TV Watch List: Monday, Jan. 16

Jorge Garcia and Sarah Jones star in “Alcatraz.”

DRAMA. Fifty years ago, over 300 Alcatraz inmates disappeared — at least according to J.J. Abrams. In his newest supernatural island mystery, those prisoners are now reappearing and committing crimes once again, which makes this a fun twist on the crime procedural. Sarah Jones stars as the detective with family ties to The Rock who is trying to figure out what the heck is going on, while “Lost” star Jorge Garcia plays an Alcatraz expert helping her along the way.
Series premiere, 8 p.m., Fox

‘How I Met Your Mother’
COMEDY. When Lily and Marshall officially move to the ‘burbs, the rest of the gang back in the city tries to cope by going to a strip club. You know, as mourning friends do. At least the “HIMYM” cast and crew have something to celebrate: This is the milestone 150th episode for the sitcom.
8 p.m., CBS

‘Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl’ / ‘Betty White’s Off Their Rockers’
SPECIAL. Everyone’s favorite elderly “it” girl turns 90, so Hollywood is throwing a huge, celebrity-filled bash in her honor. She’ll blow out the candles live from Los Angeles. Then at 9:30 p.m., NBC offers a sneak preview of White’s latest venture, a hidden camera show of sorts that features senior citizens pulling pranks on young people.
8 p.m., NBC

‘Oprah and the Legendary Cast of “Roots” 35 Years Later’
SPECIAL. The cast of “Roots,” the groundbreaking 1977 miniseries based on Alex Haley’s novel about slavery, gathers at the home of co-star Oprah Winfrey to reflect on their experience working on the project.
8 p.m., OWN


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Going Out

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Mets 2014 report card

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Emily Henderson on small space design

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