What do a Cuban Casanova — who is a gentle giant but might be too good to be true — a hard charging federal prosecutor, a sexy former pro soccer player who is a single dad, a free spirited drilling fluid engineer with a captivating sense of humor, a self-proclaimed Southern gentleman who also is a single father, and a suave, debonair financial advisor with a dark secret in his past all have in common? They’re all on the hunt for the new Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock, when the ninth edition of the female version of ABC’s popular romance reality series, “The Bachelorette,” premieres on Monday, May 27 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
Desiree, 27, who grew up in a family of modest means but rich in love, meets 25 potential soul mates as she begins her own search for true love. In the premiere, “Episode 901,” 25 eligible men come from all over to try and win Desiree’s heart. Immediately the drama and one-upsmanship begin. Desiree’s anxiety melts away as soon as the men start to compete to impress her: Larry, a nervous ER doctor, tries to break some romantic dance moves, but he’s no Fred Astaire; Nick R., who plies his trade as a professional magician, displays his talents to Desiree; a shirtless Zak W., a hunky oil rig worker, displays an outstanding six-pack to impress the Bachelorette; and Diogo appears like a knight in shining armor – literally. But the one who captures Desiree’s heart is our youngest man to ever climb out of a limousine — Ben’s four-year-old adorable son, Brody, who accompanies his single dad.
The battle for Desiree’s attention and affection has only begun. The 19 roses come out early. Nick R. sets off a commotion as the men rush to get time alone with the Bachelorette. After Desiree gives out the first rose, a jealous frenzy erupts between the guys. Brad, who is a part-time DJ, sparkles with some hip hop dance moves. Fearless, topless Zak W. strips down to his underwear and dives into the pool. But how will Desiree react to this immodest stunt? Strikingly handsome Juan Pablo, a former pro soccer player, attempts to give the Bachelorette a private dribbling lesson. However, before too long, the rest of the men jump into the action. And Jonathan drops a bombshell when he decides the time is right to invite Desiree into his own special “fantasy suite,” which leads to an explosive reaction.
Some bachelors with early roses can relax, but the others are very apprehensive as the season’s first rose ceremony begins. Finally, Desiree will have the 19 men who will move into the mansion and continue on the quest for her heart.
Desiree’s 25 suitors are:
Ben, 28, an entrepreneur from Dallas, TX
Brad, 27, an accountant from Denver, CO
Brandon, 26, a painting contractor from Costa Mesa, CA
Brian, 29, a financial advisor from Baltimore, MD
Brooks, 28, a marketing consultant from Salt Lake City, UT
Bryden, 26, an Iraq War veteran from Missoula, MT
Chris, 27, a mortgage broker from Seattle, WA
Dan, 30, a beverage sales director from Las Vegas, NV
Diogo, 29, a ski resort manager from Lake Tahoe, CA
Drew, 27, a digital marketing analyst from Scottsdale, AZ
James, 27, an advertising executive from Chicago, IL
Jonathan, 26, a lawyer from Hickory, NC
Juan Pablo, 31, a former pro soccer player from Miami, FL
Kasey, 29, an advertising executive from San Luis Obispo, CA
Larry, 34, an ER doctor from Berkeley, CA
Micah, 32, a law student from Denver, CO
Michael G., 33, a federal prosecutor from Miami Beach, FL
Mike R., 28, a dental student from Dallas, TX
Mikey T., 30, a plumbing contractor from Winfield, IL
Nick M., 27, an investment advisor from Charlotte, NC
Nick R, 26, a tailor and magician from Chicago, IL
Robert, 30, an advertising entrepreneur from Los Angeles, CA
Will, 28, a banker from Chicago, IL
Zack K., 28, a book publisher from Newport Beach, CA
Zak W., 31, a drilling fluid engineer from Mico, TX
ABC today announced that ‘The Bachelorette,’ now in its ninth season, will premiere on Monday, May 20th at 9:00 pm ET/PT, before moving to its regular time slot of 8:00 pm ET the following week. The identity of the latest Bachelorette will be revealed during ‘The Bachelor: After the Final Rose,’ which airs live on Monday, March 11 at 10:01 pm ET/PT.
In addition, the new drama ‘Mistresses,’ starring Alyssa Milano will premiere on Monday, May 27 at 10:00 pm ET/PT. Based on the hit UK television series of the same name, ‘Mistresses’ is a provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery: Savannah (‘Savi’), a successful career woman working toward the next phase in her life, both professionally and personally; Savi’s free-spirited and capricious baby sister, Josslyn; their friends April, a recent widow and mother of a ten-year-old daughter, and Karen, a therapist with her own thriving practice. These four friends find support and guidance with each other as they brave their turbulent journeys and life’s storms of excitement, secrecy and betrayal, all the while bound by the complex relationships they’ve created.
