'The Bachelorette' star to be announced on 'The Bachelor: After the Final Rose' by ABC
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/01/2018
ABC's announcement of who will star on The Bachelorette's fourteenth season will be announced on After the Final Rose at the conclusion of Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s The Bachelor edition next week.
The Bachelor finale will air as a live two-night event on Monday, March 5 from 8-11PM ET/PT and Tuesday, March 6 from 8-10PM ET/PT on ABC.
The first broadcast will show the raw, uncut ending to Arie's journey to find love, and the following night will feature the live shocking ending to the season. The Tuesday night episode will also feature The Bachelorette announcement fans have been waiting for!
On March 5, America will watch Arie's search for his future wife come to an "astonishing conclusion" with only Lauren Burnham and Becca Kufrin left in the running, according to the network.
After telling both women he's "in love" with them, Arie must find clarity and determine which woman he envisions as his future wife. He hopes his family will help with the difficult decision by embracing one woman more than the other.
"When Lauren arrives, she instantly charms everyone with her outgoing personality. She has a heart-to-heart talk with Arie's mom, breaking down and admitting how painful it would be if she lost Arie," revealed the network.
"Becca, who is normally confident, is shaken by the reality that there is another woman who wants the same thing she does: to marry Arie. Arie's family is very impressed with Becca as well. Is Arie's family right, that there is a type of woman Arie always dates but shouldn't marry? Should he listen to his head or his heart?"
Arie will then embark on final dates with both women, hoping to make the "seemingly impossible decision" between the two of them.
ABC says that Lauren will be "full of surprises" and "turn an unexpected corner" in their relationship, and that she and Arie will connect on a deeper level than ever before.
But Becca will share a "heartfelt scrapbook" of her experience on the show with Arie, and he will be reminded of all the things he loves about her. Their connection is undeniable.
But Arie will have to make up his mind, despite being able to envision marrying them both.
"Who will he choose or will he just walk away? An unbelievable twist that no one saw coming develops into a jolting, must-see ending," teases ABC.
On March 6, Arie, Becca and Lauren will all meet together and appear in front of a live studio audience with host Chris Harrison guiding the discussion.
ABC says viewers should expect the "most emotional, stunning endings to any Bachelor season."
Arie will explain his final days in Peru with Lauren and Becca and what was behind his "unexpected decision that blindsided" them both. The women will also be able to express themselves to Arie.