“The Bachelorette” finale, 8 p.m., ABC.
At times, some fans
assumed JoJo Fletcher would choose Luke Pell – a West Point grad, a
former Army captain who fought in Afghanistan, a country-music singer
and (like Fletcher) a Texan.
Not so fast: Last
week, she sent him home, leaving three 27-year-olds – Chase McNary
and two athletes. Robby Hayes was a college swimming champion; Jordan
Rodgers was a college quarterback (like his brother, pro star Aaron),
who also had cracks at going pro. There's a follow-up hour at 10.
“Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” 10 p.m., NBC.
The new season
starts – and promptly pauses – in one big burst. On Tuesday, the
show takes Julianne Hough to the African Savanna ... then will take a
long Olympic break.
First, we see Grylls
taking pop star Nick Jonas to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With a
blizzard closing in, they rappel down a steep cliff, then try an
avalanche-prone mountain. They build a camp, eat a frozen bird, swim
across a frozen lake and do other things rarely included in pop
ALTERNATIVE: “Supergirl,” 8 and 9 p.m., CW.
A year ago, CBS was
pushing this as its strongest new show. Now “Supergirl” retreats
to this mini-network, with two reruns each Monday until the second
In the opener, the
title character (Melissa Benoist) is immensely likable. “Supergirl”
slides between some moments with great character touches and others
that seem too militaristic.
ALTERNATIVE II: “Agatha Raisin,” any time, www.acorn.tv.
As a supporting
actress in “Extras” (getting an Emmy nomination) and “Ugly
Betty,” Ashley Jensen has been a delight. Now she's the star, in a
mystery romp based on novels.
A flashy, frilly
public-relations person in London, Agatha has never had a real home.
Now she's bought a house in a small town, where she plans to fit in
... possibly by cheating in the local cooking contest. Then, of
course, a body is found. Eight episodes arrive next week, but first
here's the dandy opener.
War” (2007), 7:15 p.m., HBO. It's a strong political night on HBO.
First is this above-average film, with Tom Hanks handling Aaron
Sorkin's smart dialog. At 9 p.m., Alexandra Pelosi looks at political
donors. She knows the subject; her mother used to be Speaker of the
“So You Think You
Can Dance,” 8-10 p.m., Fox. Eight young dancers remain, with
viewers getting another chance to trim the field.
“Mom,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. In the first rerun, Violet's new boyfriend seems twice her age.
(He's played by David Krumholtz, 38; she's Sadie Calvano, 19.) Then
Bonnie is tempted by her pain-pill prescription.
Isles,” 9 p.m., TNT. As Jane prepares to testify at a murder trial,
some key evidence goes missing. The team has only three days to keep
a killer from going free.
“The Odd Couple,”
9:30 p.m., CBS. After a three-month break, this above-average comedy
returns with Oscar and Charlotte (Matthew Perry and Teri Hatcher)
hesitant to advance their romance.
p.m., CBS. In a rerun, the team must learn who's the mole inside the
CIA, stealing deadly chemicals.