“Mistresses” stars Alyssa Milano as Savannah (‘Savi’) Davis, Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy, Jes Macallan as Josslyn Carver, Brett Tucker as Harry Davis, Jason George as Dominic Taylor and Erik Stocklin as Sam Grey.
Hosted by Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”), “Bachelor Pad” returns MONDAY, July 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) with its most controversial cast to date, as 15 unforgettable characters from the “Bachelor” franchise – those we love and those we love to hate — gather back at the mansion to live together to possibly find a second chance at love and compete for $250,000. Last season, Michael Stagliano won the money but lost at love – this season he moves into the mansion and will put everything on the line, even his winnings from last season, to find love. Also, fresh off the wrath of Emily on this week’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” Villain Kalon McMahon decides to lick his wounds and move into “Bachelor Pad.” Other residents will include “Bachelorette 5″ fan favorites Ed Swiderski, winner, and contestant Reid Rosenthal, who proposed to Jillian Harris.
Additionally, for the first time, the show will feature five “Super Fans” – including identical twins Brittany and Erica Taltos who will compete as one participant. With so many elements at play to raise the stakes – Kalon is unaware that one of his roommates will be returning ” Bachelor Pad” member Erika Rose, with whom he has a love/hate relationship; Tony Pieper, who was deeply torn over his search for love on “The Bachelorette,” decides that there is really more out there for him and is ready to take another chance on love; Will Blakely be able to get along with the women in the mansion and will these fresh new faces be able to find true romance in the mix? And so much more – Season 3 is set to bring fireworks, drama, romance and endless possibilities.
Each week the contestants will square off in head-to-head challenges to compete for immunity and the opportunity to go on a date with contestants of their choice. The winner of each challenge will then grant immunity to one of his or her dates via the presentation of a rose. At the end of each episode, the contestants will vote amongst themselves – the men will vote off a woman and vice versa — to determine which cast members will be eliminated from the competition.
The 20 contestants set to lay it all on the line for love and/or money are:
LINDZI COX (“The Bachelor” Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Lindzi has not been heard from since she was rejected by Ben Flajnik on that fateful day. She was heartbroken and buried herself in work and her passion, horses. But, Lindzi is determined to move on. She does not care for anyone that gossips and is ready to compete for money and love.
Occupation: Development Manager Age: 27 Residence: Bellevue, WA
BLAKELY JONES (“The Bachelor” Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Last time, Blakely did not get along with the women in the house. She admits that she probably could have done a better job of making friends, but now she is not here to make friends. Blakely is here to win all the money.
Occupation: Estherician Age: 34 Residence: Charlotte, NC
SARAH NEWLON (“The Bachelor” Season 11, Brad Womack)
This girl does not want her 15 minutes of fame to end. She is single and ready to mingle, and eager to get in the mansion to hang out with the hot single men. A friend of Erica Rose, she knows she needs to do anything to stay in “Bachelor Pad.” Sharing the mansion with Reid should also be interesting since Sarah shared an intimate kiss with Reid while he had a girlfriend.
Occupation: Bar Manager Age: 28 Residence: St. Louis, MO
JAMIE OTIS (“The Bachelor” Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
The last time we saw Jamie, she had an awkward kiss with Ben before being sent home. Jamie has made a lot of changes since she has been on the show. She was the mother figure to her siblings and when she got home, she realized that her siblings were growing up and can live without her. For once, she is living her life as her own. Jamie also thinks Jaclyn is toxic.
Occupation: Registered Nurse Age: 25 Residence: New York, NY
ERICA ROSE (“The Bachelor” Season 9, Prince Lorenzo Borghese)
Erica was a presence on “Bachelor Pad 2,” speaking the truth and stirring the pot. But after being voted off and sent back home to her parents, she is ready to return and win the money all for herself. She also has a love/hate relationship with Kalon, who is from her hometown.
Occupation: Law Student Age: 29 Residence: Houston, TX
JACLYN SWARTZ (“The Bachelor” Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Jaclyn is super competitive, smart, manipulative but well liked amongst the cast, despite being a self-proclaimed mean girl. This smart-mouthed woman will tell it like it is, but still stay on everyone’s good side to ensure that she is kept in the house. However, Jaclyn thinks Rachel Trueheart wants to be just like her.
Occupation: Account Manager Age: 27 Residence: Newton, MA
RACHEL TRUEHEART (“The Bachelor” Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Rachel narrowly escaped going home on the 2-on-1 with Blakeley, but still remained closed off, which ultimately led to her demise. Now she is back, and finally open to love – and even more open to taking home a lot of money. However, this could all be challenging since Jaclyn gets really annoyed with Rachel.
