TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “The
Bachelorette” finale, 8 p.m., with follow-up at 10:02, ABC.
After twists, detours – and two
strong contenders who left because of back-home girlfriends – we're
down to the final two. Tonight, each travels to Tahiti to meet Ali
Fedotowsky, 25, and her parents.
Roberto Martinez, 26, is an insurance
agent in Charleston, S.C. In the first episode, he danced the salsa
with Ali; in this last one, he gets her parents dancing. He also
swims and jet skis with her.
Chris Lambton, 33, is a landscaper from
Cape Cod, Mass. His romance with Ali started casually, then grew; her
parents are delighted to find he's from their home state.
Now we learn whom – if anyone – she
chose. Then all three are interviewed by Chris Harrison.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “The Big Bang
Theory,” 9:30 p.m., CBS.
Here's an episode from last season that
shows why this is such a great series.
There's a new tenant in the building,
an actress sort of like Penny, with two differences: She actually
gets acting jobs and she's happy to take advantage of the guys.
Penny frets. She doesn't understand
these high-tech, high-IQ guys, but she considers them special and
maybe fragile. Amid the “Big Bang” laughs – lots of them –
Other choices include:
– “Lie to Me,” 8 p.m., Fox. At an
underground fight club, Lightman may be exposed as a gambler.
Meanwhile, his colleague Foster finds problems with her new romance.
– “The Good Guys” season-finale,
9 p.m., Fox. This fun show hasn't caught on in the ratings during its
summer run. Still, it will be back next month, as part of Fox's
new-show line-up. First, here's an episode in which Dan accidentally
exposes a protected witness; then he must avoid a Mob hit.
– “Last Comic Standing,” 9 p.m.,
NBC. We're a week from the finale, in this show that pits talented
stand-up comedians. Tonight, the final five perform.
– “Two and a Half Men,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. In a rerun, Alan is working for his mom and Charlie is trying to
settle things between Chelsea and Jake.
– “Huge,” 9 p.m., ABC Family.
It's time for the campers to go on an overnight “spirit quest”
camping trip. Soon, there will be a first kiss, a secret … and two
– “Shark Attack Survival Guide”
(9 p.m.) and “Day of the Shark 3” (10 p.m.), Discovery. Tonight's
“Shark Week” rouns eyes surviving an attack. In the first new
hour, Terry Schappert (a Green Beret) is in the water with sharks, to
show several attack situations; in the second, six survivors tell
– “The Closer,” 9 p.m., TNT.
Provenza's love life leads to trouble. Tonight, he's in a flight
attendant's condo … where he finds a dead body.
– “Rizzoli & Isles,” 10 p.m.,
TNT. Jane feels the murder victim isn't your ordinary college