The inter-season “specials” period is in full swing, and this week there appears to be more than the usual number of variety programs dedicated to dysfunctional families. If you’re into this type of thing, which usually involves cameras invading homes where husbands and wives fight, kids fight or in-laws fight, you’ll have plenty to choose from.

Monday night at 7 p.m., TV Tokyo presents another “Joho Spirits (Information Spirits)” special about large families, hosted by Kazuo Tokumitsu. As usual, all the families have problems, and some, it would seem, are quite serious.

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