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Tonight on The Bachelorette, the men get to choose the women—wait, what?

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, May 18. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

The Bachelorette (ABC, 9 p.m.): How do we make season 11 of The Bachelorette different from the ten seasons that came before it? Why, by having two bachelorettes, of course! That’s right! This year, The Bachelorette will begin with both Britt and Kaitlyn of The Bachelor’s most recent season competing for the affections of 25 bachelors. Those 25 men will then vote at the end of tonight’s episode to determine who gets to be the one true bachelorette for season 11. Yep, because even on The Bachelorette, it’s the men who get to decide everything.


Also noted

Stalker (CBS, 9 p.m.): Well, folks, Stalker has stalked for the last time. The series finale promises a “stunning revelation” that somehow isn’t as shocking as the fact that this show was ever greenlit in the first place. May the future hold much brighter possibilities for Maggie Q, who really did the most she could with a show that gave her so little to work with.


The Following (Fox, 8 p.m.): The Following also departs for good tonight, with a two-hour series finale guaranteed to have a lot of gratuitous violence and maybe a woefully misguided Poe reference or two.

2 Broke Girls (CBS, 8 p.m.): Hey, look! It’s a night full of goodbyes that we’re not all that sad about. This one isn’t going away for good though. 2 Broke Girls will be back to offend with a fifth season next year.


Mike & Molly (CBS, 8:30 p.m.): That Show Melissa McCarthy Is In wraps up its fifth season.

Regular coverage

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo, 9 p.m.)

WWE Monday Night Raw (USA, 8 p.m.)

Elsewhere in TV Club

Noel Murray looks back on Late Show With David Letterman in the latest installment of 100 Episodes.


What else is on?

The Voice (NBC, 8 p.m.): It’s part one of the two-part season eight finale, but we’re trying not to think too hard about it because all of Team Christina is gone, so what’s the point?!


Serial Killer Tiger At Large (Animal Planet, 8 p.m.): There’s a tiger that has killed at least 10 people in India, and Animal Planet is here to tell you all about it.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, 10 p.m.): NCIS: Los Angeles becomes NCIS: Moscow in its season six finale, because the team goes to Moscow to go undercover and get shit done NCIS-style. Y’all. It’s a slow television night.


The Night Shift (NBC, 10 p.m.): The Night Shift wraps its second season with snipers in San Antonio and tough choices for Paul. One of those problems sounds a little more serious than the other.

High School Musical 2 (Disney, 8 p.m.): Do you really have anything better to do on this Monday evening than watch High School Musical 2? Are you willing to bet on it?


Paul Blart: Mall Cop (ABC Family, 9 p.m.): The original Blart. The Blart that started it all. There’s no Blart like your first Blart.

MLB Baseball: Cardinals at Mets (ESPN, 7 p.m.): Television may be ending, but baseball is still going strong!


In case you missed it

Mad Men: Mad Men ended with a Coke and a smile, and we’re all terribly sad about it.


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