The Bachelor

True love (or a TV facsimile thereof) gets the reality treatment in this long-running dating game, in which a successful bachelor romances a number of beauties. The list of possible paramours is reduced each week until he gives a final red rose to one of them. The series spun off 'The Bachelorette', a spate of rip-offs and very few lasting pairings.

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Season 12, Episode 9 1208

First Aired: May 12, 2008

In the season finale, Matt proposes marriage to the recipient of his final rose. But before making that thorny decision, he takes finalists Chelsea and Shayne home to London to meet his family. The three also return to Barbados, where both give Matt gifts meant to convey their deep feelings for him, and he says that he has fallen in love with both. But he must choose just one.

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  • Premiered: March 25, 2002
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: True love (or a TV facsimile thereof) gets the reality treatment in this long-running dating game, in which a successful bachelor romances a number of beauties. The list of possible paramours is reduced each week until he gives a final red rose to one of t… (more)

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