Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Top TV week of July 21: 'The Leftovers', 'Hotel Hell', 'The Bachelorette'

MONDAY

The Bachelorette, 8 p.m., ABC

You'll have to wait one more week to see if Tampa native Josh Murray wins Bachelorette Andi Dorfman's heart for good, or if she chooses contender Nick Viall instead. In the meantime, the men who didn't make it to next week's finale spill their guts in this special episode. And by special we mean rivalrous and nasty and overly emo.

SEASON PREMIERE Hotel Hell, 9 p.m., Fox

It's Season 2 of this Gordon Ramsay show featuring hotels that could use some work, like a New Mexico place whose manager seems more interested in singing than running a business. Whatever. We're still mad at Ramsay for kicking St. Pete native Francis Biondi off MasterChef a few weeks ago.

TUESDAY

SERIES PREMIERE Food Fighters, 8 p.m., NBC

The Travel Channel pulled Adam Richman's new series Man Finds Food after he went on an ill-advised rant on Instagram a few weeks ago. NBC apparently felt the need to do no such thing, as Richman hosts this new competition that pits amateur cooks against professionals.

SEASON FINALE The Real Housewives of New York City, 9 p.m., Bravo

Would you believe that insults and accusations fly freely in this final episode of the NYC Housewives season? More specifically: Sonja confronts LuAnn and Harry about the night they supposedly spent together, and Kristin tries to get a modeling gig. You know, really trying stuff.

Chopped, 10 p.m., Food

Time for another teen tournament! This time, the youngsters clean shrimp and slice jalapenos before they're tasked with cooking every high school student's favorite dish: frog legs.

WEDNESDAY

Suits, 9 p.m., USA

When Logan goes to the SEC for questioning, Harvey uses it as an opportunity to end the takeover of Gillis Industries. Meanwhile, that rascal Mike keeps playing hardball, and Louis tries to make a name for himself. So much scheming, we don't even know where to start.

The Bridge, 10 p.m., FX

This is your reminder that Oscar-nominated actor Demian Bichir is killing it (pun sort of intended!) on a weekly basis on this show that captures the weirdness and corruption along the Mexican-American border.

THURSDAY

Welcome to Sweden, 9 p.m., NBC

The summer show is nothing special but continues to have enough interesting guest stars for us to pay attention. This week, it's a biggie: Amy Poehler, whose brother Greg created the show, pops up as herself along with fellow Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza.

SUNDAY

The Leftovers, 10 p.m., HBO

We were all in on this show after its weird, gripping, devastating third episode. Especially compelling are Justin Theroux as a police chief who might be losing his mind and his wife (Amy Brenneman) who's joined a cult and taken a vow of silence. In a totally wordless performance, Brenneman is astonishing.

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