Tuesday TV: ‘Love in the Wild’ Among Returning Shows

As dull as “The Bachelorette” continues to be – especially this season – it still retains a smidgen of action compared to the excruciatingly slow new entries into the prime time dating game reality show arena. There will be at least three such additional shows this season, first of all  “Love in the Wild” (NBC, 9 p.m.) in which singles are paired up for a series of “Amazing Race” like competitions. Except these are super dull. And then they spend long segments trying to decide whether to stay together as teams or not. You’ll spend long segmentgs fighting shuteye. To make it all the more annoying, Jenny McCarthy hosts.

“The Glee Project” (Oxygen, 10 p.m.) may be a better show than the one for which it is supposedly casting. A new group of young people seeking a several-week run on the Fox show, begin to compete, showing off both their voices, and, oddly, the kind of personalities that “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy can write for. So naturally, the girl in the wheelchair, the blind guy and the transgendered person all have a leg up.

Miss the barge-a-palooza that served as Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebration Sunday? You can still catch the pop concert with Princes William and Henry hosting Tom Jones, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Cliff Richard – Sirs all – as well as Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Renee Fleming, will.i.am and Jessie J in a concert at Buckingham Palace in the “Concert for the Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration with Katie Couric” (ABC, 9 p.m.). (Wait, she’s the queen now?).

It’s odd that a reality show star jumps networks, especially one as singularly untalented as Kendra Wilkinson, one of Hefner’s “Girls Next Door” who had her own reality show on E!, “Kendra” now has a show about her life with NFL star Hank Baskett, “Kendra on Top” (WE tv, 10 p.m.).

Summer begins to take shape on cable, with the returns of “Pretty Little Liars” (ABC Family, 8 p.m.), “Jane By Design” (ABC Family, 9 p.m.), “Rizzoli & Isles” (TNT, 9 p.m.) and “Franklin & Bash” (TNT, 10 p.m.).

Following its foray into Miami, “Dance Moms” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) and its loudmouth tyrant Abby Lee Miller, return to Pittsburgh. It’s preceded by a litany of her yelling on “Abby’s Most OMG Moments” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.).

Two shows on BET end their seasons first is “The Game” (BET, 10 pm.) followed by the freshman hit “Let’s Stay Together” (BET, 10:30 p.m.).

Rumer Willis guest stars as a pot dealer on a new episode of “Workaholics” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.).

Shunning, the practice seen tonight on “American Colony: Meet the Hutterites” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.) is not something the producers want you to do to this series.

It runs with a new episode of “Amish: Out of Order” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.), whose leading star has been Mose, the same guy who was on “Amish in the City” a few years back. Have the Amish only produced one viable TV personality?

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 8 p.m.) go off to Cost Rica (sorry to those people).

Another new round each comes for “Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox, 8 p.m.) and “Master Chef” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

There’s a hotel bikini contest at “The Catalina” (The CW, 8 p.m.). So: another classy episode.

First he was “George of the Jungle.” Then he was “Dudly Do-Right” (HBO Family, 10 p.m.). When will Brendan Fraser do “The Tooter Turtle Story”?

Films set at train stations are featured tonight on Turner Classic Movies, with  “Since You Went Away” (8 p.m.), “The Clock” (11 p.m.), “Union Depot” (12:45 a.m.), “In the Heat of the Night” (2 a.m.) and “The Harvey Girls” (4 a.m.).

In the NBA playoffs, it’s Celtics at Heat (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.) with the series tied 2-2.

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Jenny McCarthy, Kerry Washington, Bryant Gumbel. The View: Jill Biden, Drew Manning. The Talk: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Jamie Krell. Ellen DeGeneres: Kristin Chenoweth, Tina & David Long, K’nann featuring Kelly Furtado (rerun).

Late Talk

David Letterman: Neil Patrick Harris, Noomi Repace, Alan Jackson. Jay Leno: Emma Stone, Chris Hemsworth, chris Robinson Brotherhood. Jimmy Kimmel: Andy Samberg, Snigdha Nandipati, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. Jimmy Fallon: Michael Fassbender, Sean Parker & Shawn Fawning, Callie Thorne, The Walkmen. Craig Ferguson: Michael Sheen, Michael Ian Black (rerun). Tavis Smiley: Charles Ferguson, Christina Ricci. Carson Daly: Angie Johnson, Moshe Kasher, Bombay Bicycle Club (rerun). Jon Stewart: Gary Johnson. Stephen Colbert: Jill Biden. Conan O’Brien: Charlize Theron, Curtis Stone, Bahamas. Chelsea Handler: LMFAO, James Davis, Heather McDonald, Mo Mandel.

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