The Bachelorette debuts tonight.

The Bachelorette debuts tonight.
Trista’s in control starting tonight on The Bachelorette, debuting tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. She was dumped by Alex Michel on the first Bachelor; now, 25 guys will be competing for her attention. She tells USA TODAY that going on the show “wasn’t about revenge at all.” We won’t know who she picked until the end of the series, which wasn’t previewed for critics, but Trista says, “I found my man. I’m really happy.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.