“The Hills”‘ 10th Anniversary, Summer Olympics, “I Am JFK Jr.”: TV THIS WEEK

Plus: "The Little Prince" on Netflix.

Let’s take a look at the TV highlights for the week ahead.


jo jo bachelorette
At 8pm on ABC, Jo Jo makes her final decision on the 12th season finale of ABC’s The Bachelorette, followed by an “After the Final Rose” special.

Spike debuts I Am JFK Jr. at 9pm, offering interviews with the hunky political scion’s closest friends and colleagues.

Jude’s budding romance on The Fosters hits a new bump at 8pm on Freeform, when he learns Noah has a medical marijuana card.

Jay goes rogue on UnReal at 10pm on Lifetime, teaming up with Darius to manipulate the result of Everlasting’s next elimination ceremony.

Nick Jonas goes native (and hopefully au natural) on the Running Wild With Bear Grylls series premiere at 10pm on ABC.


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its debut, MTV is airing The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now at 9pm, with cast members revisiting the generation-defining series.

ABC Mistresses
At 10pm, ABC airs Mistresses on a special night, when the ladies recover from their Vegas trip.

The Codys attempt their biggest score on Animal Kingdom at 9pm, presuming they don’t turn on each other.

At 8pm on Freeform, the Pretty Little Liars wonder if someone they thought was dead might actually be alive. You know, like they do pretty much every day.

Then, at 9pm, now that the counselors at Dead of Summer’s Camp Stillwater are certain something’s wrong, the debate on how to deal with the threat begins.



Wednesday, Netflix debuts its latest kids series, Beat Bugs about five adorable bugs whose adventures are inspired by Beatles songs. The show features Beatles covers performed by Pink, Sia, Robbie Williams and others.

At 8pm, on the summer finale of Freeform’sYoung & Hungry, Alan and Elliot decide it’s time for a staycation at Josh’s condo.

NBC/Cathy Kanavy
NBC delivers a special two-hour Night Shift at 9pm, with Drew’s husband, Rick (Luke MacFarlane), visiting the hospital.

At 10pm, Barry decides to ban open prayer at the university on FX’s Tyrant. That’s probably going to create some tension between Sammy and his new professor boyfriend.


At 9pm, the season finale of ABC’s music series Greatest Hits revisits the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s with performances by Adam Lambert, Cyndi Lauper and a Whitney Huston tribute by Ariana Grande.


opening ceremony
The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio with an opening ceremony that’s sure to be breathtaking.

Netflix debuts the animated adaptation of the classic French children’s story The Little Prince, featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Benicio del Toro and James Franco.

Hallmark Kitten Summer Games
Hallmark Channel
The attention is on Rio for the Summer Games, but Hallmark gives us cats wrestling, doing gymnastics and playing volleyball in The Kitten Summer Games on the Hallmark Channel at 8pm.

Syfy/Steve Wilkie
At 9pm, the Killjoys seek a collector who may have answers about Dav’s imprisonment.


Check out vintage Burt Reynold in The Bandit, a documentary about the making of Smokey and the Bandit, at 10pm on CMT.


On Logo at 7pm, it’s the Season 8 finale like you’ve never seen it before, on RuPaul’s Drag Race: RuVealed.

Lyle Masaki is a fan of obscure superheroes, video games, adorkable guys and that show you loved that got cancelled way too soon.