ABC to Continue Two-Hour Bachelor Episodes

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Thanks to the appeal of Jason Mesnick, ABC has decided to keep airing two-hour episodes of The Bachelor for the rest of its 13th season run.

Mesnick, the single dad who was turned aside by DeAnna Pappas on The Bachelorette last summer, has brought in 8.7 million, 9.06 million and 9.9 million viewers in three episodes, respectively, up significantly from past years.

The figures are even more impressive against the competition the show faces in House, 24, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, How I Met Your Mother and more.

Then again, none of those shows boast this hunk ...

J. Mesnick

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