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HBO Closes the Book on the First Season of His Dark Materials

ALSO: The Price Is Right at Night, RHOOC Reunion, Below Deck, Holidays with the Houghs, and more
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Dafne Keen  in His Dark Materials. (BBC/HBO)
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy, and Dafne Keen in His Dark Materials. (BBC/HBO)

    HBO's epic fantasy His Dark Materials wraps its first season tonight. It gave us salt and pepper James McAvoy and an evil monkey daemon that we just can't quit, but fear not: production on the show's second season is already underway. Also tonight: another primetime installment of The Price is Right, a baking challenge for Christmas morning, and repeat performances of a pair of holiday specials. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Monday night.

    SEASON FINALE: The first season of His Dark Materials is coming to a close tonight with the plans of a secret organization coming to light following a kidnapping. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Drew Carey hosts a second night of The Price Is Right at Night: A Holiday Extravaganza. Competing on tonight's episode is actor Seth Rogen, who will be playing in support of Hilarity for Charity, the non-profit he founded to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    REUNION EPISODE: The fireworks continue in part two of The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 reunion, with word of "a meltdown to end all meltdowns" headed our way. 10:00 PM ET on Bravo

    NEW EPISODE: Things get a little too festive in tonight's episode of Below Deck after an intense night of drinking leads Kate Chastain to make a dramatic decision10:00 PM ET on Bravo

    ENCORE BROADCAST: They're back! Holidays with the Houghs was a hit last week. If you missed it the first time it aired, here's one more chance to see the singing and dancing pair mix it up for the holidays with musical performances from Ne-Yo and Ciara. 8:00 PM ET on NBC


    • Same Time Next Christmas, starring Glee's Lea Michele, gets an encore broadcast at 9:00 PM ET on ABC
    • The Holiday Baking Championship's last new episode before Christmas challenges the bakers to prepare a holiday brunch. 9:00 PM ET on Food Network

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: His Dark Materials, HBO