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What to watch on TV for the week of May 27 - June 2: ‘The Bachelorette’, 'The Americans' series finale, Christina and Tarek, and much more

May 27, 2018 Updated: May 28, 2018 at 9:31 pm
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THE BACHELORETTE - The gut-wrenching finish to Becca Kufrin's romance with Arie Luyendyk Jr. left Bachelor Nation speechless. In a change of heart, Arie broke up with America's sweetheart just weeks after proposing to her - stealing her fairytale ending and her future. Now, the humble fan favorite and girl next door from Minnesota returns for a second shot at love, starring on The Bachelorette, when it premieres for its 14th season on MONDAY, MAY 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Craig Sjodin) (FRONT) JEAN BLANC, JASON, WILLS, DARIUS, BECCA KUFRIN, JORDAN, CONNOR, RICKEY, LINCOLN; (MIDDLE) CLAY, ALEX, MIKE, BLAKE, CHASE, CHRISTIAN, NICK, JOE, JOHN, GARRETT; (BACK) DAVID, COLTON, CHRISTON, KAMIL, GRANT, LEO, CHRIS R., TRENT, RYAN

Sunday 
“The Break with Michelle Wolf” (Netflix, Series Premiere) - The former “Daily Show” correspondent hosts a weekly sketch series. 

“The Fourth Estate” (5:30 p.m., Showtime, Documentary Premiere) - Covering “The First 100 Days,” the 90-minute premiere opens as Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office and The New York Times’ New York and Washington bureaus prepare to cover the administration.

Monday 
“John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls” (6 p.m., HBO, Documentary Premiere) - A profile of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) focuses on his years in a POW camp during the Vietnam War; his three decades in Congress; and his late in life battle with cancer.

“The Bachelorette” (7 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - In the season 14 premiere, a self confident Becca Kufrin seeks out support and advice from former Bachelorettes who all found love - Rachel, Jojo, and Kaitlyn. 

“Six” (8 p.m., History, Season Premiere) - In the season two premiere Graves and the SEALS plan their payback in the wake or Rip’s shooting; Michael lands in CIA custody at a black site; and CIA agent Gina Cline pools her resources to find the mastermind behind the attack. 

Tuesday
“Beat Shazam” (7 p.m., Fox, Season Premiere) - The season two premiere of the game show in which pairs of contestants try to identify various songs in hopes of winning cash. 

“America’s Got Talent” (7 p.m., NBC, Season Premiere) - The audition process commences in the season 13 premiere.

“Love Connection” (8 p.m., Fox, Season Premiere) - The season two premiere of the dating show in which two singles are sent on three blind dates each, with the hope of finding a love connection. Hence the name of the show. 

“100 Code” (8 p.m., WGN, Series Premiere) - New York detective Tommy Conley (Dominic Monaghan) goes to Stockholm to investigate a mysterious murder. It turns out that on both sides of the Atlantic there have been similar crimes.  

Wednesday 
“American Ninja Warrior” (7 p.m., NBC, Season Premiere) - The Dallas qualifiers open up the season 10 premiere.

"The Americans" (8 p.m., FX, Series Finale) - In case you didn't already know, I consider "The Americans" one of the best TV series of the past 20 years. I watched the series finale this weekend. It ends in an unexpected, yet satisfying way. 

“Reverie” (9 p.m., NBC, Series Premiere) - In the premiere, former hostage negotiator Mara King is hired by a tech company to save people who have lost themselves in a sophisticated VR program called Reverie. 

Thursday 

“National Spelling Bee” (6:30 p.m., ESPN, Orthographic Special) - The championship rounds of the 91st annual event outside of Washington, DC. The week began with 519 spellers ranging from 8 to 15. Ananya Vinay, a 12-year old from Fresno was last year’s champion, with the word “marocain” as her winning word. Of course, my spellcheck says its spelled wrong.

“Flip or Flop” (7 p.m., HGTV, Season Premiere) - Real estate and house flipping experts – and now exes – Christina and Tarek El Moussa return for all new episodes of HGTV’s hit show. 

Friday 
“Geostorm” (6 p.m., Cinemax) - In this sci-fi action film, two scientists race to avert a catastrophe when a series of climate control satellites malfunction. This 2017 film stars Gerard Butler, so you should know exactly what you’re getting. 

“CB Strike” (8 p.m., Cinemax, Season Premiere) - War veteran and private detective Cormoran Strike relies on his military training to investigate complex cases in this series, which is based on the books of JK Rowling. 

Saturday 
“Blade Runner 2049” (6 p.m., HBO) - A cop known as K hunts down android laborers who have gone rogue. Stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. 

“Only the Brave” (6 p.m., Starz) - In this drama based on a true story, a firefighting team in Arizona know as the Granite Mountain Hotshots becomes one of the country’s most elite units and is deployed against a massive conflagration in 2013 that threatens their town. Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, and Jeff Bridges star. 

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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