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BACHELOR, THE
Air Date: Monday, February 12, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#2207) "Episode 2207"
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SEVEN BACHELORETTES BATTLE TO GET FOUR HOMETOWN DATES AS ARIE WELCOMES THEM TO TANTALIZING TUSCANY, ON ABC'S 'THE BACHELOR'

"Episode 2207" - The pressure mounts as the crucial hometown dates loom, but first Arie and the remaining seven bachelorettes travel to beautiful Tuscany, Italy. High anxiety permeates the group when the women find out there will not be any rose ceremony this week. Becca K. gets the first one-on-one date and a romantic picnic where the couple will discover if they can rekindle their passionate connection. Meanwhile, an emotionally confused Jacqueline takes a big step and visits a surprised Arie in his hotel room. Arie and Lauren B. explore the charming town of Lucca, but she needs to convince her suitor that she is ready to take the next step in their relationship: a hometown date. Seinne and Arie go hunting for truffles, but Arie is searching for clarity when it comes to this beautiful, smart and charming woman, and how she might fit into his life. Finally, Kendall, Tia and Bekah M. battle for the final rose of the week, and Arie is left to wonder if he made the right decision as four women prepare to take him home to meet their families, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, FEB. 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

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Arie whisks Becca K. away in red convertible to the quaint medieval village of Barga. As they picnic atop a hill overlooking the picturesque Tuscan countryside, the two try to reignite their initial spark before it is too late. Can they heat up their relationship and head to Becca's hometown?

Jacqueline needs to decide whether she can totally commit herself to the handsome Bachelor and decides to lay it all on the line when she gives a late-night knock on Arie's hotel door. What transpires turns his world upside down!

Lauren B. hasn't been able to conquer her nerves or allow herself to be total vulnerable, but that will need to change if she is to get a rose and a hometown date. Arie and Lauren B. ride bikes, shop and indulge in gelato in Lucca; but at dinner, the usually play-it-safe bachelorette shares her true feelings for the Bachelor, but his reaction surprises her. Did she share too much too soon?

Seinne and Arie spend the day with a local legend and his dogs searching for truffles and share a delicious homecooked meal with the truffle hunter's extended Italian family. How will this captivating woman fit into Arie's life? Will she capture his heart?

A beautiful villa is the backdrop for Arie and three delightful women - Bekah M., Kendall and Tia - to have one final group date before hometowns. One woman throws another under the bus as everyone's emotions run high and it is left to Arie to make his toughest decision yet. Will he live to regret it?

The seven remaining women are:
Rebecca (Becca K.), 27, publicist, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rebekah (Bekah M.), 22, nanny, Los Angeles, California
Jacqueline, 26, research coordinator, New York, New York
Kendall, 26, creative director, Los Angeles, California
Lauren B., 25, technology salesperson, Dallas, Texas
Seinne, 27, commercial real estate manager, Newport Beach, California
Tia, 26, physical therapist, Weiner, Arkansas

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. "The Bachelor" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. A parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

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BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/25/02 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2018)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
22 (12 episodes)
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DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, November 2017) Six years ago, Arie Luyendyk Jr. was in love and a day away from proposing to the woman of his dreams. And then, she broke his heart. Emily Maynard (now Emily Maynard Johnson) may not have been Arie's future wife, but he hasn't been able to find a love like hers since. Now Arie, 36, is back and ready to race into America's heart yet again when he returns for a second shot at love, starring in the 22nd season of ABC's hit romance reality series "The Bachelor," premiering MONDAY, JANUARY 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. During its 21st season, ABC's "The Bachelor" ranked as the No. 1 TV show on Monday night among Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34, beating out competition including NBC's "The Apprentice" and "The Voice." In fact, for the entire 2016-17 season, the veteran ABC unscripted show finished among TV's Top Five broadcast series with Adults 18-49 and was the No. 1 unscripted show. "The Bachelor" was up year to year in Adults 18-34 to a four-year high and among Adults 18-49 to a three-year high. The pop culture phenomenon was ABC's No. 1 most social series of the season with nearly six million total interactions across Facebook and Twitter. After a tearful exit on Emily's season of ABC's "The Bachelorette," Arie has stepped away from the spotlight and focused on his new career in real estate, which has brought him tremendous success. Even though he has been gone from Bachelor Nation, America hasn't forgotten Arie's rugged good looks and charm. After mending his broken heart, Arie is finally ready to start his own journey for love.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Harrison as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bennett Graebner as EP
· Elan Gale as EP
· Martin Hilton as EP
· Mike Fleiss as EP
· Nicole Woods as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Next Entertainment
· Warner Horizon Unscripted Television