The Bachelor

Last night’s The Bachelor rose to its highest level for the season with an average audience of 323,620. This was an increase on Campbell Live’s average audience of 284,330.

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There was some fascinating data that came out last week from the US about the most popular programming was for key demographics.  The results are somewhat surprising in that what you think might be at the top of the list, isn’t.

The most watched show by 18-49 year olds with households of $150k USD is The Bachelor. In third place behind The Good Wife is The Bachelorette.

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10:35pm Friday, December 7 on TV2

Take a journey with The Bachelor, as fan favourite Ben Flajnik – the down-to-earth and romantic guy whose heartfelt proposal was rejected by Ashley Hebert in the season-five finale of The Bachelorette – gets another shot at love amidst stunning backdrops across the globe and some of the most exciting and romantic dates imaginable.

Skeptical at first, Ben, a 29-year-old successful winemaker from Sonoma, California, now knows first-hand that love can happen – and he’s hoping to find it as this season’s bachelor. But the pressure is on. After summoning the courage to get down on one knee and offer his genuine proposal to Ashley, she rejected him, sending him off heartbroken and angry, wondering how he could have misread the signs. But Ben isn’t giving up and, having recently lost his father, he now feels the desire more than ever to find a lasting, love-filled relationship. Ben is ready to open up and risk it all again for another chance at love. Twenty-five women wait in the wings knowing that Ben is the bachelor; they are excited to meet him, and many of them believe in their hearts that he could be “the one.” Will Ben find his beloved amongst the 25 women competing for his heart?

Hosted by Chris Harrison (The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Hollywood 411), don’t miss the 16th season premiere of The Bachelor on TV2.

Bieber to guest on The Simpsons

Justin Bieber has landed a cameo role in an episode of The Simpsons. The Canadian singer has already recorded his voiceover for the appearance, in which he will be playing himself.

Bialik’s injury not obvious

The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik has said that the hand injury she suffered in a recent car accident will not be obvious in episodes of the sitcom. Mark Cendrowski is an amazing director, so it’s not going to be obvious,” she told TV Line. “As long as you don’t see me walking and swinging my arm awkwardly, we’re making it work.” Continue reading »

McHale hints at Community return

Community actor Joel McHale has hinted that the comedy series will return for a fourth season despite rumours the show will be dropped.

Sheridan calling for retrial

Former Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan is calling for a retrial in her case against the show’s creator Marc Cherry. Sheridan filed the lawsuit against Cherry and the ABC network for wrongful termination and battery. Continue reading »

10:55pm Friday, January 13 on TV2

He famously turned down both the final women three years ago – will it be true love this time around for Brad when the series final of The Bachelor screens tonight on TV2?

The 30 women have been narrowed down to two, and have been whisked off to Cape Town, South Africa – the perfect place for a romantic proposal, or perhaps for another double rejection.

The girls will meet Brad’s family, who will tell him who they have concerns about, and who they feel would be a great fit into their family. With helicopter rides, swims in shark-infested waters, and Brad more confused than ever, the stage is set for another dramatic The Bachelor final.

Then, both final girls will reunite with Brad in a look back at their relationships with him and life after the final rose giving ceremony. At least one girl’s heart will be broken, but can broken hearts be mended?

Missed an episode of The Bachelor? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

10:25pm Friday, December 16 on TV2

It’s becoming time for The Bachelor to start settling down as the series heats up tonight on TV2.

Emotions are running high as Bachelor Brad makes visits to the four final girls’ hometowns. This is 38-year-old Brad’s second time as The Bachelor after he famously rejected both final girls a few seasons back. Will he find a wife this time, or is he destined to remain what the title of the show suggests?

The Bachelor takes a break next week for Christmas programming, but not before Brad breaks one Bachelorette’s heart at a rose-giving ceremony in New York.

Missed an episode of The Bachelor? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

8:30pm Friday, November 4 on TV2

Tension is rising and tempers flare as two of the women chasing commitment come to blows on TV2’s hit reality show The Bachelor tonight.

A private performance from hit band Train makes for a hot night with Brad and one lucky lady, but, jealousy explodes during the first group date. The ladies are fighting for the attention of former Bachelor bad-boy, Brad Womack who has returned to conquer his fears of commitment.

Womack – considered by many to be the most hated Bachelor in the series’ history for not choosing any of the women he met during his initial journey -has spent the last three years undergoing intensive therapy, which took him on a painful journey of self-discovery that led to personal revelations about his commitment issues.

Now he’s really ready to make a genuine commitment to a relationship, as he chooses from among 30 bachelorettes. But, will jealousy get the better of them and spoil their shot at love?

Missed an episode of The Bachelor? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

8:30pm Friday, October 28 on TV2

Former Bachelor bad-boy and heart-breaker Brad Womack is back to conquer his fears of commitment in the brand new season of The Bachelor.

Womack – considered by many to be the most hated Bachelor in the series’ history for not choosing any of the women he met during his initial journey – returns for another chance at love.

Womack has spent the last three years undergoing intensive therapy, which took him on a painful journey of self-discovery that led to personal revelations about his commitment issues.

Now he is really ready to make a genuine commitment to a relationship, as he chooses from among 30 bachelorettes. But will the bachelorettes, knowing Womack’s history, question his intentions and hold back, or will they open themselves to the possibility of falling in love?

This season’s highlights include a private concert by the hit band Train, a surprise serenade by the superstar singer Seal, romantic trips to Costa Rica and Anguilla and a spectacular trip to South Africa for seductive overnight dates and the emotional finale.

Last time, after refusing the two final bachelorettes, Womack found he wasn’t ready to commit to a relationship but had no idea why.

A media firestorm followed and viewers from across the country let him know what they were thinking. For the last three years, Womack has undergone intensive therapy, which took him on a painful journey of self-discovery that led to personal revelations about his commitment issues.

Delving deep into his family history and his unresolved feelings about his absent father, Womack was able to gain an understanding of why he would push people away as soon as they developed feelings for him.

In the meantime, Womack put his head down and worked – buying and selling three companies and building one from the ground up. He dated during this time, but hasn’t had a serious relationship.

This time, Womack is ready to let himself fall in love, find a wife and start a family. Missed an episode of The Bachelor?

Lopez “on the fence” over Idol return

Jennifer Lopez says she is “on the fence” about returning to American Idol as a judge next season. “I don’t know.,” she said. “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very on the fence about it.”

Actors speak over “low-paying” acting jobs

Rob Lowe and Ed O’Neill have spoken at the recent Emmy Comedy Actor Roundtable where they admitted their frustration at low-paying acting jobs. Modern Family’s O’Neill said he turned down $40,000 for six weeks work with Al Pacino because the pay was too low.

Rugby player to play the bachelor

Welsh rugby player Gavin Henson will feature in the new UK version of The Bachelor set to kick off later in the year. Henson is no stranger to reality TV after appearing in several shows last year.

Marin joins Schneider’s pilot

Cheech Marin has joined Rob Schneider’s comedy pilot for CBS where he will play the father-in-law to Schneider’s character.

Sons of Anarchy aquires McKinnon

Actor Ray McKinnon has joined the cast for the fourth season of Sons of Anarchy. McKinnon has featured in the likes of Deadwood as well as the 2009 film The Blind Side.