1) “The Bachelorette” opener, 8-10 p.m. today, ABC. Now the annual summer leaders are in place – “Bachelorette” on Mondays, “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesdays. Last year, “Bachelorette” was delayed until fall and did well; this year, it gets both – Katie Thurston (shown here) now, Michelle Young in September. Thurston, 30, is older than at least 20 of the 30 men she’ll meet. They range from a deputy district attorney to two athletes and a zipper sales manager. Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristow host.
2) “CMT Awards,” 8 p.m. Wednesday, CMT, rerunning at 10:30. Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini host and perform. That’s in a night full of viewer-voted awards and country stars (plus Gladys Knight) performing around Nashville. It includes Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton, Chris Young, Lauren Alaina, Dierks Bientley, Carly Pierce, Jon Pardi, Gabby Barrett and more, including Brothers Osborne and Lady Antebellum.
3) “Manifest” season-finale, 8-10 p.m Thursday, NBC. This week is full of finales – dramas that started late, because of COVID. Most are already comfortably renewed for next season; this one, however, is an exception: NBC cancelled one science-fiction show (“Debris”), but left “Manifest” in limbo. The survivors of a mystery plane are still trying to figure out how five years disappeared. Tonight, Ben links with Saanvi – a researcher, who is one of the survivors – to try to help a loved one.
4) “The Good Doctor” season-finale, 10 p.m today. ABC. Last week, the team got to Guatemala, where it faced local problems, plus their own despair; devastated by her miscarriage, Lea told Shaun that she would be moving back to her parents for a while. Now the problems get worse as a power failure requires doing surgery in the dark – something Shaun has a knack for. There are also some upbeat moments: During surgery, a bond builds between Dr. Audrey Lim and local Dr. Mateo Rendon Osma.
5) “New Amsterdam” season-finale, 10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. Another medical show and another batch of crises: Max is battling his late wife’s parents for custody of his daughter; now, missing an object that’s important to him, he scours the hospital. Iggy is shaken by the encounter, when an angry patient broke into his home; now he re-thinks his own life. Also, Dr. Reynolds has a new offer, Dr. Sharpe ponders tattered family connections and Dr. Bloom continues her romance with Dr. Leyla Shinwari.
6) “A Million Little Things” season-finale, 9-11 p.m. Wednesday, ABC. Yes, more crises. There are a lot of them in finales; things will be cheerier for the rest of the summer. Sophie has been shaken twice by suicide – first by her dad, now by a young student of the same music teacher who abused her. Now she seeks justice. Also, ABC says, Rome and Regina face big changes, Eddie goes to extremes to fight for his family and Maggie finally forces Gary to take a hard look at himself and his relationships.
7) “MasterChef” and “Crime Scene Kitchen,” 8 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox. It’s double duty for Curtis Stone, the Australian chef. He’s the “MasterChef” guest, helping Gordon Ramsay and others judge food from home chefs. (Last week’s amiable opener, with Emeril Lagasse, ranged from a construction worker to a dueling mom and daughter.) Then Stone has his regular duty on “Crime Scene Kitchen”: Contestants survey crumbs and clues, guess what was being baked and then try to duplicate it.
8) “Queen of the South” and “Rebel” series finales, Thursday. Unlike the others, these shows won’t be back; both, however, get final confrontations. “Queen” had five seasons, with Teresa (Alice Braga) becoming a drug kingpin; now (10 p.m., USA) she battles Finch and Baez. “Rebel” only got 10 episodes, with Rebel (Katey Sagal) as a reformer, patterned after Erin Brockovich. Now (9 and 10 p.m., ABC), the Strathmore Medical case goes to court, but her personal life brings distracting headlines.
9) “Left for Dead,” 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime. After 12 hours of interrogation in 2006, a teacher confessed: He had killed a student, 17, whom he’d previously had sex with. It was an accident during a fight, he said, but he later carried her to a woods and strangled her. Police went to recover the body, then found a surprise: Abandoned for 30 hours, she was alive; a slow recovery followed. Here’s the story, in Lifetime’s true-crime summer. Anwen O’Driscoll, 21, stars, with Jennie Garth as her mom.
10) ALSO: This sounds like a dead-serious week, but there’s also room for fun. On Thursday, CBS has a new “United States of Al” episode at 8:30 p.m. and TBS launches a game show, “The Cube,” at 9. Throughout the week, PBS stations have pledge-drive concerts, new (Wynonna Judd, Andrea Bocelli) and old. And there’s a cascade of competition. A lineup already stuffed with baseball, basketball and hockey now adds more on Sunday – U.S. Olympic swimming and diving on NBC, a dog show on Fox.