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BACHELOR, THE
Air Date: Monday, January 20, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#1803-120) "Episode 1803"
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THE WOMEN FACE-OFF ON A SOCCER FIELD FOR JUAN PABLO'S AFFECTION, LOVE TAKES FLIGHT ON THE WATER, AND ONE BACHELORETTE HAS AN ATTACK OF EXTREME ANXIETY, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELOR"

The Bachelor Surprises the Bachelorettes by Cooking a Classic Venezuelan Breakfast

Country Music Artist Billy Currington is Showcased in a Private Concert

"Episode 1803" - Cassandra draws the first one-on-one date after deciding to stay and give love a chance with the dashing Juan Pablo and goes on a water adventure she won't soon forget. Will the soccer world ever recover? A group of ten women get to share the Bachelor's love of soccer, but when they are split into competing teams for his attention on the soccer field, the claws come out. Chelsie, who is afraid of heights, is pushed to the limit on the pivotal adrenaline date when Juan Pablo invites her to take part in a tandem bungee jump in Pasadena. The couple will be rewarded with a private concert by country music artist Billy Currington. And Juan Pablo surprises the women in the mansion by cooking them a classic Venezuelan breakfast. The jealousy between the bachelorettes grows as the Bachelor cancels the cocktail party in favor of a pool party, and the rose ceremony proves more challenging, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, JANUARY 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

The youngest single mom, Cassandra, after anguishing about leaving her son behind, is rewarded with the first one-on-one date of the week. Juan Pablo takes the stunning former Detroit Pistons dancer on an oceanside ride in a super cool tricked out Jeep in Long Beach, California. But she is shocked when the Bachelor makes a sharp turn from the beach into the ocean and the vehicle is transformed into a water car. The couple spends a wonderful afternoon aboard a magnificent yacht and later, at Juan Pablo's house, he cooks a romantic dinner for the two of them. Will sharing passionate kisses and a sexy salsa lead to Cassandra getting a rose? Or will she be sent home to be with her son?

Juan Pablo loves soccer, as the women are well aware, and now ten of them will attempt to show off their soccer skills when they arrive at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, the home of two-time Major League Soccer World Champions the Los Angeles Galaxy. After he demonstrates some of his signature moves while warming up with a few of the professional players, Juan Pablo splits the women into two teams and the ladies battle for his attention. But the real competition heats up at the after party when the women try to win the group date rose. Sharleen, Andi and Nikki all think their connections with the Bachelor are heating up, but are they?

The next day, Chelsie needs to face her fears as she learns her one-on-one date will be a tandem bungee jump with Juan Pablo off the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California. Will she be able to trust the Bachelor enough to take this leap of faith? Or will her fright squash the fun? Later, the traumatized bachelorette shares a romantic dinner with Juan Pablo at Pasadena's City Hall. But to top it all off, the evening ends with the sexy couple dancing the night away to the songs of country music artist Billy Currington, who gives them a private concert. Will Chelsie need more courage to face the Bachelor's decision on whether to give her a rose?

It's the day of the rose ceremony, and an excited Juan Pablo heads to the mansion early in the morning to give the women a surprise. He cooks them a feast of a classic Venezuelan breakfast. But some women don't have their "game face" on - which shakes one bachelorette's confidence to the core. The Bachelor follows up the informal breakfast with another surprise: he is cancelling the cocktail party and putting an all-afternoon pool party in its place. The women clamor to get alone time with Juan Pablo with varying results. One woman is reduced to tears after a stressful day poolside and another emotional woman lets jealously get the better of her when she sees other bachelorettes who might have stronger connections with the Bachelor.

Juan Pablo finds it is not easy to decide who goes home, but at the end of the evening, 13 women remain on the journey to become his soul mate and, hopefully, future wife.

The 15 remaining women are:
Alli, 26, nanny, Chicago, IL
Andi, 26, assistant district attorney, Atlanta, GA
Cassandra, 21, former NBA dancer, Rochester Hills, MI
Chelsie, 24, science educator, Columbus, OH
Christy, 24, marketing manager, Chicago, IL
Clare, 32, hairstylist, Sacramento, CA
Danielle, 25, psychiatric nurse, St. Louis, MO
Elise, 27, first grade teacher, Forty Fort, PA
Kat, 29, medical sales rep, Scottsdale, AZ
Kelly, 27, dog lover, Atlanta, GA
Lauren S., 26, music composer, Austin, TX
Lucy, 25, free spirit, Santa Barbara, CA
Nikki, 26, pediatric nurse, Kansas City, MO
Renee, 32, real estate agent, Sarasota, FL
Sharleen, 29, opera singer, Heidelberg, Germany

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Alycia Rossiter are the executive producers. "The Bachelor" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,L parental guideline.

For more information on "The Bachelor" please visit ABC.com.

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3/25/02 - ???
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renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's 20th) on 5/7/15
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(from ABC's press release, May 2015) ABC's "The Bachelor," a pop culture staple, will celebrate its 20th season with more fireworks, surprises and drama than ever. For over a decade, the series has encouraged millions of viewers to find their own fairytale romances while the original hit primetime romance reality series continues to offer unpredictable, sexy, emotional, over-the-top fun. The newly relaxed format rules guarantee more OMG jaw-dropping moments. Bachelor Nation has made this romantic rollercoaster ride one of television's top social media and water cooler shows, as one lucky man and 25 lucky women have the unique opportunity to find true love. After dating some ladies individually and others on group dates, the Bachelor will introduce a few of the women to his family. He also will visit their hometowns for a slice of their lives in an effort to determine the woman with whom he is most compatible. At the end of the journey, filled with drama and surprises, set against the backdrop of spectacular international settings, the Bachelor may quite possibly have found true love. But the big question is: After all of this, will he pop the question, and will she say yes? "The Bachelor" is hosted by Chris Harrison and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Executive producers are Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Alycia Rossiter.
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· Chris Harrison as Host
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· Alycia Rossiter as EP
· Martin Hilton as EP
· Mike Fleiss as EP
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· reality (all)
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· Next Entertainment
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