Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss says he approached both Melissa Rycroft and Molly Malaney to be the next Bachelorette before Jillian Harris, the third-place finisher on the Bachelor, was finally given the honor.
When Mesnick proposed to Rycroft three months ago, Fleiss began courting Malaney, he said Wednesday.
Brett Michaels, Jason Mesnick
The Bachelor's fellow reality dating star, Bret Michaels, has a few words of advice for the most-hated man in America.
"He definitely better hide his car because it's about to get keyed," said the Rock of Love star.
Just as Jason Mesnick dumped Melissa Rycroft after the Bachelor finale, Michaels was dumped in the first ROL season by Jess, the woman who had won his heart. She told him he made a mistake and they weren't right for each other.
And while burns suffered in front of the camera sting the worst, they're usually for the best, the Poison front-man believes.
"In a sick way, I think he ...
Jason Mesick and Melissa, The Bachelor
He's been branded "a bastard," but is The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick a liar?
Mesnick has said contractual obligations led to his messy public goodbye with former fiancée Melissa Rycroft at the taping of After the Final Rose Part One, which aired Monday. But the show's creator and producer tells TVGuide.com that Mesnick was under "no contractual obligation" to dump Rycroft on-air.
Sixty percent of TVGuide.com voters agree with his dumped fiancée: Bachelor star Jason Mesnick is "a bastard."
Mesnick proposed to Melissa Rycroft on Monday's Bachelor finale only to turn around and announce their break-up on national television. Mesnick said he would have preferred not to cast off the former object of his affections during the follow-up show, After the Final Rose Part One, but he was not allowed to see her until then.
Welcome to the recap of The Bachelor: After the Final Rose. Part Two. Lord, when will it end? This is an extra hour of The Bachelor, which comes after last night's extra hour, in which Jason dumped Melissa, the woman he proposed to in the last episode of the show, and started something up with Molly, the woman he dumped in the last episode...
Mark Harmon (NCIS), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY) and Joshua Jackson (Fringe)
Senior editors Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy answer your questions. Drop us a line at email@example.com.
Give us something good about NCIS, pretty please? — Gina
MATT: Remember how last week's Mega Minute scooped the imminent return of Trent Kort, the spook to whom Gibbs owes a solid? That same episode will guest-star Christian Clemenson (of Boston Legal fame) as the accountant for a criminal the team is chasing. Also on the horizon: vampire bites! (I thought Alex O. was doing Criminal Minds?)
Everybody is talking about CSI: NY's Lindsay/Danny, but is there any thing about Stella/Mac? — Hilla
TIM: I'm going to pass this off to executive producer Peter Lenkov, who says the last four episodes of the season are ...
Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka
As the next installment of ABC's hit dating show stars premieres with a returning Bachelor looking for a second shot at love, we've got to wonder: Why would anyone want to go back to a show that has such a poor track record when it comes to couples who stay together? Is it possible that TV isn't the best place to look for love? We decided to take a look back — at both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette — to see where all the contestants are now.
The Bachelor, Jason Mesnick
The heart wants what the heart wants, as Woody Allen famously said. But that hasn't made anyone less angry at Jason Mesnick.
The Bachelor star's decision to dump Melissa — the woman he proposed to in the season finale, for Molly, the runner-up — elicited this quick assessment from his now-ex fiancée: "You're a bastard." But is he?
Jason Mesnick and Melissa, The Bachelor
Monday's ratings round-up:
The two-hour season finale of The Bachelor: Flip-Flop Edition was the night's most watched program, averaging 15.45 million total viewers — the series' best audience since Bob chose Estella in November 2003. CBS' sitcombo secured second, with Big Bang Theory holding steady at 10.94 mil and How I Met Your Mother delivering 11.08 mil.
24's White House siege averaged 11.1 mil over its two-hour run, and gained viewers each half hour. Chuck (6.6 mil) inched up a bit from last week's all-time low.
Two and a Half Men trailed The Bachelor with 15.42 million viewers (up 500K from its last fresh outing), while lead-out Rules of Engagement returned to 11.86 mil, which was good for third in its time slot. Heroes matched last week's 7 mil.
Proving that car-crash television can work, The Bachelor: After the Rose drew its largest audience ever — 17.5 million viewers. CSI: Miami settled for second with 13.3 mil, down 400 thou. Medium took a big hit, slipping 14 percent to 7.28 mil.
The premiere of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon gave NBC its highest-rated Monday Late Night in more than three years (since Jan. 16, 2006). It also bested CBS' Late Late Show and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel by margins of 35 percent and 17 percent, respectively.
In The Bachelor's season finale, Jason introduces his family to the two remaining women, Molly and Melissa, and proposes to one of them. Then something crazy happens.
This week's episode unfolds against the backdrop of Internet claims about the crazy thing. I won't elaborate yet in case you've been protecting yourself from spoilers. Once again, I am joined in this recap by my lovely fiancée, who will offer her adorable and often intemperate remarks.
The episode starts with Jason reuniting with his 3-year-old son, Ty, on a New Zealand beach. Ty is growing up fast and doing all kinds of grown-up things: playing tackle football, golfing, and helping his father select his future stepmom. He meets Melissa, a sales representative in normal life, who sells herself to Ty by telling some pretty good little kid jokes. Jason produces a lamb for Ty and Melissa alike — which turns out to be the highlight of the entire season.