WATCH THIS:

  • "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" (8 p.m., ABC): In this annual holiday special, our beloved blockhead has a homework assignment that causes him some not-so-good grief: Read "War & Peace" over the winter break and write a report. Agggh!

  • "iHeartradio Music Festival, Night 1" (8 p.m., The CW): Airing over two nights from Las Vegas, this concert features performances by Katy Perry, Elton John, Keith Urban, Queen with Adam Lambert, Muse, Tiesto, J Cole, Robin Thicke and Fun.

  • "Rudolph's Shiny New Year" (9 p.m., ABC): The red-nosed reindeer is sent on a mission to find Happy, the missing New Year baby. If Happy stays lost, it will be Dec. 31 forever.

    "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" airs on ABC on Dec. 30, 2013.
    "Happy New Year, Charlie Brown" airs on ABC on Dec. 30, 2013. (ABC)

  • "Major Crimes" (9 p.m., TNT):

    The team investigates a bomb explosion at a used-car lot that killed one of the owners.

    Also Monday:

  • "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (8 p.m., Bravo)

  • "Independent Lens" How to Survive a Plague" (10 p.m., PBS)

  • "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" (10 p.m., Food Network)

  • "Generation Cryo," Season finale (10 p.m., MTV)

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