And away we go! After exiting early last season, Ali makes her triumphant return as another season of The Bachelorette begins!
First off, let me just say that I didn't realize how happy I was that, of all the girls from last season, it was Ali coming back until tonight. I am really excited to see how much she's changed since The Bachelor and now that she's been through not only the experience of TV once, but having lost love and tried to win it back, she'll know better than anyone else how to cherish this experience and, hopefully, will be able to tell which guys are and are not cherishing their time with her.
Here's my first impressions of some of the new guys:
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In the episodes leading up to this fifth-season finale, the stories have reflected the friends' growing realization that their lives will change and they won't always be as they are now. That hits home in the finale as Robin is offered her dream job and Lily and Marshall keep a pact to have a baby when they see Barney's doppelgänger a secret.
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The Bachelorette - Ali Fedotowsky
Ali Fedotowsky's biggest fear going into The Bachelorette was that she'd keep someone around who would snub her in the end.
Meet the 25 men after Bachelorette Ali's heart
"I didn't necessarily know that because they were accepting a rose, it meant that they actually wanted to be with me. So, yes, I questioned that a lot along the way, and I was scared," the 25-year-old former account executive tells TVGuide.com
A wrestler, an outdoorsman and a weatherman are among the 25 suitors who will vie for Ali Fedotowsky's affection on The Bachelorette.
The cast also includes three Chrises ...
It's not always the finalists on The Bachelor and Bachelorette who are lucky in love: Two of the shows' former rejected contestants have paired up and are planning to get married.
Tara Durr, 29, and John Presser, 30, announced their engagement at a recent Bachelor reunion hosted by fellow former contestant Jesse Csincsak. Durr was cut the first night of Season 9 by Lorenzo Borghese, and Bachelorette Jillian Harris booted Presser during the first round of that cycle.
Bachelorette's Jillian Harris on fiancé Ed: "I forget we met in such a bananas way"
ABC announced a summer schedule Wednesday packed with bachelors, bachelorettes and beauties as well as a trio of new scripted series.
The Bachelorette will return Monday, May 24 (9/8c) with Ali Fedotowsky — a fan favorite and front-runner in the most recent Bachelor season — hoping to find...
Bachelorette Jillian Harris swore she'd never do television again, but as soon as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Sun, 8/7c, ABC) came knocking, she immediately went back on her word. As a restaurant designer, Harris fit right in with the crew, hanging up pictures and even digging out trenches. The now-engaged former Bachelorette spoke to TVGuide.com about how EM:HE revitalized her spirit, what it was like to see ex Jason Mesnick marry, how her own wedding plans are coming along, and what she really thinks about current Bachelor Jake choosing Vienna.
TVGuide.com: How did you get involved with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition?
Jillian Harris: When I got done with The Bachelorette, it was back to the grindstone, back to my design business. Ed [Swiderski] and I were starting to plan our lives and I got a call asking if I wanted to do an appearance on the show. I flipped out. That is when you literally hold your chest and think how can I be so lucky to get an opportunity like this? I filmed the show in October and here we are.
The Bachelor - Jason Mesnick
If you've always wanted to win the heart of the Bachelor or Bachelorette, now's your chance — well, in the video-game world.
The Bachelor: The Videogame, which is scheduled to hit shelves by summer for Nintendo Wii and DS, will feature an avatar of host Chris Harrison and the likeness of past stars including Jason Mesnick.
VIDEO: Jason Mesnick's wedding photos
In the game ...
The Bachelor - Jake Pavelka, Vienna
While Jake Pavelka's proposal to Vienna on Monday night's Bachelor season finale wasn't the outcome viewers may have hoped for, host Chris Harrison wants people to be "happy for them." Harrison also spoke to TVGuide.com about what he thinks of the 32-year-old pilot competing on Dancing with the Stars and Ali as the new Bachelorette, and what the best part of Jason and Molly's wedding was.
TVGuide.com: Looking back to Day 1, could you have guessed Jake would choose Vienna?
Chris Harrison: Not in a million years — Jake couldn't have guessed it...
SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains information about the winner of The Bachelor.
The Bachelor's Jake Pavelka gave out his final rose Monday night, proposing to a woman who was the least popular among TVGuide.com users.
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Culminating a season of twists and surprising exits, the 32-year-old pilot picked...