1) “CMA Fest,” 8-11 p.m. Sunday, ABC. It’s a night of starpower –Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and such. Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini host and do two songs apiece. One of hers is with the Chainsmokers, in a night with lots of duets. Brothers Osborne and Brooks & Dunn do two songs, one adding Ashley McBryde. It’s Tim McGraw with Luke Combs, Maren Morris with Brandi Carlisle, even Carrie Underwood with Joan Jett, plus Keith Urban wih Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X.
2) “Capsized: Blood in the Water,” 9 p.m. Wednesday, Discovery. It’s shark-week-squared: Discovery has just started its “Shark Week,” through Sunday; also, Nat Geo Wild continues “Sharkfest” through Friday. Alongside lots of documentaries, “Sharkfest” has Rob Riggle’s alk show (“Shark After Dark”) at 11 p.m. daily – plus is first scripted movie. Based on a true story, it has a Florida-bound yacht capsize, with people spending days in the Atlantic, surrounded by tiger sharks. Josh Duhamel sta
3) Democratic debate, 8-11 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, CNN, This year’s first debate drew big ratings – 15.3 million viewers the first night, 18.1 million the second. (That topped the Democrat record of 15.8 million; Republicans drew 24 million four years ago, when it was just one night.) Tuesday’s round pits leading liberals, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, plus Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke and more. Wednesday puts Joe Biden with two of his critics, Kamala Harris ad Cory Booker.
4) “The Bachelorette finale, 8-10:01 p.m. today and Tuesday, ABC. It’s a week filled with finales – some serious and one kind of giddy. That’s this one, with three guys left; Peter Weber, 27, is a pilot from California; Tyler Cameron, 26, is a contractor from Florida; Jed Wyatt, 25, is a singer-songwrier from Tennessee. Tonight, Hannah Brown dumps one and takes the others to her family. On Tuesday, she talks to the dumpee; then – amid promos for “Bachelor in Paradise” — we see her final choice.
5) “Jane the Virgin” series finale, 9 p.m. Wednesday, CW. Everyone should love telenovela finales, Jane’s grandmother says. “The good people get what they deserve. And there’s usually a wedding.” We get all of that and more in this episode. It’s the 100th (if you count the 8 p.m. hour of interviews as No. 99) and many of the key issues were settled in No. 98. Still, there ae a few surprises … including a truly bizarre wedding vehicle. Eventually, good people — and good viewers — do get what they deserve.
6) “Archer” season-finale, 10 p.m. Wednesday, FXX, repeating at 11. After being shot, Archer slipped into a coma and a season-long hallucination. It’s been a dilly, putting everyone on a spaceship. Now things get wilder, as his mind wobbles further. Archer faces a trial – mutiny and attempted murder and such – and more problems. His long-time rival Barry is back, now as a robot leading other robots. The result is always wild and often wildly funny. This is animation designed to delight some grown-ups.
7) “iZombie” series finale, 8 p.m. Thursday, CW. This is a strong – and rather sad – week for CW; back-to-back, two of its best shows (“Jane” and “iZombie”) end. Each is centered on a smart woman, enmeshed in crises; only one has its heroine munch the brains of murder victims, absorbing memories and attitudes. That’s “iZombie,” in which Liv is a doctor and inadvertent zombie. She puts that to use, working in the morgue and with police. Now she must prevent a war between humans and zombies.
8) “Agents of SHIELD” season-finale, 8 and 9 p.m., ABC. This show is also leaving … but gradually. It’s been renewed for a final, 13-episodes next summer. Despite modest ratings and big budgets, “SHIELD” will have had seven seasons; credit synergy for that. This is from Marvel, which is owned by Disney – as is ABC. Sci-fi does well overseas, making it worthwhile to keep the U.S. show alive. Tonight, ABC says, the team tries “to stop the end of everything.” That seems like a worthy goal.
9) “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” 8 p.m. PT Saturday, National Geographic, then 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday. Ramsay has spent way too much time in kitchens, where he turns crabby and foul; now this series lets him go around the world, trying to match regional chefs. Saturday’s rerun is in gorgeous sections of New Zealand. Ramsay – who did a lot of fishing in his Scottish boyhood – tries to do seafood in the style of the Maori people. On Sunday, in a new episode, he heads to the mountains of Morocco.
10) “Preacher” season-opener, 8 p.m. Sunday, AMC, rerunning at 10 and midnight. “It feels like the end,” Tulip says. It is, but not right away. This starts a final, 10-episode season with ultimae stakes. We met Jesse as a small-town Texas preacher, unaware of his destiny. With Cassidy (a fallen angel) and Tulip, he wants to confront God. That starts by piercing a fortress in the historic Mosada. It’s well-done, but beware: Beyond being extremely violent, the opener brutally pushes TV’s obsession with torture.