Ladies and gentlemen, consider yourselves totally booked the nights of Sunday, January 5, and Monday, January 6. Those are the two evenings ABC has devoted to reminding America why we love Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis. (As if we needed reminding, what with a life-sized poster of the sexy fella pinned to our bedroom wall.)
Although there’s been no official press release as of publishing, ABC slyly made the announcement via The Bachelor Facebook where some hapless intern a network official recently added details of a two-night “premiere event” starting January 5, 2014.
But before you start stocking up on twice as many wine coolers (we already did), Reality Steve cautioned that two nights might not mean double the action, even with Juan Pablo at the helm of the SS Bachelor.
“I really don’t think they are airing any of episode 1 on Sunday night,” he writes. Rather, Steve thinks Sunday night’s episode will mainly feature throwaway footage of host Chris Harrison shooting the breeze with Juan Pablo and perhaps “a retrospective of past Bachelor seasons.”
Indeed, he answered his (and our) own question soon after, letting the world know that via some sly intel, he found out what's happening. "They’re going to use that night to introduce America to a lot of his women by showing their intro videos," Steve explained. "In a regular season, they would just set aside a 10 minute segment in the first episode to show about 8 or 9 of the women. But since they decided to go with the two night premiere this time around, they are using Sunday night to dedicate a whole show show to get to know the women better. Also, apparently Chris Harrison showed up at a few of the women’s doors to personally surprise them and give them a rose to tell them they were on the show, and we’ll be seeing that footage as well."
Whatever other surprises ABC may have in store, you know we’ll be tuning in, wine cooler in hand. Who could say no to twice as much time with Sir Christopher H.?
Strangely, as of this update, nearly a month after we first heard about the news, ABC still hasn't released a word about the two-night thing. In fact, a tweet on November 19 only mentioned the January 6 date. Unless they've changed their mind about the two-nighter, we highly recommend they let ladies know that this is happening. You know, in case they have to wash their hair that night (as if). And if they did change their minds, that'll give us time to put together our own Bachelor retrospective to fill the time the night before the big day...
Take time and smell the roses on Sunday, January 5, at 8 p.m. on ABC, and watch the official first night on January 6.