Welcome to our first edition of Reality After Dark, your newest source for everything news related to ABC’s The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor In Paradise, Dancing With the Stars, FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, and CBS’s Survivor! A ton has happened this week! Rachel and Bryan and Raven and Adam went on a double date, Ari’s season of The Bachelor has a premiere date, and Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland is dating someone tied to Bachelor Nation?! Keep reading to find out more and check back throughout the week for more updates!
Hot Topic: A former ‘Bachelorette’ producer has sued Warner Bros. over alleged sexual harassment, and we have updates on your favorite ‘Bachelor’ stars.
In the midst of the sexual harassment scandals in light of the ‘Me too’ campaigns and Harvey Weinstein scandals, many producers are also under fire, which now includes Warner Bros. A former producer of The Bachelorette filed a complaint against Warner Bros. and five other producers that work on the show. People obtained the documents filed by the producer Becky Steenhoek that claims producers harassed her during JoJo Fletcher’s season of the show in 2016.
Guess Who: Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s The Bachelor has a premiere date, plus Peter Kraus hints at a Bachelor return.
It’s almost that time again. The Bachelor is coming back to your screens soon, and ABC finally announced that Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor will premiere on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 8/7c! In case you didn’t know, the 22nd Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr., was from Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette. He’s the son of a professional race car driver and is one himself too. He was actually supposed to be the Bachelor before Chris Soules who got chosen over him, and now he’s getting his chance. Watch when it premieres in the new year.
Meanwhile, ABC is planning a new special called The Bachelor: Winter Games which is set to premiere in February during the same time as the Winter Olympics. The creator of the franchise Mike Fleiss tweeted on Wednesday “Yes, Peter will be looking for love–and going for the gold–on #TheBachelor Winter Games!!!!” Yet shortly after as People reported, Peter appeared on a talk show and denied this and said it has not yet been confirmed!
Social Frenzy: Sarah Hyland is now dating the Bachelorette’s Wells Adams and the internet, and us, are freaking out.
Attention to the Internet. A new couple has formed, and to the dismay of you folk that thought ‘The Bachelor’ franchise’s Wells Adams and Danielle Maltby was eventually going to happen, it’s between Wells and Sarah Hyland. Shockingly, the Modern Family star and Bachelorette alum have basically confirmed they’re an item. They even dressed in couple’s costumes for Halloween! Wells dressed as Eleven and Sarah dressed as Dustin from Stranger Things. Twitter has a lot to say about this, see below and let us know what you think of the pairing!
TVAD Writers Room: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ is over, but you can still view our Season 14 Finale Roundtable!
The latest season of FOX‘s So You Think You Can Dance has been over for nearly two months, but you can still relive the best dances, moments and more in articles from our wonderfully talented writers, including the Season 14 finale roundtable!
Rumor Has It: A New ‘Bachelor’ series couple may be moving in together!
Your favorite adorable blue-eyed Bachelorette drama starter, Dean Unglert, now has a podcast called Help! I suck at Dating. And his first guest was Kristina Schulman, a.k.a. The girl he was stuck in a love triangle with on Bachelor In Paradise. If you remember, on the season finale Dean said he still loves Kristina and was still in contact with both her and Danielle, But after what Kristina said, it seems like Dean ended up pursuing Danielle over Kristina and the love triangle may continue.
If you followed the last season of Bachelor In Paradise, you’d know that a surprising couple turned up out of it: Raven and Adam. On Bachelorette Season 13’s Dean Unglert’s podcast Help! I Suck at Dating, Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk appeared to share about their current status, sexting, and how they’re trying to make their long-distance relationship last. Raven lives in Arkansas and Adam lives in Texas but they’re trying to make it work. Us Weekly reported that they joked that they use Snapchat for when they can’t see each other in person, but Raven denies it. They also told Dean they’re building up to the moving in stage and we’re rooting for them.
Not only did Raven and Adam appear on Dean’s podcast, but they also even had a double date with Bryan and Rachel Lindsay! Normally it would be weird given that Adam was a contestant on Rachel’s season and lost over Bryan but not in Bachelor Nation. And speaking of The Bachelor, following Nick and Vanessa’s split, Vanessa Grimaldi is reportedly “hanging out” with 25-year-old Montreal Canadiens’s player Brendan Gallagher. They were seen having brunch on Monday in Montreal and if the rumor is true, it looks like Vanessa really wanted to stay in Canada after all.
What’s happening next week: The five remaining DWTS couples advance to the semifinals, plus more DWTS news.
Spoiler alert! Last week on DWTS, Terrell Owens was eliminated. Now, the five remaining Dancing with the Stars duos are Drew Scott and Emma Slater, Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson, Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold, Lindsay Stirling and Mark Ballas, and Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy. The season flew by and in just a few weeks one of the stars will win the Mirrorball trophy. This week, the couples will perform one dance and then they’ll perform their Iconic Dance. Also this week, Gavin DeGraw will perform live during Jordan and Lindsay’s routine.
Monday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars was Trio night and many of the cast had great stories to share about the third member joining them that week. Drew Scott from The Property Brothers went back to a dark time in his life before he fell in love. DWTS alum, Corbin Bleu appeared for Trio Night to help out Jordan and Lindsay for their salsa routine. Jordan shared a really touching story that he had always looked up to Corbin as a kid because he was a ‘mixed kid’ just like him. He said he remembered watching High School Musical and the moment he saw Bleu was the moment he knew he wanted to act.
In other DWTS news, last week, Victoria Arlen suffered a painful injury just hours before the live show. She has a neurological condition and autoimmune disease which affected her mobility for four years and last week experienced spasms right before the show. However, she wanted to power through it and that’s just what she did.
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