Today is a big day on the site. Not only do I have your episode-by-episode spoilers from this point forward, I also have two exclusive letters from the family and friend of Juelia’s late husband, Dustin Kinney. To me, these are a must read and they’re on page 2. To make it as clear as I can, I did not go seeking these people. They came to me after watching Juelia’s performance last Monday night. Needless to say, they weren’t too thrilled. Take the time to read them and I think you’ll get a better understanding as to why they came forward. As for your spoilers, ever since Nov. 24th, two days after the finale was filmed, you’ve had your final four breakdown this season. Your episode-by-episode spoilers were harder to come by this season, but I knew once I got through episode 4, I’d be able to piece things together. And I have. So all your spoilers from episodes 5 will be posted in the next hour. Check back for that. Everything pretty much stays the same except for one change in episode 7 in Des Moines. I know there are doubters because I’ve missed a couple small things here and there so far, which is fine. Will only make March 9th that much sweeter. You can dissect things all you want, but nothing can change what happened back on Nov. 22nd on a farm in Iowa. So now hopefully the “where are your episode-by-episode spoilers” emails will stop. But probably not.
In case you missed yesterday’s column, I’d talked all season about how at some point, the “Bachelor” was going to have to double up on episodes at some point because they had one more episode than Monday’s left until March 9th. I thought maybe they’d double up on Monday/Tuesday with back-to-back episodes, but they decided to go with the Sunday/Monday combo in a couple of weeks. Something they’ve done once before. Well, ABC hasn’t officially announced it yet, but here’s what your schedule will look like for the rest of the season:
Feb. 2nd – Episode 5 (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Feb. 9th – Episode 6 (Deadwood, South Dakota)
Sun. Feb. 15th – 1 hr. special “The Bachelor: Chris Tells All,” followed by Episode 7 (Des Moines, IA)
Mon. Feb. 16th – Episode 8 (Hometown Dates)
Mon. Feb. 23rd – Episode 9 (Overnight Dates)
Mon. March 2nd – Episode 10 (Women Tell All)
Mon. March 9th – Episode 11 (Finale & After the Final Rose)
This morning I made an appearance on the local “Good Morning Texas” show to talk all things “Bachelor.” Good times all around, except for my mic was a little low in the beginning. My segment starts at 4:39 of this clip:
Ratings are in from last night, and the show is trending upward. Went from 7.5 million viewers last week to 7.9 million this week, and even gained a tenth of a point in the all important Adult 18-49 demo, going from a 2.1 last week to a 2.2 this week.
Interesting story that posted yesterday regarding Puerto Vallarta bidding to host a season of the “Bachelor.” Problem is, there’s a few things wrong with how it’s written and I’m not sure they understand how the show works. Here’s what’s wrong:
1) Article states, “Filming of The Bachelor will take place for six weeks between the months of May and June.” The “Bachelor” doesn’t film in May and June. It films between September and November and has for the past 6 years.
2) Maybe you think the “Bachelorette” and they just mixed it up? No, because the “Bachelorette” films between March and May.
3) The “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” take longer than 6 weeks to film. It’s usually 8-9 weeks.
So where does that leave us? My guess is this is where “Bachelor in Paradise 2” will be filmed. I heard they were going back to Mexico this summer, but a different location. This makes sense. And if you have a reporter that got wind of this negotiation and the deal being struck last week, yet isn’t all too familiar with how this show works, it’s pretty clear they know something, but not everything. Namely that the “Bachelor” doesn’t film in that time period and neither does the “Bachelorette.” So you can expect that this is where “Bachelor in Paradise 2” will be filmed.
All of the blogs and interviews are out. Here is Chris Harrison’s blog about last night’s episode along with his weekly TVGuide.com interview. Here’s
Chris Soules blog as well where he fills us in on a few things we didn’t see last night.