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Can Emmanuel Acho Help The Bachelor Right the Ship?

ALSO: The Voice, Ducktales, America's Most Wanted, Bulletproof, Zero Chill, and more.
  • Emmanuel Acho hosts The Bachelor: After the Final Rose. (Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin)
    Emmanuel Acho hosts The Bachelor: After the Final Rose. (Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin)

    ABC is ceding an entire night of primetime to this season's The Bachelor finale and an accompanying "After the Final Rose" special, but with the show's racial blindspots once again laid bare in recent weeks and Chris Harrison on "leave," tonight promises to be less about who Matt James gives his final rose, and more about how (or whether) the show can recover from what many see as its gross mistreatment of its first Black Bachelor. In a positive first move, tonight's "After the Rose" will be hosted by former NFL linebacker and Black thought leader Emmanuel Acho, who promises "the most uncomfortable conversation in the history of The Bachelor franchise."

    Also today: The blind auditions continue on The Voice, America's Most Wanted returns to Fox, and Ducktales ends with a super-sized finale. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Monday:

    SEASON FINALE: Will it be Rachael or Michelle? Matt James will make his big decision as The Bachelor wraps its 25th season with a two-hour finale. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on ABC

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Matt James and the final two women sit down with Emmanuel Acho for a powerful The Bachelor: After the Final Rose that promises to address the season's on and off-air controversies head-on. 10:00 PM ET on ABC

    SEASON PREMIERE: Returning for its three-episode final season, Bulletproof finds Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Pike (Ashley Walters) heading to South Africa for a much-needed vacation, but darned if the boys don't ending up landing right in the middle of a new case. Watch trailer. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    NEW EPISODE: It's crunch time for teams Kelly, Nick, John, and Blake as The Voice heads into the first of this season's final two blind auditions episodes. Carson Daly hosts. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SERIES FINALE: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Giancarlo Esposito, Margo Martindale and Amy Sedaris are among the many guest voices returning for Disney XD's 90-minute DuckTales series finale. Watch preview. 7:00 PM ET on Disney XD

    SERIES PREMIERE: The Netflix docuseries Lost Pirate Kingdom tells the tale of the real-life pirates of the Caribbean who plundered the world's riches and formed a surprisingly egalitarian republic. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SEASON PREMIERE: After a ten-year break, America's Most Wanted returns to Fox with a new host, former ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas. The show's longtime toll-free tipline, 1-800-CRIME-TV, remains the same. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on FOX

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: A 15 year-old figure skater is forced to leave everything behind when her family follows her twin brother to a prestigious hockey academy as the Canadian-British sports series Zero Chill makes its stateside debut. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY: Rebecca Jarvis and the staff of the ABC News podcast The Dropout present GameStopped, an hourlong original documentary focused on the GameStop stock controversy. Watch preview. Streaming on Hulu. 

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: The Bachelor, ABC, Emmanuel Acho, Matt James