Episode 01 – airing January 5th (8:00–11:00 p.m., ET):
- For the First Time in Bachelor History, the Emotionally Charged 19th Season
Will Kick Off with a Live 3 hours long Premiere Event
So this premiere is really a first! First time we get a 3 hours show, a LIVE premiere and a red carpet! Here is a bit of info on what you can expect for the first hour:
We will not start with the usual intro and limo arrivals, but rather a red carpet “party” with a LOT of alumni present… Here are some names (the list is not exhaustive, as there are a lot of them!): Dylan, Brian, Kelly, Zack, Andi & Josh, Sean & Cat, Lacy & Marcus, Nikki (who I like “A LOT”), Danielle, Brooks, Courtney, Sharleen, Lesley M, Leslie H, Clare, Daniella, Tenley, Elise, Christy, Alli, Michelle, Kiptyn, Mike G, Robert, Erica Rose, the ever present Chris B and more, including the one and only Neil Lane!
We will see live interviews and even be treated to montage of the best and worst (funniest) limo entrances of past seasons.
Check out the crew getting the red carpet ready:
Chris and the ladies:
…. oh and that 1 guy:
So, the first Impression (and all the others) rose is ready….
Are you? Get the wine, make yourself comfortable… and keep track of all the girls as they appear on screen with their full names, social media info and lots of pics and data in their galleries.
Here is your official ABC release on this Premiere episode, aka “the Meet & greet”, with my own comments and added sneak peeks!
Chris Harrison hosts this first-time live premiere event with a studio audience and past fan favorites from The Bachelor and Bachelorette series, as Bachelor Nation goes behind-the-scenes of Chris Soules’ everyday life and an up-close-and-personal look at some of the bachelorettes around the country who will try and capture his heart.
In “Episode 1901,” our Bachelor, who is living right next door to the mansion this season, is filled with anticipation and excitement.
Fifteen stunning bachelorettes from around the country try to make a lasting first impression. One woman gives him a bear hug he won’t soon forget.
A fun-loving country gal shows up in “Daisy Dukes” and cowboy boots.
…maybe a bit TOO fun loving?
A mysterious secret admirer blindfolds Chris before he can see her and slips inside. Will he be able to find her? A woman with an unusual career brings him a medical cooler with a surprise inside.
That would be Reegan:
A six-foot tall striking blonde roars up on a motorcycle wearing a beautiful evening gown – and biker boots.
One of my favourites pre-show, Tandra:
But suddenly, Chris Harrison has a surprise – it’s time to start the party – but with only 15 bachelorettes? The women are equally shocked, but anxious to get the Bachelor’s attention, which some of them do with sexy moves. The first impression rose makes its appearance and it looks like the end of the night, but the evening has actually just gotten started. Harrison lures Chris away because there are 15 more women about to make their entrances.
The original group of bachelorettes can only look on in horror as a seemingly endless parade of beautiful bachelorettes arrive and want to take over the scene, and the Bachelor. The party almost comes to a standstill when one beauty lets the pressure get to her and almost has a meltdown.
Thirty women – an all-time high – compete for the first impression rose. Chris finally offers the coveted rose to one bachelorette, who is surprised to be singled out of this group of outstanding lovely ladies.
A long, stressful night ends with the first rose ceremony of the season. However, there is one woman who is in trouble and might not make it through the night. In the end, a total of 22 women will toast to finding love with Chris. However, in a shocking turn of events, one woman pulls the Bachelor aside for what will be one of the most dramatic twists in Bachelor history.
I hope you are THAT excited:
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) January 5, 2015