The British royalty are often treated like Hollywood celebrities, and that trend will get a huge boost this week.
Look for reports on Prince George turning 1 on Tuesday. To get the jump, E! offers "Prince George Turns One!" at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy are the hosts, and the royal family helped serve the public's interest by releasing a George photo on Saturday. Look at him go!
In other highlights this week:
1. "The Bachelorette," 8 p.m. Monday, ABC
The dating contest serves up the familiar "Men Tell All" special, and Andi Dorfman faces the men she sent home. Were there fireworks? Not to hear her tell it. "Getting over this was a huge hurdle. I feel like I got off a little easy, to be honest!" Dorfman told Us Weekly. The "Tell All" special also previews the "Bachelorette" season finale, which airs July 28. The "After the Final Rose" special follows that night. Maybe you'll get fireworks then.
2. "Hotel Hell," 9 p.m. Monday, Fox
If you aren't getting enough Gordon Ramsay in your TV diet, you'll have a feast this week. He presides over "Hotel Hell," which begins its second season. He continues on two other Fox series: "MasterChef" at 8 p.m. Monday and "Hell's Kitchen," which offers its season finale at 8 p.m. Thursday.
3. "Under the Dome," 10 p.m. Monday, CBS
CBS last week released ratings showing that this Stephen King drama goes up when recording viewing is figured in. Day-of viewing for the first two episodes was 8.55 million viewers, but when three days of recorded viewing are added, the audience goes to 12.21 million. This week, Julia becomes leader of a divided Chester's Mill. CBS also highlighted that the audience for "Extant" went from 9.58 million the day of broadcast to 11.88 million with three days of recorded viewing. "Extant," the Halle Berry astronaut drama, continues at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
4. "America's Got Talent," 9 p.m. Tuesday, NBC
The singing contest enters the boot camp phase. Two Orlando acts, singer Carly Jo Jackson and Extreme Dance Company, are still in the hunt. NBC starts off the evening with "Food Fighters," a cooking contest pitting professionals against amateurs. Adam Richman hosts. The "Talent" boot camp continues at 8 p.m. Wednesday, when the top 48 acts will be revealed. The Wednesday edition will have to compete with CBS' "Big Brother," which has been surprisingly entertaining this summer. The "Big Brother" editions air at 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Thursday.
5. "Face Off," 9 p.m. Tuesday, Syfy
One of the better reality contests offers a few twists this time around. In the season premiere, the 16 hopefuls learn they have to compete to get on the show. The challenge will end with two ejections.
The judging panel loses Ve Neill for most of the season because she is working on a "Hunger Games" movie. Oscar-winner Lois Burwell ("Braveheart") comes aboard. Judges Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page return; so does host McKenzie Westmore.
The hopefuls include David "Doc" O'Connell, 26, of Orlando. O'Connell, whose hometown is Coconut Creek, has worked in special-effects makeup for seven years in theme parks and wants to move to film. He calls the first challenge "gut-wrenching."
Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger in the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies) offers advice: "Pay attention to your model. Look at his face and build on that. I think one of the successes of the Freddy makeup is that they kept some of my own facial structures, which I was able to animate easier."
Good Halloween advice.
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