Amid much secrecy and behind several layers of closed doors, DeAnna Pappas dropped by TVGuide.com on Monday not to merely preview The Bachelorette's finale, but to actually discuss, in detail, who she chose and why, as well as those she didn't choose, and why. What led her to pick Jesse? Does she share any viewers' concerns about his ability to give her what she needs? Did Jason's son factor into her decision? And who was harder for her to send home, Graham or Jeremy? Check out the video Q&A. Matt Mitovich
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The season is winding down, folks. Monday's numbers:8 pm/ETDWTS was on top with 18.84 million total viewers, up 570K week-to-week. Bones scored a season high 10.15 mil, up 750 thou. CBS' Big Bang (7.36 mil, -500K) and Mother (7.92 mil, -a mil) each slipped. NBC's already-anemic Gladiators (four mil for the night) dropped 25 percent from its return. Gossip Girl delivered three mil, its second-largest audience ever and its best Monday in key demos.9 pmHouse gained 1.3 mil to hit a Monday high of 16.16 mil. CBS' Men (14.81 mil, +1.1 mil) and Rules (a season-high 12.25 mil, +1.5 mil) each enjoyed their best numbers since November. The Bachelorette averaged 8.75 mil over its two-hour premiere. One Tree Hill had its best Monday ever, drawing 3.15 mil.10 pmCSI: Miami surged 17 percent from last week, to 16.07 mil (its best audience since March 24).Got any burning questions coming out of a season finale? Share them in comments.Related:• Eric Millegan Dishes on a Shocking Bones Revelat...
DeAnna Pappas, the 26-year-old real-estate agent from Georgia who emerged as the last woman standing during the most recent run of The Bachelor only to have Brad Womack take a pass on her as well will choose from 25 bachelors in her own bid for true love, when The Bachelorette returns to ABC this summer."Interested and eligible men," ABC says, can learn more about casting events and the application process by logging on to TheBachelor.tv. Whoa, not so fast, Sean Penn....
Obviously tired of seeing New York and Tila Tequila snatch up all the great catches out there, ABC is bringing back The Bachelorette for some summer lovin', with creator Mike Fleiss once again executive-producing, says Variety. Details on the latest edition of the mass-dating series are under wraps for now. In the meantime, Lindsay Lohan continues to play the home version.
Well, $4 million worth of pink rose petals has been swept up, following Trista and Ryan's Wedding, and it's time to move on. Starting Jan. 14 on ABC, the next Bachelorette follows in the bride's footsteps, seeking a man of her own. This time, it's Bob Guiney's reject, Meredith Phillips, who'll get her group-date on. And, as usual, Chris Harrison will be along for the ride as host. According to him, this season's stunner has all the makings of a fine dating-show drama queen.
"I hate even using the word, because it is a reality show, but Meredith is probably the most 'real' person we've had," says Harrison. "With Trista, the great thing for those of us producing [The Bachelorette
] was that she always [understood it was] a TV show, and did what she needed to do." As for Phillips, though, "if she's happy, she's happy. If she's sad, if she's pissed off, that's it. She is who she is," he assesses. "She's not faking it."
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Analyze this, Dr. Joyce Brothers: There are currently six — count 'em, six — reality programs on the networks' schedules, and we can't bear to miss a single one. What does that say about us? We've "grown up with television," she tells TV Guide Online. "[You've] grown up spectators to other people... to other people's baseball playing and other people's football playing... " And, for that matter, other people's hot-tub canoodling and beach-blanket bickering. As a result, says the celebrity shrink, "Some [viewers] think that what goes on on television is much more interesting than real life itself. We've grown a whole generation of spectators." Is that all? Well, what if we favor one show over another? Ah, now that's a different story. Since the doctor is in, let the head games begin.
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