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BACHELOR, THE [PROGRAM CHANGE]
Air Date: Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: "After The Final Rose"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

SEASON FINALE

A SPECIAL TWO-NIGHT EVENT WILL ROCK BACHELOR NATION TO ITS CORE!

A ROMANTIC AND DRAMATIC THREE-HOUR LIVE SEASON FINALE ENDS IN A RAW, UNCUT ENDING TO ARIE'S JOURNEY, ON 'THE BACHELOR,' MONDAY, MARCH 5

THE LIVE, SHOCKING TWO-HOUR CONCLUSION TO ARIE'S LOVE STORY WILL UNFOLD, ON 'THE BACHELOR: AFTER THE FINAL ROSE,' TUESDAY, MARCH 6

Who Will Be the Next Bachelorette? Find Out on the Live 'After the Final Rose' Special

"Episode 2210" - The compelling live three-hour television event will begin with America watching along with the studio audience as Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s journey to find love comes to its astonishing conclusion. The Bachelor prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of his life, having narrowed down the field to two women with whom he is madly in love - Becca K. and Lauren B. - and told both of them that he loves them. Who does Arie, after much soul-searching, see as his future wife? Find out on the season finale of "The Bachelor," MONDAY, MARCH 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Arie hopes that with the help of his family, he will be able to find clarity about which of the two final women are right for him and who his family will embrace. When Lauren arrives, she instantly charms everyone with her outgoing personality. She has a heart-to-heart talk with Arie's mom, breaking down and admitting how painful it would be if she lost Arie. Becca, who is normally confident, is shaken by the reality that there is another woman who wants the same thing she does: to marry Arie. Arie's family is very impressed with Becca as well. Is Arie's family right? There is a type of woman that Arie always dates, but shouldn't marry? Should he listen to his head or his heart?

Will his last dates with both women help him determine the answer to this seemingly impossible decision? Lauren is full of surprises and turns an unexpected corner in their relationship. The couple ends up connecting on a deeper level than before. Becca shares a heartfelt scrapbook of their journey and it reminds him of all the things he loves about her. Their connection is undeniable. He truly is in love with both women and could happily marry either one. So how can he choose? Or will he just walk away? An unbelievable twist that no one saw coming develops into a jolting, must-see ending.

The final two women are:
Rebecca (Becca K.), 27, publicist, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lauren B., 25, technology salesperson, Dallas, Texas

Arie's soul-searching journey continues after America followed the chaos of his being in love with two women, which played out in gut-wrenching fashion, on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose," a two-hour live special, TUESDAY, MARCH 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Arie, Becca and Lauren all will be together in front of a studio audience with host Chris Harrison to discuss one of the most emotional, stunning endings to any Bachelor season. Arie will take Bachelor Nation back to those weeks in Peru with Becca and Lauren. What was behind his unexpected decision that blindsided both of them? What will the women have to say to Arie when they see him? Special guests, including some of the provocative women from this season, Bekah M., Kendall, Seinne and Tia, will discuss Arie's dilemma and his astonishing choices.

And in one last surprise, the identity of the new Bachelorette will be revealed!

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. A parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

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BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
Returns in January 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/25/02 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
23 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's 23rd) on 3/13/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2018) ABC's "The Bachelor," a pop-culture sensation, has encouraged millions of viewers for over two decades 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 relaxed format guarantees more "OMG," jaw-dropping moments. Bachelor Nation has made this romantic rollercoaster ride one of television's top social media and watercooler shows, as one lucky man and 30 lucky women have the unique opportunity to find true love. "The Bachelor" featured its 22nd season finale on Monday, March 5, leading ABC to win the night in Adults 18-49 over "The Voice"-led NBC. In addition, ABC dominated Monday's prime with Adults 18-34, beating NBC by 67% with "The Bachelor" as the night's No. 1 TV show. Featuring a big turnout for "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" on Tuesday, March 6, ABC nearly caught perennial Tuesday leader NBC in Adults 18-49 (with just 2-tenths of a rating point between the two networks), while winning the night outright among Adults 18-34. "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" ran within 1-tenth of a rating point with NBC's "This Is Us" as Tuesday's No. 1 TV show in Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 1 among Adults 18-34 and key Women (W18-34/W18-49).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Harrison as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bennett Graebner as EP
· Elan Gale as EP
· Martin Hilton as EP
· Mike Fleiss as EP
· Nicole Woods as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Next Entertainment
· Warner Horizon Unscripted Television