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The Bachelorette finale shines

Cynthia is at the top of her game as the Television Blogger here at SheKnows. Don't touch that dial!

Bachelorette: must watch!

It's the season finale of The Bachelorette and Jillian must decide between Kiptyn and Ed.

Bachelorette: must watch!But before Bachelorette Jillian settles down, I'm back from Comic Con and I ache all over! Standing in lines was the order of the weekend and I swear I must have walked ten miles covering the San Diego Convention Center from one end to the other on numerous occasions. But it was worth it. I got a sneak peek at some new shows such as V and Vampire Diaries. I got the inside scoop from the casts of Smallville and Fringe, a Supernatural blooper reel and I finally got to see John Barrowman from Torchwood. He's ever so charming and quite the handful!

Reality check-up

After an entire weekend of nothing but TV and TV stars, the first thing I did when I got home was turn on the TV! Thanks to my DVR I got to catch up on my favorite reality competition shows. First was The Next Food Network Star where the final three, Debbie, Melissa and Jeffrey all had to prepare the three-course meal of their lives for the ultimate panel of celebrity chefs. They all had some hits and misses, Debbie was bubbly and she served up her usual mix of Korean and Southern cooking. The judges liked her personality but felt she was missing something with her food. Melissa wowed the judges with two kinds of pastry and they loved her basic, home cook attitude. Jeffrey came off like a pro in his presentation but he got called on the carpet for cutting corners and bad risotto! In the end, Debbie was eliminated leaving Jeffrey and Melissa to move into the finale next week.

I also tuned in to Design Star where they had to deal with the dreaded kitchen remodel. For what was probably the first time in the show's history, one team actually finished their job down to the details. Amy's group -- not so much. They made the usual fatal mistake of attempting to tile the backsplash and they didn't align the cabinets properly so the marble countertops had gaps between them. I think I like the kitchen better before they messed with it. Team leader Amy was sent home.

Bachelorette: must watch!Big season finale for The Bachelorette tonight, then the sexual revolution heats up and P. Diddy searches for a new band -- it's all in tonight's top picks.

Tonight's top TV picks:

The Bachelorette (8:00 pm abc)

It's the season finale and Jillian must chose between Ed and Kiptyn. To help her decide, she invites them both to Hawaii to meet her family. But then, in what ABC is calling "most dramatic and emotional conclusion in Bachelorette history" someone will make a confession that will change everything!

Sex in '69: Sexual Revolution in America (9:00 History)

From the Playboy Penthouse in Los Angeles to San Francisco's Hippie crash pads, the boardwalk in Atlantic City, and a court room in Miami, this special talks with the men and women who were on the front lines of the sexual revolution.

Making His Band (10:00 MTV)

Making the Band is back with a twist. This time Sean "Diddy" Combs is using the show to put together his own backup band and singers for his new tour. 42 artists made it to the final round and now they're going to have put it all out there if they want to be one of the few chosen to become part of Diddy's band.

Bachelorette: must watch!

News and notable

Simon Cowell and Kate Moss have teamed up for a new reality competition show for unsigned rock bands.

TBS is stocking up on the laughs by ordering 20 more episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne.

BBC America will air a third season of Robin Hood beginning this September.

Dominic Monaghan has joined the cast of Flash Forward.

Joely Richardson will guest on The Tudors while Callum Blue goes from there to Smallville.

Photo credit:
The Bachelorette -- Pictured: Edward, Jillian Harris, Kiptyn. Photo: ABC/Mario Perez
Tyler Perry's House of Payne -- Pictured: Allen Payne, Demetria McKinney, Lance Gross, and Keshia Knight Pulliam. Photo: TBS

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