What’s Worth Watching: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finals Lead a Big Night of Reality
Dancing With the Stars (8/7c, ABC): Once again, stars were born this season on the still-lively dancing competition, most notably deaf model Nyle DiMarco, who has to considered the front-runner among the three finalists, including impressively perky competition from GMA‘s Ginger Zee and UFC’s Paige VanZant. The final night of performing for America’s vote includes the no-holds-barred freestyle dance, to which DiMarco will symbolically move to Disturbed’s “The Sound of Silence.” If only he could hear the applause. (The winner will be crowned Tuesday.)
Reality Check: NBC’s The Voice (8/7c) also presents its final performance show, with the final four singing for votes in advance of Tuesday’s live finale. … Some of us are waiting breathlessly for Lifetime’s UnReal to return in early June, but suckers for manufactured reality can watch JoJo pick among 26 eligible studs in a new season of ABC’s The Bachelorette (9/8c). … Anticipating the summer trend of prime-time game shows, CBS’s The Price Is Right conducts a nightly stunt through Wednesday (8/7c) in which reality stars from the network’s long-running franchises Survivor, The Amazing Race and Big Brother come on down to play games with Drew Carey.
Inside Monday TV: Setting up more urban chaos for next season, Fox’s Gotham (8/7c) wraps its “Rise of the Villains” arc with Hugo Strange’s inmates plotting an escape. … File under “don’t try this at wherever you might call home”: National Geographic’s new series Mygrations (9/8c) follows 20 adventurers in an attempt to replicate the migration path of wildebeests from the scorched African plains of the Serengeti to the life-sustaining Mara River in Kenya. The six-week challenge presents obstacles both natural and animal. … PBS’s provocative documentary series POV begins a new season with The Return (10/9c, check local listings at pbs.org), examining the social impact of California’s reform of the “Three Strikes” law, which resulted in suddenly free “lifers” adjusting to life on the outside. … Streaming alert: Acorn TV’s latest import is the four-part Irish crime caper Clean Break, about a down-on-his-luck car dealer (Adam Fergus) who devises a risky kidnapping to get out of his financial hole. Because such schemes always end well.