If you could read my mind
“Burn Notice” hottie Jeffrey Donovan stars as a fake psychic who suddenly gains real telepathic powers in “Shut Eye,” a new series packed with con men and shysters, none of whom seem to be having much fun. The best examples from this genre — “House of Cards” (the David Mamet film, not the Netflix series), “The Riches” and “Leap of Faith” — take great delight in hoodwinking the story’s patsies, as well as the audience. That sense of mischief is missing here, at least in the first episode.
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For the second year in a row, Taraji P. Henson is bringing some Christmas spirit to prime-time TV. Notably absent from the title of “Taraji’s White Hot Holidays” is her “Empire” co-star Terrence Howard, who co-hosted last year’s special, but Henson won’t be without support. Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott and Tyler Perry are all scheduled to stop by for caroling and carousing.
7 p.m., KMSP, Ch. 9
The gang’s all here
Those still missing “Sons of Anarchy” may want to hop aboard the second season of “Gangland Undercover,” a series based on the life of Charles Falco, who infiltrated three of the world’s most notorious biker gangs. Mötley Crüe fans, take note: The series has a new opening theme song, “We Will Not Go Quietly,” by Sixx: A.M., led by Crüe co-founder Nikki Sixx.
9 p.m., A&E