On this week's episode of The Bachelorette, a few lucky guys get to spend time with Ashley in Las Vegas. Many of the men also reveal their emotional pasts and Ashley falls deeper into Bentley's web of jerkiness. Plus: Does Jeff finally remove his mask? Keep reading to find out.
TV Guide Network's Hollywood 411 talked to The Bachelorette's Ashley Hebert about Monday's new episode (8/7c on ABC). "Things start to really heat up very quickly," Hebert tells 411. "I have a great first date and a little bit of a roller coaster with one of the guys." In an exclusive sneak preview, she finds herself in what could be a legally binding marriage and faces off with bad guy Bentley.
Bachelorette and Hollywood 411 host Chris Harrison reveals, "On an upcoming episode, things happen with Bentley unlike anything you've ever seen. There's not a person in America who won't have an opinion of Bentley," he says. "It wasn't just TV drama. It almost stopped production on the show — that's how major this was."
The Bachelorette is back, but not exactly setting the world on fire. The two-hour Season 7 debut featuring Ashley Hebert averaged 9.27 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds at 9/8c — tying last year's premiere.
Bentley and Ashley
Although The Bachelorette's Ashley Hebert has a strong group of guys to choose from, one suitor stood out in the season premiere, but not in a good way. Before the night began, Ashley explained to host Chris Harrison that she had been warned about Bentley and that he was going on the show to promote his company and not find love. Despite Ashley's intel — and Bentley admitting to producers he had hoped Emily Maynard would be the Bachelorette — she gave him a rose. Harrison tells TVGuide.com he begged Ashley to cut him, but she went with her gut. Plus: Harrison weighs in on some of the night's more memorable men.
Ryan P., Ashley Hebert
Oh man. Actually, oh men.
So last night, The Bachelorette returned with Brad Womack also-ran Ashley Hebert (apparently pronounced "Ayy-bear") and 25 guys who, true to form, need some help. And we're not even talking about the eliminated dudes who got all teary following the Rose Ceremony — even though those messes should turn in their reproductive organs for acting all "she was the one" after five hours of ...
Welcome back Bachelorette fans! Can you believe it's been almost a year since Ali and Roberto ended their journey with an engagement? Let's hope that streak continues with our latest cycle's star, Ashley Hebert.
The episode begins with a look back at Ashley and Brad's relationship on The Bachelor. The reel highlights the many times Ashley doubted their connection, which ultimately lead to her dismissal. This time around the dentist says she's going to do it right, with no regrets.
Emily Maynard and Brad Womack
Although The Bachelor finale ended with a proposal, viewers later saw that life after reality show romance isn't all roses. Brad and Emily remain together, but with neither ready to move from home. Says host Chris Harrison: "It will be tough." But Harrison is also optimistic and tells TVGuide.com: "They're both two of the most stubborn human beings I've ever met [and] they both want it to work."
Ashley Hebert will be the next Bachelorette.
On Monday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel made the announcement, and swore Hebert in to her new job by making her promise things such as to "use the word amazing eight to 40 times per show" and "not fall in love with a man who wears a Speedo."
When Bachelor host Chris Harrison said Michelle would blow people's minds, he was right, as she found herself the center of the Women Tell All attack. Even Harrison admits she was falling apart, and as much as the show plays to the drama, "sometimes enough is enough." Harrison shares with TVGuide.com why Shawntel never made it into the "hot seat" and why he loves the new Ashley H.
While Ashley H's dismissal on this week's The Bachelor may mean she's free to become the next Bachelorette, host Chris Harrison says no decision has been made yet.
"It will not be announced at the Women Tell All," he tells TVGuide.com, clearing up recent reports. "I can promise you as of Sunday night, I was with the creator of the show, Mike Fleiss, and when I left him in the wee hours of the morning we did not have a Bachelorette picked."