TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “The Bachelor”
finale, 8 p.m., and “After the Rose” 10:01 p.m., ABC.
It was three-and-a-half years ago that
Brad Womack became the worst TV bachelor ever. After sifting down to
two bright and beautiful women, he dumped them both and went home.
Tonight, Womack, 38, gets his second
chance to do it right, as his parents meet the final two women. Chantal
O'Brien, 28 and divorced, is an executive assistant in Seattle. Emily
Maynard, 24, is an event planner for a children's hospital in
Charlotte, N.C.; she's a mom whose fiance died in a plane crash.
The follow-up hour includes three
couples that are presented as lasting matches. Tellingly, two are
from “Bachelorette” (Trisha and Ryan, Ali and Roberto), only one
from “Bachelor” (Jason and Molly).
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “The Event,”
9 p.m., NBC.
After stumbling for a while, this show
returned last week with a powerhouse episode.
Sean and Leila rescued her sister and
others, then met her father – finally realizing he's one of the
other-world aliens. Now Leila reluctantly is on the run with him;
tonight, he leaves her with a friend (Gabrielle Carteris) while he
searches for Thomas – who is the real problem here.
Last week, Thomas led a mass escape of
the aliens. The president's aide barely got away; tonight, the White
House tries to re-gain control.
Other choices include:
– Martha Stewart, 10-11:30 a.m., 8-10
p.m., Hallmark. In the daytime, Stewart has her regular talk show and
then a “Martha Bakes” episode that feels like it's soaked in rich
chocolate. At night, another “Martha Bakes” (8 p.m.) deals with
pound cakes; after a “Mad Hungry” episode (8:30), Stewart is back
at 9 with Joan and Melissa Rivers as her talk-show guests.
– “Dora the Explorer,” 7 p.m.,
Nickelodeon. In this almost-prime-time edition, Dora faces a ballet
tragedy. (Well, not a “Black Swan” tragedy; it's just that
someone delivered flippers instead of slippers.) Can she retrieve the
footwear in time? As usual, this brings much charm and no harm.
– “House,” 8 p.m., Fox. The
matter-of-fact Dr. Masters (Amber Tamblyn) has a crush on a
– “Chuck,” 8 p.m., NBC. Isaiah
Mustafa, who plays the perfect man on Old Spice commercials, is a
busy guest star now. Last week, he did “Hot in Cleveland”;
tonight, he and Stacy Keibler play the perfect agents who may make
– “Mad Love,” 8:30 p.m., CBS.
Happy as a couple, Ben and Kate work on each other's best friend. Ben
tries to help Connie at her work; Kate tries to change Larry's dating
– “Two and a Half Men,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. This rerun brings back Martin Mull as the pharmacist who's quick
to dispense drugs. Charlie and Alan want to set him up with their
– “The Chicago Code,” 9 p.m.,
Fox. When a rich kid is in a coma, a drug case soon builds into more.
– “Harry's Law,” 10 p.m., NBC.
Marriage is looking shaky here. Adam handles his first divorce case;
Harriet tries to convince a guy not to lock his cheating wife in the
– “Stargate: Universe,” 10 p.m.,
Syfy. Eli may have a way home, but Rush disagrees and wants
volunteers to stay with him on the ship.