a swanky gala along with Arkady’s daughter Anna, as part of a plan to track their adversary in Russia. Why is it that law enforcement agencies seldom mention all their swanky-gala-infiltrating in their recruitment materials? It’s easily a good 30 percent of the job, right?

10pm, Syfy
Lost Girl
Bo undertakes a risky mission to recover a Fae painting for a friend in “Like Father, Like Daughter.” (Is it a work by Paul FAEzanne? FAE.M.W. Turner? Perhaps one of the Pre-RaFAElites? Okay I’ll stop now.) Elsewhere, Lauren drops a bombshell.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
The former Daily Show correspondent takes the helm of a comedy show that will focus heavily on women’s issues and current events. The opener includes a segment on the road with Jeb! Bush’s… “campaign,” is that really still what we’re calling it? Jeb! Bush’s campaign, then.

– Ray Romano, YouTube star PewDiePie, and Dulcé Sloan on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Gillian Jacobs on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, 11pm, Comedy Central
– KeKe Palmer on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Ben Stiller, Morena Baccarin, and Dan White on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Bill O’Reilly, Eddie George, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 11:35pm, CBS
– Brie Larson and Mashup Monday featuring Neon Trees and Squeeze on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Rebel Wilson, Fred Savage, Parson James, and Jaleel Bunton on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35am, NBC
– Charlie Puth on The Late Late Show with James Corden, 12:37am, CBS

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