Occupation: Executive Assistant Age: 27 Residence: New York, NY
BRITTANY AND ERICA TALTOS (Super Fans)
These two are the definition of double the trouble and double the fun. They are in it for the money and maybe to find a guy, but nothing serious. Erica has the reputation for being the smarter, more conservative twin. She is still a virgin and has not dated much. Brittany, however, could not be more opposite of Erica, she is the flirtatious, boy-crazy twin. As fans, the twins think Erica is snobby, boring and not pretty.
Occupation: Students Age: 22 Residence: Gainesville, FL
PAIGE VIGIL (Super Fan)
As a dedicated fan of ” The Bachelor,” Paige has preconceived notions of all previous cast members from writing ” The Bachelor” recaps in her college newspaper and admits she will be a bit star-struck. She may look sweet and innocent, but do not underestimate her because Paige will use her knowledge of the cast to her advantage. Though she will put up a good fight for the money, she ultimately hopes to find the love of her life and settle down.
Occupation: Jumbo Tron Operator Age: 24 Residence: New York, NY
DONNA ZITELLI (Super Fan)
This sight for sore eyes is a trifecta of beauty, personality and brains. Donna graduated third in her class, and loves drawing and writing songs. She knows people underestimate her intelligence because of her beauty – little do they know she has no problem playing it up and using her beauty and brains to win the money. Donna would love to go on a date with Michael Stagliano.
Occupation: Student Age: 22 Residence: Hackensack, NJ
RYAN HOAG (“The Bachelorette” Season 4, DeAnna Pappas)
Ryan is a person who stands strong in his beliefs and is one to let it be known. He did not find love on DeAnna’s season, and is not going on “Bachelor Pad” to find it either – he is here for the money. But, he is by far one of the more handsome men in the mansion and will be an object of desire – could a possible love interest distract him from winning the cash or will he stay focused on the prize?
Occupation: High School Dean/ Age: 32 Residence: Minneapolis, MN
Former NFL Player
KALON MCMAHON (“The Bachelorette” Season 8, Emily Maynard)
Kalon was the villain on Emily’s season. But at least he was honest. Maybe Kalon is not ready to settle down, but he is ready to dominate those inferior to him. He will charm the women, he will compliment the men and he will go all the way to the end just to keep the money all to himself. Plus, he is frenemies with Erica Rose.
Occupation: Luxury Brand Consultant Age: 27 Residence: Houston, TX
NICK PETERSON (“The Bachelorette” Season 7, Ashley Herbert)
Nick never really made much of an impression on Ashley. He was too reserved and too concerned that he would make a fool of himself. As a result, he never got the chance for love. He finally found his footing at “The Men Tell All” and now he is ready to show America and all of “Bachelor Nation” who he is. And, he is going to use his body to make sure no one votes him off.
Occupation: Trainer Age: 27 Residence: Tampa, FL
TONY PIEPER (“The Bachelorette” Season 8, Emily Maynard)
Tony temporarily left his son to be with the one girl he truly believed was meant for him, Emily. After having his heart broken on “The Bachelorette,” he realized that there is more out there for him and is ready to find his true love.
Occupation: Lumber Trader Age: 30 Residence: Portland, OR
REID ROSENTHAL (“The Bachelorette” Season 5, Jillian Harris)
Reid is most remembered as coming back to propose to Jillian after she had already rejected him – only to be rejected all over again. He later found love with his long-term girlfriend of several years, with whom he just recently ended things. Plus, when he was still with his girlfriend, he hooked up with Sarah Newton, who is now living with him in “Bachelor Pad.” At this point, Reid is unsure what he wants out of life when it comes to career, love, and money and hopes to figure this out in “Bachelor Pad.”
Occupation: Realtor Age: 33 Residence: Philadelphia, PA
MICHAEL STAGLIANO (“The Bachelorette” Season 5, Jillian Harris, “Bachelor Pad 2″)
Last time Michael came on “Bachelor Pad,” he got the money. But sadly for him, money cannot buy happiness. Soon after taking the win, he found out that his ex-fiancŽ, Holly, was engaged to Blake. This time, he is not going to even think about the game or the money. He is just here to meet the girl of his dreams.
Occupation: Entrepreneur Age: 27 Residence: Sherman Oaks, CA
ED SWIDERSKI (“The Bachelorette” Season 5, Jillian Harris)
Ed won Jillian’s love and got down on bended knee, but it did not last. They gave it their all, they have no regrets, but now he is single again. He found love on “The Bachelorette,” so why could he not find it on “Bachelor Pad?”
