Let's hear it for cross-promotion. Then let's sigh in disappointment.
Every season, The Bachelor does some sort of ridiculous tie-in with ABC soap operas, having contestants "fight" on the set, complete with props and cue cards.
Next week, two of the survivors from last night's Bachelor season premiere go at it over Brad Womack in the latest iteration of this cheesy group date:
Seriously, ABC. Get some more original date ideas. Or let them hit each other for real. We know it's the 15th season, but there's gotta be material somewhere.