Monday and Tuesday, March 5 & 6 at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC
The compelling live three-hour television event, hosted by Chris Harrison, will begin with America watching along with the studio audience as Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s journey to find love comes to its astonishing conclusion. The Bachelor prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of his life, having narrowed down the field to two women with whom he is madly in love – Becca K. and Lauren B. – and told both of them that he loves them. Who does Arie, after much soul-searching, see as his future wife? Find out on the season finale of “The Bachelor,” MONDAY, MARCH 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
Arie hopes that with the help of his family, he will be able to find clarity about which of the two final women are right for him and who his family will embrace. When Lauren arrives, she instantly charms everyone with her outgoing personality. She has a heart-to-heart talk with Arie’s mom, breaking down and admitting how painful it would be if she lost Arie. Becca, who is normally confident, is shaken by the reality that there is another woman who wants the same thing she does: to marry Arie. Arie’s family is very impressed with Becca as well. Is Arie’s family right? There is a type of woman that Arie always dates, but shouldn’t marry? Should he listen to his head or his heart?
The final two women are:
Rebecca (Becca K.), 27, publicist, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lauren B., 25, technology salesperson, Dallas, Texas
Arie’s soul-searching journey continues after America followed the chaos of his being in love with two women, which played out in gut-wrenching fashion, on “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose,” a two-hour live special, TUESDAY, MARCH 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST).
Arie, Becca and Lauren all will be together in front of a studio audience with host Chris Harrison to discuss one of the most emotional, stunning endings to any Bachelor season. Arie will take Bachelor Nation back to those weeks in Peru with Becca and Lauren. What was behind his unexpected decision that blindsided both of them? What will the women have to say to Arie when they see him? Special guests, including some of the provocative women from this season, Bekah M., Kendall, Seinne and Tia, will discuss Arie’s dilemma and his astonishing choices.
And in one last surprise, the identity of the new Bachelorette will be revealed!