Burning Love (E!, 10 p.m.) — Series premiere. Kind of. Burning Love is a hilarious web series that, for unknown, awesome reasons, E! bought the rights to broadcast on TV. The reality dating show spoof stars Ken Marino, with special guests Michael Ian Black, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller, June Diane Raphael, and Paul Scheer, among a billion other funny people. It’s like another Party Down, but on an even worse network.
Adventure Time (Cartoon Network, 7:30 p.m.) — “Vault of Bones” sounds like an amazing Game of Thrones spinoff.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m.) — It’s shocking that it’s taken this long for How I Met to do an episode called “Weekend at Barney’s,” especially considering how much Ted reminds me of a propped-up corpse.
Carrie Diaries (CW, 8 p.m.) — It’s a Christmas episode, proving The CW cares about timeliness more than NBC.
Bunheads (ABC Family, 9 p.m.) — Season finale. My favorite show that I’m ashamed to admit I kind of love concludes its wonky first season tonight, with an episode fittingly titled “Next.” Hopefully, there is a next — ABC Family hasn’t announced if Bunheads will be picked up for season two — though I wouldn’t mind not having to see a Pretty Little Liars MOST SHOCKING SECRET EVER promo again.
LATE NIGHT GUESTS: Alec Baldwin and Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on Letterman; Russell Crowe and Eli Roth on Leno; Matthew Fox on Kimmel; Keith Olbermann on Ferguson; Alan Cumming, Michael Phelps, Kate Upton, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Fallon; Zooey Deschanel, Bret McKenzie, and Japandroids on Conan (!!!); Donnie Wahlberg on Stewart; and Simon Garfield on Colbert.