What to Watch Tonight: Shark Week, Teen Wolf, The Writers' Room, and the The Bachelorette's Season 9 Finale

By Andy Daglas

Aug 05, 2013

What to watch on Monday, August 5...

7:30pm, Cartoon Network
Adventure Time
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and talking dogs! Get ready to rumble with tonight’s title match-up, organized by Finn in “Frost & Fire.” In this corner, the sizzling scrapper, Flame Princess! And in this corner, the subzero spellcaster, Ice King! Also stay tuned for the further adventures of Flame Princess in tonight’s undercard, “Vault of Bones.”

8pm, Discovery
Shark Week
Since Syfy has raised this year’s bar for preposterous Selachimorpha-themed programming, beloved basic cable institution Shark Week has to bring its A-game. Leading off tonight’s four-hour lineup with the social-media-infused Sharkzilla: Sharktweeto suggests it's up to the challenge. That’s followed by Return of Jaws, the even Syfyier-sounding Voodoo Sharks, and the live talk show Shark After Dark.

The Bachelorette
Erstwhile Bachelor contestant Desiree arrives at yet another reality show climax, but this time, she’s in the driver’s seat. With the field narrowed down to the two least knob-headed galoots, will she find true television-engineered love this time? Is that still even possible, in the wake of Brook's tear-filled exit?

8pm, ABC Family
Switched at Birth
As Ty and Bay head for the great outdoors in “What Goes Up Must Come Down,” Daphne sours even further on Jace in light of Parker’s latest news. Elsewhere, Nikki presses her mom for background on her father’s past, and John can’t stop repaying Regina for saving his life. Listen, Regina, I’ve read enough Archie comics to know that if you want to get him off your back you’ve gotta contrive a situation where he saves your life. Trust me on this.

SEASON 1 FINALE, 9pm, ABC Family
The Fosters
As Stef and Lena’s nuptials approach in “I Do,” Lena’s dad (veteran TV man of the cloth Stephen Collins) is on board to officiate, whereas Stef’s pop isn’t even on board to attend. In less matrimonial matters, Callie and Jude enjoy a spot of good news—but her case against Liam brings her to an ethical crossroads.

9pm, TNT
Major Crimes
The death of a scummy ICE agent brings the squad to an aged apartment complex in “There’s No Place Like Home.” But they can’t rely on the ol’ “the most famous guest-star did it” maxim this time—not when the suspect list includes seasoned entertainers Tim Conway, Paul Dooley, Ron Glass, Doris Roberts, and Marion Ross.

9pm, A&E
The Glades
With Miami’s international art show around the corner, Jim probes the untimely expiration of an avid collector/filthy rich oil magnate. Elsewhere in “Gallerinas,” Callie’s past jeopardizes her future.

10pm, A&E
As the county heads to the polls on “Election Day,” Walt and the team pursue a hit-and-run driver responsible for a devastating blow.

10pm, Sundance
The Writers’ Room
Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler and showrunner Mike Schur reveal how Pawnee’s behind-the-scenes town elders bring their weird and wonderful burg to life.

10pm, NBC
“What She Said” finds the contestants eyeing one another more warily than ever and, presumably, making a bunch of corny double-entendre jokes. Carolina makes a stunning confession, Esther carries out a cunning plan, and a spooky sight in the woods sends everyone into a tizzy.

10pm, CBS
Under the Dome
Feeling his authority usurped in “Imperfect Circles,” Big Jim acts quickly to remind the town why they don’t call him Ordinary-Sized Jim. Meanwhile, the birth of a baby is accompanied by the death of a grown-up, as the Dome seeks to boost its demo appeal by lowering Chester's Mill's average age.

10pm, MTV
Teen Wolf
A doozy of a storm traps Scott and Derek inside an abandoned hospital in “The Overlooked.” Apart from the relentless attacks of the Alphas and Cora being in mortal danger, it doesn’t sound like a bad place to ride out bad weather. They can have gurney races!

– Lisa Kudrow and Florida George Line on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Dylan Bruce and guest host Lindsay Lohan on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Author Neal Thompson on The Daily Show, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Hugh Laurie on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Bryan Cranston and Amos Lee on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Sharon Stone, Dane Cook, Jamie N Commons, and Desiree Hartsock on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC 
– Seth Meyers, Lily Collins, and Emeli Sandé on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Minnie Driver and Baron Vaughn on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


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