ABC.COM READIES FOR PREMIERE OF "THE BACHELOR: ON THE WINGS OF LOVE" WITH LAUNCH OF NEW INTERACTIVE ROSE CEREMONY GAME
Online Game's Grand Prize Winner to Receive Trip for Two to St. Lucia
"Bachelor" Premiere Episode to Be Available Online with Expert Commentary from Jillian Harris, Star of the Most Recent Season of "The Bachelorette," Along with Her Fianc�, Ed Swiderski
In conjunction with the premiere of "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love," ABC.com will launch an all-new interactive Rose Ceremony Game enabling fans of the show to put their matchmaking skills to the test. Viewers can go online each week and make their picks of which bachelorettes will receive a rose from bachelor Jake Pavelka.
Players will earn points for their correct picks and by correctly answering trivia questions about the previous week's episode. Bonus points will also be awarded to players who correctly predict which bachelorette will get the first rose of the evening, and also if they correctly predict the order in which the roses are handed out.
At the end of the season, the player with highest score will win a grand prize vacation getaway for two to the luxurious Jalousie Plantation on the island of St. Lucia. Additionally, each week's top scorer will receive a special "Bachelor" gift bag. For rules and more details regarding game play and prizes, go to www.abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelor/rose-ceremony-game-rules. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
Fans of the series will also be able to watch episodes of "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" with special expert commentary on ABC.com the day after their broadcast premiere. The premiere episode will feature special commentary from Jillian Harris, star of the most recent season of "The Bachelorette," and her fianc�, Ed Swiderski. Series host Chris Harrison will provide expert commentary for the second episode of the season. ABC.com's new expert commentary feature allows viewers of the site's Full Episode Player an opportunity to experience insights from the stars of ABC's series and specials, as well as producers, writers, directors, production and costume designers, music supervisors and network executives, among others.
The site also offers a photo gallery featuring details on this season's 25 bachelorettes, as well as a variety of short-form clips related to the series.
About "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love"
Jake Pavelka is out to prove that nice guys don't always finish last in love. The handsome commercial pilot from Dallas�and America's most hopeful romantic�begins his own bid for true love, choosing from among 25 beautiful bachelorettes, when "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" premieres tonight, MONDAY, JANUARY 4 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. This will be the 14th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.
As the online home of the ABC Television Network, ABC.com is dedicated to providing users innovative ways to experience their favorite shows. In addition to the Emmy & Webby Award-winning ABC Full Episode Player, the site also offers the viewers of ABC's hit series everything from games, blogs, community forums, photos and downloadables to new ABC Music Lounge and the ABC Store, which gives fans access to a wide variety of unique ABC-related merchandise. ABC.com is available anytime, anywhere on mobile devices at m.abc.com.