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BACHELOR, THE
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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GO BACKSTAGE WITH "THE BACHELOR: BEHIND THE SCENES" SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

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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BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/25/02 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
19 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 19th) on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2014) ABC's "The Bachelor" is the original primetime romance reality series that offers one lucky man and 25 lucky women the unique opportunity to find true love. This season, the hit series will feature its 19th edition with the new Bachelor getting to know 25 women via a series of social gatherings and exotic, romantic dates - some in groups, some individually. He will introduce some of the women to his family and 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 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?
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Harrison as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Martin Hilton as EP
· Mike Fleiss as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Next Entertainment
· Warner Horizon Television