HIGHLIGHTS

Now that the field is down to five singers, it’s time for the major flattery to start — the contestants must incorporate one of show host Jewel’s favorite lyrics into a competition on “Platinum Hit” (Bravo at 8), and also try to impress guest judge Colbie Caillat.

A robber on “Flashpoint” (CBS at 8) really likes to takes risks, and enjoys broadcasting his crimes streaming live on the Internet. As the detectives try to capture the criminal, they realize that there’s a bigger story behind the man’s many robberies.

Things get weirder than ever on “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” (TLC at 9, 9:30) , as a NASCAR bride causes trouble. And later, there's major drama when two sister brides model their dresses at the shop while standing next to each other, which apparently is a major bridal faux pas.

New reality series “Heat Seekers” (Food Network at 10) sends chefs Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking around the world to seek out the hottest, spiciest dishes in each city. In the premiere, the hosts hit up Chicago and are challenged to nosh on a dish known as an “Atomic Bomb” (pork sausage, jalapeno and habanero peppers).

The roundtable on “Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO at 10) includes political strategist Donna Brazile and editor Nick Gillespie, with interview guests marketing strategist Martin Lewis and actor-director John Turturro.

One bride gets in a big fight with her bridal party on “Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids” (TLC at 10), and it makes more sense when you learn that she wants two groups for her wedding — one set of bridesmaids, and another group with the title of “honorary” bridesmaids.

“Fashion Police” (E! at 10:30) mock all sorts of celebrity outfits from the week with regular hosts Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, but this Friday night, welcome special guest Kathy Griffin to help with the snark.

Actor Denzel Washington is on “Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35), along with musical guest Bon Jovi.

Singer Dolly Parton and “Cash Cab” host Ben Bailey visit “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35).

— Emily Yahr