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


Oval oasis: Summer of fun kicks off this…

A bold partnership between the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the city's Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off this weekend with family activities re-activating this unused public space.


African couple claiming misidentification in robbery case to…

At a bail hearing today for Vickson and Lorfu Korlewala, charged in the robbery of an 80-year-old woman, bail was reduced from $1 million total to $500,000.


Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."


Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.


Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…


Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.


Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.


Both feet on the ground with Aimee Mann…

What began with a cool double-bill of Ted Leo opening for Aimee Mann morphed into a full-fledged collaborative project that they're calling The Both. “There…


Jimmy Rollins is key to Phillies success

When John Kruk was asked about what the Phillies need to contend for a playoff berth, the ESPN analyst said Jimmy Rollins needs to play like a MVP again.


Ben Revere lifts Phillies to avoid sweep

Ben Revere came through with a two-out RBI single against Atlanta’s tough lefthander Alex Wood.


Season wrap: 76ers make the grade

The 76ers opened the 2013-14 season with a victory over the Miami Heat. The Sixers closed the season with a win at Miami.


Fantasy basketball: Finding next year's NBA studs

Before we put the 2013-14 fantasy basketball season to bed, it’s worth thinking about next year’s breakouts while they’re fresh in our mind.


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.


Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.


Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.


Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.