I’m not saying watch it. I’m just saying it’s on… as if Iran doesn’t have enough bad press, we have the debut of “Shahs of Sunset,” another reality show featuring colorful (translation: obnoxious) characters behaving badly, including a self-proclaimed “Persian princess” who hates ugly people. Sigh. It’s on Bravo. If you’re interested.
Sonoma winemaker Ben makes his choice in “The Bachelor” season finale (8 p.m., ABC). For more or to catch up on the season, go to bachelor.blogs.pressdemocrat.com
“Project Runway” not enough for you? Elle Macpherson hosts “Fashion Star” (9:30 p.m., NBC). Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie are among the mentors. I think Tim Gunn’s job is safe.
One bad thing about catching up with a show on HuluPlus or DVD: It’s easy to get addicted, and then it’s torture to wait for those once-weekly episodes, especially if the wait is months long. But now (yay!) “Community” (8 p.m., NBC) is back. For those who haven’t sampled “Community” yet, it stars Joel McHale as Jeff Winger, a self-absorbed former lawyer forced to return to community college after his law degree is revealed to be a fake. His study group includes flaky activist wannabe Britta (Gillian Jacobs), single mom Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), high-strung overachiever Annie (Alison Brie), politically incorrect tycoon Pierce (Chevy Chase) and quirky best buds Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi). And that description doesn’t do it justice.
Hopefully, you have a dual DVR (or some other way to catch up on competing shows), because opposite “Community,” “Missing” debuts (8 p.m., ABC). Ashley Judd stars as a mom (and former CIA operative) who goes to Rome to search for her missing son. Kinda like a small-screen “Taken.” One note: If you have to pick between the two, go with “Community.” Please. It needs the ratings, and I can’t imagine a world without Abed.
“Fairly Legal” (9 p.m., USA) returns tonight. Sarah Shahi plays mediator Kate. When last we saw her a year ago, Kate was fired by stepmother Lauren and at odds with ex (and sometimes hook-up) Justin. She vowed to be back. It took her a year, but here she is, with a potential new love interest and a new round of sticky situations to navigate.