Juan Pablo Galavis will make his decision on ABC's “The Bachelor 2014” Monday, March 10, and fans cannot wait to see it all go down. There is a live “After the Final Rose” special after the finale, and fans have come to expect a media blitz after that. However, by the looks of things, that may not be happening.
Typically “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” and their final choice spend the rest of the week hitting every entertainment media outlet possible. There's usually an immediate appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” along with “Good Morning America,” “Live with Kelly and Michael!” and a slew of other shows.
However, so far it doesn't appear that Juan Pablo and his final lady will be doing any of these shows. The official synopsis teases for these shows indicate nothing ahead about “The Bachelor,” whereas typically that's hyped all over the place. In fact, oftentimes “Good Morning America" would feature Chris Harrison or the lead the day of the finale, and it doesn't seem that's happened either.
In fact, Chris Harrison tweeted Monday, “Not hyping #TheBachelor finale tonight. You watch & tell me what you think!” Harrison has been fairly critical of Galavis of late, and fans can see why. So, why is “The Bachelor” Juan Pablo and his supposed final one not doing media, if that indeed turns out to be the case? Is it because things are tense between the two? Is it because of Galavis' tendency to say what many feel are completely inappropriate things via interviews or social media? Perhaps it's a combination of the two. Given the latest backlash over Galavis' "retard" joke on Twitter just days ago, some would say ABC may be anxious to wrap things up with this season.
If Juan Pablo Galavis and his lady do not do the media blitz, it'll be the first time in a while. It's standard to see couples doing these shows as fans love to follow their updates. Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici, Emily Maynard and Jef Holm, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried along with Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum all did the media blitz. The only couple in recent history who didn't would be Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robinson. Why? Well, some would say they weren't on good terms with one another or with production by the time their finale aired and they supposedly refused to do the media. Is this season a similar scenario?
It'll be interesting to see if Juan Pablo and his lady do the People magazine spread that is typical the week of the finale. Some would say it's sounding like that will be a big, fat no, but fans will have to stay tuned to see. Tune in to ABC's “The Bachelor 2014” finale with Juan Pablo Galavis, Nikki Ferrell and Clare Crawley on Monday, March 10 to see just what goes down. If the final couple do head out to do media appearances, updates will be posted here.
Update: TV Guide confirmed Juan Pablo and Nikki won't be doing the rounds this season.