1) “American Auto” (shown here) debut, 10 and 10:30 p.m, NBC. Trying to survive against auto giants, Payne Motors pins its hopes on two changes – a new CEO (Ana Gasteyer) and a self-driving car. Alas, the CEO doesn’t know (or care) much about cars. And the self-driver … well, there’s a funny surprise we won’t spoil. This show – which gets a weekly spot Jan. 4 – is another delight for producer Justin Spitzer (“Superstore”) and for Gasteyer, whose recent “Clusterfunke Christmas” is a delight.
2) “The Voice,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. On the eve of its finale, “Voice” still has its final five – two each with Blake Shelton (Wendy Moten and Paris Winningham) and Kelly Clakson (Hailey Mia and Girl Named Tom), one with John Legend (Jershika Maple), none with Ariana Grande. Tonight, they’ll sing and viewers will vote; on Tuesday, there will be a winner.
3) “20 Years of Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir,” 8-10 p.m., PBS. Each December, the choir has three mega-concerts with a star; the next year, that’s edited into a TV special. But last year’s concert was canceled, requiring this smart detour, with Brian Stokes Mitchell showing past highlights. Some are too brief, but there are splendid moments: One montage has the same epic song by 10 great singers; another has Mitchell and 300-plus choir members – each recorded separately at home.
4) “The Larkins,” any time, www.acorn.tv. It’s 1958, in an English village where the Larkin family has an eye for transportation. Pop salvages plane parts and a dusty Rolls Royce, his 13-year-old son drives a truck and his daughter prefers horseback. Pop has a casual and contagious joy, while ignoring logic, tradition and, alas, taxes. The result is breezy fun, starring Bradley Walsh, who was companion to the current Doctor Who. Two episodes arrive today, with others weekly through Jan. 17.
5) ALSO: “Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip” (8-10 p.m., Fox) sees three food guys take turns visiting their homelands – Scotland (Ramsay), France (Fred Sirieix) and Italy (Gino D’Acampo) … For the second time this year, ABC shares Monday football with ESPN; the Rams (8-4) and Cardinals (10-2) kick off at 8:15 p.m.ET … And Turner Classic Movies has “Stagecoach” (1939) and “North by Northwest” (1959), at 8 and 10 p.m. ET; they’re No. 61 and 40 on the American Film Institute’s all-time list.