The Bachelor 9 debuts tonight

The reality series that just will not die returns tonight for a ninth season when ABC debuts The Bachelor: Rome. The two-hour premiere starts at 9 p.m. ET, and yes, that twit Chris Harrison returns as host.

After a desperate search, ABC found 25 women to court Prince Lorenzo Borghese, whose relatives include a Pope and who sells “a high-end bath, body and skin care line for pets.”

Having filmed last year in Paris, the show planned to film in Hawaii, but moved to Rome after landing itself the prince, although he went to Rollins College in Florida and Fordham University in New York, and lived in Connecticut.

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