TV highlights: May 27, 2013

May 26, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Miss the ABC Family comedy “Baby Daddy”? The network is giving viewers a chance to catch up — two days before the second season kicks off — with a marathon of all 10 first-season episodes starting at 2 p.m. The series follows a 20-something guy who discovers he’s a father when an ex-girlfriend leaves a baby on his doorstep.

It’s another look at the Cash family in pop culture, as Jewel stars as June Carter Cash in the original movie “Ring of Fire” (Lifetime at 9 p.m.), which profiles the singer from her early life in rural Virginia through her turbulent marriage to Johnny Cash. Based on her son’s narrative of her life, the movie also looks at June’s rise to fame, growing up as part of the “first family of country music” before breaking out and becoming a star herself.

And then there’s a movie for the kids: “Nicky Deuce” (Nickelodeon at 8), adapted from the popular children’s book, stars Noah Munck (“iCarly”) as the title character, a nerdy teen who unexpectedly gets an image makeover when he spends the summer with his uncle in Brooklyn.

RETURNING SHOW: “Poor Des” was the phrase uttered most last season on “The Bachelor,” when final four contestant Desiree Hartsock’s wisecracking brother ruined her hometown visit and scared away “Bachelor” Sean Lowe. But Des has a sweet consolation prize: 25 eligible men for her to choose from, as she’s the star of the latest edition of “The Bachelorette” (ABC at 8). In the premiere, she meets everyone from a single dad to a magician, and at the end, she narrows the field to 19 guys.

It’s Memorial Day, so it’s the perfect day to kick off Meat Week on Destination America, starting with a one-hour special “Smoked” (at 9), featuring a battle between two barbecue experts.


It’s time for Desiree Hartsock to call the shots when she gets her second chance to find love, starring in the ninth edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series, “The Bachelorette,” which will premiere Monday, May 27 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on ABC. (Craig Sjodin/ABC)

SERIES PREMIERE: VH1 takes another stab at scripted programming with the drama “Hit the Floor” (at 9), which follows the lives of women on the dance squad of a fictional Los Angeles basketball team.

RETURNING SHOW: Detective Jim Longworth is back to investigate crimes in the swamps of Florida on “The Glades” (A&E at 9), and in the season 4 premiere, an heiress is found murdered in a plantation house.

RETURNING SHOW: The western drama “Longmire” (A&E at 10), set in Absaroka County, Wyo., returns for a second season as a botched prison transfer results in a terrifying hostage situation.

Looks like it’s time for an update on Will and Kate’s upcoming bundle of joy — just about a month to go! — on “A Special Edition of 20/20” (ABC at 10), called “Bringing Up Baby: Royal Edition.”

Monroe and Rachel have a showdown on “Revolution” (NBC at 10), but Monroe has bigger problems when Miles manages to get the crew inside the Tower.

Emily Yahr

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.
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