Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Monday night

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Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls 9 p.m., NBC

Survivor: the Shire. In this new summer reality competition, instead of every man or woman for him- or herself, the 10 teams being put through their paces by survivalist Grylls in remote New Zealand are actually supposed to stick together. That fellowship angle feels very “Lord of the Rings”-esque given the locale. Will they find Hobbits? Bump into Sauron? Be seduced by the power of the ring? Probably not. Instead they will likely climb, withstand, and strategize their way across New Zealand. (Which is actually kind of Tolkien-y.) The team that Grylls deems in possession of “the most heart, courage, initiative and resolve” will win $500,000.

Warehouse 13 10 p.m., Syfy


I’ve been a huge cheerleader for this show and as its fourth and penultimate season comes to a close — it will return for an abbreviated final season next summer — the cast and writers are working at a peak level, combining real drama with stakes, laugh-out-loud comedy, and inventive genre elements into a satisfying whole. Plus, bonus points for casting “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alums James Marsters and Anthony Stewart Head as villainous brothers.

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The Bachelorette 8 p.m., ABC

The final four.

Siberia 10 p.m., NBC

Semi-fake, semi-real? Either way, empty glass.


Under the Dome 10 p.m., CBS

It’s probably not wise to play with this Barbie.