Once Upon a Time (8pm, ABC) - Tonight we get the backstory of how Snow White met Prince Charming. Meanwhile, Emma and Henry encourage Mary Margaret to read to the comatose John Doe from the fairy tale storybook.
Trashopolis (8pm, Smithsonian Channel) - The premiere of a new five-episode series that looks at how major cities like New York and Paris have risen and flourished because of their garbage. Tonight's episode focuses on New York City. Subsequent weeks look at Cairo, Paris, Rome, and London.
Mistletoe Over Manhattan (8pm, Hallmark) - In this new Hallmark movie, Mrs. Claus takes a job as a nanny for a couple going through a divorce. While she attempts to repair the duo's marriage, she also tries to prove that the Christmas spirit still exists to her own husband.
Page Eight (9pm, UNC-TV) - This Masterpiece Contemporary offering is about an aging MI5 analyst (Bill Nighy) who discovers information about a possible international scandal in a top secret file that his best friend and boss (Michael Gambon) shares with him. At the same time, his suspicions are aroused by a beautiful neighbor (Rachel Weisz) and the over-eager would-be suitor (Tom Hughes) pursuing her. Felicity Jones also stars.
John Sandford's Certain Prey (9pm, USA) - Police chief Lucas Davenport (Mark Harmon) hunts down a mysterious hit woman while being pursued himself by a serial killer. Based on the novel by John Sandford.
Boardwalk Empire (9pm, HBO) - Margaret has a family reunion and Van Alden must come to terms with the hierarchy of the law.
The Walking Dead (9pm, AMC) - Shane's deadly sacrifice leads to some understandably strange behavior. I don't think you come back from something like that...
Hell on Wheels (10pm, AMC) - The pilot episode of a new series about a former Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) and his quest for revenge on the Union troops who killed his wife. In tonight's episode, the soldier heads west to take a job helping to build the first transcontinental railroad. It pains me to say I didn't care for it.