Occupation: Technology Consultant Age: 33 Residence: Chicago, IL
CHRIS BAIN (Super Fan)
Chris is an animated, good ole’ country boy from Georgia. He thoroughly enjoys rush-kicking in doors, taking down criminals and flashing his tats. He is very similar to a 90′s action movie hero in that he wants what every hero wants – the money and pretty girl on his arm. Chris hopes to leave “Bachelor Pad” with both.
Occupation: SWAT Team Officer Age: 28 Residence: Canton, GA
DAVID MALLET(Super Fan)
David is a fan of the show, but an even bigger fan of women and money. As an MMA fighter, David feels right at home being competitive and has earned the name “Kamikaze” because when he fights he either wins or dies trying. “Bachelor Pad” is the perfect arena where he will be able to dominate in both fields. He would like to hook up with Lindzi.
Occupation: Real Estate Agent/ Age: 28 Residence: Hoboken, NJ
MYSTERY MAN (“The Bachelorette” Season 8, Emily Maynard )
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “Bachelor Pad” is executive-produced by Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton. “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad” are all produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
‘Bachelorette’ Takes to Highlands of Croatia, Inspired by ‘Brave;’ Rose Ceremony History Made (Spoilers)
The medieval town of Dubrovnik supplies the beauty, and Emily and the remaining eight men provide the fireworks as the romantic world tour continues. The bachelors are hoping that Emily finally will see through Ryan’s bold faade when they go on a one-on-one date. Arie decides to break the rules and risks sneaking out of the guys’ suite to see Emily, but what kind of reception will he get? A group date starts with a special sneak peek screening of the new Disney/Pixar film Brave, but the guys find out that they need to compete for Emily’s attention by dressing in kilts and performing in their own version of the Highland Games, just like in the movie. Finally at the rose ceremony, Emily continues to make bold moves to ensure her future happiness and also makes Bachelorette history, on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, June 1 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
Although sad to be without her daughter for the first time during this journey, Emily is looking forward to putting the drama of last week behind her and enjoying this magnificent city with her guys. As the men arrive at their suite at the Radisson Blue Resort and Spa, Emily delivers the first date card herself, inviting Travis to “look for love beyond the walls.” The couple explore old town – buying souvenirs, walking the ramparts of the walled city and dancing to local music. Later that evening, at a romantic dinner spot in an ancient fort, Travis opens up about the broken engagement in his past. Will his touching story heat things up with Emily or will he be sent home without a rose?
The next day, six men meet Emily in old town Dubrovnik, where she takes them to a breathtaking historic theater. There they are treated to a VIP sneak peek of Disney/Pixar’s highly anticipated new film Brave (in theaters June 22). The men had better be paying attention because afterwards, mimicking the movie, they will be asked to dress in kilts and compete in their own Highland Games. The bachelors fire arrows, throw logs and test each other’s strength. Although one bachelor dominates the competition, another wins over Emily with his persistence in the face of defeat. The after party finds one handsome man taking Emily on an intimate walk and talk in the streets of Dubrovnik, while another brave suitor offers the Bachelorette his heart.
Ryan is raring to go on his one-on-one date with Emily. She has her own doubts about this charismatic charmer, but wants to keep an open mind. After a romantic drive up the Adriatic coast, stopping to take photos, meet the locals and even harvest oysters, they return to town for an intimate dinner, and Ryan lays out all the qualities he is looking for in a wife. Does Emily fit the bill? This smooth-talking bachelor won’t take “no” for an answer, but will this confident suitor be able to sell Emily on his vision on their future life together?
And later that night, Arie can’t resist slinking out of the hotel to pay Emily a visit. She invites him in and after he kisses her goodnight, he realizes he is falling in love.
Some of the more anxious men use the cocktail party to plead their cases, as one bachelor reveals his vulnerable side while another one assures Emily that he would be her best choice. Emily remains conflicted over which men should receive roses and walks out of the room with the final rose in her hand. How she resolves the problem makes Bachelorette history. The hometown dates loom ahead as the six remaining men and Emily toast to their next spectacular destination: Prague.
The eight remaining men are:
Arie, 30, a race car driver from Scottsdale, AZ
Chris, 25, a corporate sales director from Chicago, IL
Doug, 33, a charity director/realtor from Seattle, WA
Jef, 27, an entrepreneur from Salt Lake City, UT
John “Wolf,” 30, a data destruction specialist from St. Louis, MO
Ryan, 31, a pro sports trainer from Augusta, GA
Sean, 28, an insurance agent from Dallas, TX
Travis, 31, an advertising sales representative from Madison, MS
What do an athletic stud who says all the right things, a dashing Indy car driver who would like to take a victory lap, a skateboarding hipster who likes a good chase, a successful businessman who loves to make a huge first impression, and a single hunky dad whom you’d like to bring home to mother all have in common? They’re all on the hunt for the new Bachelorette, Emily Maynard, when the eighth edition of the female version of ABC’s popular romance reality series, “The Bachelorette,” premieres Monday, May 14 at 9:31 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.
