Air Date: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: "Behind the Scenes"
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Never-before-seen footage of the women moving into the iconic mansion; Rare look at what it takes to plan one of the one-on-one dates

Join host Chris Harrison in a one-hour special edition of "The Bachelor" entitled "The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes," airing SUNDAY, JANUARY 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). With this special, viewers will get more in-depth behind-the-scenes of what transpired during production of Juan Pablo Galavis' season.

Things get started with a bang on board the "Bachelor Bus" where Harrison and Galavis surprise fans of Bachelor Nation by crashing fun-filled "Bachelor" viewing parties and get the surprise of their lives when the men show up on their doorsteps. And then, viewers will get an emotionally charged behind-the-scenes look at the day after the first rose ceremony where 9 women were eliminated from contention, must pack up their things and head back home. Now, each woman must deal with the reality of rejection. It is a raw, never-before-seen inside look at what happens after the Bachelor has handed out all of the roses, but before he begins going on spectacular dates with the women he has chosen.

Later, for the first time ever, viewers will also get to see extended footage of the 18 women as they move into the iconic mansion. Cameras follow the bachelorettes as they unpack and explore their lavish new home and get to know their competition. Soon, the countdown to the first date with Juan Pablo begins, something Juan Pablo has been planning with producers for months to ensure a magical event!

A talented team of producers and crew turn a hot dusty California field into a magical, snowy winter wonderland for Juan Pablo's first date! How do they do it? And in a first ever behind the scenes look, we're going to show you how we turn a simple idea for a date into a magical romantic fantasy come true. Before going out on the date, Juan Pablo takes his adorable daughter Camila to this first date location where workers are putting finishing touches on this winter wonderland with snow blowers and blocks of ice. Camila takes a spin on the private ice-skating rink with her dad and is thrilled to see snow for the very first time.

We also get a more in-depth look at a few of the amazing women that received a rose the first night and will be dating our Bachelor. Find out why these lovely ladies believe Juan Pablo is the perfect man to possibly spend a lifetime with. As a very special bonus, viewers will get a sneak peek at the second episode of the Bachelor, which airs the following day on MONDAY, JANUARY 13, and also the rest of the exciting season of "The Bachelor."

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo," is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Alycia Rossiter are executive producers. "The Bachelor: Countdown to Juan Pablo" will be broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

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completed airing its 19th season on 3/9/15; has yet to be renewed for a 20th season
(from ABC's press release, December 2014) What do a dedicated school guidance counselor, a raven-haired beauty with a rebellious past, a self-proclaimed virgin with a healthy libido, a stunning petite beauty who is searching for her soul mate and a spunky Southern belle, who is a fertility specialist yearning to fall in love and have her own children, all have in common? They all have their sights set on moving to Arlington, Iowa, with the Bachelor, Chris Soules, when the 19th edition of ABC's popular romance reality series, "The Bachelor," premieres with a live event for the first time ever, MONDAY, JANUARY 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Chris Soules, 33, a handsome, successful farmer from Arlington, Iowa, meets 30 potential soul mates as he begins his exciting search for true love. In the premiere, "Episode 1901," Chris prepares for the night of his life as the 30 beautiful bachelorettes, all clamoring to meet him, begin to arrive. Britt rocks Chris' world with a memorable bear hug. Not to be outdone, Tara arrives wearing "Daisy Dukes" and cowboy boots. Amanda blindfolds the object of her affection and slips into the party before Chris can see her. Reegan, the cadaver tissue saleswoman, brings the Bachelor a heartfelt surprise in a medical cooler. And six-foot blonde stunner, Tandra, roars up on a motorcycle in a gorgeous evening gown and biker boots.
· Chris Harrison as Host
· Alycia Rossiter as EP
· Martin Hilton as EP
· Mike Fleiss as EP
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
· Next Entertainment
· Warner Horizon Television