'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood's shocking ending was "scary" for us to produce and turned show "upside down," Chris Harrison says
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/18/2019
The Bachelor will break new ground given Colton Underwood's finale is going to be unlike anything viewers have ever seen before, but according to host Chris Harrison, filming the 2019 season's dramatic conclusion also left producers in unknown territory.
"Inevitably something's going to happen we've never dealt with before, and I never know what that is when we go into a season. It always just finds its way," Harrison toldEntertainment Tonight.
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Mills confirmed that like Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor, cameras continued rolling after the taping schedule concluded to make sure an accurate update could be given to Bachelor Nation by the time After the Final Rose comes around.
"The lesson is always that you have to let it play out real... We still have to fill 20-something hours of television, but we've always been rewarded when we've let it play out and not as a game where there are rules that have to be stuck to," Mills told ET last week.
"This finale is so different... that it's important for us, for the audience, to let it play out for them."
The Bachelor will air its seventh Season 23 episode on February 18 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC and only seven women are still in the running for Colton's heart and final rose.
The Bachelor's Season 23 finale will air as a two-night event on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12, with both broadcasts airing from 8-10PM ET/PT on ABC.
To read spoilers on how Colton's The Bachelor season allegedly ended and what's the current status of his love life, click here.