It’s only been a couple of months in television time, but the “Bachelor” journey actually was longer for Colton Underwood … and it reaches its end in this Season 23 finale, affirming which of the finalists gets the last flower from him (and a possible proposal), and also encompassing tonight’s ultimate ending that sees the woman not chosen reunite with him under circumstances that aren’t the most comfortable. Franchise staple Chris Harrison is on hand, as usual, to keep things moving along as host.
A delightful new round of the kids’ edition of this cooking competition show gets under way in “Junior Edition: New Kids on the Block; Junior Edition: Going Bananas,” a two-hour season premiere that sees the arrival of 24 new home cooks whose talent belies their tender years. Among their first challenges are assignments to elevate some classic breakfast and lunch dishes, then later to make as many perfect banana splits as possible. Host Gordon Ramsay is joined on the judging panel by Aarón Sánchez and Christina Tosi.
In the new episode “Re-Birthday,” tensions start to run high in the complex romance that involves Callie, Jamie, Gael and Bryan (Maia Mitchell, Beau Mirchoff, Tommy Martinez, Michael Galante) as the Coterie group celebrates Davia’s (Emma Hunton) birthday with an epic pub crawl, which also features an unexpected run-in with Callie’s brother Brandon (David Lambert). Meanwhile, Alice (Sherry Cola) struggles to deal with Sumi’s (Kara Wang) relentless flirting as the evening wears on. Cierra Ramirez also stars.
For years, Bob Saget was widely known to millions of Americans for his family-friendly work hosting ABC’s long-running “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which trafficked in adorable tots, hapless pets and, every now and then, a dad who sustained a painful blow to some private place. Much like Saget’s comedy club work, however, which usually skews to more adult topics, this new series finds the actor and comic introducing a different style of home videos that, while still funny, are suited to more mature viewers.
The somewhat fact-based docu-series wraps up Season 1 with a finale called “The Washington Merry-Go-Round,” inspired by an incident in July 1952. Residents of Washington, D.C., are thrown into an utter panic by widespread reports of UFO activity in the capital city. Seeking to restore some semblance of order, highly placed officials dispatch Hynek and Quinn (Aidan Gillen, Michael Malarkey) to determine what’s really behind this apparent threat before it’s too late. History has renewed this series for a second season.