The Bachelor bids farewell to fans this week... WITH THE MOST DRAMATIC AFTER-THE-ROSE CEREMONY IN THE HISTORY OF CIVILIATION!!!.
But reality TV fans will barely have time to dry their tears when ABC kicks off the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars in its timeslot next week.
In the weeks leading up to this premiere, couples have been spending hours per day rehearsing their Sambas, Fox Trots and many other maneuvers.
Here are a few behind-the-scenes shots of four of this season's tandems:
From top left, clockwise: Lil Kim and Derek Hough hope to get a leg up on the competition; Kym Johnson has her hands full with David Alan Grier; Jewel is battling an injury alonside Dmitry Chaplin; and Karina Smirnoff will need help with Steve Wozniak as a partner.