The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All
8 pm/ET ABC
We won't know who Jillian picks for another week, but a number of the losers in this love game return to confront our bachelorette. Country bad boy Wes won't be among them, but he won't go unmentioned. (An ABC release promises a "musical tribute" to Wes as well.) There will also be highlights and outtakes, a preview of the finale and a visit by 2009 Bachelor Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, the gal he chose after he dumped Melissa, the gal he chose on the show.
Read on for previews of Prom Night in Mississippi, Dating in the Dark, Moonshot and Torchwood: Children of the Earth.
Barack Obama, Jillian Harris
This week is what summer is all about: Baseball, free outdoor concerts, and reality shows at their worst — by which we mean their best. Welcome to our Top Moments, Boys of Summer edition.
DeAnna Pappas, Jillian Harris
There are two men left standing on The Bachelorette, but DeAnna Pappas thinks Jillian Harris only has eyes for one.
"I think she's going to choose Ed," Pappas, an ex-Bachelorette, tells Extra.
Read Tim and Fiancée's Bachelorette recaps
Ed, who briefly left the show before returning, declared ...
This week, Jillian goes on Hawaiian dates with the three remaining bachelors, Ed surprises her by flying his family to Hawaii, and Jill and one of the bachelors have intimacy issues.
Home Run Derby
8 pm/ET ESPN
All eyes are on the efficient and powerful swing of Cardinals star Albert Pujols as the All-Star break home-run leader heads a group of eight long-ball specialists in the shadow of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. The beloved reigning NL MVP has finished second and third previously in an event that often leaves a more-lasting memory than the actual All-Star Game, as happened last year when runner-up Josh Hamilton set a new single-round record of 28 dingers. Missouri native and 2006 champ Ryan Howard joins Prince Fielder and Adrian Gonzalez in looking to outlast Pujols.
Read on for previews of The Bachelorette, Teddy: In His Own Words, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and Nurse Jackie.
[Editor's Note: Sorry for the delay, B-ette fans. We are so grounded when Tim gets back from the Staples Center.]
Hi, and welcome back to The Bachelorette recap. Tim is en route to Michael Jackson's memorial, so I (Fiancee) will be reviewing tonight's episode solo. This week, Jillian drinks more wine, questions the chemistry she has with each guy and impresses me with her snazzy wardrobe. And Kiptyn wears tight pants.
Goodbye Tim, it's Ladies Night!
8 pm/ET ABC
How about that Ed! Gone one week, back the next, and got himself a rose! And how about that Wes! Finessed (for now) Jake's girlfriend-charge and got himself a rose! It might take "kiptynite" (er, kryptonite) to get that slick country boy outta here. So the two of them, plus Reid and Kiptyn, are off to Spain for flamenco and, perhaps, fantasy-suite frolicking with Jillian. Will the long hinted-at bedroom problem happen tonight? We'll see. The three survivors join Jillian in Hawaii next week.
Read on for previews of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Weeds, The Great Debate and The Closer .
Janet Jackson, Stephen Colbert
After last week's many tragedies, we were grateful to lighten up this week with some good old fake drama: a ghastly goodbye, the return of a very undead celebrity, and a Bachelor reunion so silly we hope it was staged. Welcome to Top Moments, refreshingly phony edition. See the list after the jump.
This week's episode features the return of not one but two bachelors, a shocking allegation, and my collapse into caveman talk when my fiancée and fellow recapper, exhausted by all the drama, falls asleep.
Dance Your Ass Off
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
8 pm/ET ABC Family
In last week's season premiere, John Schneider suffered the same fate portraying Grace Bowman's father as he did playing Clark Kent's father on Smallville: His character was killed off the show. Tonight his death is mourned by everyone who knew him, especially Grace, who was in a fight with her dad before he got into a plane accident. She's also plagued with guilt because she believes her actions (forsaking her vow of chastity until marriage by sleeping with Jack) are to blame for his death.
Read on for previews of The Bachelorette, Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech, Dance Your Ass Off and Nurse Jackie.