As mentioned on Tuesday, the “Women Tell All” tapes tomorrow afternoon. My guess is I’ll have your spoilers up for you some time this weekend, so I will send a tweet out when they’re up. But remember, not much happens at these “Tell All” tapings. A few women get called up on the hot seat, they’ll snipe at each other, and they’ll show bloopers. But I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything. Lets dive into a little bit on how the lead of this show is cast. In case you haven’t been scoring at home, the LAST 12 SEASONS, the lead has been someone who was just on the previous season except for Brad (who was re-cast after being the lead once), and Emily (who they waited a full season on before casting her). But other than that, DeAnna, Jason, Jillian, Jake, Ali, Ashley, Ben, Sean, Desiree, and Juan Pablo were the leads of this show who were on the previous season. So did they mix things up for next season of the “Bachelorette” and go off book? Uhhhhh, no.
Andi is the next “Bachelorette.”
Sure, sure, start your complaining now, or start your doubting because I have been wrong about leads in the past. But just like the rest of this season’s spoilers, this one is right. Hell, I even told you this was gonna be Andi’s gig when I gave you the spoilers back on November 20th, so this should come as a surprise to no one. It also keeps the show’s record intact of every “Bachelorette” they’ve had finished in the top 4 of their respective season. And Trista is the only girl who finished 2nd to get the gig, which I also told you back in November was why Clare wouldn’t get it. You cannot have the final 2 girl sitting at the ATFR talking about her breakup and crying and confronting the lead for the first time, then 20 minutes later say, “Oh and by the way, here’s our next Bachelorette – Clare.”
Andi will be announced as the “Bachelorette” on the live ATFR show, which airs immediately following the finale on Monday, March 10th. The guys for Andi’s season arrive in LA on Sunday the 9th, meaning they will “officially” see the “Bachelorette” is Andi when they are watching the finale as they are locked up in their hotel rooms. Of course, I’m sure most of them are aware of this site, or someone will relay it back to them well before they leave to notify them that it’s Andi. You’re welcome. Andi’s season begins filming either Tuesday night the 11th, or Wednesday night the 12th. All you’ll have to do is follow social media on either of those nights to see when it is. I’ve already got 9 guys from Andi’s season confirmed that I will release as we get closer to filming. No different than the rest of your crop of contestants – models, musicians, dudes with connections to past contestants, personal trainers, etc. Same thing, different season. It never changes.
Did you see Chris Harrison essentially spoil this season’s final two during his conference call with the media yesterday? Look at the last paragraph of his answer in the 2nd to last question. They basically ask him what he thought of the Clare/Nikki rivalry this season. His response?
“…And so it’s interesting. If they got to see that side of each other, which they will when they watch the show back. They’ll probably come to the After the Final Rose show and say, “You know what? We were probably more similar than we thought.”
Ummmm, Chris. Only the final two show up for the After the Final Rose show. Especially since we’ll see Andi when the “Women Tell All” tapes today. Then again, it’s not like this hasn’t been out there for 3 1/2 months, but I appreciate you confirming the spoilers, Chris. Much appreciated.
No idea why, but they are choosing to show Monday’s hometown dates completely out of order in regards to when they were filmed, according to ABC’s press release. Back in October before they even filmed the first hometown date, I told you they were filming from west to east. The actual order of filming went Clare (Oct 23rd), Nikki (Oct 25th), Andi (Oct 27th), then Renee (Oct 29th). On Monday, however the order they will show them in is: Nikki, Andi, Renee, Clare. No idea why. So just thought I’d fill you in on that.
Don’t forget live video chat tonight at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST, where I’m sure I will hear all your thoughts on Andi as the next “Bachelorette.” Really, this shouldn’t surprise anyone.