Emily, 26, a single mom who lives with her six-year-old daughter Ricki in Charlotte, North Carolina, meets 25 potential soul mates as she begins her own search for true love. In the premiere, “Episode 801,” 25 eligible men come from all over to try and win Emily’s heart. Immediately, the drama and the one-upsmanship begin: Emily is hit with a bad case of nerves, but that anxiety melts away as soon as the men start to compete to impress her. Tony makes like Prince Charming and presents her with a glass slipper. Jef, a successful entrepreneur, springs onto the scene on a skateboard. Party MC Stevie shows off his “can’t miss” dance moves. Travis offers a gift with a special meaning for Emily and her daughter. However Kalon is not to be outdone and lands in his private helicopter, much to the chagrin of the other men.
The battle for Emily’s attention and affection has only begun. Once inside the mansion, Kyle, a confident financial advisor, is eager to captivate Emily, but Brent, a single father of six, is busy showing off his voluminous collection of family photos. Chris, the handsome sales director, makes his mark with some custom bobble head dolls. But Arie, a professional race car driver, is nervous to share his career with Emily – fearing that it will remind her of her late fiancé, Ricky Hendrick. And Doug, another single dad, shares a tender moment with the Bachelorette, bringing with him a touching letter from his 11-year-old son.
After Chris Harrison reveals the first impression rose, the tension mounts and sparks fly. Stevie, the brash entertainer, confronts Kalon, the grandstanding wealthy suitor, accusing him of being selfish and insincere. Emily, unaware of the friction between the bachelors, is wooed away by the skateboarding Jef, who exudes a soft-spoken confidence that impresses her. Emily finally offers the first rose to a bachelor who was so charming that it would be hard for any of the men to argue with her choice.
One bachelor could relax, but 24 others are very anxious as the season’s first rose ceremony begins. Finally, Emily will have the 19 men who will move into the southern mansion.
Emily’s 25 suitors are:
- Aaron, 36, a biology teacher from Long Beach, CA
- Alessandro, 30, a grain merchant from St. Paul, MN
- Alejandro, 25, a mushroom farmer from San Francisco, CA
- Arie, 30, a race car driver from Scottsdale, AZ
- Brent, 41, a technology salesman from Fresno, CA
- Charlie, 32, a recruiter from Nashville, TN
- Chris, 25, a corporate sales director from Chicago, IL
- David, 33, a singer/songwriter from New York, NY
- Doug, 33, a real estate agent from Seattle, WA
- Jackson, 29, a fitness model from Lockport, IL
- Jean-Paul, 35, a marine biologist from Seattle, WA
- Jef, 27, an entrepreneur from Salt Lake City, UT
- Joe, 27, a field energy advisor from Los Angeles, CA
- John “Wolf,” 30, a data destruction specialist from St. Louis, MO
- Kalon, 27, a luxury brand consultant from Houston, TX
- Kyle, 29, a financial advisor from Long Beach, CA
- Lerone, 29, a real estate consultant from Los Angeles, CA
- Michael, 26, a rehab counselor from Austin, TX
- Nate, 25, an accountant from Los Angeles, CA
- Randy, 30, a marketing manager from Hermosa Beach, CA
- Ryan, 31, a pro sports trainer from Augusta, GA
- Sean, 28, an insurance agent from Dallas, TX
- Stevie, 26, a party MC from Staten Island, NJ
- Tony, 31, a lumber trader from Beaverton, OR
- Travis, 30, an advertising sales representative from Madison, MS
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are executive producers. “The Bachelorette” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.
This Season’s Highlights Include Extraordinary Trips to Bermuda, London, Dubrovnik and Prague, Special Concerts by Eight-Time Grammy Award-Winner Dolly Parton, Hit Country Band Gloriana
And Country Star Luke Bryant, Plus a Scene-Stealing Performance by The Muppets.
Emily Maynard, the beautiful, sweet, young mom who captured America’s and Brad Womack’s heart on the 15th season of “The Bachelor,” finally thought she had her happy ending. She accepted Brad’s proposal but unfortunately their relationship ended, along with her dream of moving to Austin with her daughter, Ricki, and starting a family. But Emily is ready for her luck to change and to bring her the love she so richly deserves. It’s hard to meet men as a single mom, but Emily will have her pick of 25 bachelors when she gets a second opportunity to find love starring in the eighth edition of “The Bachelorette,” the female version of ABC’s hit romance reality series, premiering Monday, May 14 at 9:31 pm ET ABC Television Network.
