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The Bachelorette Strikes While the Iron is Hot with a Two-Part Season Finale

ALSO: Lights Out with David Spade, Years and Years, Shark Week, and more
  • Hannah Brown on The Bachelorette (ABC)
    Hannah Brown on The Bachelorette (ABC)
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    ABC's The Bachelorette sure has gotten hot and dishy as this season wraps up. The kiss-off for holier-than-thou former frontrunner Luke was irresistible, as was the pile-on during last week's "Men Tell All" special. Now all Hannah has to do is get all all of us rubberneckers to care which of the three sacks of white all-purpose flour she picks to "spend the rest of her life" with.

    SEASON FINALE: In part one of this week's two-night The Bachelorette season finale, Hannah tries to soak up that last bit of idyllic Greece scenery before she shatters two hearts and gives the season's final rose to one man. Is it Jed, Peter orr Tyler C.? One will get sent home tonight, and the other tomorrow. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    SERIES PREMIERE: David Spade returns to late night, taking over Comedy Central's post Daily Show timeslot with Lights Out with David Spade. Look for Spade to resume the kind of biting takes on pop culture news that made him famous on Saturday Night Live, while also hanging around with his comedian and celebrity pals. There will be skits. There will be taped segments. There will be Spade. 11:30 PM ET on Comedy Central

    SERIES FINALE: After hurtling forward and forward into the awful, politically terrifying future, the HBO's Years and Years comes to its conclusion tonight. With the Viv Rook administration tightening its authoritarian grip on the UK, the Lyons family tries to fight back in its own way. As for whether this will be the series finale or a mere season finale, creator Russell T. Davies appeared to put a final stamp on the series via his Instagram. 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    NEW EPISODE: With the top 10 guys and top 10 girls chosen, So You Think You Can Dance is getting close to the final cut. Tonight the top 10 girls will each partner with a male dancer to perform a number outside their own dance style, in a round that ought to separate the top contenders from the rest of the pack. 9:00 PM ET on FOX

    ALSO TONIGHT:  Shark Week continues!

    • Sharks of the Badlands seeks out shark-detecting technology to deal with the influx of great white sharks on Cape Cod. 8:00 PM ET on Discovery
    • Legend of Deep Blue goes in search of the largest great white shark known to the world, named Deep Blue. 9:00 PM ET on Discovery
    • The Sharks of Headstone Hell dives into the waters near Norfolk Island, where the largest tiger sharks on Earth have gathered. 10:00 PM ET on Discovery

    Joe Reid is the Managing Editor at Primetimer and co-host of the This Had Oscar Buzz podcast. His work has appeared in Decider, NPR, HuffPost, The Atlantic, Slate, Polygon, Vanity Fair, The Herald Sun, Vulture, The A.V. Club and more.

    TOPICS: Baby Blues, ABC, The Bachelorette, Hannah Brown, Reality TV