TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “The Bachelorette,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC.
Recent episodes may have been a breeze for Andi Dorfman;
it’s easy, we’re told, to fall in love in old Europe. Tonight comes the key
step – meeting the final four guys in their natural habitats.
For Dorfman, 27, an assistant district attorney in Atlanta, that
includes one huge jump: Chris, 32, is an Iowa farmer. The other three visits may
be less dramatic: Nick, 33, sells software in Chicago; Marcus, 27, is a sports
medicine manager in Dallas; Josh, 29, is a former pro baseball player from Atlanta.
TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “24,” 9 p.m., Fox.
With only 12 episodes (not 24) to save the world, this
edition has moved quickly. It ends next week.
Tonight, Audrey scrambles to open diplomatic channels that
might prevent war. Meanwhile, Jack Bauer teams with Mark Boudreau
(chief-of-staff to the late president, Audrey’s father) and Kate (the tough CIA
agent), trying to catch the villains in time.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?”
9-11 p.m., National Geographic.
Sunday’s opener was filled with bubbly enthusiasm. The
mid-section of this three-night documentary series goes the opposite way: It
starts with the disastrous Waco, Texas, raids that triggered a burst of
anti-government paranoia; it continues through the Oklahoma City bombing on the
That’s in a disturbing stretch, that granges from homophobic
murder to the rise of Jerry Springer’s talk show. For this stretch, few people
will think of it as a great decade.
Other choices include:
“Home and Family,” noon to 2 p.m., Hallmark. A “Christmas in
July” week begins, with decorations in the house and snow in the yard. The
hosts discuss holiday fashions – why wait to the last minute? – and building
your own front-yard nutcracker. They talk with Kellie Martin about “The
Christmas Ornament,” a likable 2013 film that reruns at 4 p.m. Saturday and
noon Sunday, with other holiday films nightly.
“MasterChef,” 8 p.m., Fox. Contestants create a “surf-and-turf”
dish and create spring rolls.
“Switched at Birth,” 8 p.m., ABC Family. The families were
startled by the heartbroken Toby’s sudden moving to Iceland. Now he’s back,
with a new career goal. Meanwhile, Bay’s college plans are thrown
off-kilter; also, Regina’s support of a
development project creates another crisis.
“Mom,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. Even after an ankle injury, Christy
refuses to admit she needs her mom’s help.
“Beauty and the Beast” season-finale, 9 p.m., CW. Here’s
some disturbing news for Cat: An old journal seems to say she must kill Vincent
in order to save Gabe.
“Under the Dome,” 10 p.m., CBS. Last week’s season-opener
gave “Dome” a helpful makeover. It added depth to “Big Jim” Rennie and had his
son resist him; it added key characters – a handsome loner (Eddie Cahill) and a
smart science teacher (Karla Crome). The latter is important tonight,
discovering a danger to the town’s food supply. Dale “Barbie” Barbara joins her
scramble to find a solution.
p.m., ABC. Harry shows up in two stories tonight: Savi is ready to sign their
divorce papers, then has an epiphany; also, he gives startling news to her