Instantly popular with “Bachelor” fans, Emily’s strength, passion and southern charm – as a mother and as a woman – would make anyone happy to make her his wife. She feels incredibly grateful to have found her first love when she was very young, although her fiance, famed NASCAR driver and team owner Ricky Hendrick, tragically died in a plane crash. She then discovered she was pregnant with their child, the apple of her eye – Ricki. Despite not having dated a lot, Emily, 26, knows what it’s like to be truly in love. In the past seven years, she has been looking for someone with the same spark she has for life, and she believes that she will find her soul mate on “The Bachelorette.”
On the premiere, Emily’s journey begins in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, where she lives with her six-year-old daughter, Ricki. After saying “good night” to Ricki, Emily arrives at a southern mansion where she meets her 25 potential soulmates who have traveled across the country. They include a biology teacher, a mushroom farmer, a marine biologist and a ex-professional football player. Emily is nervous, but her anxiety slips away and soon turns to laughter as a single dad produces a glass slipper and proclaims her a princess; a youthful entrepreneur swoops in on a skateboard; a party MC shows off his dance moves; and a southern gentleman brings something special that symbolizes his dedication to protecting her and Ricki. But although one man’s grand entrance in a helicopter impresses Emily, it only makes him a target of jealousy and ridicule from the other bachelors.
Inside the mansion, the battle is on among the eager suitors vying for the attention of the southern belle. A confident man is eager to charm Emily, but he is upstaged by a single father of six excited to show off his family photos to her. One handsome man wins her over with a pair of custom bobble head dolls, but another bachelor is extremely nervous when he reveals his career, fearing that it will remind her of her late fiance. The night turns more emotional when another single dad brings her a heartwarming letter from his 11-year-old son. The competition erupts into a full-fledged competition when Chris Harrison brings out the coveted first impression rose. A tough-talking entertainer confronts the wealthy suitor who dropped in via helicopter, accusing him of being selfish and insincere. But unaware of the tension, Emily is stolen away by the skateboarder, whose soft-spoken and self-confident ways impress her. Everyone holds their breath as Emily gives out the first impression rose to one charming bachelor, but no one can blame her for choosing him. By the end of the night, Emily will have 19 men left to compete for her affections and, in the end, her heart. A list of bachelors will be released shortly.
Emily’s hunt for Mr. Right will take place during some of the most romantic and adventurous dates ever, with exciting surprises in store for both her and her bachelors as they travel around the world for intimate dates in Bermuda, London, Dubrovnik, Prague and other exciting locations. A jam packed schedule in Charlotte has Emily taking one lucky man to an exclusive red carpet affair, including a romantic dinner for two and a special concert by hit country band Gloriana. Emily may have to kiss one more frog to get her prince as she and a group of bachelors perform live for a worthy cause with The Muppets, including Kermit and Miss Piggy. Country music star Luke Bryan serenades Emily and one handsome bachelor, but only after the two attempt to scale a tall building. Even Emily’s best friends get to grill 12 of the men and put them to the test in a park full of children. In a delightful surprise to both Emily and one of the men, they travel to one of Emily’s favorite places – Dollywood — and are serenaded by none other than the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton.
Then Emily and the remaining men journey to beautiful Bermuda. But three bachelors will not be leaving the Bermuda Triangle with her at the end of their stay. The bachelorette then whisks the remaining men across the Atlantic to London for a week of royal romance, including a double-decker bus tour of Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park and a very special dinner with one lucky guy in the Tower of London. A group of the bachelors do their best to harness their inner thespians as they rehearse and perform scenes from “Romeo and Juliet” in Stratford-on-Avon. Historic and picturesque Dubrovnik is the backdrop for the group’s next set of romantic adventures. After a sneak peek at the next eagerly awaited Pixar film, Brave, a group of spirited bachelors compete in a round of Highland games in order to win extra time with Emily. The magnificent city of Prague plays host to Emily and her remaining men as they variously have a private dinner cruise down the Vltava River, explore a medieval castle and even have a date to marionette shop and visit the Lennon Wall of Love and a spooky dungeon. Finally, after the crucial hometown dates, three lucky men travel with Emily to an exotic destination for some of the most intimate and sensual overnight dates ever. Emily will have traveled the world again for love, but will she finally make her own fairytale come true?
As in the past, men will continue to be eliminated each week, but if at any point along the way a bachelor should decide that he’s no longer interested in the Bachelorette, he can reject her invitation to continue dating. Two lucky men will meet her family, and she will visit the final bachelors’ hometowns for a slice of their lives in an effort to determine the man with whom she is most compatible — but there are surprises in store for Emily that will shake her world. At the end of the journey, the Bachelorette may quite possibly have found true love. But the big question is: After all of this, will he pop the question, and will she say yes?
