Is The Proposal on tonight? ABC makes scheduling change for new reality show


ABC pulled episode 2 of The Proposal due allegations against a contestant. Will a different episode air Monday night?

The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss’ new show, The Proposal, is making headlines this week. Not because it’s must-see TV, either. Instead, the network decided to pull episode 2, scheduled to air tonight (June 25) after a woman accused contestant Michael Friday of facilitating a sexual assault.

If you rely on Twitter to rate TV shows, the Proposal premiere totally bombed. Still, it’s better than watching a depressing news show. So … the big question is — will ABC replace episode 2 with a different episode of The Proposal tonight, or will the show be pulled from the schedule?

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The Proposal episode 2 still shows up in the ABC lineup on TV Guide, but that’s the episode the network promised to pull.

However, the contestant (Monica) who got engaged on last week’s episode told her Instagram followers that the show will air tonight. She didn’t specify which episode.

We assume that ABC either edited contestant Michael Friday out of episode 2, or they will air a different episode on Monday night.

Bottom line — if you like the show, or you have nothing else to do at 10 p.m. tonight, The Proposal will be on.

Mike Fleiss speaks out

Contestant Michael Friday isn’t the only one coming under fire on one of Mike Fleiss’ shows.

Last month, Bachelorette contestant Garrett Yrigoyen was called out for “liking” controversial Instagram posts. He deleted his Instagram, created a new one, and posted an apology.

Shortly after Garrett’s social media controversy made headlines, Reality Steve broke the news that Bachelorette contestant Lincoln Adim was sentenced in late May for indecent assault and battery.

Adim, who may have to register as a sex offender, still appears on the show. The Bachelorette was filmed in several months ago, but so was The Proposal. We’re not sure why producers have not edited Lincoln out of the show — a difficult task, but surely it’s not impossible.

On Sunday, Fleiss tweeted, “For the record, I am horrified that any of these abusive as*ho*es are on our shows. We are working very hard to find ways to do better.”

ABC claims that they use a“well-respected and highly experienced third party” who supposedly do “nationwide background checks” on The Bachelor/ette contestants.

Perhaps they need to find a new “third party” before they cast another season of The Bachelor/ette or The Proposal.

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The Proposal airs at 10 p.m. ET on Monday nights following The Bachelorette.