ABC calls anarchy-filled, rule-less, cheap-ass Bachelor 7 “unplugged.”

ABC calls anarchy-filled, rule-less, cheap-ass Bachelor 7 “unplugged.”
For its last-ditch effort at its reality romance franchise, ABC is saving a few bucks while throwing everything it can against the wall and seeing what will stick, hoping they won’t just end up with crap on the wall. The network is calling The Bachelor 7 “unplugged,” as it features “no limos, no gowns and no rules”–the first two are roughly translated as “we’re not spending any more money on this series.” Additionally, “the roses can come at any time.” What other surprises will there be? That’s all we know about now, but perhaps Chris Harrison will show up drunk or at least tripped out on caffeine, tired of repeating the same cliches for 10 seasons and ready to kick some ass. The network has also announced the 25 women who will compete for F-list actor Charlie O’Connell’s affections, or who will at least allow him to use them to increase his fame by a trifling amount. One of those women, ABC is thrilled to note, “is the first single mom in ‘Bachelor’ history.” And for some odd reason, nine of them have names that start with K: Kara, Katie, Kerry, Kimberly, Kindle, Krisily, Kristen, Kristina, and Kristine.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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