In this gripping special conclusion, Ashley, who began her search for love with 25 bachelors, has survived a shocking and emotionally taxing journey and found herself falling in love with two very different, but wonderful men, Ben F. and J.P. As she prepares to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life, she invites the two remaining bachelors to tour more of the breathtaking island country of Fiji to meet her family. Ashley hopes her family will offer some crucial input about which incredible man they believe will make the better match for her. Then the men have one last chance to lay their hearts on the line, each trying to guarantee that he will be the one to get Ashley’s final rose. Once fearful that none of the men would be drawn to her, she now has two men in love with her. But which man will she choose to leave paradise with and to share her life, and who will go home with a broken heart? The Season Finale of “The Bachelorette” airs Monday, August 1 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
With Ashley’s search for her soul mate over, she talks to Chris Harrison about the two final bachelors this season in “After the Final Rose” special. She’ll take viewers back to exotic Fiji on the final day, and to what she was thinking when she made the most challenging decision of her life. Ashley and the bachelor she rejected square off in an emotional discussion about his dramatic exit from the show – and he wants some answers. He will confront Ashley for the first time since that day he left heartbroken. Finally, Ashley and the man who received the final rose are together in public for the first time. They will discuss the difficulty of sustaining the relationship in secret, the roadblocks they encountered on their journey – including a surprise guest, Ashley’s sister Chrystie, who was one of those obstacles — and what the future will hold for them. It’s an emotional conclusion to Ashley’s heartfelt journey to find true love, on “The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,” Monday, August 2 at 10:02 pm ET/PT.
When J.P. first arrives to meet Ashley’s family at the Vomo Island Resort and Spa, he appears to make a great first impression. However, Ashley’s sister, Chrystie, whose opinion she has always valued, lets her know that she doesn’t see this man as the one for her. The drama erupts as the two sisters confront one another in a sensational fight. Ashley is stunned by her sister’s frank assessment and seeks solace from her brother. Meanwhile, Chrystie offers J.P. a litany of things that she finds troubling about any future relationship he might be planning with her sister. He is shocked by this summary appraisal. Will Ashley be forced to reassess her feelings for J.P. because of her sister’s brutal opinion?
The following day, Ashley’s attempts to clear the air with her sister fail and fireworks start again – especially when Chrystie drops the bomb that she saw more chemistry between her sister and
Brad than Ashley and J.P. Another heated verbal sparring session ensues while Ashley worries how her family will receive Ben F. But when this amiable bachelor arrives, he immediately charms everyone with his carefree attitude and sense of humor. Even Chrystie is happy to see Ashley be herself around Ben F., which will only make her decision ever harder.
Ashley is now down to her “last chance” dates with the final two men to bring some clarity to the situation. She and Ben F. soar in a helicopter over the Fijian seascape, landing near some natural hot springs where the couple spend a steamy time together. Later the date turns serious when the emotional Ben F. finally completely opens up to Ashley and admits that he loves her. This outpouring of emotion has a definite effect on Ashley.
The next day, Ashley and J.P. meet and the distressed bachelor is still reeling from Chrystie’s harsh judgment of him. He begs Ashley not to let her sister’s opinion influence her decision, but Ashley is determined to make sure that the man she picks is right both for her head and heart. Desperate to convince her that he is the one for her, J.P. admits he’s falling madly in love with her. He even surprises her with a special gift that night as they snuggle.
Her journey is over and both men are ready to propose, but there is still one heart-breaking decision for Ashley to make before she can find her happily ever after.
The two remaining men are:
Ben F., 28, winemaker from Sonoma, CA
J.P., 34, construction manager from New York, NY
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It’s an explosive reunion viewers won’t want to miss, as the most memorable bachelors from this season – including Constantine, Ryan P, Ames, Mickey, William and Jeff “The Mask” — return to confront each other and Ashley one last time on national television to dish the dirt and tell their side of the story. The men will discuss the difficulty of competing for Ashley and focus on the most controversial bachelor of the season – Bentley. William and Ben C. have a heated face-off about their dramatic two-on-one date and its aftermath. Ryan P. shares how he has changed since being on the show; and Ames, the bachelor who charmed America, explains his tactics for winning Ashley’s heart. Finally, Ashley offers her very frank assessment about her experience on the series, remembering the good and bad times. Sensational unseen moments from one of the most dramatic “Bachelorette” seasons ever will also be featured, as will a special preview of Season Two of “Bachelor Pad,” on “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All,” Sunday, July 31, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
Although one of the guys on everyone’s lips this season – Bentley – has chosen not to attend, that didn’t stop the rest of the men from discussing his shocking behavior and treatment of Ashley. Chris talks to Michelle Money about her warning to Ashley to stay away from Bentley because she had learned he wasn’t interested in her, and that it was more a game to him.
