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What to watch on TV for the week of May 21-May 27: The return of Twin Peaks, a new Bachelorette and much more

May 21, 2017 Updated: May 21, 2017 at 10:39 am
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THE BACHELORETTE - Rachel Lindsay, a fan favorite on the 21st season of ABC's hit romance reality series "The Bachelor," starring Nick Viall, was named as the next woman to hand out the roses and attempt to find her own happy ending when “The Bachelorette” premieres for its 13th season, MONDAY, MAY 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Craig Sjodin) (FRONT) MILTON, BRYCE, JEDIDIAH, JACK, FRED, IGGY, RACHEL LINDSAY, KYLE, JAMEY, MICHAEL, LEE, KENNY, BLAKE E.; (MIDDLE) MATTHEW, BRYAN, PETER, JOSIAH, DEAN, GRANT, KENNETH, BLAKE K., ERIC, ROBERT; (BACK) JONATHAN, WILL, ADAM, DEMARIO, ALEX, MOHIT, LUCAS, ANTHONY, BRADY

“Twin Peaks: The Return” (7 p.m., Showtime, Season Premiere) - The cult hit returns for an 18-episode run almost 30 years after it debuted on ABC. Screeners weren’t provided to the press, which is usually a giant red flag for me but here’s hoping the Showtime PR team just wanted to keep the mystery alive. 

“Elementary” (9 p.m., CBS, Season Finale) - Season five ends with Holmes and Watson pursuing an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York City. The series, one of my favorites, was renewed for a sixth season last week. 

“The Bachelorette” (8 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - Season 13 begins with Texas attorney Rachel Lindsay getting advice from some close friends who appeared with her on the last season of “The Bachelor” before 31 suitors eager to impress her.  

“Carpool Karaoke Special 2017” (9 p.m., CBS) - Katy Perry buckles up for a new edition of Carpool Karaoke; Jennifer Lopez takes a Toddlerography dance lesson. Also: James Corden shares some of his favorite “Late Late Show” moments and performs an opening musical number. 

“Casual” (Hulu, Season Premiere) - The surprising consequences following Charles’ death and Valerie’s decision to move out propel the trio to rebel in the third season of this popular series. 

 “The Flash” (7 p.m., The CW, Season Finale) - With nothing left to lose, Barry takes on Savitar as season three ends. “The Flash” is my favorite CW series so I’m hoping the finale is a strong one. 

“Dirty Dancing” (7 p.m., ABC) - Adaptation of the 1987 box-office smash about an innocent teen vacationing with her parents at an upscale resort in the 1960s Catskills. Abigail Breslin stars as Baby with newcomer Colt Prattes taking on the role of Johnny Castle. 

“Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS, Season Finale) - The final immunity challenge is held and the jury votes for the winner as season 34 ends.   

“Beat Shazam” (7 p.m., Fox, Series Premiere) - No, this series has nothing to do with the DC superhero. Instead, this game show, with Oscar winner Jamie Foxx serving as host, has pairs of contestants race to identify various songs in hopes of winning a cash prize. 

“Love Connection” (8 p.m., Fox, Series Premiere) - Singles go on three blind dates then discuss their experiences in front of a studio audience. Andy Cohen takes the place of host Chuck Woolery in the reboot of this dating game show. 

“Jacques Pepin: American Masters” (9 p.m., PBS) - With my recent visits to the set of “Top Chef Colorado” (more on this at another time) I have a renewed interested in cuisine. This episode focuses on chef Jacques Pepin, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form and become on of America’s most beloved food icons. 

“Bloodline” (Netflix, Season Premiere) - The third and final season picks up right where the action left off. Season two ended with multiple cliffhangers for the Rayburns, look for all your questions to be answered. 

“National Lampoon’s Vacation (5:30 p.m., Bravo) - Get your child’s summer vacation off to a good start by introducing them to the Griswold family as they take a cross-country trip to definitely not a Disneyland parody, Wally World. 

“Space Jam” (6 p.m., VH1) - Watch this reminder of how Earthlings treat space aliens who dare to challenge us for universal basketball dominance. This is our sport! 

Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.

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