What’s on TV
THE BACHELOR PRESENTS: LISTEN TO YOUR HEART 8 p.m. on ABC. It’s only been about a month since Peter Weber wrapped up his divisive stint as television’s most visible romantic free agent on “The Bachelor.” Many fans are still parsing his decision to break off his engagement with Hannah Ann to pursue a relationship with Madison, especially since the couple called things off soon after the finale aired. The franchise’s new offering starts off with a two-hour episode, and follows musicians looking for love. It should be diverting enough to help viewers forget that the most recent bachelor didn’t end his season betrothed. At the very least, it will tide us over until Clare Crawley assumes “The Bachelorette” throne. The spinoff’s contestants will perform separately and together as they try to develop ongoing relationships.
THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY 10 p.m. on ABC. If you’re still in the mood for romance after watching aspiring musicians flirt and flaunt their skills for two hours, this new series about an average Joe and a famous fashion mogul may hit the spot. The two meet when Daniel (Victor Rasuk), who works at the family bakery, publicly rejects his girlfriend’s marriage proposal. He’s splattered with soup, a parting gift from his spurned partner. Noa (Nathalie Kelley), the titular beauty and celebrity, offers him a ride away from his troubles. But instead of returning to his close-knit clan of parents and siblings, Daniel joins Noa for a night out in Miami.
ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959) Stream on the Criterion Channel. Jimmy Stewart stars in this acclaimed courtroom drama by Otto Preminger as Paul Biegler, a folksy small-town lawyer who is called upon to defend an Army lieutenant charged with murder (Ben Gazzara). The officer says it was a revenge killing for the rape of his wife, Laura (Lee Remick). Biegler is hopeful that he will be able to successfully argue that the lieutenant is innocent because his actions were the result of an “irresistible impulse.” But the case proves difficult to make. The prosecution is tough and Laura appears unsympathetic and unreliable.
THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF (2009) Stream on Mubi. The director Pietro Marcello’s film “Martin Eden” was supposed to open in theaters in the United States this month, but its release was postponed because of the coronavirus. While we wait for “Martin Eden,” the Italian director’s adaptation of Jack London’s 1909 novel, his first two full-length films are available to stream. One, “The Mouth of the Wolf,” is a hybrid documentary and drama that follows Vincenzo Motta after his release from prison, as he readjusts to life in Genoa and reunites with his companion, Mary. The other, “Crossing the Line,” is a documentary: a journey through Italy on the country’s long-distance express trains.