Air Date: Monday, March 17, 2008
Time Slot: 9:32 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#1201-90) "Episode 1201"
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The 25 Bachelorettes Who Look to Capture the Sexy Brit's Heart Are Revealed

Shayne's Famous Acting Family Tree Includes Hollywood Royalty -- Her Grandparents, Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl, and Her Father, Lorenzo Lamas

What do a stunning blonde beauty with a mysterious family past, a dramatic lady who bites tin cans in half and an outrageous woman with few inhibitions have in common? They're all on the hunt for the new Bachelor, Matt Grant, when the 12th edition of ABC's popular romance reality series, "The Bachelor: London Calling," premieres with a 90-minute special, MONDAY, MARCH 17 (9:32-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

(Editors note: The program's regular run time is 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET, which begins on Monday, March 24.)

Matt, 27, a handsome global financier from London, meets 25 potential soul mates as he begins his exciting search for true love. In the premiere episode, "1201," Matt moves into his Malibu bachelor pad and prepares for the night of his life � a party with 25 beautiful American bachelorettes. From the minute they meet him, the women are knocked off their feet by his handsome good looks, his sexy accent and his British sense of humor.

Marshana, a confident diva who creates drama wherever she goes, impresses Matt right out of the limo by modeling a beautiful sari-inspired dress she made by hand. And nothing can stop Chelsea, a sexy lady in red, as she challenges Matt to a tough arm wrestling match, much to the dismay of other jealous bachelorettes. Shayne intrigues the handsome Bachelor, as she reveals that she is an actress (Teen Carly on ABC's "General Hospital") with a famous father and grandparents. Her father is actor Lorenzo Lamas, best known for his long-running roles on "Falcon Crest" and "The Bold & The Beautiful." Her grandparents are Hollywood royalty: the charming and suave big screen and television actor, the late Fernando Lamas, and the elegant big screen star turned successful entrepreneur, Arlene Dahl. But will Matt guess who they are?

Ashlee, an alluring singer/songwriter, sings Matt a unique tune she wrote just for him, and has no trouble rubbing her success with the Bachelor in the other girls' faces. However, few could rival Carri and her rare and dramatic ability to bite a tin can in half � a talent she readily demonstrates to the Bachelor. And Matt had better also keep an eye out for Kelly, an outspoken sexy blonde with a wild side, Robin, a sophisticated know-it-all that everyone loves to hate, and Amanda, a stunning, all-American girl with a few tricks up her sleeve.

But it's Stacey who makes things hot, hot, hot, providing the shocker of the evening as she deftly takes off her panties and slides them into Matt's pocket.

Tensions mount and sparks fly as the bachelorettes vie for the first impression rose. Finally, Matt must eliminate ten of the 25 women, leaving 15 to compete for his affections and, in the end, his heart.

The 25 women are:

Alyssa, 24, a biology student from Boise, ID.

Amanda P., 26, a law student from Las Vegas, NV.

Amanda R., 27, an account executive from Niceville, FL.

Amy, 22, a nanny from Stockton, CA.

Ashlee, 22, a singer/songwriter from Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Carri, 25, a church marketing representative from Oklahoma City, OK.

Chelsea, 24, a pharmaceutical sales representative from Durango, CO.

Denise, 30, a former Bush aide from Washington, D.C.

Devon, 24, a makeup artist from Austin, TX.

Erin H., 25, an event planner from Seattle, WA.

Erin S., 33, a hot dog vendor from Venice, CA.

Holly, 25, a children's book author from Suffield, OH.

Kelly, 24, a medical sales representative from San Diego, CA.

Kristine, 32, a personal trainer from Charlotte, NC.

Lesley, 23, a youth minister from Tampa, FL.

Marshana, 27, a fashion designer from Brooklyn, NY.

Michelle, 28, an administrative assistant from Syracuse, NY.

Michele, 33, an interior designer from Laguna Niguel, CA.

Noelle, 26, a photographer from Loveland, CO.

Rebecca, 30, an attorney from Alamo, CA.

Robin, 22, an advertising coordinator from Holland, MI.

Shayne, 22, an actress from Malibu, CA.

Stacey, 26, a graduate student from Chicago, IL.

Tamara, 23, a cocktail waitress from Beverly Hills, CA.

Tiffany, 33, a real estate marketing representative from San Francisco, CA.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor: London Calling" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, David Bohnert and Martin Hilton are executive producers. "The Bachelor" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

This episode of "The Bachelor" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

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