Bachelor Arie Luyendyk’s season finale is such a hot mess that ABC has turned it into a two-night special that fans should NOT miss.
Put aside five hours of your life for The Bachelor season finale and the After the Final Rose special. ABC has announced that the finale will air on two nights — Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 6 starting at 8 p.m. ET.
There’s are several reasons why the show was expanded to two nights. Bottom line, you will not want to miss a minute of the insane drama that’s about to play out. Fans can expect two engagements, two breakups, and the announcement of the next Bachelorette. Here’s what you need to know.
The Final Rose Ceremony
Spoilers ahead, folks. You know the drill. Jump off the page if you want to, but this is so crazy you may want to continue reading. It will be even more dramatic on TV — this is just a hint of what’s to come.
The three-hour season finale begins at 8 p.m. ET on March 5.
For weeks, spoilers pointed to Becca K. getting Arie’s final rose. That’s exactly what happened —she got engaged to Arie in Peru. Lauren B. went home broken-hearted, but everything has changed since filming wrapped last November.
After the Final Rose
The live special usually airs right after the finale, but this season is different.
The two-hour After the Final Rose special begins at 8 p.m. ET on March 6.
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This show will give fans an update on everything that happened since Arie and Becca got engaged in Peru.
Reality Steve reports that Becca thought she was getting together with Arie for a couples weekend during the weekend of January 12.
Instead, he arrived with a production crew and broke up with Becca with cameras rolling. Fans will see that play out on the After the Final Rose special.
In addition, we’re expecting Lauren B. to appear on the ATFR. After all, she’s now engaged to Arie — that reportedly happened in California last week. Yikes.
They will tell Chris Harrison what’s happening, including the news that she is moving to Arizona to live with Arie.
Former Bachelor Jason Mesnick, and his wife Molly are expected to appear on the ATFR.
The Next Bachelorette
According to ABC, the 2018 Bachelorette will be announced during the After the Final Rose special on Tuesday, March 6.
Although many fans thought it might be Tia, Reality Steve reports that producers have already filmed an intro in Minnesota —Becca Kufrin will be handing out roses in May.
It’s hard to describe the craziness that’s about to go down during the two-night Bachelor finale. Grab a box of wine, some chocolate, and get ready for what will truly be the most dramatic finale in the history of the show.