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TV Tonight: "The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman"

TV Tonight: "The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman"

"The Bachelor" has built a franchise on fairytale romances that seem too good to be true, but even so, new bachelor Andy Baldwin's resume seems a bit over the top. I mean, the guy is:

  • A Navy lieutenant
  • A doctor
  • A triathlete
  • A humanitarian who recently went on a mission to help Laotian villagers

Starting tonight, this classic all-American hero is looking for love on national television. Of course, there are 25 pre-selected pretty young bachelorettes ready to vie for his hand. And, apparently, he does find the love of his life in the end.

I've always thought there's something a little gross about this whole franchise, and at least one critic has said that despite Andy's impressive resume, he's a bit of a doofus. But if "The Bachelor" is going to be back, I'm glad it's in this more straightforward format rather than, say, another excessively contrived version with a prince. The show starts tonight at 9:45 p.m., right after "Dancing with the Stars." Check out the video preview at the show's official site and let me know what you think. Will you be watching?

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