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.
In this week's episode, the pressure rises as the guys try to stay in the competition until next week, when Jillian will visit the remaining bachelors' hometowns.
Hello, and welcome back to our recap. With me as always is my beautiful and brilliant fiancée, who this week predicted not only what bachelors would get roses, but did so in the correct order. She also saw this Jon and Kate thing back in 2005.
The episode begins with Jillian taking the guys on a train trip across Canada. They pass snowcapped mountains, lush trees, and reflecting lakes. Wes, the country singer from Austin, Texas, asks if one of the bodies of water is a lake or an ocean. Yeah, dude. It's the Canadian Ocean. We know Austin is landlocked, but come on. It has a very lovely lake.
In this episode of The Bachelorette, whiskey is consumed and one guy goes home voluntarily. Plus: a very intriguing look at future events.
In a word, The Bachelorette's Jillian Harris says that having a bevy of would-be beaus vie for her affections — versus when she competed with a gaggle of gals over Bachelor Jason Mesnick — has been "great."
"It's definitely been a roller coaster," she says in Part 2 of her TVGuide.com video Q&A. "It's way harder being the one calling the shots."
In the clip below, Jillian also opens up about the big question mark that is country crooner Wes, and how she went into this show with a kissing "quota" that has since gone kablooey.
"It's so abnormal to be kissing ...