But no discussion is more emotionally charged than when William is questioned about the moment he convinced Ashley to send Ben C. home. The men – not to mention Ben C. — are skeptical of William’s story that the reason he told Ashley that Ben C. was looking forward to Internet dating when he got home was only to protect the Bachelorette. When William takes the hot seat, he can barely stand the heat. He can’t even look at the footage being played of his time on the show. And when a clip of his infamous comedy roast of Ashley is played, he can’t bear to hear it.
Ryan P. takes the hot seat to talk about his prickly relationship with the other guys. He, too, struggles to watch his emotional exit from the show. It was all too real when Ashley sent him home. Ryan admits the journey changed him – for the better. And then Ames, the unique and intellectual bachelor who fell hard for Ashley, steps into the spotlight. He explains that he took things slowly because he wanted his relationship with Ashley to last forever. Ames also looks back at his Muay Thai boxing date, which sent him to the hospital.
Things heat up as Ashley must face the men she rejected. Immediately emotional, she discusses with Chris how difficult the season was for her and how much she regretted wasting so much time and not spending it with the men who were really there for her. Then Ali, DeAnna and Jason share with Ashley their thoughts about what she went through this season as she struggled with Bentley. While it has been a trying season for her, Ashley explains that at least now she knows what she doesn’t want.
It’s the bachelors like you’ve never seen them before! The special also includes a sneak peek at the season finale and the final two bachelors, Ben F. and J.P., vying for Ashley’s heart and the final rose.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.
“The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.
Romantic adventures await Ashley and the final three bachelors – Ben F., Constantine and J.P. – as they travel to the tropical heaven of Fiji and the possibility of intimate overnight dates. There’s electricity and passion in the air during these sand & surf excursions, as Ashley continues to explore what her future would be like with each one of these potential partners, and is faced with extending an invitation to each bachelor to spend the night in a “fantasy suite.” However, one man – in a shocking return – asks Ashley to give him another chance to win her heart. But there is nothing that can prepare Ashley for the startling disclosure that Constantine makes, as her rollercoaster ride in search of a happy ending continues, on “The Bachelorette,” Monday, July 25 at 8:00 pm on the ABC Television Network.
Ashley kicks off her tropical adventure by spending an afternoon on a luxurious yacht with charismatic Ben F., who has wowed her with his humor and sensitivity. They sail across sparkling ocean waters to a remote island where they enjoy some the world’s best snorkeling at the celebrated Pirates’ Den. Later things get serious over a candlelit dinner, as Ben F. finally reveals his feelings for her. But will he take the ultimate step and tell her he is falling in love with her?
Constantine and Ashley take a spectacular helicopter tour over the lush Fiji Islands. Their destination is a remote lagoon, and they enjoy a wonderful day frolicking in a majestic waterfall. Later that night, the couple reunite for a romantic dinner, but Ashley is totally taken aback by Constantine’s astonishing news, which changes everything for her.
Still reeling from the events of the night before, Ashley visits the bachelor who traveled all the way to Fiji in hopes of getting her to look at their relationship with new eyes and invite him back into her life. Will she grant him his wish?
On her last date this week, Ashley surprises J.P. with a sea-to-air adventure as they take off in a seaplane over the panoramic seascape. They land on a private island of perfect white sand. The intimate day turns into a critical night when, at dinner, J.P. shares his feelings about their potential life together. But where does this leave Ashley?
Ashley has experiences a different path to love with each of these men, and it has left her feeling more vulnerable than she expected. After an emotional deliberation, she moves cautiously to the rose ceremony. She and the final two bachelors toast to continuing their adventure on Fiji – where they will meet her family. Her journey to find love is quickly coming to a close. Whom will she choose – but more importantly, will they choose her back?
The three remaining men are:
Ben F., 28, winemaker from Sonoma, CA
Constantine, 30, restaurant owner from Atlanta, GA
J.P., 34, construction manager from New York, NY
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.
Following an emotional update from last season’s ‘The Bachelor’ winner Emily Maynard who discussed the break-up with second-chancer Brad Womack, host Chris Harrison sat down with former ‘The Bachelorette’ Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez to catch up with the couple and get an update on their relationship.
The video interview, just released by ABC, shows the couple still happily together as they discuss their thoughts on the Ashley Hebert’s season and Bentley, with Ali drawing parallels between Ashley’s experiences and her own, although hers yielding very different results. The couple also talks about the pressures felt by the public and rumor mongering, following the Maynard-Womack update, with Ali citing an example of not being married by when it was expected to occur and the assumptions made by the public when its expectations aren’t met.
The interview is in two parts, presented below: