TV Highlights: ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ returns for Season 2

December 31, 1969
HIGHLIGHTS

SERIES PREMIERE: “Celebrity Motor Homes” (GAC at 9, 9:30 p.m.) gives commoners a look at various stars’ homes on wheels, including tour buses (Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Zac Brown Band) and movie trailers (Brad Pitt, Will Smith).

RETURNING SHOW: In his review of the second season premiere of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (TLC at 9, 9:30) , Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever writes, “At its heart, ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ is a show about a family that enjoys being with one another.” In the opener, Mama June takes away her daughters’ cell phones after they neglect their chores.

Jon Hamm hosts the annual ESPY Awards (ESPN at 9) in Los Angeles, honoring athletes and last year’s sports milestones; and ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor, Robin Roberts — who underwent a bone-marrow transplant last fall after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder — receives the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

A young conductor loves his job and music so much that he’s actually causing harm to himself during work, so Divya tries to help him on “Royal Pains” (USA at 9).

SERIES PRMEIRE: TLC’s latest nuptial-themed show is set on a tiny Puerto Rican island, as wedding planner Sandy Malone works with brides and grooms planning elaborate ceremonies and dealing with lots of obstacles on “Wedding Island” (TLC at 10).

SERIES PREMIERE: Another hidden-camera prank show comes along with “Deal With It” (TBS at 10), as unsuspecting people are given the chance to pull a prank on their friends with the help of some celebrities, and they must say yes or no immediately. Helping out with the practical jokes in the first episode: Howie Mandel and Yvette Nicole Brown.

RETURNING SHOW: The owner of a Long Beach, Calif., eatery recruits the “Mystery Diners” (Food Network at 10) team on the Season 4 premiere to find out whether his chef is treating members of the kitchen staff unfairly, but that just opens the door to myriad problems that the restaurant faces.

Actress Jane Lynch, actor Charlie Hunnam and singer Serena Ryder are on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35).

“Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35) has news anchor Brian Williams and country duo the Court Yard Hounds.

— Emily Yahr

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