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TV highlights: Hometown week on ‘The Bachelorette’

Yulia Shevchuk and Maryna Yurevich (above), both members of the Belarus Free Theatre, go to great personal risks beyond the financial and artistic to perform. (Courtesy of HBO/courtesy of HBO)

It’s hometown week on “The Bachelorette” (ABC at 8 p.m.), so the remaining four bachelors take Andi to their home towns, and after meeting their families, she narrows the group to three final contenders.

The final 15 pair up for a surf-and-turf dish on “MasterChef” (Fox at 8), and the losers must make the dreaded spring roll.

“Antiques Roadshow” (MPT and WETA at 8) stops in Toronto, where appraisers look at a Duiffopruggar-style violin and a Demetre Chiparus “Starfish” bronze.

The penultimate episode of “24: Live Another Day” (Fox at 9) has Audrey pursuing diplomatic channels to prevent a war and Jack, Kate and Mark in pursuit of the real terrorist target.

FINALE WATCH: “Beauty and the Beast” (CW at 9) Season 2 comes to a close with Cat questioning whether it’s going to take Vincent’s death to stop Gabe.

The documentary “Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus” (HBO at 9) goes behind the scenes of the Belarus Free Theatre and introduces us to performers who are facing additional risks to perform on stage — risks that include censorship, imprisonment or worse.

The second installment of “The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?” (NatGeo at 9) covers America’s fragmentation, including a battle between an identity associated with controversial religious cults in Texas and America’s role in the world, and a bombastic women’s figure skating battle.

RETURNING SHOW: The fifth season of “Monster Fish” (NatGeo Wild at 9) opens with ecologist Zeb Hogan identifying and battling a 385-pound giant freshwater stingray that’s considered the “world’s largest” in Thailand’s Mae Klong River.

The feared and merciless butterfly infests “Under the Dome” (CBS at 10), and with butterfly eggs covering the town’s crops, Barbie risks his life to help Rebecca save the food supply of Chester’s Mill.

Scott’s position on the lacrosse team is threatened by a better freshman player on “Teen Wolf” (MTV at 10), all while Stilinski investigates a brutal murder.

RETURNING SHOW: The “Ice Road Truckers” (History at 10) crew is back for Season 8 just as a mighty storm jeopardizes their route.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC at 11:35) plays host to Kiefer Sutherland of “24,” reality starlet Nicole Richie and a musical performance from Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Actress Halle Berry and show favorite Steve Young come to the “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), with music from the War on Drugs.

Actors Gerard Butler and Meagan Good stop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with Matisyahu as the musical guest.

Rachel Lubitz



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