TV highlights: Flying prostheses on ‘Real Housewives of New York City’


'FACE OFF': The sixteen new contestants learn they aren't officially on the show until they survive one final audition on the Season 7 premiere. (Isabella Vosmikova/Syfy)

Aria volunteers at a mental hospital and crosses paths with an aggressive and threatening patient on “Pretty Little Liars” (ABC Family at 8 p.m.), while Ali clashes with Caleb, which makes things awkward for Hanna.

The 60-minute profile “Al Capone: Icon” (MPT and WETA at 8) chronicles the early days of the celebrity gangster from his rise in the ranks of New York’s gangs to his slow demise in the aftermath of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

SERIES PREMIERE: The recently controversial Adam Richman hosts “Food Fighters” (NBC at 8), a food competition program that asks the best amateur cooks in America to put their signature dishes to the test against five professional chefs for the chance to win cash prizes and bragging rights.

FINALE WATCH: The four-part docu-series “History Detectives Special Investigations” (MPT and WETA at 9) comes to a close with a retrospective on the disappearance of Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa on July 30, 1975.

FINALE WATCH: The ridiculously hyped “The Real Housewives of New York City” (Bravo at 9) Season 6 finale has the ladies brawling at an uber-elite restaurant (as usual) but then Aviva, well, throws her prosthetic leg across the room. Really. I am serious.

RETURNING SHOW: The transformative and slightly creepy makeup artist competition show “Face Off” (Syfy at 9) returns for Season 7. In the opener, the contestants find out that they have one life-or-death challenge before they can officially be considered finalists.

“Drunk History” (Comedy Central at 10) hits close to home with a look back at what historical events have occurred in Baltimore from the perspective of a highly intoxicated person. Martin Starr plays Abraham Lincoln as he tries to dodge assassination on his way to his inauguration, and “Friday Night Lights’s” Jesse Plemons is Edgar Allan Poe.

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central at 11) welcomes “Boyhood” director Richard Linklater.

Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35), with Spice Girl Mel B and music from Chronixx.

Comedian Ricky Gervais and Taylor Schilling of “Orange Is the New Black” fame come to the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), along with the Eli Young Band.

Actor John Stamos and stand-up comedian Todd Glass stop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with musical guest OK Go.

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