Why is '20/20' Devoting Two Whole Hours to 'The Bachelor?'
by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 10th 2010 6:00PM
Does 'The Bachelor' season ever really end? It seems that we get another special or two after the season finale. "After The Rose" specials, interviews with the contestants, behind the scenes specials, weddings. And this Monday we have another two-hour special titled 'Inside The Bachelor: The Stories Behind The Rose,' which will be a look at the history of the show and will include interviews with various contestants over the years, audition tapes, never before seen footage, and all of that other "behind the scenes" stuff.
What's most baffling about this is that this isn't just a 'Bachelor' special, it's an episode of '20/20.' Deborah Roberts and Chris Connelly will host the special. If ABC is going to have another special about 'The Bachelor,' why put it under the '20/20' banner? Isn't that going to make viewers not look at '20/20' seriously again? Sure, it has never been '60 Minutes,' but now it's never going to be. I can't imagine CBS having a two-hour '60 Minutes: Return to the Island' special after the season finale of 'Survivor.'
When reality TV starts to merge with news programming, a puppy dies.