‘The Bachelor,’ ‘This Is Us,’ ‘The Righteous Gemstones,’ ‘Drag Race’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week


The Bachelor: Clayton Echard is a big toothy golden retriever just trying to find love. Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

The Cleaning Lady: After witnessing a murder, a doctor has to take on a second life as a cleaning lady for a crime syndicate in this new drama. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Fox

That’s My Jam: Jimmy Fallon’s celebrity game show is back. 8 p.m., NBC

9-1-1 Lone Star: Austin is hit by an ice storm and the state government is completely incompetent, leading to the shut-down of the entire electric grid, and the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of its residents OH WAIT, THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED AND IS NOT THE PRODUCT OF RYAN MURPHY’S LURID IMAGINATION. WHOOPS. Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox


This Is Us: The Big Three celebrate their 41st birthday in the final season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC

Judge Steve Harvey: I’m pretty sure this is a Saturday Night Live sketch taken too far. Series premiere.   7 p.m., ABC

black-ish: Michelle Obama graces the final season premiere of the family sitcom. 8:30 p.m., ABC


The Amazing Race: Hosting a global race around the world during a pandemic? Sure. Why not. We’re all getting Omicron anyway. Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

I Can See Your Voice: Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Good Sam: Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs star in this new medical drama about a gifted heart surgeon who becomes chief of surgery. Series premiere. 9 p.m., CBS


Women of the Movement: This limited series looks at the tragic life and death of Emmett Till, and the efforts of his mother to bring attention to the brutality of his murder. Series premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

Let the World See: A companion documentary series to Women of the Movement. Premiere. 9 p.m., ABC

Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer: This trash makes The Bachelor look like an upstanding, quality series about the genuine quest for love. Season (sorta-series) premiere. 7 p.m., Fox

Go-Big Show: Season premiere. 8 p.m., TBS


Search Party: The cult series goes full cult in the series final season. Premiere. HBO Max

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Lizzo guest judges the 14th season premiere. 7 p.m., VH1

Hype House: There is a house in Los Angeles where a bunch of TikTok teens live and create content together and if that’s not a sign of the end times, I don’t know what is. Anyway, this “reality” show is about them. Premiere. Netflix

Undercover Boss: Break out the terrible wigs. Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS


Discovery of Witches: Season premiere. Sundance Now

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: This is apparently a sequel to a film called The Hitman’s Bodyguard? And it stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek? And I’ve never heard of either of these films? The past couple of years have been weird. 7 p.m., HBO

Lawrence of Arabia: The Peter O’Toole classic if you have four hours to spare. 7 p.m., TCM


Euphoria: Season two premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

Righteous Gemstones: The Gemstones are back. Season premiere. 9:05 p.m., HBO

Dexter: Season finale. 8 p.m., Showtime

Call Me Kat: The season premiere features a mini-Blossom reunion. 7 p.m., Fox

Pivoting: In this new comedy, three best friends deal with the death of the fourth member of their group, which compels them to make changes in their lives. Series premiere. 7:30 p.m., Fox

All Creatures Great and Small: Season two. 8 p.m., PBS

The Critics Choice Awards: Who needs the Golden Globes when you can watch an awards show where a bunch of nerds determine the winners? 6 p.m., The CW and TBS


One thought on “‘The Bachelor,’ ‘This Is Us,’ ‘The Righteous Gemstones,’ ‘Drag Race’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

  1. Lawrence of Arabia: The Peter O’Toole classic …

    Longer and not as much fun as My Favorite Year. (He was nominated for an Academy Award in both.)

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