Once again, a lot of stuff to get being it almost two weeks since my last column. No worries, once the season is up and running, we’ll be back to three columns a week. This column is filled with stuff I’ve been sitting on for over two weeks, but now that we’re down to the final four (well, three actually since the hometown date rose ceremony was last night), I figured I can share this now. Once ABC releases the headshots and bios of all the guys, I’ll then release your episode-by-episode spoilers since, as of right now, I have all your rose ceremony eliminations. There’s a few dates in Spain and Portugal I’m trying to nail down, but I do have which episode every guy left in. I’ll reveal a couple of those today, but then give the episode-by-episode breakdown once the bios are revealed so it’ll be a little easier to follow.
Lets get started with the ridiculous “Adam Scott is gonna be the next ‘Bachelor’” rumor that started not four seconds after he won the Masters two weekends ago. I understand there are people out there that would like to see new blood, but c’mon, this was nothing but self promotion by the show’s producers trying to gain attention. All you needed to do was any homework whatsoever and realize that A) Adam Scott has a girlfriend and B) do you honestly think someone as popular and at the top of their game as Adam Scott is going essentially quit golf for two months (including missing the last two legs of the Fed Ex Cup Championship) to go film a silly reality show? Really? If he was the “Bachelor,” he’d start filming in mid-September like they have for the last 5 years. Go to PGAtour.com and you’ll see he’d have to miss two VERY important tournaments as part of the Fed Ex Cup Challenge, not to mention miss the President’s Cup, something he plays in every year. Yeah, never in a million years was going to happen. You really think Adam Scott needs to go on TV to find love? For Christ sakes, he’s been linked to former world #1 tennis player Ana Ivanovic and Kate Hudson. I highly doubt a Masters winner and someone with the status of Adam Scott would waste 2 months on this show so he could date Hot Mess from Detroit or whoever. Please. So ridiculous this was even talked about. Even if Adam Scott was single, he wouldn’t even take their call. Glad he cleared that up.
“Ready for Love” got cancelled after two episodes. I’d say I’m surprised, but I’m not. There isn’t a bigger critic of the “Bachelor” franchise than me, however, even I give credit where credit is due. I’ve been saying it for years that this show is the gold standard when it comes to reality dating shows. No one is even close. Other networks have tried, and they all have failed miserably. “The Bachelor” franchise is in its 10 year, and currently filming its 26th season. Forget reality dating shows, or even reality shows period, there aren’t many SCRIPTED shows that come close to lasting that long. All these other knock offs are just flashes in the pan. They try and essentially do the same thing the “Bachelor” does with extravagant dates, a group of contestants, eliminations, etc and they never last. “Ready for Love” had zero chance to succeed in today’s market, and the ratings proved right. It had the “Voice” as its lead in and it was drawing half the number that the “Bachelor” averages on a weekly basis. Pretty embarrassing.
Looks like Tom Bergeron got a few people’s panties in a bunch when two Monday’s ago he said that Sean and Catherine were getting married on ABC in August. That was classic. You could tell Tom was trying to be funny and use it as a set up to his joke about the bromance between Sean and Tristan, but when they immediately panned to Sean and Peta, Peta looked stunned, and Sean looked confused. Of course, Tom doesn’t realize the crazies that follow this show who freak out over every word said about anything, so immediately after the show within hours, there was already a statement out there saying that there is nothing set in stone and Tom was joking. Sure, Sean and Catherine might still end up getting married someday, and if they do, it will be televised by ABC. But it’s certainly not happening this August as Tom joked it would. Welcome to the wrath of the “Bachelor” crazies Tom. Never make that mistake again, or else people will be coming for your head. Seriously no joke, within one minute of Tom uttering that sentence on live TV, I had three people tweet me asking if it was true. Bizarre. When/if Sean and Catherine have a wedding announcement, you can be sure that Tom Bergeron won’t be the one who officially announces it during a throw away line to a joke set up an hour and forty-five minutes into an episode of DWTS. Any announcement about a Sean & Catherine wedding will come from Sean or ABC first, we know this.
One announcement ABC did make last week was that on May 21, there will be a one-hour special called “The Bachelor’s Funniest Moments,” hosted by Chris Harrison, which will show bloopers and outtakes from the previous 25 seasons. I have a suggestion, how about we just focus on the last 9 seasons or so since that’s pretty much what today’s fan really remembers. Hey, I’m sure there are plenty of funny moments from earlier seasons, but 25 seasons worth of footage, they could probably run a 5 hour show if they wanted to. If this thing is being condensed into one hour, my guess is that most of the bloopers will be from Brad’s first season on. If not, then over half their audience watching will be like, “Hahahahahahahaha hilarious. Ummmm, what season was that and who are these people?” But look for that to air 6 days before Desiree’s season premieres on Monday, May 27th.