The Bachelor

Monday, January 7 at 8 p.m. ET on OMNI.1, 9 p.m. MT on OMNI AB, 6 p.m. PT on OMNI BC on Citytv

Bachelor Sean Lowe shakes things up from the get-go, deciding to give out roses whenever he chooses. Plus, a mystery bachelorette stirs things up and former The Bachelorette contestant Arie Luyendyk Jr. – who was also rejected by Emily Maynard in Season 8 of The Bachelorette – arrives to offer Sean some advice.

A heavy sigh went out from millions of viewers as they shared Sean Lowe’s heartbreak when Emily Maynard – who called him the “perfect man” – eliminated him before the finale of The Bachelorette’s eighth season.

After being blindsided by rejection, Sean is now ready to make the ultimate commitment to the right woman when The Bachelor premieres on Monday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on OMNI Television (check local listings).

Additional details, including the identity of the 25 bachelorettes, will be announced at a later date. Continue reading »

After a dramatic romance that unfolded on Season 7 of The Bachelorette, Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum will share the next chapter of their love story with viewers in The Bachelorette: Ashley and J.P.’s Wedding.

Premiering in simulcast on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Citytv (check local listings), the two-hour special sees the second couple in The Bachelorette franchise history walk down the aisle, with The Bachelorette/The Bachelor host Chris Harrison officiating the ceremony.

Following their engagement in Fiji during Ashley’s season of The Bachelorette in August 2010 to present day as the happy couple prepares to wed, this two-hour special will give viewers an inside look at their love story. Continue reading »

The casting process is underway to finds the next leading man for The Bachelor.

The ABC series is currently asking for applications for the 17th season of the reality series.

“One lucky man is given the opportunity to find the woman of his dreams in the popular primetime romantic reality series,” a Warner Horizon statement read.

“Those who feel they possess the charm, style, class and charisma to become America’s next leading man are invited to apply to be on the next season of The Bachelor.”

Former Bachelor winner Emily Maynard is currently filming her season of The Bachelorette, which will hit screens in May this year on Citytv.

Source: Digital Spy

Monday, February 27 at 8pm ET (9MT) on OMNI.2 (s/ABC) and OMNI Alberta (s/ABC); 6PT (10CT) on Citytv on Citytv

Ben and the final three bachelorettes head to Switzerland, the latest destination on their romantic journey around the world. While in the majestic country, Ben takes his ladies on exciting one-on-one dates that are followed by the ultimate temptation of the fantasy suite..But, before the romance fully ignites, a rejected bachelorette returns in search of closure, confronting Ben about his choice to send her home. Later, at another emotionally-charged and dramatic rose ceremony, Ben chooses the final two women who will join him in the remaining stage of his quest for love.

Monday, February 20 at 8pm ET on OMNI.2 (s/ABC) and at 9pm MT on OMNI Alberta (s/ABC); 6PT (10CT) on Citytv on Citytv

The stakes are high as Ben criss-crosses the country on an exciting and emotionally-charged trip to the final four womens’ hometowns. Travelling to Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Arizona, Ben’s feelings are challenged when he learns more about the ladies through their family and elements of their pasts. One finalist’s father is filled with skepticism about his daughter’s relationship with Ben, and another’s own mother questions her daughter’s sincerity. Back in Los Angles, Ben sadly says good-bye to one heartbroken bachelorette at a tense and emotional rose ceremony.

Monday, February 13 at 8pm ET (9MT) on OMNI.2 (s/ABC) and OMNI Alberta (s/ABC); 6PT (10CT) on Citytv on Citytv

With only six bachelorettes remaining, Ben heads to the sunny beaches of Belize for another romance-filled week. On an adventurous group date, Ben pushes the womens’ boundaries when they go diving with sharks. Then, on another romantic date, he takes one woman to the Mayan ruins where he is caught off-guard by a surprising confession. Later, at the rose ceremony, two women are sent home, and Ben announces he will be visiting the hometowns of his final four bachelorettes.

Monday, January 23 at 8pm ET (9MT) on OMNI.2 (s/ABC) and OMNI Alberta (s/ABC); 6PT (10CT) on Citytv on Citytv

Ben and the remaining 13 bachelorettes head to Park City, Utah, for an adventurous expedition filled with kayaking, rappelling, fishing, and horseback riding. The trip concludes with a sexy rain-soaked dinner and an exclusive concert by famed country star Clay Walker.

Roses are red, violets are blue – a favourite reality series will soon makes its Canadian debut!

As announced earlier this morning on Breakfast Television and Rogers Radio stations by The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, the new original reality series The Bachelor Canada is coming north of the border and will launch exclusively on Citytv this fall. 

Commissioned by Citytv’s original content team and produced by Force Four Entertainment, The Bachelor Canada is based on the perennially successful The Bachelor franchise, which is produced in the U.S. by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is currently in its 16th season on Citytv and OMNI Television.

The nine-episode, Canadian, romantic reality series is in the pre-production phase with principal photography slated to begin this spring. Additional production and broadcast details will be announced at a later date. 

“The Bachelor has long been a fan favourite on Citytv and we look forward to putting a Canadian spin on this thriving franchise,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media, and Executive Producer of The Bachelor Canada. “Canada is brimming with eligible bachelors and bachelorettes and we’re excited to offer them the opportunity to embark on their own quest for love through this entertaining series.” 

Beginning today, Citytv is kicking off a nationwide search for Canada’s most eligible, rose-loving bachelorettes. Casting call information and eligibility requirements are now available here.

Casting details for Canada’s first bachelor will be announced at a later date.

“We are thrilled to be working with Rogers Media on one of the most successful reality television brands of all time,” said John Ritchie, Executive Producer and Partner, Force Four Entertainment. “We’ve already hit the ground running on producing the series and we’re confident The Bachelor Canada will be a hit for Citytv when it debuts in the fall.”

Monday, January 16 at 8pm ET (9MT) on OMNI.2 (s/ABC) and OMNI Alberta (s/ABC); 6PT (10CT) on Citytv on Citytv

This week, the remaining 16 bachelorettes head to San Francisco for an unforgettable vacation. Upon arrival, the ladies learn not everyone will get a date this week, and those who are chosen for one-on-one dates will either be given a rose or sent home. Ben’s first one-on-one date takes him and one of the women on an adventurous excursion, scaling the Bay Bridge. Then, he surprises 11 of the women with a ski trip in the middle of the city as he has a local hill transformed into a snowy slope. Later, Ben gives one bachelorette a personal tour of the city and makes a stop at City Hall, where they’re serenaded by platinum recording artist Matt Nathanson. Later at the cocktail party, a woman from Ben’s past arrives and asks to stay and vie for Ben’s love.

The surprise guest throws the women into chaos, as one faints and another dissolves into tears at the rose ceremony, leaving only 13 ladies in the bid for Ben’s heart.