1) “The Bachelorette” opener, 8-10 p.m., ABC. One is 5-foot-2, the other 5-9. One, 26, is a flight instructor working on being a pilot; the other, 31, is an award-winning nurse. Rachel Recchia and. Gabby Windey (shown here) might seem like opposites, but both are ex-cheerleaders and both were “Bachelor” runners-up; now they can each choose a guy. They meet 32 of them tonight, including a banker, a broker, a bartender and a “meatball enthusiast.”
2) “Claim to Fame” debut, 10 p.m. today, ABC. It might be frustrating to be a Jonas brother, but not be one of the Jonas Brothers. Frankie Jonas was 4 when his brothers signed a record deal; now 21, he’s dubbed “the bonus Jonas.” With eldest brother Kevin, 34, he hosts a show with a dozen people like him – unknown kin of famous folks. They share a house and hide their identities; tonight has a talent show.
3) “Breeders” season-finale, 10 p.m., FX. It’s been a rough season – especially by comedy standards. Paul’s parents have separated; Paul and Ally seem on the brink of doing the same. Their daughter, trying to fix other people’s problems, has her own. And now things get worse. It’s a rough episode that actually manages to get some laughs … and to surprise us. We’ll keep watching, sorrows and all.
4) “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. For a decade, we assumed all rock movies would be clunky and lunk-headed. Then the Beatles and Richard Lester changed everything, with a film that has little story, but endless charm and joy. On a rock-movie night, that’s followed at 9:45 p.m. by another winner, “Alice’s Restaurant” (1969). Then the quality plummets with “Bikini Beach” (1964) at 11:45.
5) ALSO: At 10 p.m., many PBS stations will launch the 35th season of “POV,” which has compelling documentaries from around the world. The opener, “Wuhan Wuhan,” was filmed in February and March of 2020, at a Chinese hospital overwhelmed by Covid. It focuses on a doctor, a nurse, a volunteer psychologist and two families – a mother and her 9-year-old son, a volunteer driver and his nine-months-pregnant wife.
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