ABC spoils The Bachelor’s outcome at upfronts

One of the final two women on The Bachelor 10 reportedly outed herself as the show’s winner a few weeks ago, and now the network has essentially revealed the outcome.

At ABC’s upfront presentation in New York this afternoon, a “montage of ABC’s triumphs just showed Officer Andy kissing” the woman, The New York Times reports. The woman is the same person who said she was the winner.

Virginia Heffernan writes, “if you don’t know what that means — the embrace — ignore it; but if you do, you’re a very loyal ABC fan, and yes it was a spoiler. At least I assume it was. Sorry about that.”

It seems like a valid spoiler since it matches the earlier spoiler, and since ABC is America’s most incompetent broadcast network, so one would absolutely expect them to air a clip that spoiled the outcome of a series. It’s just too bad they didn’t show the end of Lost.

TV Upfronts: “Bachelor” Spoiler Alert [New York Times]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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