If a fame-hungry airline pilot and an ex-Hooters waitress who promised to marry each other at the end of a reality show can't make it work, who can?
We're about to see the whole ugly story unfold on "The Bachelorette" (8 p.m. Eastern time Monday, ABC). That's when former "Bachelor" star Jake Pavelka and his one-time love, Vienna Girardi, will face off for the first time in front of cameras about their recent breakup.
Oh, it will be ugly, the kind of train-wreck television that reality-show fans love. ABC knows it and is promoting the whole event with little shame.
ABC calls it "an intense verbal confrontation" - which is a nice way of saying the two fussed a lot. Reports quote Pavelka as saying she was jealous of his growing fame. After "The Bachelor," he did "Dancing with the Stars" and Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva."
Girardi has been quoted as saying he wasn't, uh, intimate enough.
In an ABC news release, Girardi defends herself against allegations of infidelity. Pavelka accuses her of selling him out for money.
"After a particularly intense verbal confrontation, Vienna bursts into tears and storms out, ending the interview," an ABC release states.
Chris Harrison, host of "The Bachelor," conducts the interview with the two.
Other highlights for the week of July 4-10 (all times Eastern, listings subject to change):
• "A Capitol Fourth" (8 p.m., PBS) - Jimmy Smits hosts the 30th-anniversary edition of the star-studded Independence Day concert, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The evening is capped, of course, with fireworks.
• "Night of Independence Marathon" (8 p.m., IFC). Independent films by American directors make the cut for this line-up that includes 2005's "Lord of War" with Nicolas Cage.
• "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (9 p.m., NBC). Nick Cannon of "America's Got Talent" headlines the celebration, complete with fireworks and music from Justin Bieber.
• "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" (10 p.m., CBS). Toby Keith fires up his American pride amid fireworks during this live telecast.
• "Bath Crashers" (10 p.m., DIY). Host Matt Muenster follows folks who are shopping at a hardware store to their home, where he helps them with their projects.
• "Minute to Win It" (8 p.m., NBC). The spring hit is back on a new night and with more unusual tricks.
• "The Choir" (10 p.m., BBC America). In this reality show, a choirmaster tries to build a choral group from an unlikely setting.
• "Crossroads" (9 p.m., CMT). The channel's musical cross-pollination has Kenny Chesney sharing the stage with the Steve Miller Band.
• "Haven" (10 p.m., SyFy). A FBI agent stumbles upon a small town's secret: The denizens have superpowers.
• "The Bridge" (8 p.m., CBS). A rebellious policeman battles crime on the street and corruption in his department in this new series.