The Bachelorette

ABC | 8:00 pm

At the end of a season that has seen more than its share of tears — and has not seen usual host Chris Harrison — Katie Thurston makes her ultimate choice of a romantic partner, who gets the legendary "final rose," in this concluding episode of the show's 17th round. It won't be very long before the 18th season begins, since it's slated for mid-October with next "Bachelorette" Michelle Young … marking the first time two cycles of this series have been broadcast within the same calendar year.