1) “The Bachelorette” opener, 9-11 p.m. today, ABC. Charity Lawson (shown here), 27, is a therapist with a master’s degree, so the show gives her lots of professionals as potential mates. The 25 guys (ages 24 to 33) include a doctor, a travel nurse, a medical specialist and two scientists. There’s an airplane pilot and a yacht captain, plus a tennis pro, a wrestling pro and (really) a jumper: Chris Spell, who’s 5-foot-9, set a world record with a vertical leap of 5-foot-7.
2) “SharkFest” start, Sunday, National Geographic Channel. As July arrives, sharks take over TV. The 36th “Shark Week” will be July 11-18 on Discovery, but the 11th “SharkFest” sprawls over four weeks. It starts with “When Sharks Attack” reruns (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and then various “Vs.” reruns. At 8 p.m., it has its first three new hours, including “Saved From a Shark” at 10, exploring claims that dolphins or whales have deliberately rescued humans.
3) “Claim to Fame” season-opener, 8 p.m. today, ABC. Packed into one house are people with secret links to stars. In the first season, relationships ranged from direct (Laverne Cox’s identical twin) to multi-generation (the grandkids of Dean Martin, Chuck Norris and Whoopi Goldberg); there were also the daughters of Brett Favre and Al Sharpton. Frankie Jonas knows the feeling; he co-hosts with his
way-more-famous brother Kevin, of the Jonas Brothers.
4) “Gotham Knights” series-finale, 9 p.m. Tuesday, CW. Under new ownership, the network has been dumping its comic-book and superhero shows. Gone are Supergirl, the Flash and more, including this well-made show: Bruce Wayne (Batman) was killed and his adopted son was framed. On the lam, he linked with Joker’s daughter and others. Tonight, they try their most dangerous rescue; also, Harvey Dent copes with his evil persona of Two-Face.
5) More, CW. There are some survivors (for now) of the CW purge. “Superman & Lois” got a stay-of-execution, with 10 episodes next season. Its season-finale (8 p.m. Tuesday) includes a meteor shower and Lex Luthor making his move. Two more shows (8 and 9 p.m. Wednesdays) continue through Aug. 30. This week, “Nancy Drew” needs someone from George’s past; “Riverdale” sees a ‘50s scourge against gays, Communists and comic books.
6) “Grown-ish” season-opener, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Freeform. This ambitious start includes a flashy music festival and guest stars: Anthony Anderson (in his “Black-ish” character) nudges his son Andre; rapper NLE Choppa meets Andre at the fest. They deal with a script that’s adequate, albeit repetitious. One plotline has Andre unable to decide anything — from his college major to what to say to Annika. The other has Kiela scheduling everyone’s fun.
7) “Generation Gap” season-opener, 9 p.m. Thursday, ABC. The second season starts, testing which generation knows more about the other. In-between is host Kelly Ripa, who is 52 and has children who are 26, 22 and 20. “Gap” is sandwiched by “The Chase” and “Press Your Luck.” With “Bachelorette” and “Claim to Fame” on Monday and “Judge Steve Harvey” and “Wonder Years” on Wednesday, ABC has most of its summer non-reruns; Sunday ones start July 9.
8) “Yellowstone,” 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Paramount Network. There’s a long wait for the last six episodes of this final season (coming November, or later). But now we can re-see “Yellowstone” from the start. These reruns take us all the way theough the seventh (of 10) episodes in Season Three. Afterward, the prequel – “1883,” with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill– has reruns at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday.
9) Sports, NBC and Fox. On a summer Saturday, there’s baseball on Fox (7:15 p.m. ET) and football – concluding, at last – at 5 on NBC. Last week, the USFL’s North division championship game had two teams with 4-6 records, Pittsburgh and Michigan; the South had last year’s champion (Birmingham, 8-2) and New Orleans (7-3). Now the winners collide for the title. The next day, Fox switches to soccer (4 and 7 p.m. ET) and NBC has NASCAR (5 p.m.).
10) Movies, Sunday, Turner Classic Movies. In his first role, Harold Russell won an Academy Award; his second was 34 years later. Why the gap? “Bad agent,” Russell dead-panned. After he lost both hands in an Army training accident, Russell was cast as a veteran in “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946); it won eight Oscars, including best picture. His next film, “Inside Moves” (1980), tells of the friendship of down-and-out guys. They air at 8 and 11 p.m. ET.