What’s on TV This Week: ‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ and ‘The Bachelor’


Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Jan. 22-28. Details and times are subject to change.

THE BACHELOR 8 p.m. on ABC. The last few installments of this franchise have been a bit of a headache. (A Hollywood Reporter article raised questions about the Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner’s past; he has called the report “fully fictitious.” Clayton Echard was involved in a paternity battle last year. Then, no couples from “Bachelor in Paradise” kept their engagements.) But having Joey Graziadei as the lead makes me excited for this season. Graziadei, a tennis instructor who was previously on Charity Lawson’s season, is back at the Bachelor mansion and dating 32 women. Jesse Palmer returns as host.

BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN 9 p.m. on Bravo. This season of the “Below Deck” spinoff has seemingly been going on forever — partly because of a holiday hiatus, but mostly because of the second steward Kyle’s drama — and this week it is finally wrapping up. With Captain Sandy Yawn at the helm of another boat sailing the Mediterranean, this season’s drama included someone on the crew having fake certifications and every person on deck getting sick. We don’t have to wait too long though for a fresh start — the new season of “Below Deck” airs on Feb. 5.

ELECTION NIGHT: THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY starting at 8 p.m. on various networks. With the Iowa caucuses done, the New Hampshire primary is up next, with 22 G.O.P. delegates up for grabs. Linsey Davis and David Muir will anchor as results come in live on ABC. On CBS, the anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell will anchor live from New Hampshire.

CHRISSY AND DAVE DINE OUT 10 p.m. on Freeform. If you like food and gossip, this is the show for you. Chrissy Teigen and Dave Chang are eating their way through Los Angeles, inviting famous guests to dinner and gab. On the first episode, they will be at the chef Chris Bianco’s Pizzeria Bianco with Jimmy Kimmel and his wife, the writer-producer Molly McNearney.

HELL’S KITCHEN 8 p.m. on Fox. The chef Gordon Ramsay is wrapping up the 22nd season of his cooking competition show this week. With winners from past seasons as sous chefs on both competing teams, the fight to become head chef has been intense.

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP starting at 2 p.m. on USA Network. Since the Olympics are coming to Paris this summer, watching the figure skating championships is the best way to pregame. Different programs air all weekend but on Thursday, they start off with the pairs short program at 2 p.m. Then comes the rhythm dance program at 5 p.m. and the women’s short program at 8 p.m.

HIGHTOWN 9 p.m. on Starz. This show is back for its third and final season this week. The series began with Jackie Quiñones (Monica Raymund), a National Marine Fisheries Service Agent, going to Cape Cod and struggling to remain sober while trying to address the opioid crisis. The third installment is starting off with Quiñones going back to her partying habits and Detective Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale) at the top of his game.

HARRY POTTER MARATHON starting at 8 a.m. on Syfy. Though the “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” series came out at different times and have different themes, people often ask which I prefer. So, if you weren’t up for the “Twilight” marathon last weekend, maybe this is your speed. The story follows the young wizard Harry Potter (and Ron and Hermione, of course) through his years at Hogwarts.

SHREK I (2001) & SHREK II (2004) starting at 7 p.m. on E! Sometimes when life is overwhelming, it’s gloomy outside and you’ve had a long week, the best cure is a couple of ogres falling in love and starting a life together. This mini marathon has Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots, the Gingerbread Man and of course, Lord Farquaad. “Like many movies nowadays, ‘Shrek’ is a blistering race through pop culture, and what the movie represents is a way to bring the brash slob comedy of ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘South Park,’ as well as the institutional irreverence of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ to a very young audience,” Elvis Mitchell wrote in his 2001 review of the first film for The New York Times.

LIL NAS X: LONG LIVE MONTERO 8 p.m. on HBO. Ever since Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never,” I have loved a tour documentary. This one follows Lil Nas X on his first solo and headlining tour in 2022. The documentary also touches on his rapid rise to fame after the release of “Old Town Road” and how he has lent his voice to Black and queer spaces.

THE MANY LIVES OF MARTHA STEWART 9 p.m. on CNN. Whether she’s serving prison time for insider trading, hanging out with Snoop Dogg or creating a beautiful tablescape, there is no doubt that Martha Stewart is endlessly fascinating. This original four-part documentary series will use archival footage of Stewart as well as interviews with friends, employees and inmates.


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